McDonald's Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
3,347 Reviews
3.1
3,347 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing about working here is literally only the free food you get at break time if that (in 244 reviews)

  • This being the case they have flexible hours and are willing to work around your schedule (in 199 reviews)


Cons
  • As you should expect, every crew member was at or very near the minimum wage level (in 156 reviews)

  • There are very long hours that do seem to get in the way of my social life (in 104 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good starting job in high school

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager  in  Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Murfreesboro, TN

    I worked at McDonald's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy, works with you school schedule

    Cons

    Pay is way too low

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's part-time

    Pros

    Work around your schedule and hours are flexible

    Cons

    Difficult people and salary ok

  3.  

    mediocre

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexible scheduling
    you gain a lot of customer service experience even though it is a restaurant/food-service position

    regulars (the nice ones at least) make your day better

    team environment (when your coworkers will participate and not fight each other for attention)

    Cons

    high stress
    always understaffed
    low pay
    independently owned so this varies, but promotion to mgmt would only gain you less than a dollar extra per hour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people
    pay more
    follow and enforce procedures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stressful

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    Current Employee - Crew  in  Wylie, TX
    Current Employee - Crew in Wylie, TX

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free food, free drinks, break

    Cons

    Bad teamwork, bad leadership, bad employment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It got me through highschool, thats about it.

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    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Modesto, CA

    I have been working at McDonald's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Works around school schedule, easy to request days off, very easy work

    Cons

    distrustful coworkers and managers, very repetitive, rude customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    a long journey

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Swing Manager  in  Aberdeen, NJ
    Current Employee - Certified Swing Manager in Aberdeen, NJ

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the people you meet are nice people , its a stepping stone to get your feet wet, while in high school

    Cons

    the amount of work you put in with no recognition, no promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you need to promote the people that are actually working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very fast paced so shift goes by fast.

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    Current Employee - Crew  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Crew in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at McDonald's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They are very flexible with the schedule. Free uniforms and food. Hard to get fired. Easy job but stressful. Good length shifts.

    Cons

    It is very stressful when its busy. Its also very hot. Hard work is not recognized. Also they train you on one thing and have you only do that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To much favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    a good place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible hours, active job and helpful co-workers

    Cons

    sometimes understaffed, not competitive salary

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    My experience was great.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's part-time

    Pros

    The pros was the discount food omg it was great. I really liked the environment also very nice people there.

    Cons

    Some coins were how customers act sometimes plus employees were kind of childish but other than that it was great.

  11.  

    cashier

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    Flexible hours during regular season

    Cons

    physically draining work required each shift

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