McDonald's

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McDonald's Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
4,154 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free food is probably the best thing about it, but gets sickening after a month (in 298 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and you learn a lot about management that can apple to any career (in 249 reviews)


Cons
  • As you should expect, every crew member was at or very near the minimum wage level (in 183 reviews)

  • It wasn't unusual to work though the shift with only a 15 minute break Rude customers (in 128 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Strong insight into the business

    Current Employee - Summer Intern
    Current Employee - Summer Intern

    I have been working at McDonald's as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, supervisors were very open to helping, strengthened my Excel skills, grew my network

    Cons

    Mundane tasks, often doing computer work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job with this internship

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    Generally good atmosphere
    Good people
    Benefits for Management
    Travel

    Cons

    If you have one bad person above you, the whole system falls apart.
    I gained a looooot of weight. Free food for management.
    It's pretty much impossible to take a sick day if you are a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider putting in place better practices to cover shifts. For example, I was involved in a car accident just an hour or two before my shift and my car was inoperable. I called my supervisor to let her know I would be late and she told me "Too bad. Get to work on time."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was a good overall experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    I enjoyed the friendships I made with my fellow workers and the respect with which my manager treated me. Everyone on the staff was very kind and I really enjoyed coming to work.

    Cons

    As with all entry level jobs, the pay was slightly low, but there were no negatives to speak of in any other areas. The hours are long, but you will learn new skills.

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  5.  

    Nice benefits, okay job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Swing Manager in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Certified Swing Manager in Akron, OH

    I have been working at McDonald's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401k, profit sharing, free uniforms, free shoes, paid vacation, flexiable hours, free meal, many opportunities for advancment.

    Cons

    Hourly wage is low, upper managment can be unprofessional and demeaning, quartly bonuses are aviliable but unobtainable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speek kindly to your employees and recognise that they are valuable to this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Flexible scheduling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Located everywhere and easy to find a job in your neighborhood that you can walk to.

    Cons

    Not closed on holidays. Means you could be working Christmas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Carolina, PR
    Current Employee - Team Member in Carolina, PR

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    You get experience in a lot of positions

    Cons

    The fast paced of making the food

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for, great starting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    Training, flexibility, Willing to give you hours.

    Cons

    Low pay, unprofessional co-workers, always expected you to be ready at the last minute to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the hard workers, not people who have been there the longest.

  9.  

    Good starting job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    Flexible hours and atmosphere is ok

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nothing Special

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    Easy Job, but it also is fun to be in a fast paced environment and I liked some of my coworkers.

    Cons

    Bad Pay and it is hard to move up the ladder without a degree and the pay can make it difficult to go back to school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the path to advancement.

  11.  

    Fun experience for staring job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    The manager was knowledgeable and friendly

    Cons

    The work hours were long and not much of social life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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