Compare Best Buy vs McDonald's BETA

See how working at Best Buy vs. McDonald's compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Best Buy vs. McDonald's. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Best Buy

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McDonald's

Employee Ratings

  • Best Buy scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • McDonald's scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 22335 reviews)
Best Buy employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 41052 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Best Buy employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Best Buy employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Best Buy employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Best Buy employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Best Buy Ceo Corie Barry
76%
76%Corie Barry
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
77%
77%Chris Kempczinski
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
80%
Best Buy employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 19% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
61%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
62%
Best Buy employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
46%

Salaries

Best Buy has 8,917 more total submitted salaries than McDonald's.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate527 Salaries
$12/hr
Sales Associate1291 Salaries
$13/hr
General Manager258 Salaries
$102,707/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member2496 Salaries
$10/hr
Sales Associate/Cashier123 Salaries
$10/hr
Shift Manager508 Salaries
$11/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Best Buy.
  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Best Buy.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 2234 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 938 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 2285 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2209 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 574 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 512 reviews)
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1246 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 795 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Sales Consultant Computer/DI

I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than a year

Pros

Discounts for various products, pay was acceptable, environment helped me grow a lot. Really unique one-on-one experiences with different customers. I have learned a lot from working there,... information I retain to this day

Cons

The holiday hours can be exhausting if you have never worked retail during major holidays. Holiday hours typically go from October to February.

Current Employee - Director

I have been working at McDonald's full-time

Pros

Many opportunities to grow and move Great people

Cons

Travel / moves may be required / heavy Hierarchical

Job Postings

McDonald's has 131,856 more recently posted open jobs than Best Buy.