Compare McDonald's vs Burger King BETA

See how working at McDonald's vs. Burger King 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 McDonald's vs. Burger King. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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McDonald's

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Burger King

Employee Ratings

  • McDonald's scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Career Opportunities and Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 53512 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 8388 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
McDonald's employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Burger King employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
78%
78%Chris Kempczinski
McDonald's employees rated their CEO Approval 9% higher than Burger King employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Burger King Ceo Jose Cil
69%
69%Jose Cil
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
60%
McDonald's employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Burger King employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Positive Business Outlook
43%

Salaries

McDonald's has 24,637 more total submitted salaries than Burger King.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member3873 Salaries
$10/hr
Shift Manager809 Salaries
$13/hr
Crew Trainer381 Salaries
$10/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Team Member930 Salaries
$10/hr
Assistant Manager350 Salaries
$14/hr
Management Trainee Program15 Salaries
$63,162/yr

What Employees Say

  • McDonald's had 2,236 more reviews than Burger King that mentioned "Free food" as a Pro.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
  • "Low pay" was the most mentioned Con at Burger King.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 2526 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2396 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 290 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 224 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1395 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 842 reviews)
Cons
"Low pay"(in 228 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 222 reviews)
Featured Review
"Batthrooms"May 8, 2021

KEY NOT FOUND: companyCompare.reviews.temporaryFormer - CNC Machinist

I worked at McDonald's for more than 10 years

Pros

Decent bathrooms. Toilet paper is only one ply so it can be rough at times.

Cons

The ice cream machine isn't actually broken. They just don't want to share it with customers cuz the employees are to busy eating it themselves. Also, some of the customers are to smart. There should... be a maximum IQ range to be able to eat at McDonald's.

Advice to Management

You should pay employees so much .ore than they're worth. Maybe they'll have worse customer service and just a worse attitude towards life itself.

Former Employee - Cashier/Mangerment, Cook

I worked at Burger King full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

When u have time to catch things back up from a dinner or lunch rush.

Cons

When u don't have rude customer yelling or throwing food at u for makeing it wrong,or they got the wrong food by mistakes. Than crew has to get mangerment to give money back when the customer is... really upset,after already yelling at thvew member taking care of the rude customer.

Advice to Management

To put hiring sign in front of big business or traffic light so people know burger king is hiring. Since there is so many store in northern kectucky that are short staff.

Job Postings

McDonald's has 43,350 more recently posted open jobs than Burger King.