Compare McDonald's vs Chick-fil-A BETA

See how working at McDonald's vs. Chick-fil-A 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. Chick-fil-A. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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McDonald's

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Chick-fil-A

Employee Ratings

  • Chick-fil-A scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 48266 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 8753 reviews)
Chick-fil-A employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.7
Chick-fil-A employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Chick-fil-A employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.7
Chick-fil-A employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.6
Chick-fil-A employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
4.1
Chick-fil-A employees rated their Culture & Values 0.8 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
78%
78%Chris Kempczinski
CEO Approval
Chick-fil-A Ceo Dan T. Cathy
88%
88%Dan T. Cathy
Chick-fil-A employees rated their CEO Approval 10% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
61%
% Recommend to a friend
74%
Chick-fil-A employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 13% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Positive Business Outlook
66%
Chick-fil-A employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 21% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

McDonald's has 17,820 more total submitted salaries than Chick-fil-A.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member2873 Salaries
$10/hr
Shift Manager768 Salaries
$13/hr
Unemployed192 Salaries
$10/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Team Member1435 Salaries
$10/hr
Manager194 Salaries
$15/hr
Team Leader322 Salaries
$12/hr

What Employees Say

  • McDonald's had 2,042 more reviews than Chick-fil-A that mentioned "Free food" as a Pro.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
  • "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Con at Chick-fil-A.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 2526 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2396 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 484 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 462 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1395 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 842 reviews)
Cons
"Fast paced"(in 372 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 221 reviews)
Featured Review
"Mainly the fryer"Feb 17, 2021

Former Intern - Mcdonalds Fry Cook

I worked at McDonald's for less than a year

Pros

good time working there in the kitchen

Cons

Sometimes rude costumers making the job difficult

Former Employee - Team Member

I worked at Chick-fil-A part-time for more than a year

Pros

Free food, schedule flexibility, management, complete uniform is provided

Cons

Limit on break food (spending for free food)

Job Postings

McDonald's has 63,592 more recently posted open jobs than Chick-fil-A.