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 85497 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 15274 reviews)
Chick-fil-A employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.8
Chick-fil-A employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 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
3.2
Work-life balance
3.6
Chick-fil-A employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.5
Chick-fil-A employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
4.0
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
66%
66%Chris Kempczinski
CEO Approval
Chick-fil-A Ceo Andrew Truett Cathy
71%
71%Andrew Truett Cathy
Chick-fil-A employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
59%
% Recommend to a friend
72%
Chick-fil-A employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 13% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
46%
Positive Business Outlook
62%
Chick-fil-A employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

McDonald's has 35,642 more total submitted salaries than Chick-fil-A.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member7363 Salaries
$13/hr
Manager1312 Salaries
$17/hr
Intern189 Salaries
$15/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Team Member2752 Salaries
$12/hr
Manager438 Salaries
$18/hr
Team Leader601 Salaries
$15/hr

What Employees Say

  • McDonald's had 3,350 more reviews than Chick-fil-A that mentioned "Free food" as a Pro.
  • McDonald's had 2,164 more reviews than Chick-fil-A that mentioned "Low pay" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 4082 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 3412 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 732 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 678 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 2558 reviews)
"Rude customers"(in 2103 reviews)
Cons
"Fast paced"(in 564 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 394 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good Place"Jul 6, 2022

Former Employee - Store Manager

I worked at McDonald's full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Good Guys to work for

Cons

Ice cream machine is always down

"Good"Jun 4, 2022

Former Employee - Team Member

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

Pros

Great first-time job especially while taking classes. Besides effective training and a supportive team, they provide quick opportunity for growth upon performance. Free meals and other meal perks for... friends and family.

Cons

The usual unpleasant or difficult customers or uncooperative coworkers from time to time. Pretty low pay back then.

Job Postings

McDonald's has 95,537 more recently posted open jobs than Chick-fil-A.
Recent Jobs
Recent Jobs
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All Positions availableRancho Santa Margarita, CA
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Chick-fil-A company logo6,676 Jobs
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Customer ServiceJonesboro, GA
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