Compare McDonald's vs Dollar General BETA

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

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Dollar General

Employee Ratings

  • McDonald's 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 64909 reviews)
McDonald's employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.8
(based on 9099 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
McDonald's employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
McDonald's employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
McDonald's employees rated their Work-life balance 0.9 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
McDonald's employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
McDonald's employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
74%
74%Chris Kempczinski
McDonald's employees rated their CEO Approval 30% higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Dollar General Ceo Todd Vasos
44%
44%Todd Vasos
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
McDonald's employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 22% higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
35%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
McDonald's employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
34%

Salaries

McDonald's has 28,766 more total submitted salaries than Dollar General.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member3703 Salaries
$11/hr
Shift Manager917 Salaries
$14/hr
Sales Associate/Cashier361 Salaries
$12/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager1883 Salaries
$48,336/yr
District Manager362 Salaries
$87,870/yr
Sales Associate718 Salaries
$9/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Pro at Dollar General.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Dollar General.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 2526 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2396 reviews)
Pros
"Fast paced"(in 177 reviews)
"Weekly pay"(in 148 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1395 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 842 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 289 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 267 reviews)
Featured Review
"Pretty solid"Oct 17, 2021

Former Employee - Fry Cook

I worked at McDonald's part-time for less than a year

Pros

Got a lot of Free time

Cons

Bathrooms were super duper dirty

Advice to Management

They honestly were really nice

"Great"Oct 12, 2021

Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

I have been working at Dollar General full-time

Pros

Flexible schedule, always something to do, fast paced environment

Cons

Low wages, low hours for the amount of work expected.

Advice to Management

Raise wages for your employees.

Job Postings

McDonald's has 19,794 more recently posted open jobs than Dollar General.