Compare McDonald's vs Publix BETA

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

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Publix

Employee Ratings

  • McDonald's scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • Publix 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.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 35504 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 7030 reviews)
Publix employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.8
Publix employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Publix employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.9 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.4
Publix employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.8
Publix employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
79%
79%Chris Kempczinski
McDonald's employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Publix employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Publix Ceo Todd Jones
76%
76%Todd Jones
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
62%
% Recommend to a friend
74%
Publix employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 12% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
46%
Positive Business Outlook
62%
Publix employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

McDonald's has 11,622 more total submitted salaries than Publix.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member2326 Salaries
$9/hr
Shift Manager488 Salaries
$11/hr
Guest Services Department Manager43 Salaries
$12/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Cashier661 Salaries
$11/hr
Department Manager16 Salaries
$56,234/yr
Customer Service Staff234 Salaries
$12/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Publix.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Publix.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 1992 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 1983 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 689 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 373 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1093 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 731 reviews)
Cons
"Part time"(in 318 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 276 reviews)
Featured Review
"Amazing team!"Jul 3, 2020

Former Employee - Manager

I worked at McDonald's full-time

Pros

Everything is amazing and I have nothing bad to say

Cons

No cons I love it all!

"No complaints"Aug 5, 2020

Current Employee - Grocery Clerk

I have been working at Publix part-time for less than a year

Pros

Good environment and good people.

Cons

Sometimes understaffed but not a big deal.

Advice to Management

N/A

Job Postings

McDonald's has 64,927 more recently posted open jobs than Publix.