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 62889 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 10871 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
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Publix employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.3
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
3.2
Culture & Values
3.8
Publix employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
75%
75%Chris Kempczinski
CEO Approval
Publix Ceo Todd Jones
73%
73%Todd Jones
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
% Recommend to a friend
71%
Publix employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 14% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Positive Business Outlook
66%
Publix employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 21% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

McDonald's has 25,919 more total submitted salaries than Publix.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member3615 Salaries
$11/hr
Shift Manager913 Salaries
$14/hr
Sales Associate/Cashier345 Salaries
$11/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Cashier1386 Salaries
$12/hr
Manager52 Salaries
$50,000/yr
Sales Associate/Cashier191 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 2526 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2396 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 751 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 445 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1395 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 842 reviews)
Cons
"Part time"(in 351 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 306 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good"Sep 25, 2021

Former Employee - Line Cook

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

Pros

Pay hours days people food

Cons

Working people school shoes hats

Current Employee - Customer Service

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

Pros

Management is amazing and nice staff

Cons

Dealing with rude people often

Job Postings

McDonald's has 96,879 more recently posted open jobs than Publix.