Compare McDonald's vs Starbucks BETA

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

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Starbucks

Employee Ratings

  • McDonald's scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • Starbucks 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 71171 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 45170 reviews)
Starbucks employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Starbucks employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.9 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.8
Starbucks employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
73%
73%Chris Kempczinski
McDonald's employees rated their CEO Approval 7% higher than Starbucks employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Starbucks Ceo Kevin Johnson
66%
66%Kevin Johnson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
% Recommend to a friend
71%
Starbucks 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
56%
Starbucks employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Starbucks has 4,567 more total submitted salaries than McDonald's.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member3985 Salaries
$12/hr
Manager999 Salaries
$16/hr
Crew Trainer449 Salaries
$11/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Barista - Starbucks9508 Salaries
$13/hr
Shift Supervisor4898 Salaries
$17/hr
Staffing Manager Supervisor465 Salaries
$66,933/yr

What Employees Say

  • McDonald's had 1,277 more reviews than Starbucks that mentioned "Flexible hours" as a Pro.
  • McDonald's had 1,175 more reviews than Starbucks that mentioned "Low pay" as a Con.
  • McDonald's had 754 more reviews than Starbucks that mentioned "Rude customers" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 4082 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 3412 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 4371 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2135 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 2558 reviews)
"Rude customers"(in 2103 reviews)
Cons
"Low pay"(in 1383 reviews)
"Rude customers"(in 1349 reviews)
Featured Review
"Mcdo"Jan 4, 2022

Current Employee - Manager

I have been working at McDonald's full-time

Pros

Friendly management and flexible with scheduling

Cons

Low staffing and mistreated by customers

Advice to Management

Be better overall

"Starbucks"Dec 26, 2021

Current Employee - Barista

I have been working at Starbucks part-time

Pros

The benefits are great and so is the coffee!

Cons

Can be hectic but worth it

Advice to Management

Management is good at my location

Job Postings

McDonald's has 52,840 more recently posted open jobs than Starbucks.
Recent Jobs
Recent Jobs
McDonald's company logo99,964 Jobs
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30+ days ago
McDonalds Crew MemberMount Vernon, MO
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All Positions availableRancho Santa Margarita, CA
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Recent Jobs
Starbucks company logo47,124 Jobs
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BaristaNew York, NY
30+ days ago
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StarbucksEdwards, CO
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