Compare McDonald's vs The Home Depot BETA

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

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The Home Depot

Employee Ratings

  • The Home Depot 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 67255 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 32703 reviews)
The Home Depot employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.6
The Home Depot employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
The Home Depot employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.5
The Home Depot employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.4
The Home Depot employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.8
The Home Depot employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
74%
74%Chris Kempczinski
CEO Approval
The Home Depot Ceo Craig Menear
81%
81%Craig Menear
The Home Depot employees rated their CEO Approval 7% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
% Recommend to a friend
71%
The Home Depot 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
65%
The Home Depot employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 20% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

The Home Depot has 29,462 more total submitted salaries than McDonald's.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member3830 Salaries
$11/hr
Customer Service Representative121 Salaries
$14/hr
Sales Associate/Cashier385 Salaries
$12/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Merchandising4078 Salaries
$29,468/yr
Customer Service Representative6226 Salaries
$33,691/yr
Sales Associate2063 Salaries
$14/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at The Home Depot.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at The Home Depot.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 2526 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2396 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 984 reviews)
"Part time"(in 958 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1395 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 842 reviews)
Cons
"Part time"(in 991 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 602 reviews)
Featured Review
"Awesome Place"Nov 25, 2021

Current Intern - Project Manager

I have been working at McDonald's for less than a year

Pros

I got free food once

Cons

A kid vomits in the play place at least once a week

KEY NOT FOUND: companyCompare.reviews.temporaryCurrent - Customer Service Associate

I have been working at The Home Depot for less than a year

Pros

Varied job roles. Very friendly and helpful management (at my location). Relatively good pay. Provided equipment (gloves, x-acto knives, etc.)

Cons

Occasional rude customers (not the fault of Home Depot).

Job Postings

McDonald's has 78,902 more recently posted open jobs than The Home Depot.