Compare McDonald's vs Waffle House BETA

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

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Waffle House

Employee Ratings

  • McDonald's scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Waffle House scored higher in 2 areas: Career Opportunities and Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 41173 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 1783 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
McDonald's employees rated their Work-life balance 0.7 higher than Waffle House employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
McDonald's employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Waffle House employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
77%
77%Chris Kempczinski
McDonald's employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Waffle House employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Waffle House Ceo Walt Ehmer
72%
72%Walt Ehmer
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
61%
McDonald's employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than Waffle House employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
46%
Positive Business Outlook
45%

Salaries

McDonald's has 20,730 more total submitted salaries than Waffle House.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member2504 Salaries
$10/hr
Shift Manager509 Salaries
$11/hr
Crew Trainer332 Salaries
$9/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Grill Operator85 Salaries
$10/hr
Unit Manager262 Salaries
$45,747/yr
HRS8 Salaries
$43,578/yr

What Employees Say

  • McDonald's had 2,230 more reviews than Waffle House that mentioned "Free food" as a Pro.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Waffle House.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 2300 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2231 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 70 reviews)
"Meet new people"(in 69 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1261 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 800 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 126 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 70 reviews)
Featured Review
"Cashier"Nov 9, 2020

Current Employee - Asset Fairy

I have been working at McDonald's part-time

Pros

Bad management horrible experience and

Cons

Nothing much to say that

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Waffle House full-time for more than a year

Pros

Cash daily, bonuses weekly, work with a team

Cons

Lots of hours and some people can't manage money when it is cash daily

Advice to Management

Hold people accountable so that there's only a few employees actually doing their jobs and everyone else leaving work for those employees

Job Postings

McDonald's has 133,056 more recently posted open jobs than Waffle House.