Compare McDonald's vs Walgreens BETA

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

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Walgreens

Employee Ratings

  • McDonald's scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 44584 reviews)
McDonald's employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Walgreens employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 18076 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
McDonald's employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Walgreens employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
McDonald's employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Walgreens employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
McDonald's employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Walgreens employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
McDonald's employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Walgreens employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
78%
78%Chris Kempczinski
McDonald's employees rated their CEO Approval 46% higher than Walgreens employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Walgreens Ceo Stefano Pessina
32%
32%Stefano Pessina
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
60%
McDonald's employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 12% higher than Walgreens employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
48%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
McDonald's employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than Walgreens employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
34%

Salaries

Walgreens has 2,542 more total submitted salaries than McDonald's.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member2718 Salaries
$10/hr
Shift Manager622 Salaries
$11/hr
Mcdonalds170 Salaries
$10/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Walgreens Store Manager967 Salaries
$47,681/yr
Assistant Manager654 Salaries
$41,239/yr
Designated Hitter834 Salaries
$14/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Good benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Walgreens.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
  • "Low pay" was the most mentioned Con at Walgreens.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 2427 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2320 reviews)
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 601 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 570 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1335 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 829 reviews)
Cons
"Low pay"(in 546 reviews)
"Pharmacist"(in 481 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Mcdonalds Crew Member

I worked at McDonald's part-time

Pros

Fun, fast-paced, quick job and career growth

Cons

Poor management, lots of shifts

Current Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate

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

Pros

Great benefits, room for growth, and fairly simple job

Cons

Upper management can be rude depending what location

Advice to Management

Everyone works for Walgreens who's in the building, so even if you're a manager please help when lines get long or to help with daily tasks instead of "being too good" to do certain tasks.

Job Postings

McDonald's has 74,353 more recently posted open jobs than Walgreens.