Compare McDonald's vs Walmart BETA

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

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Walmart

Employee Ratings

  • McDonald's scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Walmart scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 71029 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 83767 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Walmart employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
73%
73%Chris Kempczinski
McDonald's employees rated their CEO Approval 8% higher than Walmart employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Walmart Ceo Doug McMillon
65%
65%Doug McMillon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Positive Business Outlook
48%
Walmart employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Walmart has 67,191 more total submitted salaries than McDonald's.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member3942 Salaries
$12/hr
Sales Associate/Cashier410 Salaries
$12/hr
Manager982 Salaries
$16/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Cashier2971 Salaries
$12/hr
Sales Associate2533 Salaries
$12/hr
Department Manager1298 Salaries
$16/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Walmart.
  • McDonald's had 803 more reviews than Walmart that mentioned "Low pay" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 4082 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 3412 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 4524 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 2081 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 2558 reviews)
"Rude customers"(in 2103 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 2325 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 1755 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great"Dec 8, 2021

Former Employee - Crew Member

I worked at McDonald's part-time

Pros

Great job, good experience, hard work

Cons

Hard work, taxing, long hours

Former Employee - Production Worker

I worked at Walmart full-time

Pros

I'm a very hard worker and also a people person

Cons

I hate working alone it's depressing because I love to be around people

Advice to Management

There all awesome

Job Postings

McDonald's has 78,570 more recently posted open jobs than Walmart.
Recent Jobs
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