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 44942 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 60184 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Walmart employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
McDonald's employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Walmart employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
McDonald's employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Walmart employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
78%
78%Chris Kempczinski
McDonald's employees rated their CEO Approval 11% higher than Walmart employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Walmart Ceo Doug McMillon
67%
67%Doug McMillon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
61%
McDonald's employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Walmart employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
57%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
46%
Positive Business Outlook
47%

Salaries

Walmart has 42,058 more total submitted salaries than McDonald's.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member2723 Salaries
$10/hr
Sales Associate/Cashier161 Salaries
$10/hr
Shift Manager623 Salaries
$11/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Overnight Stocker1976 Salaries
$12/hr
Walmart Sales Associate2347 Salaries
$12/hr
Assistant Manager1801 Salaries
$50,602/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Walmart.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Walmart.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 2427 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2320 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 2804 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 1467 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1335 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 829 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 1626 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 1233 reviews)
Featured Review
"Wonderful"Jan 13, 2021

Former Employee - Food Server

I worked at McDonald's part-time

Pros

Great people to work with

Cons

Long hours and can be overwhelming

Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

I worked at Walmart full-time

Pros

Great team members, good environment

Cons

Not enough hours a week

Job Postings

Walmart has 29,091 more recently posted open jobs than McDonald's.