Compare McDonald's vs Whataburger BETA

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

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Whataburger

Employee Ratings

  • McDonald's scored higher in 3 areas: Work-life balance, Senior Management and CEO Approval.
  • Whataburger scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Culture & Values and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 54022 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 1961 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Whataburger employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
78%
78%Chris Kempczinski
McDonald's employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Whataburger employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Whataburger Ceo Ed Nelson
73%
73%Ed Nelson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
60%
% Recommend to a friend
60%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Positive Business Outlook
48%
Whataburger employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

McDonald's has 29,694 more total submitted salaries than Whataburger.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member3905 Salaries
$10/hr
Shift Manager817 Salaries
$13/hr
Employee314 Salaries
$11/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Team Member538 Salaries
$10/hr
Manager157 Salaries
$37,917/yr
Team Leader148 Salaries
$12/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Flexible schedule" was the most mentioned Pro at Whataburger.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Whataburger.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 2526 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2396 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible schedule"(in 94 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 81 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1395 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 842 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 57 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 39 reviews)
Featured Review
"DINO NUGGIES"Apr 30, 2021

Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at McDonald's full-time

Pros

I got unlimited dino nuggies for free

Cons

When I worked their ice cream machine worked but they torture you if you reveal... the secret of the machine.

Advice to Management

IM 12

"Great Company"May 6, 2021

Former Freelancer - Team Member

I worked at Whataburger for more than 3 years

Pros

Customer Interaction, great team and great manager

Cons

When it gets busy, it is difficult to keep up

Job Postings

McDonald's has 72,466 more recently posted open jobs than Whataburger.