Compare Target vs McDonald's BETA

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

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McDonald's

Employee Ratings

  • Target scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Career Opportunities and Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 54521 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 71176 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Target employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Target employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Target Ceo Brian Cornell
77%
77%Brian Cornell
Target employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
73%
73%Chris Kempczinski
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Target employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Target employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 12% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
45%

Salaries

Target has 43,920 more total submitted salaries than McDonald's.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Cashier3118 Salaries
$15/hr
Executive Team Leader1721 Salaries
$70,344/yr
Sales Associate1158 Salaries
$15/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member3985 Salaries
$12/hr
Manager999 Salaries
$16/hr
Sales Associate/Cashier415 Salaries
$12/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Target.
  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Team members" was the most mentioned Con at Target.
  • "Low pay" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 3460 reviews)
"Team members"(in 2651 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 4082 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 3412 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Team members"(in 2310 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 2251 reviews)
Cons
"Low pay"(in 2558 reviews)
"Rude customers"(in 2103 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Human Resources Expert

I have been working at Target full-time

Pros

Gives you the basic skills needed to grow in hr field

Cons

Tight deadlines lots of work!!

KEY NOT FOUND: companyCompare.reviews.temporaryCurrent - Cashier

I have been working at McDonald's for less than a year

Pros

Simple job, anyone can do it.

Cons

Sometimes it does get tedious.

Advice to Management

None

Job Postings

McDonald's has 89,264 more recently posted open jobs than Target.
Recent Jobs
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