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 5 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • McDonald's scored higher in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Work-life balance, Senior Management and CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 40579 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 44583 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Target employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.3
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
78%
78%Brian Cornell
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
78%
78%Chris Kempczinski
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
Target employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
60%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Target employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
45%

Salaries

Target has 32,293 more total submitted salaries than McDonald's.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Target Team Member5774 Salaries
$15/hr
Executive Team Leader1519 Salaries
$65,038/yr
Executive Team Leader - Hardlines1819 Salaries
$38,977/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member2718 Salaries
$10/hr
Shift Manager622 Salaries
$11/hr
Mcdonalds170 Salaries
$10/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Team members" 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.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
Pros
Pros
"Team members"(in 2254 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 1770 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 2427 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2320 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Team members"(in 2017 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 1941 reviews)
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1335 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 829 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Team Leader

I worked at Target full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great environment to work in.

Cons

Hours were varied and expectations were too high sometimes.

Advice to Management

N/A

Former Employee - Target Electronics Team Member

I worked at McDonald's full-time

Pros

The coworkers were good and the job payed okay for starting out.

Cons

Some customers I was unable to help and was required to refer them to my manager.

Advice to Management

Hire more people to be staffed appropriately.

Job Postings

McDonald's has 101,360 more recently posted open jobs than Target.