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McDonald's Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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Pros
  • The best part is that i get to meet new people every day, I love meeting new people (in 239 reviews)

  • free food sometimes and also flexible hours (in 849 reviews)

Cons
  • rude customers and cleaning up behind customers (in 516 reviews)

  • The negative stigma against all minimum wage jobs is directed towards McDonald's in particular because they are the largest fast food chain (in 442 reviews)

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  1. "Great Beginning"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Broadview, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Broadview, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McDonald's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great first job
    Great first job for customer experience
    Opportunities to get some decent hours
    Can easily become a manager
    Easy job
    Many people to work with
    Many people to meet

    Cons

    Low pay
    Some management sucks to work with
    Customers (but minor)
    Standing for hours


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at McDonald's (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly atmosphere, paid every week

    Cons

    There were no cons for me.


  3. "General Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - General Manager in Oneill, NE
    Current Employee - General Manager in Oneill, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Constantly meeting new people. Excellent training in many aspects of restaurant business

    Cons

    Must be willing to work a lot of hours on salary. Must be able to deal with a lot of stress and the public

    Advice to Management

    must be a positive person with great people skills


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  5. "Crew person"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Bangor, MI
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Bangor, MI
    Recommends

    I have been working at McDonald's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great people, bosses that will work with you.

    Cons

    No permanent weekly work schedule


  6. "This job provides many opportunities towards growth and education."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - General Manager in Grand Forks, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people whether customers or co-workers are what really make the job enjoyable. Without them it would be just another job.

    Cons

    It can be stressful at times due to the large workload. The biggest con is the negative view people have on those who work in the fast food industry

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your people more often, they work very hard!


  7. "Administrative Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McDonald's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    worked for an established well-known brand, great pay and benefits, sabbatical, work for your day environment, short Friday work schedule May-September, bonus every year, great work experience

    Cons

    lay-off due to negative sales, moving company to Chicago West Loop

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified employees for the brand that are creative, innovative with great marketing strategies that will keep the brand successful in a changing, competitive quick service restaurant business.


  8. "General Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McDonald's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company as a whole offers flexible scheduling which is great for students, room for advancement in management, paid training, benefits included

    Cons

    Some of the downsides to working there are the dissatisfied guests which happens on occassion or employees that are either non-compliant or calling in all the time

    Advice to Management

    Personally, as long as everybody is held accountable in each position, I honestly don't have any other advice to give as I enjoyed working with the company.


  9. "Fair Pay and Nice People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Pearland, TX
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Pearland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McDonald's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fair pay with nice people.

    Cons

    Varies massively depending on location.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Employment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Van Buren, AR
    Current Employee - Manager in Van Buren, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All aspects of the job

    Cons

    To me there are no down sides

    Advice to Management

    Awesome managment


  11. "One of my favorite jobs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Bartlesville, OK
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Bartlesville, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at McDonald's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working with people which gave me GREAT Customer Service Skills

    Cons

    I always loved my job


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