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Company Culture
3.5
Growth Opportunities
3.4
People You Work With
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Person You Work For
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Rewards You Receive
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Support You Get
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Way You Work
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"All in all, McDonald's was a good place to work. It teaches you patience, structure and hard work."
Posted 8 years ago in Tracy, CA
Shift Manager
in Paso Robles, CA

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I like the pay. But even then sometimes you don't get enough hours to even make rent. This job is the worst: low pay, long days, terrible customers, and ignorant managers who break labor laws every day. The only good thing I have ever received from working here besides money is making friends with good people. Most of our crew members are awesome. I can't say the same for the management. The supervisors also demand too much. Some days there are only two of us in the front and we are busy. The supervisors still expect us to do suggestive sales. Sorry, it is humanly impossible to do every step right when you have to take orders, make the orders, take the money, and then hand it all out to the customer while smiling and thinking of sales. I have lost count of the number of times I have had to work through my breaks."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't hire any felons please. We already have enough immature students working here."

What don't you like about working at McDonald's?

"There are many reasons that are not so good about working at McDonald's: the pressure to make higher sales, making sure all items are well stocked, making sure the customer has a great experience, and earning a good grade for secret shopper. I have to put on a fake smile and voice at work because apparently my normal voice isn't friendly enough, and my real smile isn't wide enough. Customers are extremely rude and demanding. When your coworkers slack off, you have to work twice as hard. I worked for this company in high school, which wasn't too bad, and then I came back and worked at a different nearby store 2 years later when I came home to save money for school. Now where I work, the work environment is unpleasant, with lazy managers and an uneducated store manager who doesn't speak enough English to pass an elementary state standards test. If you live in the northern central coast of California, the job opportunities are limited, which is the only reason why I still work here. My advice is, if there is somewhere else besides McDonald's accepting applications, then apply there, because if you work here, you will definitely not be Lovin' It."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Schedule enough people to cover breaks, and make sure that all employees receive a fair number of hours. Happy employees mean happy customers."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Crew Trainer
in Laplace, LA

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I don't like much at McDonald's, but I do like the fact that I get free food during my lunch break."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself. Don't kiss anyone's ass. Do your work and don't cause any trouble."

What don't you like about working at McDonald's?

"I wish the work schedule was more consistent every week. I want to work the same hours on the same days."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would be more fair with the hours to my crew."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Cashier
in Mobile, AL

"This job requires high demands and much labor for little pay."

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I like delivering orders efficiently and in a more timely matter for more satisfying customers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you do not have the passion or simply desire to work in the restaurant industry, it could become a very difficult task to complete."

What don't you like about working at McDonald's?

"I did not like the idea of not being able to grow much within McDonald's."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should believe in their employees under them but not expect more than their title shows."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Cashier
in Chicago, IL

"McDonald's was an okay experience."

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"It pays off. When you see your check, it means something."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be true to yourself - no false statements. Also, come in with a flexible schedule if you have one."

What don't you like about working at McDonald's?

"Some of the people there had attitudes, I guess because they do not want to work there."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Bring in people who really want to be there, and not people with attitudes."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Crew Trainer
in Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Work Setting 5 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Cash Teller
in Tucson, AZ

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"McDonald's feeds its employees really well and work is not stressful at all."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Please come appropriately dressed for an interview, and always study the company."

What don't you like about working at McDonald's?

"McDonalds doesn't have the right ethics in place when it comes to nutrition. It uses very poor quality ingredients."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would introduce healthier options on the menu. Prices should be increased a little bit if it means using better ingredients, because the ingredients McDonald's uses are really awful. Thank God the food is cooked well!!!"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Cashier
in Huntington Beach, CA

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I liked the customers I got to know and see daily at McDonald's."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"McDonald's is a good place to start for learning, but not a good place to grow."

What don't you like about working at McDonald's?

"I didn't like going home smelling like french fries, and I didn't like the lack of hours."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The hardworking people who can handle the hours need to get the hours."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Cashier
in New London, OH

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I like the friendly coworkers, negotiable hours, and company uniforms. It is close to home and not too stressful."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't stop looking for something better, because this job is one to let you just get by."

What don't you like about working at McDonald's?

"The customers at McDonald's can be really demanding, and some are downright picky."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Reward the employees who worked more productively, and take a firmer hand with those who slack off."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Cook
in Calcutta, OH

"Working at McDonald's is hard, fun, busy, and kinda enjoyable."

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I like the people I work with at McDonald's and where it's located."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just look nice and be on your best behavior. :)"

What don't you like about working at McDonald's?

"I dislike the inside of it. It's always not clean or we are out of stuff."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They need to rebuild it so they can look better."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Swing Manager

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I like helping customers at McDonald's. I like being able to have a flexible schedule."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I would say that you should keep your enemies closer and not trust anyone."

What don't you like about working at McDonald's?

"I don't like coworkers complaining. I am so tired of customers who are rude."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I don't know what I would do. I just think it's time to show managers and crew more respect, and show them they are confident in us."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Phone Support Supervisor
in Jacksonville, FL

"There was a lot of work at McDonald's for very little pay."

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I started as a customer service rep and was promoted to supervisor."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Please wear dress clothes when you go on an interview."

What don't you like about working at McDonald's?

"There was a lot of responsibility for so little pay."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The suggestions I have are too little, too late. The project has since closed down."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Team Member
in Poulsbo, WA

"I was a cashier at McDonald's and had a lot of fun working with my team and making new friends."

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"What I liked most about working for McDonalds was the fast-paced environment. It really took me for a ride and kept me busy at all times."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The only tips I can provide are to smile and be yourself. They don't expect a lot from you, but they need to know that you are serious and aren't going to be a flake."

What don't you like about working at McDonald's?

"What I didn't like about working for McDonald's was the lack of teamwork at times. For such a fast-paced workplace, teamwork is key to not falling behind."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest that the management be a little more assertive with their teams. Some co-workers think it's all fun and games because they work in fast food, but there has to be structure, or all will fail."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Grill Operator
in Battle Creek, MI

"McDonald's builds character."

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"McDonald's is flexible and they work around my schedule. I am able to take time out when my kids are sick."

What don't you like about working at McDonald's?

"My hours are short, and with what little hours I get, they get cut because business is slow."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Try giving employees more hours."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Crew Member
in Centereach, NY

"Lousy, rude manager, and a filthy place."

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"There was nothing to like about this filthy, sloppy place."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"There are lots of better jobs out there. Don't work for McDonald's."

What don't you like about working at McDonald's?

"I disliked everything. The manager was crazy and rude, and nasty to workers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Take a class on people skills, and be more cheerful."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Area Manager
in Acworth, GA

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I have had a great quality of life and worked for a very reputable company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure McDonald's is moving forward in its current financial situation."

What don't you like about working at McDonald's?

"The stability of the franchisee is very questionable at this time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"It is very important to get the priorities straight and work toward some common goals."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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