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3.6
Average Rating
(based on 105 McDonald's Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.5
Growth Opportunities
3.4
People You Work With
4.1
Person You Work For
3.8
Rewards You Receive
3.1
Support You Get
3.7
Way You Work
3.9
Work Setting
3.5
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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
Store Manager
in Santa Ana, CA

"Eye opening."

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I like the sense of achievement at McDonald's."

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

"No, as every owner operator has a different plan and upper management team."

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

"I dislike the underpay and treatment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest better pay and recognition."

Grill Cook
in Pataskala, OH

"McDonald's needs some help."

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I like cooking food."

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

"Don't do it."

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

"I don't like the hours."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They need to listen to us more."

Crew Trainer
in Green Bay, WI

"I got a job at 14 with McDonald's and worked there until I was 18. I did derive some benefits in their high-paced, high performance workplace."

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I liked the high energy with a focus on performance."

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

"It was very, very limited in the scope of intellectual capabilities."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They performed their roles very well."

Team Leader

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

"Don't go."

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

"They don't treat you well."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Do a better job."

Manager
in Tacoma, WA

"It was great to work for McDonald's."

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I learned to manage people at McDonald's."

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

"Great for people who are single."

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

"There is no personal life."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the good work."

Crew Trainer

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I like the money!"

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

"Don't make this job a career. Look at it as a job for a stepping stone on to something greater."

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

"I don't like the strenuous work and fast food pace at McDonald's."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be very prompt, productive, and ready to get the job done."

Grill Cook
in Pataskala, OH

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I love to work with the food and talk with the people at McDonald's."

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

"Look over your options."

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

"There is no moving up."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They need to talk over with the other employees."

Assistant Manager

"McDonald's is a great company with excellent training programs and benefits if the owner/operator so desires to share them."

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I like the fast pace of the units. I like the ability to show what I can do in a restaurant."

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

"I dislike not having the chance to demonstrate my ability."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Allow people to grow."

Crew Member
in Saint Cloud, FL

"Great co-workers at McDonald's, and I always had something to do."

Crew Trainer
in Attleboro, MA

"Love it."

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I love the smiles. I love helping and learning from others. I love the fact that I grew at McDonald's."

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

"Continue doing a good job."

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

"There wasn't anything I didn't like about it."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Just work as a team."

General Manager
in Columbus, OH

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"When I worked for McDonald's, I liked the interaction with the staff and customers."

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

"Good luck."

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

"I didn't like the quality of applicants."

Regional Training Manager
in Woodland Hills, CA

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"There is a different challenge every day at McDonald's."

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

"Be patient."

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

"I don't like being on call 24/7."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Place more emphasis on caring for people."

Assistant Manager
in Arlington Heights, IL

"DO NOT GO TO WORK FOR MCDONALD'S UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE!!!"

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"The health insurance was very cheap. Barely anything was taken out of my check for it. And because Americans are so obsessed with crappy fast food, you will have job security. Other than that, I HATED the job."

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

"One: don't. You will hate it. They will put you through an OJE. That is them observing you interact with customers, employees, etc. You are working. It is like an audition. They supposedly pay you for it but I never got my check for it. The OJE can be two or three days. Mine was two. I think they went back to three. Once hired, you are not trained well at all. It is either sink or swim,. These restaurant managers have too much to do and they barely have time to train you. I know a lot of manager trainees who, after 3 months of being there, only knew the register and not much else. Their training program is non-existent. If you try to say something to someone about it, they will reverse it on you and say you are responsible for your own development. How the hell do you expect someone to learn a job if no one will teach it to them Life is too short to work somewhere that is so horrible. There are other jobs. Go apply there. I only wish that I read something like this before I started with them."

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

"A lot of things. For one, if you are a manager, you are expected to be available 24 hours a day. So, yes, you are expected to work overnights. You will not have a dating life, a social life, or a family life. They tell you that you will get one weekend off a month. I worked three and four months in a row with no weekend off, not even a Saturday. I worked all weekend. You will be working six days a week and still be making the same salary. As a salaried manager, you are nothing but slave labor. Holidays Well, if you are salaried, you work them. And there is no extra pay. Nothing. Since I was working six days a week, I never got an extra day off. Their corporate culture is very mean, petty, and backstabbing. I never met people who were so happy to set you up to fail. After two years, I left. It was the worst job I ever worked, or at least one of them. I am NOT lovin' it!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Why don't you people try working overnights See how you like serving drunk, screaming college kids, and see how you like not having a life. Then see how you develop sleep problems because of the schedule. And get rid of that stupid auto greeter! How stupid do you really think people are! Oh and one last thing: upper management needs to stop being so pretentious and taking every single thing so seriously. You serve crappy burgers and fries! You do not serve filet and lobster!!!!!"

Cashier
in Tampa, FL

"First job."

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I liked the work experience at McDonald's."

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

"Go for the highest position you are qualified for."

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

"I didn't like the hours."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Listen to your employees more."

Cashier
in Nashville, TN

What do you like about working at McDonald's?

"I like getting to know different people on a daily basis at McDonald's."

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

"Stay focused. Answer questions completely and honestly."

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

"The location is too far."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Hire more qualified supervisors."

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