Get the inside buzz from graduates at McDonald's

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"A good place to work with lots of opportunities."
8.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.0 / 10
7.6 / 10
8.5 / 10
8.9 / 10
9.1 / 10


  • A culture of teamwork and shared goals.
  • Benefits include discounts from major retailers.
  • Managers are friendly and approachable, and are dedicated to employee development.
  • Career progression is clearly outlined and accessible.


  • Hours can be unsociable and inconsistent.
  • Some IT systems are dated and could benefit from upgrades.
  • There can be a lot of pressure to achieve results.
  • Some felt that they were not sufficiently prepared before taking on some tasks.

What insiders say about...

"Be very clear about the region you want to be stationed in. Convey confidence and..."

"There is good teamwork and cooperation. Generally there is high employee morale,..."

"Uniform is provided. Shirt and tie for men."

"My hours are as I would expect: up to eight hours a day and a variety of shifts giving..."

"Decent graduate starting salary."

"Discounts from major retailers."

"Why I wanted to work at McDonald's; what skills made me stand out from others; what..."

"Lots of recycling opportunities from paper to oil."

"This depends very much on the store and managers within. In my current restaurant..."

"McDonald's is an equal opportunities employer."

"A high chance of promotion depending on you and your managers."

"Ensuring the restaurant's targets are met, coordinating my team, maintaining standards..."

"Flexibility of work patterns. Support to develop."

"Can be long days."

"McDonald's have been trading since 1955 and still continue to grow today. Having..."

"A good place to work with lots of opportunities."

"The benefits, the friendliness of the company and the speed of progression."

"When I began with the company, I completed an introduction in London head office..."

"Can feel as an outsider sometimes on how bonus and benefits work – make it equal..."

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