Get the inside buzz from graduates at McDonald's

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"Inventive, unique, industrious. Investor in people."
8.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
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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,..."

"My role is restaurant based and there is a uniform supplied."

"Employer is seemingly quite flexible when it comes to work. However, hours tend to..."

"The pay is decent and there are store performance based bonuses each quarter for..."

"Free meals and employee discounts for a variety of different stores not linked to..."

"How would you deal with a difficult customer?"

"There are plenty of schemes in place: used oil gets used for bio diesel and the restaurant..."

"There is always regular and constructive feedback from the store's management team..."

"McDonald's is an equal opportunities employer."

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

"My week starts on a goals day where I will do online learning, self-directed learning,..."

"I have made real connections with my fellow colleagues. I work scheduled but varied..."

"Working a lot of days in a row."

"They have a charity set up to help families of sick children undergoing hospital..."

"Structured, honest, dedicated."

"I was convinced to apply for the position as I had researched the top companies to..."

"I am currently undertaking my NVQ level 3 and as such have work books and assessments..."

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