Get the inside buzz from people on placements at McDonald's

5.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 4 ratings in 2017)
"Fast-paced and hands-on. No two days are the same."
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5.8 / 10


  • There’s a friendly working culture with strong teamwork.
  • Many feel it’s a good training scheme with hands-on experience.
  • The training prepares you well for taking on a managerial role.


  • There are occasionally unpredictable and unsociable hours.
  • Being salaried rather than paid hourly means overtime is unpaid.
  • Restaurant managers are not always properly briefed on your role.

What insiders say about...

"When you go to the assessment day, make sure you get involved and enjoy yourself...."

"I was made to feel very welcome and made lots of friends during my year. My business..."

"I work five days a week for a minimum of eight hours each and sometimes have to stay..."

"There are free cinema tickets."

"Have you ever trained anyone before? What would you do if you were short staffed?..."

"I'm highly satisfied. I started by learning all of the stations and then progressed..."

"The best thing about the internship is that you get to work in a large team of people..."

"Varying hours of work."

"A very character-building experience."

"The potential benefits and experience that could be gained from a large company such..."

"It was good as it was hands-on and you had to learn quickly. I would have liked have..."

"Hourly pay instead of salaried."

"I believe it was fair for what we did in the restaurant. We were really there to..."

"I think this is an area to work on as the business manager doesn't seem to be fully..."

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