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

5.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 4 ratings in 2017)
"A very character-building experience."
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  • 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...

"I had to go through two online assesments, and then I had to go through an on-the-job..."

"Friendly environment where everyone works toward a common goal."

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

"There are free cinema tickets."

"Why McDonald's? What do your family and friends think of McDonald's? Can you give..."

"I would run different areas of the store including the kitchen and, now and again,..."

"The best thing is the exposure to many different parts of the business and having..."

"Varying hours of work."

"Fast-paced and hands-on. No two days are the same."

"It was advertised as being something different from the office role that most other..."

"I have successfully become a manager and run shifts, so I'd say the training has..."

"Hourly pay instead of salaried."

"Not as high as other placements I have heard of."

"There is total transparency within the workplace and I feel confident approaching..."

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