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."
8.0 / 10
6.5 / 10
5.3 / 10
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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...

"Two online tests, a full day of on-the-job activities and a final individual interview...."

"The culture within the store is very diverse with lots of staff coming from different..."

"For the first six months I worked for 45 hours a week but this was changed to 40..."

"There are free cinema tickets."

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

"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..."

"The absence of the manager at my store meant my course got held up and I was unable..."

"A very character-building experience."

"I had seen the online advertisement and I wanted to challenge myself as I had never..."

"I have learned all the general logistics that make up a McDonald's restaurant. I..."

"Help the store to understand what the placement is and be prepared for it."

"It's average pay for a placement but there are very good additional benefits."

"There are a lot of supervisors and my business manager was very focused on my development..."

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