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..."

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

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

"The employee card was quite good, as were the employee discounts at some retailers...."

"Why do you want to work for McDonalds? Tell me a bit about yourself."

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

"I met some great people and made some really good friends during my year."

"Varying hours of work."

"A very character-building experience."

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

"You go through the management programme, which helps you to obtain all sorts of different..."

"Ensure people have enough time to reflect during certain stages on the placement..."

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

"I was made to feel welcome during my year. I felt certain that managers were more..."

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