Pros: Employee discounts on food, regular crew events
Cons: Long hours, physical demands
I am currently working full-time at McDonald's, which has been quite a change from working part-time. A typical day consists of seemingly non-stop customer traffic, with the added pressure of speed and accuracy being a necessity in order for everything to run smoothly. The management team at my location has undergone significant changes within the past few months, but everyone makes themselves available to hear your concerns/complaints, and does their best to make your schedule accommodate your lifestyle. The co-workers are likely the best part of working at McDonald's, and I feel like I'm a part of a big family. These are the people I see eight hours a day Monday to Friday, which is why we've all grown very close. The hardest part of the job would be both the physical and mental demands. You're required to stay on your feet for long periods of time, life heavy boxes, risk burns with either the coffee, fry station heating lamps, or boiling water for tea (all of which I've experienced). However managers are extremely concerned when it comes to injuries, and if anyone has sustained an injury in the workplace they are most-often sent home to recover and sometimes even given a free cookie. I sincerely love working at McDonald's.