McDonald's Employee Reviews in Canada

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Fast-paced, high energy workplace
CREW MEMBER (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ONMarch 6, 2016
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.
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Employee discounts on food, regular crew events
Cons
Long hours, physical demands
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Productive and skill based with good and bad days
Laborer (Current Employee) –  Stratford, ONFebruary 28, 2016
A typical day at work could be fantastic, or horribly wrong. It all would depend on the workers, time, and length of shift. Management and my co-workers were relatively great to work with, and I learned many great skills from them.
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Great people, Great skills learned
Cons
Long hours, some management issues
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productive and busy workplace
Food Counter Attendant (Current Employee) –  Grande Prairie, ABNovember 23, 2015
Fast pace environment. I really enjoy working with a team of competent, energetic and innovative management. I learned a great deal about how to make decisions and implement them in a timely manner.I'm looking forward to working in a similar environment that encourages team effort, initiatives but most important of all. I enjoy seeing the result of such efforts translated into satisfied customers. The hardest part of the job is sometimes having to crisis and work overtime to meet deadlines. I like to see my work get done on time and with the least amount of stress.
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Free meal, crew activites other than work
Cons
cut hours, training and advancement
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productive and fun work place
crew trainer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABFebruary 23, 2016
i get to work with some of my friends, time goes by fast because of how busy we get. the management team treats everyone the same, the hardest part of the job is when the customers complain. a typical work day would be having to clean the lobby and help out at the counter, or im either stuck at drive thru
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benifits
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Productive and fun workplace that encourages interpersonal skills and personal development.
Swing Manager (Current Employee) –  Angus, ONNovember 6, 2015
Fun place to work that constantly has a new thing to learn each day. You can never walk into a shift and know what to expect, you face challenges head on through the day. As a manager being able to balance and run a full team of 10-20 people in the moment is incredibly rewarding, especially on high-volume days with high success. You get to see your staff make personal and work growth and it becomes like a big family, everybody helps out everyone else.
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Flexible hours, opportunity for advancement, support from upper management, training on the job, networking
Cons
Difficult day
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Unreasonable Scheduling for Part-time Students
CREW MEMBER (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ONMarch 3, 2016
I'm currently a highschool student and approaching my first week of grade 12 I received my weekly schedule. It turned out I was given 40 hours during my first week of school. I talked to the manager asking if it was a mistake and she disagreed. She told me to 'deal with it' and I did for that week, my next schedule was then 37 hours - as a student my maximum amount of hours was 20. This continued for weeks until I eventually started failing my classes and had to leave my job. The crew I worked with was the only thing I looked forward to, but the management was very poor. Managers frequently became frustrated and backlashed on customers and employees. I gained many skills from this experience but would not recommend working here
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Free Drinks
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Unreasonable Scheduling
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Good as a first job, not as a lifelong career
Crew Member (Former Employee) –  Leamington, ONMarch 10, 2016
This was my first job and it was a great learning experience. I mainly worked in the drive thru/window and occasionally hosted birthday parties. I loved doing birthday parties and giving the kids a tour & allowing them to make their own sundaes or McFlurries. I liked that the scheduling was flexible and worked around my li