Crew Member (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – January 22, 2016
-Learned Drive thru -Interacting with certain Full timers and customers -The hardest part of the job is doing your job and someone else's when they are not doing theirs - Getting to know customers and how they take their coffee or tea.
Grill Crew (Former Employee) – Exeter, ON – January 22, 2016
Everyone is nice there because you have to be. I learned that its easier to work by myself then with others. Management seemed really confused most of the time. Co-workers were just kids like me or people who couldn't find another job. There was no hard parts. The best part was getting food for 50% off.
Back Kitchen Worker (Former Employee) – Hamilton – January 22, 2016
Youre Constantly moving, cleaning, communicating. Very hectic but at the same time very organized. One of the hardest working jobs ive done. Everyone i worked with was very professional, never felt like i wasnt doing a good job.
Cook/Food Prep (Former Employee) – Meadow Lake, SK – January 22, 2016
Everyday i came into work, dressed in uniform, checked in by punching in a time shift code. I'd report to the manager ask where im needed. I usually get sent to the grill (levels) then stock up on the product. Manager goes over everything that's needed to be done, stocking, keeping up with customers. The end of the day is when we all start closing, cleaning was constant and difficult while cooking, while in a customer rush,but the best part of the job was working hard and fast pacing with co workers and learning job skills.
The environment was odd, but I have learned quite a bit.
Crew Trainer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – January 16, 2016
McDonald's is a "burger serving, hospitality establishment." Some of the costumers were rude, but others were polite.The managers were mostly good people, but for a few exceptions. My experience there had its ups and downs, but in the end I walked away with a little bit more experience in my pocket. A typical 8 hours shift, would contain tortures waves of hungry costumers, weather they walked in though the front door, or beeped their horns at us from the drive through window, they always seemed to expect us to deliver their food the second they showed up with a smile on our faces. On the very rare occasion one of us would make a mistake, some costumers would just shrug it off and smile, others would expect the employee to be hanged for their crimes. Weather the costumer was the former or the latter, we still flashed our smiles as we said "here is your food, sir. sorry to keep you waiting." That was what taught me a great lesson; all I could do is do my best, and be prepared for the worst.
Crew Trainer (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – January 15, 2016
McDonald's as a corporation provides excellent scheduling flexibility which is a plus especially for a student in university or college. Advancement or working one's way up is not what many try to do since the benefits outweigh the costs. There will always be a job at McDonald's which is why job security is somewhat high but when your getting minimum wage, there isn't much to expect from working here.
Crew Trainer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – January 14, 2016
Overall, McDonald's has a working environment that allows others to grow and develop a vast variety of skills. Its a fast past environment where work is always needed to be done. Co-workers are friendly and management during shifts are always ready to help when you need them.
CASHIER, COOK (Former Employee) – Grimsby, ON – January 14, 2016
The Hardest part of the job was trying to keep up on the KItchen duties, going from having 30 people filling up the lobby than to be completely empty; than having a rush of people coming to get food. You do make mistakes and you have to do them again.