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Its a good place to work, however the roles aren't clearly assigned and you are basically responsible for everything from the kitchen, cleaning, security etc and to top it off with a low pay.


half off discount for most meals


low pay, short breaks
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Min wage overnight

pretty solid, but def not a "career".put in a little bit effort and you will be promotedbut even if ur a manager, the pay is lowgood job to make some extra cash that suits ur schedule
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Good place to work, good hours but can sometimes be stressful due to difficult customers and fast pace environment but overall great place to start!!!
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Don't do it unless you're desperate

McDonald's is an easy job to get and flexible for students. However, when you are treated badly by both management and customers, it is mentally draining. I worked here for 4 years because of the flexibility and seniority I've gained due to the super high turnover rate of employees. People are miserable and this job made me miserable. They do not care about you and in my opinion, minimum wage is not worth it.


Flexible schedule


Badly treated by everyone
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Making minimum wage after working there for 5 years as a shift manager definitely is not worth it for the amount of work, even as a student. Wouldn't recommend for more than a high school job.
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Best student job

Best startup place to work. It is good when you are a student as they offer flexibility to their workers. A lots of free food and yes part time work if you want.
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Good training. Jobs usually see McDonald’s on resume and respect the fast paced environment training. Mcdonalds is always busy so hours are pretty good
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Flexible, Better With Friends

Great job if it’s your first one. You learn to work in a fast-paced, high-stress environment, you must have teamwork to be efficient and have smooth operations, and if you’re a student the hours are quite flexible. You get discounted food and there are quite a few social work gatherings (varies per franchise owner) and if you have friends to work there with, at least you’re suffering together. Your upper management really make or break the experience, great managers who appreciate you and acknowledge your efforts definitely make it a little bit more tolerable. Otherwise, it’s a very toxic environment, both from customers and your fellow colleagues.
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Great place

Enjoy working here people are happy enjoy the staff and customers work is good and they offer hours feel safe Always paid reputable company clean and friendly staff
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Fast food chain pretty obvious what you’d expect fast paced lots of work min wage packed nothing surprising tbh it’s just the same old same old good for entry level work experience
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Managers have egotism issues

most managers think they are above everyone and own everyone. Covid protocols were completely ignored and most managers dont apreciate going above and beyondf and dont credit you for it
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Always could be worse

I mean what do you expect? You can be 23 going on 24 and management still treats you like you're in junior high-micromanaging every little thing you do. Maybe if they had competitive supervisor salaries then they wouldn't have to resort to such leadership. Paying for leadership education doesn't hurt as well.


It's an income


It does not offer a career
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depends on who your manager is, busy all the time. free my first job at 15, got to work with a bunch of other people my age - Wasn't hard at all, just fast paced - Taught me how to move extremely quickly yet accurately - They're pretty much scouting who's gonna be the next set of managers all the time, you can totally move up within the store if you show that you have potential - I made so much money as a teenager here, it's so easy to pick up shifts, if you need cash, you can make it here! - There's so many people working that's I found it really easy to take days off when I needed to
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Would recommend for a first job

This was my first job and definitely would recommend! Management pushed you to do your best but helped when needed! Other employes were nice some unneeded conflict, management didn’t usually help.
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Okay if you need somewhat flexible hours

Only good thing about working at McDonald’s are somewhat flexible hours, allowing for low part time hours to near full time. Working is stressful as they expect you to put in 100% effort if you did so once while everyone else slacks off.


Somewhat flexible hours


Low pay, stressful environment
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Don't recommend

schedule based on managers' needs and not employees' availability. Never enough staff for the job. I don't recommend unless this is your only option, try to find a job that actually appreciates you.
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terrible upper management, toxic environment

toxic workplace but it really comes down to how upper management treats their employees. they will always prioritize $ over their own employees and see them as replaceable. and expect to do lots of work with little to zero appreciation and not paid enough


free food


toxic work environment
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Good starting job

Decent job to start off but pay isn't great and management is terrible. Promotions are only given to friends since most managers are teenagers. It was a decent job wouldn't recommend it to others though
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Alright Place

If the people are good, then you’ll have a good time. My managers are helpful and fun, and give good feedback plus are understanding. Your schedule is flexible, but the work can be emotionally draining.


Discounts, uniforms


No free food
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Good first job to gain experience. Managers pick favorites and give them much easier tasks. Pay is not reflective of the effort they expect. No time for mingling (not even 15 seconds to talk to a friend)
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Good first job.Very stressful at times during busiest hours. Flexible hours. Discounts on food/drinks. Good customer service experience.




Long hours
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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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