McDonald's
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a good start for work experience especially for students and teens but management is a coin toss, you may get lucky but the environment overall can be overwhelming.
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Flexible and good advancement opportunities.

Very flexible schedule especially for students, was able to take two weeks off for final exams. Was offered a promotion after only a month. Did get hectic when busy and boring when not. Also did not get as many hours as I'd like (usually got 20/week when I'd want 32).

Pros

Flexible, Advancement opportunities, Free drinks

Cons

Don't always get the amount of hours you want (you get less)
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Fast paced working but ok if you work with good people

"McDonalds is a good place to learn how to multitask, how to do a good job in a lowly station, and how to deal with people who dont want to be dealt with. For those with no experience working with others, this is a good place to gain self confidence and learn to quickly make decisions. That said it also teaches the dangers of getting stuck in a rut, the easy path of doing the minimum and getting by just "fine". This is an easy place to work, but don't let it be your only experience."
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good job for experience

Honestly gives you good experience and teaches you how to deal with a stressful and fast paced environment and how to deal with customers and stuff but sometimes the hours are ridiculously long

Pros

50% employee discount, Free Beverages

Cons

Long Hours
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Really depends mainly on store and management

I believe it's an amazing starter job if you are in the right store. If the higher management is willing to listen to concerns and actually act on them then it's really good. Unfortunately this may not always be the case in which case you will dread going into every shift.

Pros

Free food/discounted food, decent pay

Cons

Understaffed, lack of respect, no care for employee wellbeing
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Good start

Good place to starts first time job. Room to grow and advance. Courses offered and programs for training available. Would recommend to young students
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Ok

Its a decent starting job. Get in, do what you gotta do, get out. Scheduling is decent if you know what you want. Things can move very quickly though and it's hard to keep up.
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Alright.

A good place to work if you're a teen or if it's your first job. It fairly easy to get hired and I learned a lot from my experience there. It depends on who your manager is, I guess.
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Stressful; not worth the pay

Way too many tasks expected for one person to complete, which results in frustrated customers and employees alike. You are expected to wipe counters, prepare drinks, clean rags, bag food, take orders, and clean the bathroom and you often don't have sufficient help. Overall not enough training for the work that is required.

Pros

employee discount

Cons

way too stressful
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Awful

Awful, demanding, no support, no flexibility like they advertised, guilt tripping. The only reason they create good workers is because they work their employees till they snap.

Pros

Discount

Cons

Bad, demanding management
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Fast paced but are very accommodating to students

This was my first job out of high school and I've been working part time. Everyone's very friendly and the managers are very accommodating when it come to scheduling. It can get stressfull during peak hours and you should be able to prioritize and multitask. Wouldn't reccomend it for those who can't do that.

Pros

50% discount

Cons

It's very tiring depending on how popular your location is
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Fun

The job can be stressful at times depending on how busy it may be but if you like the people you are working with, it can be a fun an enjoyable experience
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Formateur mais intense

Très formateur. Plutôt stressant, surtout au poste des frites quand tu es seul à gérer ça. Ce n’est pas le genre d’emploi calme, tu dois être réveillé et les gérants sont là pour te le rappeler. Sinon les employés sont vraiment gentils, bien sympathiques mais ils n’hésitent pas à parler dans le dos des autres employés. J’ai fais caisse, cafés, frites. J’ai travaillé seulement un été, mais je ne crois pas que je vais postuler une autre année. Si tu ne mets pas une limite pour ton horaire ils vont te le remplir, et après tu dois le faire alors il est mieux de dire ton nombre d’heure désiré avant qu’ils fassent l’horaire. :))
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it's alright

- learned how to multi-task, cooperate with a team, work with speed, etc - management is unsupportive, disliking all crew who aren't doing their position properly regardless of them being new/old members - constantly feeling over-worked, drained of energy

Pros

50% discount, building skills

Cons

staff shortage, toxic management
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Dynamic fast paced work place

This is a great first job or summer job especially for students. The staff team ends up feeling like a family. At times can be stressful fulfilling orders during peak times. Many hours on your feet
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Managers shout at you and will humiliate you (McDonald’s 3025 clayhill, Mississauga)

The managers shout at us and they humiliated me in front of a customer just because I was slow using the computer! It was literally my 2nd day of training. They don’t motivate you, they just shout at you and keep asking you to do this and that while the other workers are chatting! Co-workers pushed you when they need to get their order.
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Horrible!

Its a not humanly reasonable to work here. You have to do four jobs at once with horrible managers and hours. The crew were all the same race and chose to speak tagalog over english leaving the other workers confused on what to do. The training is horrible and the managers are biased and rude. Dont work here, you're worth more than that.

Pros

Free food.

Cons

Torture.
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Fun workplace

Very stressful. Doing hundreds of tasks at a time. Pay is just basic. Management is also busy to listen to anything. It is good for students as part time job.
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Good

Good starting job as teenager. I had a great team. Can get stressful sometimes because it's super busy. Was able to work and go to school. Discount on food was nice
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Just okay

Work yourself to death to make up for lazy coworkers and never receive recognition, and watch your lazy coworkers get promoted and rewarded. Sometimes you get yelled at by both customers and management, and some days you have a refreshing conversation with a regular. It's a job that pays (not nearly enough), and you MIGHT get your benefits... eventually. Sign your soul over to the clown, just so you can afford to pay your rent.

Pros

employee discount

Cons

Toxic work environment, hardly any growth opportunities, unfair wages
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Très stressant

On attend de vous de courir partout sans cesse. Les clients ne sont pas très compréhensible non plus.
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Overall rating

Based on 213,804 reviews

Ratings by category

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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