Swing Manager (Current Employee) – Port Perry, ON – 18 January 2019
They gave me shifts around my school and personal schedule, which made it easy to not have any conflicts. The management team were super easy to talk to about any issues and it gave me good experience for future jobs.
Opening Swing Manager (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 11 January 2019
I found it to be a rewarding experience in learning how to become a stronger person in regards to delegation and management skills. Management are helpful and supportive. Hardest part of my job is getting to achieve the goals the restaurants aspire for in the midst of unhappy guests. The most enjoyable part of my job is the people I have worked with. They are the kindest people and most hard working I have ever known.
benefits for full timers and half off food until you become a manager
Swing Manager (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 10 January 2019
McDonalds is a great first job! A typical day consisted of servicing drive thru and in store clients, food handling (making french fries, drinks, preparing baked goods and ice cream), stalking merchandise and maintaining store cleanliness.
Swing Manager (Current Employee) – Arnprior, ON – 9 January 2019
Worked there for a long time. Made some good friends and contacts. Lost a lot of sleep because of poor management from the owner and upper management. Disrespectful towards those that work there. Very rude and demeaning to you.
Humiliation from the upper management people that are on power trips.
Don't work there if you can avoid it. Only thing good for is a pay check.
50% discount on meals
expected to have no life and just smile and take it.
Swing Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 January 2019
A great job as a student, what you learn on the job will be transferable to school, and future careers. Management is approachable and does a great job trying to balance out hours with everyone especially great with working around school schedules.
Swing Manager (Current Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 26 November 2018
Great job security and benefits. Mcdonalds has an overall friendly workplace culture in which you can create long lasting friendships or agreeable relationships with your coworkers. The managers are friendly and approachable.
Hours are mostly flexible, however most locations have availability requirements which must be met. Open weekends, ability to close during the week etc. Great for students of all ages, retired part timers, or those looking to build a career.
Fast-paced, and customer centric. Take those as a con or a pro as you wish haha.
a great place to work at learning leadership, patience and people skills. you will learn how to prioritize a task that was given. a typical day at work will depends on the day and how good you are using your critical thinking.
The management is horrible where i work, because its privately owned, the store never has money to fix broken things,... A lot of problems that we complain about, never get fixed. Because some people have worked there for a long, there is a lot of biased treatment and favouritism. The store manager isn't trained, most of the managers aren't trained and all employees hired in the last 6mo-2 years haven't been trained. They learn as they go and don't follow procedure.
free food for manaers
long hours, short staff, broken tools, shortage of products
Swing manager (about to be salary) (Current Employee) – Bonnyville, AB – 22 October 2018
At the Mcdonalds I worked at it was alright. Everything worked out alright, although management was messed up and their was no communication. It was a family owned business so things weren’t as fair as they could’ve been. And the training is a nightmare. I learned that I had to be patient but I have no more to give. My schedule was always messed around with no communication and was forced to do things without being asked or informed. With little to no training. Especially being put on LN with no other choice.. And to be honest with you I was an acting salary as a swing they just didn’t have the money to promote me. Even though the one salary that they had working for them couldn’t run a shift and stole product from them. So I decided it’s time to look for somewhere else that would maybe be willing to promote me and gain somebody to their mcfamily who’s willing to work for them.
Swing Manager (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 18 October 2018
It was a good place to work. The crew is generally friendly, and the guests are all interesting. The hardest part of the job was when we did not have enough crew working, or when the rest of the team was not in the best mood that day. The most enjoyable part is being able to interact with the guests, help run the floor, and train new employees.
Swing Manager (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 12 October 2018
My location was fairly good, allowed for shift changing whenever needed as well as allowed out to book as many days off as you really wanted. However there was a fair bit of coworker drama as a lot of youth work in places like this.
Swing manager (Current Employee) – Mount Pearl, NL – 6 October 2018
Busy place on the weekends. not so much during the week, hours burn up quick and not busy enough to guarantee 40 hours a week so if you need full time its not for you. upper management expects too much for too little
Free food for managers and 30 minute paid break
You only get a 30 minute break. no work/life balance for anyone without kids or not in school.
Good work environment, easy to get along with co-workers.
Swing Shift Manager (Current Employee) – Charlottetown, PE – 2 October 2018
A typical day at work can be a little stressful for me as a manager, I usually work alone as the only manager and have to carry out all managerial tasks by myself, however I have no problem with it and actually enjoy the responsibility.
I learned a lot, Food Safety, Cash deposits, ServSafe, BSM, Proper training procedures, among others.
The hardest part would be the repetitiveness, almost everyday is the same.
The most enjoyable part is the crew and co-workers, if I am working with people I like, it is a good shift. Also have met many friends from working here, and even a few significant others.
Paid breaks, free manager lunches, schedule flexibility, almost guaranteed time off if asked.
Repetitiveness, if its bad crew working its a terrible shift.
Swing Manager (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 1 October 2018
Had tonnes of fun in my McDonald experience worked there for almost 4 years moved up to management i can honestly say this job taught me management skills that i took into the rest of my jobs. Great experience!!
Swing Manager (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – 18 September 2018
A typical day at work is filled with customers both good and bad. Over my six years I have learned something new almost everyday. Whether its with day to day operations or how to contribute to truly running the business. Being a part of management there has been an experience of its own. I understand how hard it is to run a business now and deal with my crew and the demands of the owner/company. I do my best to create a good work environment like my managers did for me when I was crew. Hardest part of the job is the customers. They make coming to work hard sometimes. Best part is my management team I get to work with everyday and the crew we have hired.