Compare Lowe's vs McDonald's BETA

See how working at Lowe's vs. McDonald's compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Lowe's vs. McDonald's. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Lowe's

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McDonald's

Employee Ratings

  • Lowe's scored higher in 4 areas: Compensation & Benefits, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • McDonald's scored higher in 3 areas: Work-life balance, Senior Management and CEO Approval.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 22730 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 45023 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Lowe's employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
3.3
McDonald's employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Lowe's Ceo Marvin Ellison
63%
63%Marvin Ellison
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
78%
78%Chris Kempczinski
McDonald's employees rated their CEO Approval 15% higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
64%
Lowe's employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
61%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
51%
Lowe's employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
46%

Salaries

McDonald's has 5,605 more total submitted salaries than Lowe's.
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What Employees Say

  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Lowe's.
  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Lowe's.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 1486 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 1064 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 2427 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2320 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 600 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 518 reviews)
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1335 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 829 reviews)
Featured Review
"Perfect!"18 Jun 2020

Former Employee - Manager

I worked at Lowe's full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Free tshirts for the win

Cons

Bad coffee it was terrible

Current Employee - Shift Manager

I have been working at McDonald's full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Reasonable flexibility with working hours Real team work Reasonable flexibility with holidays Lots of company discounts

Cons

Pay increases and the lack of them

Job Postings

McDonald's has 93,689 more recently posted open jobs than Lowe's.