Compare McDonald's vs J D Wetherspoon BETA

See how working at McDonald's vs. J D Wetherspoon 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 McDonald's vs. J D Wetherspoon. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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McDonald's

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J D Wetherspoon

Employee Ratings

  • McDonald's scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and CEO Approval.
  • J D Wetherspoon scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 59527 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 2663 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
McDonald's employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than J D Wetherspoon employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
77%
77%Chris Kempczinski
McDonald's employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than J D Wetherspoon employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
J D Wetherspoon Ceo John Hutson
72%
72%John Hutson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
59%
% Recommend to a friend
70%
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Positive Business Outlook
50%
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

McDonald's has 5,370 more total submitted salaries than J D Wetherspoon.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member1653 Salaries
£7/hr
Shift Manager350 Salaries
£10/hr
Student81 Salaries
£7/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Bar Associate369 Salaries
£8/hr
Shift Manager234 Salaries
£23,407/yr
Pub Manager119 Salaries
£37,173/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at J D Wetherspoon.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at J D Wetherspoon.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 2526 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2396 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 162 reviews)
"Pub"(in 140 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1395 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 842 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 257 reviews)
"Pub"(in 229 reviews)
Featured Review
"McDonald’s"27 May 2021

Current Employee - Corporate Planning Manager

I have been working at McDonald's part-time

Pros

Really good definitely recommend okay

Cons

Can be stressful sometimes okay

Former Employee - Waiter/Bartender

I worked at J D Wetherspoon part-time for more than a year

Pros

Nice managers who offer support and are flexible around exams and coursework etc. free meal every shift plus 50% off any food you order on top of that. Our managers would always let us order for for... half off before the end of our shift to take home which was useful as a student.

Cons

the customers but that can't be helped

Job Postings

McDonald's has 84,239 more recently posted open jobs than J D Wetherspoon.