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 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • J D Wetherspoon scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Culture & Values and CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 35055 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 1672 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.6
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
McDonald's employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than J D Wetherspoon employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
78%
78%Chris Kempczinski
CEO Approval
J D Wetherspoon Ceo John Hutson
78%
78%John Hutson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
62%
% Recommend to a friend
67%
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
46%
Positive Business Outlook
51%
J D Wetherspoon employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

McDonald's has 2,302 more total submitted salaries than J D Wetherspoon.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member921 Salaries
£7/hr
Customer Care Assistant67 Salaries
£8/hr
Shift Manager135 Salaries
£9/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Kitchen Associate67 Salaries
£8/hr
Bar Associate199 Salaries
£8/hr
Shift Manager86 Salaries
£22,535/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Pub" 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 1973 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 1960 reviews)
Pros
"Pub"(in 121 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 117 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1085 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 728 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 196 reviews)
"Pub"(in 195 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Crew Member

I have been working at McDonald's full-time for less than a year

Pros

Good training and opportunity to go further

Cons

Dealing with very difficult customers some training can be confusing

Advice to Management

Look after your crew and they will do more for you

"Its alright"4 Feb 2020

Current Employee - Consultant/Architect

I have been working at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Free food, 20% discount, some expenses

Cons

Unsociable hours, unrealistic targets set by management sometimes

Job Postings

McDonald's has 66,095 more recently posted open jobs than J D Wetherspoon.