Compare McDonald's vs Primark BETA

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

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Primark

Employee Ratings

  • McDonald's scored higher in 3 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits and Senior Management.
  • Primark scored higher in 3 areas: CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 35504 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 3417 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
79%
79%Chris Kempczinski
CEO Approval
Primark Ceo Paul Marchant
81%
81%Paul Marchant
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
62%
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Primark 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
50%
Primark employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

McDonald's has 1,195 more total submitted salaries than Primark.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member933 Salaries
£7/hr
Sales Assistant15 Salaries
£7/hr
Shift Manager138 Salaries
£9/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Retail Assistant495 Salaries
£8/hr
Sales Assistant349 Salaries
£7/hr
Department Manager39 Salaries
£30,378/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Primark.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
  • "No discount" was the most mentioned Con at Primark.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 1992 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 1983 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 245 reviews)
"Overtime available"(in 126 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1093 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 731 reviews)
Cons
"No discount"(in 133 reviews)
"No staff discount"(in 132 reviews)
Featured Review
"Decent Job"1 Jun 2020

Current Employee - Crew Member

I have been working at McDonald's part-time for more than a year

Pros

Free food at lunch time Flexible Hours

Cons

Sometimes not get a lot of hours

Advice to Management

Carry on

"Cash Office"27 Jul 2020

Current Employee - Cash Office Assistant

I have been working at Primark part-time for more than a year

Pros

I am a current employee at Primark and this is the second time I've been employed by the company. The first time I worked here full time and the hours became too much due to my work/life balance... (but I do have 2 children). This time being part time, it's much better. I can't speak for all Primark stores but the one I work at is a lovely place to work. The management are lovely and super accommodating/supportive. The store is kept clean and tidy and is a much tidier than most Primark stores. The pay is really good, especially for Under 25's as it's way above minimum wage. Break times are also generous.

Cons

Working in the Cash Office should be a Supervisor position because it's so much extra responsibility than working on the shop floor but you are paid the same amount! Usually work alone so all... problems/discrepancies are usually left for you to resolve which can be stressful. Can sometimes be lonely and tedious.

Advice to Management

Please make Cash Office a Supervisors role!

Job Postings

McDonald's has 65,002 more recently posted open jobs than Primark.