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 1 area: Career Opportunities.
  • Primark scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 62428 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 5708 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.5
Primark employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.5
Primark employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
75%
75%Chris Kempczinski
CEO Approval
Primark Ceo Paul Marchant
85%
85%Paul Marchant
Primark employees rated their CEO Approval 10% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
% Recommend to a friend
72%
Primark employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 15% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Positive Business Outlook
51%
Primark employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 6% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

McDonald's has 4,965 more total submitted salaries than Primark.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member1788 Salaries
£8/hr
Sales Assistant65 Salaries
£7/hr
Shift Manager372 Salaries
£10/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Retail Assistant1132 Salaries
£9/hr
Sales Assistant681 Salaries
£8/hr
Supervisor91 Salaries
£9/hr

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.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Primark.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 2526 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2396 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 332 reviews)
"Friendly staff"(in 158 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1395 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 842 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 153 reviews)
"No discount"(in 139 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Foods Cashier/General Food Prep/Grill Fry Cook/Disney Trainer

I worked at McDonald's full-time

Pros

Meeting new people, fast paced and helping customers

Cons

Can get a bit hectic at peak hours

Current Employee - Retail Assistant

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

Pros

I really enjoy how rewarding it can feel to help the customers whilst also continuously improving on your department. Fixed hours with optional overtime. Managers and supervisors are friendly whilst... still being able to take control of difficult situations. Opportunities for career development. The pay is good and the hours are nice. 10% staff discount on select weeks in the year. A really great first job.

Cons

Strict 28 day policy in requesting time off. Holiday requests sometimes rejected.

Job Postings

McDonald's has 96,590 more recently posted open jobs than Primark.