Compare McDonald's vs Tesco BETA

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

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Tesco

Employee Ratings

  • McDonald's scored higher in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
  • Tesco scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 56580 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 12296 reviews)
Tesco employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Tesco employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.5
Tesco employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
78%
78%Chris Kempczinski
CEO Approval
Tesco Ceo Dave Lewis
78%
78%Dave Lewis
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
59%
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Tesco employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 16% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Positive Business Outlook
52%
Tesco employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Tesco has 6,476 more total submitted salaries than McDonald's.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Care Assistant259 Salaries
£8/hr
Crew Member1845 Salaries
£7/hr
Shift Manager314 Salaries
£10/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Assistant4122 Salaries
£9/hr
Store Manager300 Salaries
£32,960/yr
Shift Leader137 Salaries
£10/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Tesco.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Tesco.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 2526 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2396 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 1243 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 480 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1395 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 842 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 432 reviews)
"Poor management"(in 180 reviews)
Featured Review
"McDonald's"17 Jun 2021

Former Employee - Crew Member

I worked at McDonald's part-time

Pros

great colleagues, Free food, good pay

Cons

Busy always, queuing for break food

Current Employee - Buying Manager

I have been working at Tesco full-time for less than a year

Pros

Benefits, work-life balance, range of projects, fast-pace and senior-leadership accessibility. People focused and a growth mindset culture (especially leaders).

Cons

Diversity, inconsistent development plans, internal feedback culture, lack of structure in meetings. Feels relatively hierarchical sometimes.

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work around listening to colleagues and promoting employee wellbeing.

Job Postings

McDonald's has 73,310 more recently posted open jobs than Tesco.