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McDonald's UK Reviews

Updated 10 December 2017
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Pros
  • Hours are great and the free food is an excellent perk (in 87 reviews)

  • Very flexible hours, great people to work with and helpful managers (in 76 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours unhappy customers having a go at youdoing extra work to get everything done (in 58 reviews)

  • Low pay, some customers can be difficult (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Yeah"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Friern Barnet, England
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Friern Barnet, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at McDonald's UK part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not a hard job
    Teaches a lot
    Good schedule and easy to change
    Free food whilst working and discount when not working

    Cons

    You have to work very fastfor a long period of time


  2. "Recruiting"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McDonald's UK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for, in relation to flexibility etc i enjoy recruiting for this company as there are a diverse bunch of people to work for/with.

    Cons

    working for this company is excellent especially with the role i'm in, students and employees get frustrated because of shift patterns and the customers we have to deal with but this is part of the role.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you keep moral up in the restaurants, the team need to keep their spirits up and it starts from the top. lead by example.


  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are the best here

    Cons

    Long hours and a lot of hard work

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage


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  5. "good experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Shirley, London, England
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Shirley, London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McDonald's UK full-time

    Pros

    as much as you can eat on your break.

    Cons

    not enough staff, very busy, hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Have enough staff.


  6. "McDonald’s new crew member 2017"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Kettering, England
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Kettering, England

    I have been working at McDonald's UK part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team.
    Easy access to online e learning, shifts and wages info

    Cons

    Long hours scraping the burger grill

    Advice to Management

    Rotate kitchen tasks each hour would be good


  7. "I'm not lovin' it."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Crew Member in London, England
    Current Employee - Crew Member in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at McDonald's UK part-time

    Pros

    Good as a first job;
    Friendly colleagues;
    Flexible schedule;
    Some of the managers are okay.

    Cons

    They do not pay sick leave;
    Low pay;
    There are 'better' crew members who have lighter job granted and 'worse' crew members to do dirty work ;
    Employees are not equally treated - I have never seen a man cleaning toilet, but I have seen women carrying heavy things (quite big bucket with water upstairs);
    You never know when your shift will be over, usually it is longer than on the schedule.

    Advice to Management

    They could treat crew members equally.


  8. "Good Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McDonald's UK part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible, good employer during education. Good Training and development

    Cons

    Not many cons, maybe overnight working but you get good money for this

    Advice to Management

    NA


  9. "Hard work but useful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's UK part-time

    Pros

    They have a rigorous organisational procedure. You are given support to quickly advance within the company.

    Cons

    Has a bad reputation but this is not always right


  10. "Only trained on till even though I worked in a restaurant for a year."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDonald's UK part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kept busy constantly, always given hours even though on a zero hour contract, free food every shift and discount card when not working.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, rude customers, minimal training on other areas of store, only trained or promoted when friendly with management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees in the same manner.


  11. "Student Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDonald's UK part-time

    Pros

    - Excellent student job
    - Flexible Hours
    - 50% off Discount

    Cons

    - Hard work
    - Constant failure to follow procedures

    Advice to Management

    Don't abuse crew members, they need breaks and to be rotated often.


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