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McDonald's UK Reviews

Updated 15 November 2018
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Pros
  • "really fast paced time flies and also free food" (in 115 reviews)

  • "good development opportunities, flexible hours" (in 110 reviews)

Cons
  • "Rude customers, sometimes long hours, high demanding service" (in 71 reviews)

  • "Low pay per hour compared to other similar jobs in the area" (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Community Driven"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - McDonalds Crew Trainer in London, England
    Former Employee - McDonalds Crew Trainer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You make a lot of friends, including managers with McDonalds.
    You pick and choose your food for break which is completely free.
    Flexible hours and can mostly dictate when you want to work.

    Cons

    Employees and Managers come and go like clockwork.
    Limit on free food.
    Customers think they own you because you work at McDonalds.
    Theres always loud, argumentative teens who make trouble.

    Advice to Management

    Be patient and nice to employees, it will help you in the long run and make them like you.


  2. "good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDonald's UK part-time

    Pros

    Helps to teach communication and teamwork

    Cons

    fast-paced environment doesn't allow for any mistakes

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Manager in Stotfold, England
    Current Employee - Floor Manager in Stotfold, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are several benefits to working at this company. Ranging from free food on breaks, to hundreds of discounts at other retailers.

    Cons

    Working hours are usually long, and the break is not long enough for that, in my opinion. You get up to 45 minutes on a 9 hour shift.

    Advice to Management

    The management team does a great job of running the store each and every day, however, sometimes it would be great if they participated more as part of the team.


  4. "Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDonald's UK part-time

    Pros

    Free food and discounted off shift
    Decent pay too

    Cons

    Management offer no flexibility
    Stink after working of chips


  5. "McDonald’s"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility
    Good people
    Good nothing

    Cons

    Low rate of pay
    Miss-managed
    Constant Targets


  6. "Stressfull"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    After a while, the staff realize that we are on the same boat. No difference between managers and crew members.

    Cons

    Hard job with long hours. Many people quit

    Advice to Management

    Improve the training.


  7. "Mcdonnalds"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Plymouth, England
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Plymouth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    company supply good perks such as free meals on shift and new uniforms is always arranged quickly. they offer many discounts of hundreds of companies

    Cons

    managemt is very bad and wholes tore set up doesn't really work anymore. shifts are often very tiring due to lack of staff scheduled.

    Advice to Management

    stop favouritism and promoting friends over more qualified individuals.

  8. "Repetitive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Trainer in Newtown, Wales
    Current Employee - Crew Trainer in Newtown, Wales
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities, good working environment, fair wages.

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours, rude customers, stressful, repetitive and hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to where staff feel comfortable with working on their shift


  9. "Crew Member"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member
    Former Employee - Crew Member
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, very good for students. Food and other perks.

    Cons

    Can be hard work for what you get paid.


  10. "Crew member"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food during break time, and really flexible so perfect for students

    Cons

    Long shifts and rude customers


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