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McDonald's UK Reviews

Updated 22 June 2018
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Pros
  • "Free food on shift, employee card gets discount in restaurant and at other places" (in 95 reviews)

  • "good development opportunities, flexible hours" (in 92 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and not always the flexible" (in 64 reviews)

  • "Low pay per hour compared to other similar jobs in the area" (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Crew member"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Its great team work and learn alot.

    Cons

    Less money and less hours.


  2. "Okay"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours for college student, reasonable pay.

    Cons

    Night shifts can be difficult on occasion, especially considering being a student

  3. "Flexible Hours and never boring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team and Managers are always friendly
    Always busy so you have something to do, never bored
    Flexible hours to fit around your other commitments e.g. college
    Opportunities for career progression
    Once you get the hang of things jobs are relatively easy

    Cons

    Zero hours contract: in quiet periods hours drop and you are asked to work more at busy times e.g. Christmas
    Can get stressful when very busy/when understaffed
    Customers can often be angry and abusive when they have to wait
    Uniform is ugly


  4. "fairly nice to work for"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Woodham Ferrers, England
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Woodham Ferrers, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    0 hour contracts were great for flexibility for me being a university student.
    Being on front counter was fairly enjoyable, talking to the customers

    Cons

    Being on dining area was boring, not enough to do in our small restaurant for one person so just wander aimlessly
    A lot of "politics" in the staff rota i.e. if you're ill one week then you get less shifts the week after / if you suck up to the person doing the rota you get more shifts.. which shouldn't be how it works but that's 0 hour contracts for you


  5. "See review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McDonald's UK full-time

    Pros

    Experience of fast paced environment and hard work gives you the best start to other careers. The training provided is great and benefits of being able to get an apprenticeship is also really good (although I didn't get one).

    Cons

    Customers don't understand the stress of the job and treat you like rubbish.


  6. "Mcdonalds Experience"

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

    I worked at McDonald's UK part-time

    Pros

    Usually is best to work at McDonalds, when you are currently looking for something else or if you are a student.

    Cons

    There are many cons but per total is alright


  7. "Awesome crew"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in London, England
    Current Employee - Crew Member in London, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours to fit around your schedule.

    Cons

    Rude angry customers , always busy, no time to have a breather.

  8. "its ok-ish"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the people you have to work with is really diverse and you can meet the most amazing people

    Cons

    really demanding, and it feels like exploitation when your under the age of 18 as they work you the most.


  9. "Not an amazing company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Liverpool, England
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    £6.50 for 18 y/o an hour, goes up to £8+ when you become a crew trainer.

    Cons

    Not flexible shifts, get put on 10+ hour shifts and still work a lot of overtime while not getting much of a choice, holiday requests get rejected even for sole days off, very poor treatment of staff.


  10. "Quick inrevrew"

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    Current Employee - Crew Trainer in Weston-super-Mare, England
    Current Employee - Crew Trainer in Weston-super-Mare, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McDonald's UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good development opportunities, flexible hours

    Cons

    lots of heavy lifting and running around

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