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McDonald's UK Reviews

Updated 16 October 2017
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Pros
  • Free food decent money for someone who dont pay any bills or have any expensis (in 79 reviews)

  • Very flexible hours, great people to work with and helpful managers (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours unhappy customers having a go at youdoing extra work to get everything done (in 54 reviews)

  • low pay compared to local buisnesses (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Flexible and friendly, ideal for students"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Sheffield, England
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, super friendly staff, lots of training. Like a little family.

    Cons

    Long hours, can be stressful at times.


  2. "Easy job for quick money"

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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

    Not difficult to grasp
    Discounts at other companies

    Cons

    Can get boring/Repetitive
    Risk of burning yourself on the grill

    Advice to Management

    Rotate workers on stations more


  3. "2nd Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fully Flexible, Good Rates of pay, pension scheme, good holiday incentives

    Cons

    Long hours of working, no family comitments

    Advice to Management

    Look into working hours for salaried employess, salaried employees are made working way over their contracted hours


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  5. "Do yourself a favour - don't apply."

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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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people that you work with feel the same pain and you can bond over that.

    Cons

    Management are power mad.
    Underpaid and overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff and you wouldn't have such a high turnover.
    Also, get out of the office.


  6. "Very friendly staff and helpful manager"

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

    Pros

    flexible hours and free meals

    Cons

    low income hourly rate unpaid breaks


  7. "shift manager"

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

    I have been working at McDonald's UK full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    friendly environment, flexibility to work, free meal allowance

    Cons

    minimum wage, zero hours,


  8. "same job daily very repatitive"

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    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 full-time

    Pros

    the crew are great good friends

    Cons

    same job daily same thing every day


  9. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Interviewer in London, England
    Former Employee - Interviewer in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loads of hours. Great team.

    Cons

    Long days. Rude customers sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Longer breaks.


  10. "It was okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at McDonald's UK part-time

    Pros

    You get a good discount , breakfast is £1.99 and the main lunch meals are £2.99. You also get free McDonald's on your beak

    Cons

    Pay was average £4.65, minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    When I asked for on two shifts a week they'd give me three or four , even though it says flexible staffing


  11. "Not the best or the worst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, always busy, lots of different job roles

    Cons

    Stressful, often not enough crew scheduled for the amount of work there is


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