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McDonald's UK Reviews

Updated 18 September 2018
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Pros
  • "really fast paced time flies and also free food" (in 102 reviews)

  • "good development opportunities, flexible hours" (in 100 reviews)

Cons
  • "Rude customers, sometimes long hours, high demanding service" (in 67 reviews)

  • "Low pay per hour compared to other similar jobs in the area" (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Crew Member"

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

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

    Pros

    Loads of skills gathered
    Fun and Fast
    Free Meal

    Cons

    Fast Paced So need to be vigilant and active at all times

    Advice to Management

    Promote more often


  2. "Good franchise but not perfect"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care
    Current Employee - Customer Care
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    competitive rate of pay
    crew events
    regular payrises
    really really flexible
    opportunities for progression
    colleagues become like a little family

    Cons

    come home smelling disgusting
    customers treat you like dirt
    really hard to get rewards e.g. employee of the month if part time, not treated as equal
    some managers are absolutely horrible

    Advice to Management

    be more fair/kind and don't keep employing useless, lazy people

  3. "Excellent Student Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Trainer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Crew Trainer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible around college and other commitments, shifts go quickly as very busy. Good co-workers, great atmosphere and management that are approachable and will listen to issues,

    Cons

    Hours can be limited in down season, difficult to pay bills if you want to work more than just Peak.

    Advice to Management

    Work out which employees need the hours most and respond to it.


  4. "Decent"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun work environment
    Good progression

    Cons

    Poor pay
    Stressful work environment during busy times


  5. "Team member"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Good job environment depends on the branch and people you work with.

    Cons

    needed to be resilient as it is a fast-paced work.


  6. "Cleaner"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hairdresser in Llanharry, Wales
    Former Employee - Hairdresser in Llanharry, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will meet new people when you work at McDonald’s, you get confidence to speak to new people.

    Cons

    You may get stressed has you work, because your behind all the hot cooking and these loads of people behind there helping

    Advice to Management

    I loved working there has it was a nice Experience to work there and met new people, and built my confidence to speak to new people.


  7. "A good employer for students"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager
    Current Employee - Shift Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to dictate your availability when circumstances change
    Some great people work for the company

    Cons

    Can sometimes be difficult to work with people who have no interest in the job and work purely for the pay cheque

  8. "Not bad job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff to work with, hours are good, good progress for promotion, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Stressful work and free meals ( can make you fat )


  9. "Depends who you work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDonald's UK full-time

    Pros

    they are flexible and its easy to access shifts and request time off etc.
    you can get discounts and win prizes

    Cons

    pay is only just about minimum wage and depending on which store you work at the management can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    be more considerate towards staff and you may have a better turnover


  10. "Flexible job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible job for students/part time workers.

    Cons

    management is not that professional


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