McDonald's Employee Review
Locked in place at McDonald's
McDonald's is the place to be if you need a job, but not the place to be if you want to make a career out of that job. For the Life Balance of the job I'd say is it's biggest advantage to working at McDonald's. Management was very accommodating to working around the school hours I had and any other life attention grabbing areas of my life. They aren't open during the busiest of holidays such as Christmas and the others they work their best to make room for you to have family time. Compensation and Benefits certainty tries but falls flat on it's face in reality.Compensation wise you get paid barely above minimum wage in VA and the raises you get amount to 10 cents at max. Combine that with the fact that you don't get many hours and the pay doesn't amount to too much. Benefits they are actually pretty good, however to get the full package you need full time. Fulltime at McDonald's is like a holy grail, only the longest of veterans there are able to get it. The Job Culture is a bit like a very nice revolving door. You have great people to work with but they're constantly in and out, the turnover rate is extremely high. As such the bonds you make don't last for very long and it's hard to keep a sense of attachment to the place you work at when you're working with a new crew every month. Job security and Advancement are two sides of a coin at McDonald's. On one side of the coin, you will always have job security at this job. The turnover rate is so high that they will always need new people and as such always try to keep the current people they have. If you ever need - more...
Ratings by category
Guaranteed Job, Friendly Management
Low hours, Poor Communication, Unclear Job Advancement
Once employed crewmembers are thrown into task that are completely foreign to them. There is little to no task training. There is no rotating of positions to cross train and build viable teams to put out product in a timely manor. Lots of blind chiefs and a few confused and jumpy Indians.
Bad service restricts output potiential and profits.
All the crews are great. The management also performing very well but it's a little bit of tired when working at the restaurant since it's a well known fast food restaurant so the customers never stop coming to the place. The working environment also nice since all team had so much fun while working together.
Not enough break hours (only 30 minutes) with a lots of work. The ratio is not that fair.