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Do McDonald’s pay breaks?

No. People don’t get paid breaks at McDonald’s.

Fast Food Restaurants who pay breaks include Five Guys, Greggs and Itsu.

Last updated 27 January, 2022

How we know this

Based on 4,826 job reviews from people who work at McDonald’s.

94% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

Which fast food restaurants pay breaks?

  1. Five Guys Breaks are paid
    6.9
  2. Greggs Breaks are paid
    6.0
  3. Itsu Breaks are paid
    5.0

What people are saying about sick pay at McDonald’s

  • Best thing

    The people are nice

    Worst thing

    We aren’t trained, abused- we don’t get breaks on time- management is awful and a bully. Overworked.

    2.0

    McDonald’s Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    Meeting new people and problem solving. Also having to be fast thinking and efficient.

    Worst thing

    Early breaks, unpaid breaks, sometimes managers aren’t always helpful.

    6.2

    McDonald’s Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    You get moments where everyone has a laugh

    Worst thing

    Never get breaks on time of get them too early.

    3.7

    McDonald’s Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    The team and early morning messing about

    Worst thing

    Late shifts , managers who don’t care about us, breaks two hours into an 8 hour shift

    6.2

    McDonald’s Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    some coworkers are very supportive

    Worst thing

    early breaks meaning you’re working for 6-7 hours on your feet non stop. Constant gossiping and bullying from managers

    3.0

    McDonald’s Employee, December 2021