5.5

McDonald’s

Manager at McDonald’s

People in this role may also be known as bar, restaurant and kitchen managers.

100 workers in this role at McDonald’s have taken the survey.

How much does McDonald’s pay managers?

Manager at McDonald’s
£8.99–16.50
Typical range
£8.75–14.96

Manager employees at McDonald’s are typically paid £8.99–16.50 an hour, based on data from 100 employees.

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What is management like for manager employees at McDonald’s?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do managers think McDonald’s head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    65% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 93 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    Do managers at McDonald’s feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    80% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 92 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    I’ve met the greatest friends and some managers like to see you progress in different areas.

    Worst thing

    Inadequate training, some managers can be really rude and ignore your likes and dislikes in different areas and put you on your disliked areas more often.

    4.9

    Employee, October 2021

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What are the hours like for manager employees at McDonald’s?

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  • Contracts don’t match the hours people work

    Do managers work the same number they are contracted for at McDonald’s?

    Only some people work the same number of hours they’re contracted for

    How we know this

    60% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

    Based on information from 30 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

    It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

    This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do managers get of their shift pattern at McDonald’s?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 25% report getting one week notice or less
    • 14% report getting two weeks notice
    • 21% report getting three weeks notice
    • 39% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 2% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 96 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • People do unpaid extra work

    Do managers at McDonald’s do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    52% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 93 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Good
  • Good choice of shifts

    Do managers at McDonald’s get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    65% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 84 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do McDonald’s managers change managers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    71% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 92 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do managers at McDonald’s get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    62% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 94 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for managers to book a holiday at McDonald’s?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    84% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 98 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for managers to take sick leave at McDonald’s?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    75% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 89 job reviews

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do managers at McDonald’s worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    81% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 36 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Flexible hours, easy work, good pay

    Worst thing

    Scheduled in a lot because of short staff

    7.5

    Employee, December 2021

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  • Enough training

    Do managers get enough training when they start at McDonald’s?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    82% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 95 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are managers given support to progress at McDonald’s?

    People are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 82% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 92 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Latest reviews from managers at McDonald’s

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  • Best thing

    Working on a friendly atmosphere

    Worst thing

    The respect from customers

    6.0

    Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    The teams i work with, the freedom to run the restaurant how i want

    Worst thing

    It is a high pressure, high stress job, so you have to be prepared for that

    8.3

    Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    Easy to progress

    Worst thing

    Lack of staffing, shift patterns.

    4.9

    Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    Different every day

    Worst thing

    Can be challenging balancing all tasks

    6.3

    Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    Flexibility

    Worst thing

    Rude customer s and delivery drivers

    8.0

    Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    Team I work with

    Worst thing

    Customers with attitude problems

    8.9

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The people, benefits, flexibility

    Worst thing

    Customers

    7.8

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The people you work with

    Worst thing

    Everything else. It’s a rubbish job from start to finish

    3.4

    Assistant manager, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Flexibility, career progression, pay

    Worst thing

    Difficult interactions, long hours, unsteady shift patterns

    5.8

    Area leader, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Social aspects

    Worst thing

    Pressure from higher management

    7.0

    Assistant manager, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Make amazing friends
    Easy to progress up in the ranks

    Worst thing

    The stress that comes with it!!

    6.0

    Area leader, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Meeting and talking to people

    Worst thing

    Management

    3.7

    Manager, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Young team full of energy... never boring

    Worst thing

    Customer attitudes

    7.8

    Assistant manager, December 2020

  • Best thing

    The people are great, free meal on break

    Worst thing

    Rubbish bonus scheme, awful shift patterns, no incentives

    7.4

    Assistant manager, December 2020

  • Best thing

    It's a great place or work with a great atmosphere.

    Worst thing

    The lack of space and the constant need for speed.

    8.0

    Customer experience manager, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Flexible hours.

    Worst thing

    Some crew and customers are painful for my health to work with

    6.8

    Shift manager, November 2020

  • Best thing

    People are good

    Worst thing

    Many many unpaid hours. No share scheme. Impossible to find out about pensions. Lack of real training from store manager when I took the role as I was employed as a manager and had never worked in fast food before

    4.0

    2nd assistant store manager, May 2020

  • Best thing

    I get to mange 110 staff and i like the people i work with

    Worst thing

    Ive been there 14 years and it gets bad every year because of saving money and labour costs

    9.4

    Assistant store manager, May 2020

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McDonald’s ranks joint 5th to work for in bar, restaurant or kitchen manager employers

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