5.5

McDonald’s

Care assistant at McDonald’s

People in this role may also be known as care workers and assistants.

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

How much does McDonald’s pay care assistants?

Care assistant at McDonald’s
£8.30–9.00
Typical range
£8.72–11.00

Care assistant employees at McDonald’s are typically paid £8.30–9.00 an hour, based on data from 6 employees.

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What is management like for care assistant employees at McDonald’s?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

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

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

    How we know this

    80% 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 5 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Free food
    People that work there are nice

    Worst thing

    Customers
    Management in general

    4.3

    Employee, November 2021

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

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  • Contracts don’t match the hours people work

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

    People work a lot more hours than they’re contracted for

    How we know this

    100% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

    Based on information from 5 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 care assistants get of their shift pattern at McDonald’s?

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

    How we know this

    • 83% report getting one week notice or less
    • 17% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 6 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.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

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

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    67% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

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

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

    How we know this

    67% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 6 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

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

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 6 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do care assistants at McDonald’s worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    50% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 6 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    80% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • Good choice of shifts

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

    People get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    83% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 6 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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do care assistants at McDonald’s get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    83% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 6 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Hours worked around family commitments

    Worst thing

    Long hours

    5.8

    Employee, October 2021

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What is career progression like for care assistants at McDonald’s?

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  • Opportunities to progress

    Are care assistants given support to progress at McDonald’s?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 67% 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 6 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 care assistants at McDonald’s

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  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    5.8

    Employee, September 2021

How McDonald’s ranks

McDonald’s ranks joint 55th to work for in care worker or assistant employers

  1. 55= Caring Homes
    5.5
  2. 55= McDonald’s
    5.5
  3. 55= North West Care
    5.5