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Machine operators

McDonald’s

5.5

Not currently hiring

What do people say about working as a machine operators at McDonald’s?

  • Best thing

    Free stuff and it’s sort of fun

    Worst thing

    It’s so hot and I don’t get paid as much as I should

    2.6

    McDonald’s Employee, January 2022

What do other people say about working at McDonald’s?

  • Best thing

    Making friends, free food, progression opportunity, flexibility

    Worst thing

    Underappreciated, underpaid, can be a toxic culture, understaffed periods can be stressful

    6.4

    McDonald’s Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    Fun, easy to learn and to make new friends

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff at times

    4.6

    McDonald’s Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    Friendly customers

    Worst thing

    Rude aggressive customers

    8.9

    McDonald’s Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    It’s great the team can be great as well

    Worst thing

    The stress especially when on lates and people get sent home and your left with like at least 7 people in store

    6.3

    McDonald’s Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    You work with your friends and get a free meal on shift

    Worst thing

    The stress and certain mangers pick favourites

    4.7

    McDonald’s Employee, May 2022

  • Worst thing

    Bad training
    Bad management
    Hard to book time off

    1.2

    McDonald’s Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    The managers and team are mostly super lovely

    Worst thing

    The machines are temperamental, some colleagues are mean, some customers talk to you like you're shit or ignore your existence all together

    7.3

    McDonald’s Employee, May 2022

  • Worst thing

    The way I'm treated by some staff members and by customers

    3.5

    McDonald’s Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Can get extra shifts easily if needed

    Worst thing

    Feels like you don't get paid enough for what you do

    8.0

    McDonald’s Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Customer service is bad

    Worst thing

    People are rude and they think that mckies is a michelline restaurant

    5.0

    McDonald’s Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    If ur under 21 it's great basically like school break time but you get paid and have to put together burgers

    Worst thing

    You have to put together a lot of burgers very quickly, or clean very very quickly, or do anything as quickly as possible and although some people(like myself) don't mind this and can still enjoy myself with my mates at work, a lot of others walk out or quit early into the job

    5.0

    McDonald’s Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    The pay I get for being an 18 year old

    Worst thing

    The abuse I get of customers that managers ignore

    1.7

    McDonald’s Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Having a laugh
    Meet new people
    Improve social skills

    Worst thing

    Managers don’t actually work
    16-17 year olds always overworked
    Never get home in time even if you can’t get home with last bus of the day

    1.1

    McDonald’s Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    The people that work there are kind and caring and really friendly

    Worst thing

    The busy weekends

    8.9

    McDonald’s Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Improve customer service skill

    Worst thing

    It is Soo quicker

    9.5

    McDonald’s Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Friendly environment

    Worst thing

    Rude behaviour of seniors

    9.6

    McDonald’s Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    the pay and some of the people

    Worst thing

    customers, managers getting vexed over anything and everything, some people thinking they are in charge when they just started and managers not giving enough time to get stuff done.

    2.6

    McDonald’s Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Decent pay and the team are very welcoming

    Worst thing

    Hours and shifts tend to work around the business, not you

    6.8

    McDonald’s Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    the people, as long as theyre nice and friendly

    Worst thing

    rude customers and certain jobs

    9.6

    McDonald’s Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Customers work family enjoy working at the store I am at

    Worst thing

    Rota only get rota 2 to 3 days in advance for one week only

    8.8

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Pay, people, an ever-changing environment, development opportunities

    Worst thing

    Difficult customers

    8.6

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    -Good break times
    -Most staff is friendly
    -Free food every shift for breaks
    -Get paid every 2 weeks
    -Can express yourself through appearance, must wear mask if you have face piercings though, which makes sense

    Worst thing

    -Poor management
    -Standing on feet for 8+ hours, no sit down
    -Breaks either too early or stupidly late
    -Stressful place to work in, especially busy hours
    -Barely get any training, or isn't good enough
    -Some places are super dirty and not a good working environment, safety and hygiene
    -Uniform is rubbish and never fits properly
    -Rota comes only a week in advance (not even on a Monday) so hard to make plans

    3.7

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    free food when I work

    Worst thing

    I get anxiety a lot and rude customers

    3.0

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    The people, making friends on the job is so easy and most of them are lovely

    Worst thing

    Managers and older crew members often get very stressed and angry and often take that anger out on younger or less experienced crew members.

    3.5

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Make a lot of friends with your team

    Worst thing

    Delivery drivers, ie uber eats and deliveroo, treat you bad

    3.2

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    The stress and lack of appreciation

    6.4

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Provides a great service. The restuarant is always clean an we all take pride in our work. Nice managers who are very grateful for the work we do and respect us.

    9.2

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Guaranteed hours and easy to pick up extra shifts
    Friendly working environment (heavily varies between stores & management)

    Worst thing

    Schedule is at the earliest sent out 5-4 days before at the latest sent out on Sunday night for the shifts the next day
    Constantly rang by managers to work extra shifts and on days booked off
    Must book time off 2 weeks no exceptions

    4.7

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    The people you work with

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff . Being worked into the ground with no regard for your mental health

    2.3

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Complimentary Shift Meal was the only benefit.

    Worst thing

    Absolutely stressful. Not worth it despite the wage paid. Horrible Managers who play favourites. They do not care about you, treat you with no respect and make you work like a robot. You can get warnings just for being sick. No one trains you properly and you have to figure things out on your own or by assumptions. I received a few oil burn scars from this job.

    1.1

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    It’s an easy role and you make many friends

    Worst thing

    When it’s really busy everyone starts panicking and it can become a stressful environment

    7.8

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Discounted employee meals and free meals on breaks

    Worst thing

    Lower Management are power Happy and rude

    6.8

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    Not being informed about anything

    6.9

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Really early breaks, and doing the same jobs every shift

    5.5

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Enjoy the job

    Worst thing

    Management criticism

    2.6

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Pay, coworkers, feeling like a family at work

    Worst thing

    Customers and busy lunch and dinner rushes

    6.6

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Poeple

    Worst thing

    Lack of proper understanding

    5.0

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Best things the people

    Worst thing

    Rude customer

    8.2

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    The people and being able to meet different characters

    Worst thing

    People complaining and not having enough staff

    9.4

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    the people make it funny and enjoyable

    Worst thing

    sometimes the managers are rude and switch up on you

    4.2

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Friends

    Worst thing

    Crew, management, covid conditions, unclean, underpaid, over worked

    1.2

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Good to talk to fellow employees
    Good atmosphere
    Flexible hours

    Worst thing

    Unclean
    Higher up Managers are lazy, and Stand around yelling rather than helping
    Work is mind numbing

    2.4

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Worst thing

    Overworked, under payed. Not enough staff on shifts. Often have to take breaks late

    3.9

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Good pay

    Worst thing

    Treat bad by customers and staff. Mangers have there favourites

    1.8

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Some of the people

    Worst thing

    Pay, rises, no help, scheduling holidays, no trust

    1.6

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Meeting different people each day

    Worst thing

    The way people speak to you at times and lack of communication and organising between managers

    2.6

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    Customers who are rude and nasty. We're all people.

    9.0

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    You get to work with other people your age.

    Worst thing

    Can be hard to book last minute holidays and time off, also doesn’t pay enough for all you have to do and deal with. And it’s very stressful.

    3.2

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Some of the staff

    Worst thing

    Customers, window 1, some of the staff

    2.8

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    People at work

    Worst thing

    Short staffed

    8.8

    McDonald’s Employee, March 2022