Crew Member/Crew Trainer (Former Employee) – Coventry, West Midlands – 10 August 2018
It was a nice period of time when i made the most of my friends that i have now, i enjoyed to go to work i liked what i had to do. It was a real work team all the time the mangers where friendly and helpful. This job help me a lot with the language and made me really fast, fast learner, fast thinker and the desire to do more all the time. It helped me to build my confidence and made me the person that i am today. The bed part of this job it was the fact that some people were really rude and lazy. Some of the managers were rude as well and they had big expectation. Long hours and all the time I was staying over with an hour or two.
Good place to wor, everyone works together to get the job done and the training you get is outstanding. Its a great place to help with confriendence and gives you great work life experience . Good shifts. Great mangers.
The employers were really understanding, lenient and down to earth. You were also entitled to free meals on break. As far as days off, sickness and personal issues go they are also understanding in that area too.
I was usueful in many areas so that when I started I could be put anywhere such as the front serving customers or the drive-thru. I was also be working in the kitchen cooking the food at a quick and golden standard. As a crew trainer I would be required to train the fellow crew members and also take a leading role. The management were friendly and you could even see them as friends. The job in itself was quite busy which meant we were under pressure at times so it could be difficult at times nut would still be quite enjoyable when working together as a team.
Crew trainer (Current Employee) – Peckham, Greater London – 22 July 2018
Going above and beyond extra care in giving the best customer satisfaction and ensuring they get the best experience. In most cases you run into situations where customers are actually at fault but you try as much as possible to make them feel it's alright to make mistakes and still try to put a smile o their face.
Overall good for people just out of school or college looking for some quick money. It can be a very stressful enviremonent for younger people who aren’t used to it. Some of the managers aren’t the best but you always meet new people and it’s a great opportunity for someone needing a job fast.
When I first started working at McDonald’s I was getting good training and able to work well with the staff after a while the management changed and ruined how the place worked making it a unfriendly environment and more like we was all been controlled and wasn’t allowed friends from work.
Crew Trainer/Trainee Manager (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 18 July 2018
I would say that working for McDonald's is a very big plus for your CV. You will gain knowledge and skills for a lifetime. There are busy periods in which the teamwork is crucial. If there is a lack of teamwork and experience crew the job can be very hard and stressful. But this is the reason why training is provided all the time. Most of the crew a re friendly and positive people and it is a joy to work with them and to have fun while doing our best to satisfy our customers
The expecations that you are given surpass the pay. The fact you get paid minimum wage to be treated disgustingly by the customers and some management is ridiculous. Its a great entry job for sure but used as a stepping sotne early. A career in McDonalds is never advised.
Crew Trainer (Former Employee) – Canklow – 6 July 2018
I worked at McDonald's for four years 3 as crew and 1 as a crew trainer. A typical shift can be 6-9 hours with a break entitlement which includes a meal. The workplace runs like clockwork and there is always something that needs stocking or cleaning. There are morning, afternoon and night shifts all with specific tasks that needs completing for the next take over of staff. Its great for students who need flexible hours or weekend work and usually you are with a great set of people who come from all background. A lot of people have misunderstood views of working at McDonalds but for my first job it gave me the skills to get another job after. Management come and go yearly and there is a lot of swapping of colleagues from store to store with the opportunity to transfer. Store owned is much better than being owned by a franchise as a franchise owner can have different views to the companies owned views which can be difficult. Rotas are aimed to be sent out weekly however sometimes not a lot of notice is given, but you can swap shifts online.
employee crew trainer (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 5 July 2018
Working for mcdonalds for five years was ok at best. To many rude disrespectful customers and management always expected to much from you. the way the management won't allow you to take your scheduled break is horrible. The injury risks of the job are high especially with burns. And management wouldn't allow you to apply cold water to the burn due to customer demands.
Supervisor/Crew Trainer (Current Employee) – Bournemouth – 4 July 2018
I like the employees, but not the job. Very busy peak hours. After being promoted, I have been given less hours because the company cannot afford to pay me my salary. There is no contracted hours, it is all 0 hours
The job is ideal for school leavers as there are a large number of young adults who work in this industry. The money was not good, neither were the working conditions (especially in the summer period). However colleagues get you through the shifts and make it worth while.