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Fast paced and young environment.

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As a crew member, you will normally begin your career as a 'meat batcher' if you're a dude or serving drinks etc if you're a female. As your time progresses you will begin to have experience on 'the line', assembling the burgers. The management is ok, typically they are very young and lack the best people skills and are more stressed about their own performance than how they treat their staff.

Pros

Half priced food on breaks, free for managers.

Cons

Uniform
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Understaffed

Bad management always understaffed and the managers always felt lazy and passed on work to anyone even if they're busy. It takes more than 2.5 hours to get a single break

Pros

Discount on food

Cons

Very busy
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Stressful

This job i recommend ONLY for high school students, first timers etc. Its extremely easy to get a job here but i wouldnt recommend it for someone whos looking to move up further in their job. Its very stressful as any other fast food job but if youre looking for experience or something to put on your cv then this job is for you. But even then, i wouldnt recommend this as a first time job. The managers are always stressed out from trying to meet expectations for drive through, its hot, customers are rude.

Pros

50% first break meals, 10% discount (when not working), free drinks

Cons

Stressful, mean customers, extremely hot, rude managers/co-workers
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Pretty chill

Good job if you are at school. Pay is good and management is good. However the workplace culture can sometimes be extremely toxic and stressful. Can be a very good experience sometimes if working with mates or if you get along with co-workers.

Pros

Good pay, Decent Management, Fairly good hours

Cons

Extremely toxic environment
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It was ok

People you work with are usually really nice but the pay isn't worth what you do. Good for a first job. Really stressful but at least i could pick when i worked.
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it’s fun but it’s giving you anxiety all the time especially when you’re from other country

u need to be competitive all the time even if you’re new, but it is a good thing because it enhances your skills, but when you got a compliment I’m just not really sure if it’s genuine or not.
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poorly organised

did not like it but was near my house and the crew people were cool. new manager ruined it for me though as he kept rostering me outside of my contract, really good during lockdown though for level three.

Pros

free drinks

Cons

broke contract
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Stressful, not suitable for those with anxiety or chronic health conditions

I've been working at McDonald's almost 2 months and I've been finding it stressful to the max. It's been especially difficult with my chronic plantar faciitis and my anxiety.
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negative workplace

managers are rude and try bribe you to stay when you try leave. lots of bullying in workplace. this was overall the most toxic environment i had ever been surrounded by.

Pros

50% meal when working

Cons

don’t give you hours you want. toxic environment
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Good first job

It's a good first job for anyone, it teaches you so many lessons that will be so critical in the wider workforce. It is a fast paced environment that can be stressful but certainly so useful. It offers a variety of skills from the kitchen to front counter working the til,. I worked with many of my high school friends which made the working environment fun. Management were really nice at my restaurant cannot really speak for others. It also taught me communication skills which has been so useful.
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fast paced

it is a good for first job, the people were fun to work with. it is fast paced and there is always something to do, but it can be stressful during rush hours
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Good first job

My first job and so far hasnt been too bad. Can get hectic on some days but also be chill. Good team around me and very flexible with hours. From what ive heard the pay is not worth the work which seems to be true but i havent worked anywhere else yet
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Busy and stressful

Working at McDonald’s is what everyone would expect it to be like. Good for a first time job but staying there for a long time will drive you crazy. Customers are rude and entitled and the management micro manages. Would not recommend this job, The stress especially when understaffed is traumatic. It has a high turnover rate for a reason.
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An okay work place

Work was pretty okay, not always the most nicest environment to work with. can be majorly stressful most days but the co-workers made it more enjoyable.
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Productive workplace and great for those who are new to the working industry/wanting an easy part time job

It's a fast paced resturant so you learn different stations quickly. Hardest part of the job was having managers who didn't know how to run their shift smoothly which stresses everyone else. Other than that you gain skills such as team work, working with customers and interacting with other coworkers

Pros

Meeting new people

Cons

Being short-staffed
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Good as a first job or teen job

Overall it’s ok lots of people call in sick so the managers will ask you to stay on (you can reject) pretty much paid at minimum wage but get a few cents pay rise after 6 and 12 months.
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fast paced but fun depending whos on shift

burgers were easy to make and once you learned how to make them a shift was much easier as you dont have to focus on the burgers, friday nights and weekend nights sucked because of huge orders with burger modifications but the people there were pretty cool

Pros

fairly simple work

Cons

stressful when busy, have to pay for food, management could be better
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cool

Management was cool a little lazy at time however loved working there because of the team, easy to remember how the food gets made , sometimes more work than what min wage is.

Pros

fun team.

Cons

had to pay for meals
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Fun workplace, but bad shifts

The only good reason for working here is that the people (except for some managers) don't get paid enough compared to other minimum wage jobs such as supermarkets.

Pros

Good friendships

Cons

Long Hours
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Meh

It is a really stressful job, cool colleagues can make it manageable. Busy and fast based. Crews get worked the most and managers always take the good spots, making the crew work at the most stressful location for sometimes their whole entire shift. At maccas there's always someone getting on another person's butt. Manager to crew, Boss to managers, Supervistor's to managers. Which makes it sometimes a toxic work environment when it feels like you're getting slaved away for basic pay.

Pros

Can meet cool people including managers, half price on select items?

Cons

Having to throw away perfectly fine food. Management, Busy and fast paced. Stressful
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genuinely don't work here

i have been messed around time and time again by this store, i have been told that i would have a permanent set roster after months of working here. they have COMPLETELY cut my shifts to one a week, despite being part time. i get it that i am older, and that child labour is cheaper, but it is beyond a joke when you are expected to be at their every beck and whim and to be in the store at less than a moment's notice.ive been called in for an 8hr+ shift on 30 minutes notice just to cover someone. but the MOMENT i ask to get a proper roster, it's crickets. it's not worth the mental, and physical pain of being rostered on fries for the first 6 months of your employment, just to then be messed around by poor management.

Pros

discounted food i guess

Cons

poor management and poorly done rosters
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2.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture
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