McDonald's
3.5 out of 5 stars.
Write a review

McDonald's Employee Reviews

Review this company
Job Title
All
Location
New Zealand828 reviews

Ratings by category

3.4Work–Life Balance

Search reviews

Sort by

HelpfulnessRatingDate
Found 828 reviews matching the searchSee all 217,428 reviews

Understaffed

Indeed Featured review

The most useful review selected by Indeed
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
Was this review helpful?

Ok fun people to work with

Overall good company, global standards, but senior mgt need some work didn’t know what you would get each day. Not much of a work life balance as your phone goes off non stop

Pros

Co workers

Cons

Upper mgt
Was this review helpful?

sad and dingey

was not a good place to work. lovely team members and creepy managers. pay sucks and hours were very skeleton, giving you very little shifts so they gain more money out of cheating workers. maybe other locations, branches are great but not the one i worked for.

Pros

liked my team members

Cons

creepy managers. barely any hours to work, very little money.
Was this review helpful?

Productivity and Music Fun Working Place

McDonald’s I am loving 🥰 it. Working in McDonald’s is honorary and I am proud of it since they have fast food business development plan accordingly we need help.

Pros

Free lunch to staff please

Cons

8 hours shifts is good
Was this review helpful?

Fast paced stressful can be fun if you got a good team

Fast paced stressful can be fun if you got a good team and good manager otherwise this job is insanely stressful and hard make sure you negotiate hours so you dont over do urself
Was this review helpful?

Rate your recent company

Share your experience to help others

A good start but shouldn’t be permanent

I’ve been here for almost 2 years. It’s a good first job but you gotta be able to handle stress. I’m a CT/Barista & you will have to work with and serve the worst people in the entire planet. Sometimes it’s a good shift but do not stay here for the long run. Hustle & leave once you’re financially stable. BUT rostering is good. Flexible for teenagers.
Was this review helpful?

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.
Was this review helpful?

Fast Paced

Working here was fun and easy if you had good work mates. The job itself can be pretty overwhelming at first but if trained properly was easy enough. You got the hang of it the more shifts you worked and being able to communicate makes the work load flow much easier.

Pros

People

Cons

Can be stressful/overwhelming at times
Was this review helpful?

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
Was this review helpful?

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
Was this review helpful?

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.
Was this review helpful?

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.
Was this review helpful?

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
Was this review helpful?

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.
Was this review helpful?

super busy, hard workers only

never stops at this place and no time to slack off...keeps you on your toes. you must like people from all walks of life. sometimes you end up doing different jobs , as it pays to be flexible.
Was this review helpful?

Standard job!

Fast paced environment. Lots of training and easy to work your way up. Got enough hours which was good. Don’t really like the smell of McDonald’s anymore.
Was this review helpful?

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
Was this review helpful?

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
Was this review helpful?

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
Was this review helpful?

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
Was this review helpful?

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
Was this review helpful?

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at McDonald's. Our community is ready to answer.Ask a Question

Overall rating

Based on 217,428 reviews

Ratings by category

3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
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
  • Companies
  • McDonald's
  • Employee Reviews