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Interviews at McDonald's

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at McDonald's.

Interview experience

Based on 419 interviews
Average

Interview difficulty

Based on 419 interviews
Easy

Interview process length

Based on 410 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at McDonald's

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 3.

Interview process length
About a day or two
49%
About a week
35%
About two weeks
10%
About a month
4%
More than one month
2%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
67%
Phone call/screening
18%
Other
12%
Problem solving exercises
11%
Written test
9%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
3%
Take-home/sample work
2%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at McDonald's

  • Discuss whats expected of a potential employee and find your strengths and weaknesses
    Shared on 7 November 2019
  • We prefer giving people work to do more than spending time on talking. Essentials only
    Shared on 17 January 2019 - Mid Shift Manager - Grad Zagreb
  • The interview process is very well going. You fill out several questions on a sheet and then the manager comes in and has a chat with you. He/she makes you feel very welcome.
    Shared on 2 January 2019 - Counter Hand - South Dublin, County Dublin
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Interview questions at McDonald's

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • What do you know about McDonald's?Can you do flexible hours?Would you work on all stations?My interests and hobbies?Can you work under the pressure?Would you follow instructions and procedures?H…
    Shared on 7 November 2019
  • Previous experience in team based activities or work.Your 1, 3 and 5 year plans.Your flexibility in terms of working hours.
    Shared on 29 May 2019 - Shift Manager - Dublin
  • Did you ever work in a restaurant?What do you know about McDonald's?Can you do flexible hours?Would you work on all stations?Can you work under the pressure?Would you follow instructions and proc…
    Shared on 28 March 2018 - Barista / Waitress /Cashier - Dublin

Interview tips at McDonald's

Dress code for the interview
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)34%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)33%
  • They didn’t have a dress code22%
  • Formal (business suit)6%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)5%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at McDonald's

  • They look for bubbly personalities, smart-casual outfit at the interview and someone who has done some background research of the company
    Shared on 18 January 2021 - Cashier/Cook/Cleaner - Lucan, County Dublin
  • Just be yourself and be honest
    Shared on 25 February 2020 - Crew Member - connetict
  • Be strong worker and punctual
    Shared on 18 October 2019 - Crew member - Dublin

The first interview at McDonald's

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed30%
  • Other online job site15%
  • Employee referral15%
  • Other15%
  • Paper application8%

How candidates received their first interview at McDonald's

  • Apply online
    Shared on 19 January 2022 - Shift Manager - Naas, County Kildare
  • By calling the number on the website and enquiring about open positions.
    Shared on 13 September 2021 - Crew Member - Newbridge, County Kildare
  • I handed my CV over the counter to a shift manager that was on that day.
    Shared on 19 June 2021 - Staff Member - Cork, County Cork
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