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Stressful, overworked

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if you just mentally checkout at the start of the shift youll get by fine. managers can be good or terrible, it really depends. high turnover rate so coworkers will change every few months
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Not paid enough for how demanding it is

Good job, free lunch at your break, friendly atmosphere. Fair progression opportunities. Tiring work though, and considering it is a multinational company, minimum wage is quite low for the amount of work you do.

Pros

Free lunch, they are flexible with you

Cons

Tiring work for low pay, disorganised at times
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Great first job

It is a great first job to have while studying in college. I worked only on weekends when I did not have classes. There will be rush hours with long queues but there will also be quiet times with almost no clients.

Pros

Free lunch

Cons

Minimum pay, rude customers
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Busy

The management need work and they need to deal with disciplining people who are constantly in arguments with other staff and customers and not make them manager Instead

Pros

Free lunch, guaranteed break

Cons

Stressful
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Enjoyable experience

Enjoyable experience as a college job at the time. Good investment by management into their staff and rewarded where due. Plenty of possibility to progress

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

None
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Fast paced

It’s a good job for young people and students, the staff were mostly friendly . Management was okay, not paid enough for the amount of work you’re expected to do, very fast paced and stressful job but at times enjoyable especially when the customers and management recognised the hard work.

Pros

Free lunch, friendly staff

Cons

Rude customers, minimum pay
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Fast Paced But Enjoyable

Working here was fast paced and a bit stressful at times but for the most part it was good fun. Everyone has an equal chance of advancing to higher roles. Your colleagues also play a big part while working. Once everyone plays their part, the work is a breeze. Morning shifts are usually quiet hectic but the closing shifts are way more relaxed. I would recommend working here.

Pros

Free Lunch, Employee Discount Card

Cons

Can be stressful, Customers can be rude
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The coworkers even the managers are always in a bad mood because of the stress. You have to deal with the customers, stress and coworkers.

Pros. Food allowance, flexible schedule and discount in every McDonald's around DublinCons. Too stressful for a low payment.Coworkers and managers always in a bad mood
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Fun workplace

Good craic all the same. Wages are minimum the social life/ work life is decent depending on where your job is. Management are nice once you do your job right.
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Heart Breaking and soul crushing

The customers will appear in your nightmares abusing and berating you while management will also appear asking you to work overtime and turn your 8 hour shift into a 10 hour and then a 12 hour and then a 16 hour. Do mot work here it will break you.
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Fast paced stressful with bad pay

minimum wage unpaid breaks awkward and unsocial hours your schedule is released the day before your next week employers are rude to staff customers are rude

Pros

Free lunches fun staff

Cons

Everything else
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Good place to work when not busy

I enjoy working there all the staff are friends cus we're all just young people working minimum wage job can be stressful when bust and customers cam be really rude sometimes mostly it's the people working there that help get through a tough day the management is hit or miss with some managers being fine and nice to work for others can be overly bossy a variety of different jobs to do keep the day for being too tedious and nothing is too physically demanding overall a good place to work
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Friendly people and good work

Really friendly staff, depending on what hours you work could be really busy or slow, nice and enjoyable to walk into and I don’t end up feeling too tired after. Some people can make or break the shift

Pros

Free lunches Nice staff
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Crew member mcdonalds

Nobody cares about you, mad early starts or really late night finishing, get shouted at for being too slow and threatened with training slips. Could get your break an hour after you coming in

Pros

Free lunch, see schedule 2 weeks in advance
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Stressful

The crew are usually nice and people are friendly however the expectations from the managment is unrealistic.Having said that some managers were lovely and always willing to help however others not so much.It really depends who you are working with on that specific day and what managers are on shift.It’s a good starting job but the environment can be toxic and stressful and job itself can be unrewarding.

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

toxic environment
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Professional Artmosphere and People Centered

The place is nice. I made a lot of good friends and I'm wasn't stressed. The reason I left isn't farfetched, I had to be a major key player than being in the bench. The work place is Neat, no stench.
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Temporary Job

Minimum wage, to be honest exactly what you expect McDonald's to be. Trained on each station. Busy times and empty times. Go home feeling greasy. Half of time is cleaning.

Pros

Free lunch

Cons

Late and early shifts, going home feeling greasy
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It’s nice experience with international people

I was very happy to work such a big company and busy fast food preparation. It’s a lot of fun and tried at the same time. You have to work very fast. Your time go so fast that you don’t no even time. All day with music, timers sound and order sound. The bad thing is waste a lot of food.
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A job for night owls

Job is decent? Like it's easy enough for the pay and you get free lunch but you could have the weirdest hours. Could be on till 1/2am one night then back in for 12pm the next day. Some customers are unbearable. Say they're flexible but they make you set yourself to fully available? 48 hours? I have worked 11 days in a row just to get 2 days off.Would be better if the scheduling was better.

Pros

Free lunch and employee discount.

Cons

Weird hours, customers
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Strong culture of harassment/assault

Worked as a crew member for almost a year and was disgusted at the behaviour of other crew & managers.Multiple complaints were put in and nothing gets done.
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Nice people but stressful

a stressful place to work, most managers go on a power trip, even the crew trainers think they own the place. hours are also ridiculous some of the time
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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
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