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allight not too bad hi. you're on your feet a lot but you get free food and you can have the craic . manager could be awkward but generally fair. ***
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Good place to work when young

I worked at mcdonalds for a good while, It gets bery stressful very quickly but its not all bad apart from obvious Rush hours its pretty calm and not too hard


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constantly micromanage and good luck getting a break at any given time strict with time off requests and you will get constant abuse from customers fine starter job
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Nice place to work

It can be stressful sometimes but it’s really relaxed job. They recognise the efforts of the workers. It’s a great place to start to work. Most of the costumers are really good. And they give the full hours. The breaks are 30 min and 15 min no paid.
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McDonald's what do you expected

It's what you think, minimum wage, lot of work and angry customer but you will have a good time and the higher up are nice. Good first job or temp job.
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Good workplace

Easy going environment. Fair pay. Get days and holidays off that u ask for. Nice managers and colleagues. Would recommend for a first time job as it’s easy to get the hang of.
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Fast-paced environment.

The workspace was very quick. Shifts could be long but there were opportunities to change stations which helped. Other crew members were always there to help while you were trained in.


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Long Hours
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felt like highschool

felt like a high school movie with how much gossip and bitchiness there was there. managers are horrible too but you’re given wanted hours and holidays
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Ok job for minimum wage

It is a Minimum wage job, there is alot of weekends & late night shifts required but you are made aware of this before committing to the job. It is what you would expect
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Toxic environment

I worked here for an extended period of time. Managers were arrogant , dysfunctional, lazy , rude and apathetic. General management was also unprofessional and unfriendly and issues were never dealt with properly. Scheduling was poor and employees were often asked to do more than they were getting paid for. Free meals was a plus. Not trained properly and tasks are repetitive and not given chances to do other things


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Bad management
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first job

just a first job, young age, not great pay, around easter time, cashier work andkitchen work and cleaning work, can apply easy for this job and then interview
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i loved and it was fun

my typical day was alwways fun and i made a lot of friends. the work was hard and the food is not great honestly. good management i suppose and ok pay.


free lunches


long hrs
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Not the worst place.

It’s minimum wage for a job at McDonald’s. It’s fast paced and detail oriented. During school short staffed 8. Standing jobs 8 hours a day. It’s fine for a first time job or part-time. If you know McDonalds it’s probably what you expect
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Fun workplace

High stress and Pretty demanding but very easy job to get into great for students who are currently in college who need a job with their current degree
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Good fun amazing atmosphere and work collegue good hours free meal employee discounts great for students or people doing gap year good for first jobs
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Good job

Good pay, flexible hoursStaff are all freindly and hors can be adjusted to suit the employees needs, only downside is managers not posting schedule until later in week
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Chronically understaffed

Some staff are lovely which makes it bearable, but McDonalds is chronically understaffed, staff are paid the barest legal minimum and expected to work 40-50 hour weeks after signing part time contracts for 20 hours, with zero support from management.
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Very accommodating to a work/life balance

I worked there for a short time. From interview to leaving I found Management and staff very helpful and friendly. I worked in an extremely busy restaurant and felt the breaks could be a little longer. The staff room is very small and if busy there is no where to go to sit and have lunch etc. I feel McDonalds are losing out on nott having more older more mature workers employed.


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Hourly rate of pay for the type of work
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Job for you young people.

It’s job for very you young people without any experience. Most of the time I was stressed. Many times we didn’t have enough staff on shift. There is No benefits. Just free meal.
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was very labour intensive

alot of work for minimum salary.. reason is of the area it is in.. alot of rush hours. apart from this, the managers and employees were very kind. I'd still recommend.
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Enjoyable place to work

This McDonald’s had amazing staff and everyone was very kind and welcoming all staff were willing to teach you something new whenever you were in need of help.


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Minimum wage for under 18 is horrible
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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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