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Hard work but decent managers

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The work is hard but rarely stressful . Managers will usually take your side if a customer is being unreasonable.Breaks aren’t paid but you do get a food allowance .Perfect for a college student who needs flexibility as they are for the main part due to their large workers base.Pay varies from store to store so make sure you look into this before applying .Its a job with varied responsibilities which is great for training .Best of luck
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I’m on anti depression medication

They brought in more inexperienced staff when we just needed more good, experienced staff. I felt guilt tripped in taking more hours and over praised into staying

Pros

free lunch under a tenner

Cons

customer called me a slur. I’m autistic, do the maths.
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You make a lot of new friends, great starting job, but not a stable job, at least for me

You make a lot of friends, as many people come and go. There are many stations so you don't really get bored, my managers were very chill and good at their job

Pros

Free lunch, but very limited in my opinion

Cons

Shifts are very random, hours could be cut which lead to an unlivable wage
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Productive and fun work environment

Overall it was a great place to work, made great friends there. You will do well if you're a hard worker and a team worker, but will bring the team down as a whole if you're not . Good training involved for a first time job. Hours can be unpredictable and not the best if your a student.

Pros

Free lunches, transportation, employee discount, friendly staff

Cons

Long hours, high staff turnover
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Busy workplace

Good first job, can take extra shifts if wanted, one free meal every shift, employees discounts on selected meals, extra bank holiday and Sunday pay.
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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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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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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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Customer service

Good job for start life. Nice people and you do everything there. Make food, cleaner, customer service, cash, prepare orders… everything. If you full time you receive good hours
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Stressful

Can be stressful but it’s good cos you get a staff discount but onky on certain products. Hours are good and so is the pay. Management are good and fun to work with
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I had a decent experience with McDonald’s in county Donegal.

Fast paced environment. Everyone was happy. Lots of helpful staff. Good pay and the manager was sound enough to all the employees. Not a long term job. Hours can vary
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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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Teamwork is fundamental

As long as everyone was on the same boat everything work smoothly.All and all, it was always a matter of 1 or 2 straight cats not pulling themselfes, being just crew or even managment.

Pros

Free lunch, flexible shifts.

Cons

Generics hospitality industry issues.
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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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Na

Loved it great experience.Nice people. Not much more to say.Good location pay is reasonable. Free burgers and cups and drinks Good pay for work completed.
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fast paced

very fast paced but cant complain other than that. Free lunch is a bonus but could have better pay. Managers were sound enough. overall it was okay between jobs.
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Mcdonalds

Not paid fairly for the amount of work that is done managers expect too much from one person it's impossible you are expected to drop everything your doing and put the company first and several hours without breaks
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Constant work

Breaks always given on time, however bad pay for under 18s (€9 an hour compared to €11 for over 18s). Bad hours at the start (mainly 12-8 / 1-9), and can be working late (until 11-12 pm).
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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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