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It's a good place for a single person or someone working part timeMost shifts are late night shiftsDifficult to balance family lifePhone calls on day off to ask if you could come in to workDifficult to make plansDifferent shift managersCan be ok stressful at times as it can get busy with drive through Overall ok if single or no family commitments
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Good first job

Very good for first/part-time job. Great promotional opportunities as all managers are promoted with in the restaurant and start as crew. Very good training for promotions, get first aid training every two years.
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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

Great finish at the end of the month old and the first one is a bit more than I expected to get it done but I have to go to the shop to get the money back from the bank
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Very stressful

Mangement was absolutely awful they are so disrespectful, crazy long hours , working in heat with no ac if you like to be shouted at by customers be my guest as you can never keep the customers at McDonald’s happy or the delivery drivers
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Fun workplace

Favourite part about working here was the people, they made the shift fly by. It was very stressful at times and the management can be a bit iffy, we were very understaffed so you would be on multiple stations at once with. One manager in particular was absolutely useless, would never help during a rush, they would just hide away in the office and come out when it died down

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

Unpredictable shifts
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Dont be smarter then your store manager

Managment is bad.Crew Trainers are not trained.You upset the wrong person and your life there will be hard.Pay is okay for a student but not for someone that needs hours,
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Lavoro ripetitivo ma ben retribuito

Il lavoro in se non è particolarmente stimolante anche se è ben retribuito e ci sono molte possibilità di progressione di carriera.
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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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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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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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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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Not great

Not great work life balance, used to be an enjoyable place to work before the pandemic covid changed the workplace as I’m sure it has many of jobs it’s a shame
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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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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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Horrible hours

I told them I wanted to work part time due to college, so they stuck me on full time on the evening shift. I had to work until 1am, sometimes 2am on college nights. Honestly awful place to work as they clearly don't listen to their employees.

Cons

Long hours
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Fast paced and enjoyable

It can get very busy and stressful. However with good management can be very enjoyable. You get free lunch every day which is a bonus. But there is no work life balance and you could get called to come in on your days off a lot

Pros

Free lunch

Cons

No work lift balance
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Ok place to work

Was very fast pace, stressful, a lot of overtime, no ever saw any of the so called benefits such as employee of the month nor any recognition, pushing to get people to get customers to do food for thoughts, some lovely crew but management could of been better, could get very abusive customers with little support to deal with them, unhealthy work environment, shoes were the cheapest of cheapest so feet were in agony, felt as though there was one rule fr one person and another rule fr another, people pleased themselves, became tiring and unsociable hours, list could go on

Pros

Free lunch up to €10

Cons

Long hours and no social life and under paid
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