Hunter Jr High (Former Employee), west valley city utah – December 10, 2013
I want a job that helps people like customer service or cashiering cause I like doing sales pitches and saving people money. I also like telling people how to go about tasks I like to be organized and know where stuff is I like to finish tasks in a timely matter McDonalds was about speed and customer satisfaction above all I like working with teams – more... or alone as long as the job gets done – less
Crew Trainer (Former Employee), Dover, DE – December 10, 2013
Pros: busy, free lunches, good co-workers, good management, and great selection of shifts and hours.
Cons: healthcare plans.
A typical day at work is serving customers and making sure every customer served gets full satisfaction along with maintaining general cleanliness of the store. Basically doing whatever it takes to get the job done effective and efficiently. I learned to stay calm in high paced and busy environments as well as how to work many different areas at once – more... and how to work flexible hours. Management always did their best to make sure i got a sufficient amount of hours and make sure that i was always comfortable in the work environment. I worked with a diverse group of co-workers however everyone worked as a team at the task at hand and everyone was responsible, kind, and respectful. The hardest part of the job was if a co-worker called out then i had to pick up their slack and complete their work as well as my own work. The most enjoyable part of the job was that it was always busy so my work days never dragged along it was always something to do or get done by the end of my shift. – less
Crew Trainer (Former Employee), Saint Pauls, NC – December 10, 2013
Pros: cheap rooms
Ÿ Greeting, registered an assigned rooms to guest Ÿ issue room key and escort instructions to bell hop Ÿ offered information pertaining to available services and facilities of hotel, points of interest and entertainment attractions Ÿ explained features of room, such as operations of radio, television, telephone and night-lock Ÿ kept records of call – more... for service Ÿ develop an understanding of hotel lodging property procedures an chain of administrative command Ÿ increase property revenue by yield management control reservation – less
A good place to work at in your teen years for pocket money
Crew Member (Former Employee), Modesto, CA – December 10, 2013
Pros: the smell of food all day
Cons: no free or even discounted food
On a usual day you would clock in and get with your manager. They will usually have you either cleaning or preparing food for a while and then alternate between the 2 until you're off. I learned that actual working fast food isn't as bad as rumors suggest. Management is strict! The hardest part of the day is remembering how to prepare all the menu items – more... while working the cash register and dealing with disgruntled customers, but typically your coworkers are pretty cool. Closing the store is the most enjoyable part of the day – less
I loved working with my fellow co-workers and the customers made it fun to work everyday.
Cashier (Former Employee), Yuba City, CA – December 10, 2013
Pros: meet great people.
Cons: short breaks, unorganized management
The management at the McDonalds I worked at was too laid back for me. Some of the managers would just walk around and gossip while other employees' were picking up the extra work that they were brushing off to the side. After being laid off, I heard the news that many of the managers were being transferred to other locations, which I think was the best – more... thing to do. Other than that, I would enjoy myself at work. The holidays were rough, but I did my best and received a shirt :) – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Rapid City, SD – December 10, 2013
Pros: make new friends
Cons: short breaks
Do what you are told to do, listen to your managers, take lots of mental notes. I learned that not all managers treat all employees fairly, some managers tend to treat others better that they like or have worked with for a while. They let some employees have longer breaks and smokers at McDonalds got to go out whenever they felt that they needed a smoke – more... break. A lot of my old co-workers were nice, but there were some co-workers that seemed just stuck up. They had this sense that they had higher power such as a manager and would give different orders than what the manager have gave. I had broke my hand and only got one week off, I had a hard time trying to keep up with my work I was told to do. I was forced to use my broke hand inside of a cast to do some of the work even if I had a doctors note not to do a lot of the things I was told to do. Most enjoyable part of the job had to be meeting grandparents everyday, there would be some grandparents who came in everyday for breakfast and lunch. They would tell us their names and normally get the same thing. I loved to meet new people at that job. – less
Crew Member (Former Employee), Richmond, VA – December 10, 2013
Pros: free drinks
Cons: short breaks
I clocked in at 5:00am every morning until 11:30pm sometimes later. Work was fun whenever I stayed busy, I didn't really like it when we got slow throughout the day but it gave me time to clean up and make sure the store was always in good condition. It was a good environment and interacting with different people everyday was a great experience. Usually – more... it was about three managers on shift and I respected everyone who was above me, I just didn't appreciate the way the managers handle certain employees and how lightly they took their job. I loved my work though. – less
Cashier/Crew Member (Former Employee), Beloit, WI – December 10, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: short breaks
helping and caring for custmors. loved taking orders and cleaning facilty.my co-worker were frindly to work with the managers also. the hardest part of the job is trying to take order whens it rush hour. the most enjoyable part of my job was coming to work helping others.
Employee (Former Employee), Spring Branch, TX – December 10, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: management could use some work
McDonald's is a place to start off for a first job to learn many things needed in future employment. A typical day at work was 8 hour shift working front end to kitchen and back drive, I learned all of the basic positions and learned how to maintain the frappe, fryer, and ice cream machines in store, received trucks of product in the a.m. the most enjoyable – more... part of the job was learning all of the positions I could so I could keep the work going anywhere when needed. – less