Workplace Safety

One Goal. Across 14,000 locally owned restaurants.

We are putting safety first.
McDonald's independent owner-operators and corporate-owned restaurants are dedicated to helping protect customers, crew and communities.

We are reopening with care and thoughtfulness.
We will take a responsible and measured approach to reopening our dining rooms, guided by our new nationwide standards, direction from the CDC and state and local authorities.

We have 50 new procedures.
New measures that go well beyond providing masks and gloves are in place to help keep everyone safe.

We are committed and united.
McDonald's and our owner-operators share a commitment to moving forward responsibly, carefully and above all, safely

Why work in a McDonald's restaurant?

Working at a McDonald's restaurant is more than just a paycheck. It's an opportunity to build a successful future with the perks and flexibility of a side gig. McDonald’s restaurants offer a variety of career development opportunities, ranging from world-class training programs to high school completion courses to colleague tuition assistance. Check with your local restaurant to learn more about what may be available to you. Whether you choose to work for a corporately-owned restaurant or with an independent franchisee organization, you will be inspired by the spirit and creativity that have made McDonald’s one of the world’s most-recognized brands.

See what a day in the life is like from our crew members!

Restaurant Jobs

No matter your stage in life we have a job to fit your lifestyle.

Crew: On a McDonald’s restaurant crew, you’ll be a member of a tight-knit team, working together to prepare meals, take food orders, keep the restaurant clean, and bring smiles to customers’ faces with great service.

Crew Manager/Shift Manager/Store Manager: Managers are team leaders, working with the restaurant crew to ensure quality service, great food, and cleanliness. As a manager, you might keep team members on target to meet goals, plan for peak hours during shifts, and check in with customers to make sure everyone at your McDonald’s is happy and satisfied.

Most McDonald’s restaurants are operated by independent franchisees who are independent employers, and set their own employment policies and practices. Franchisees are the exclusive employer of their employees and as such are solely responsible for all employment related matters in their restaurants. McDonald's does not control the independent franchisees’ employment policies and practices and does not employ those working at franchised restaurants. McDonald’s and its franchisees are equal opportunity employers committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Benefits for Restaurant Jobs

Achieve your goals with a job that offers competitive benefits, flexible schedules, professional training in customer service and leadership, employee rewards and tuition assistance.

Build Your Future at McDonald’s

To date we have given out over $58 million dollars in tuition assistance and supported 38,500 restaurant workers. How can we help you create your future?

Employees at participating U.S. restaurants have the opportunity to:

- Earn a high school diploma**
- Receive $2,500 in upfront college tuition assistance
- Access free education and career advising services**
- Learn English as a second language

*Eligible after 90 days – or the equivalent of a summer job – and 15 hours a week
*** This benefit is extended to immediate family of eligible employees of participating restaurants

For more information about Archways for Opportunity please visit our website.

Our Partnership with AARP

By leaning into the fastest-growing segment of the workforce we are able to connect to a growing, yet underutilized, workforce through a first-of-its-kind collaboration in the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry with AARP and AARP Foundation. Through this partnership we aim to highlight that no matter what stage of working life a candidate can see themselves grow and thrive within McDonald’s, from a Crew Member to Manager.

Learn more at AARP or read more at McDonald's Newsroom

Corporate Careers

Join a team where your ideas will have impact at a global scale.

When you operate over 37,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries serving 70 million people each day, even small changes can make a big difference. We are committed to creating a workplace where employees are rewarded and recognized for their contribution, and supported by meaningful growth opportunities.

Whether you’re looking for your first job, advancement in your field, or a new career shift, we have a position that’s a fit for you.

You might mistake us for a tech company. Help keep McDonald’s on the leading edge of digital and continue serving 70 million global customers each day with a Technology career.

Join a team that’s connecting consumers to a globally recognizable brand through every day feel good moments.

Passionate about people?
Help craft the future McDonald’s team.

A company the size and scale of McDonald’s offers a ton of opportunities for financial and accounting experts.

Be a storyteller on our journey to build a better McDonald’s, and help people feel good about our food, our company and the impact we have on the world.

About McDonald's

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries and billions of customers served each year. As the global leader in the food service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us. Today, we are growing with velocity and are focused on modernizing our – more... 

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