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Cashier

November 2017 • Bakersfield, CA

What I liked

I love the flexibility with my school schedule and the great customers.

What I wish was different

I would love to see more enthusiasm towards guests. Create more of a “personal bond” I would like to see employees like myself to ask, “How’s your day going?” It really makes a difference in the attitude customers give you and may even make their day better.

Advice

Just make sure to keep up and you will do great!
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Team member

June - August 2018 • Tucson, AZ

What I liked

Working the register was easy and customers were understanding if I was slow

What I wish was different

My managers not being so rude

Advice

Be prepared for anything to happen.
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Crew Trainer

November 2015 - August 2018 • Spring Lake, NC

What I liked

Flexible hours to work around classes.

What I wish was different

I wish pay was much higher.

Advice

Even though it seems like this job doesn't have much to offer try your best to squeeze what you can out of it or you'll just be wasting your time.
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Crew Trainer

May 2015 - August 2018 • Rathdrum, ID

What I liked

The people I worked with, and my hours.

What I wish was different

They wouldn't promote me or give me a proper raise, even though I had the experience and drive, because I became only summer available.

Advice

Be patient with customers and ask your managers questions.
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Crew Trainer

April 2016 - August 2018 • Henrietta, NY

What I liked

Great people to work with.

What I wish was different

Taking more time for myself and not worrying about work.

Advice

Work hard, but be able to take time for yourself.
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Crew member

May 2017 • Ontario, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed the people I worked with and the customers I would come across from time to time. I learn a lot during my interactions with the many people I came across.

What I wish was different

I wish we had better working conditions. The job was very demanding especially since we were always deficient on something (i.e. ice cream machine was always broken, A/C would break down over the summer).

Advice

McDonald’s is enjoyable as a starter job! I learned so much for it being my first job. I definitely learned a lot about customer service and understood the workings of a fast-food restaurant, I definitely have a lot more respect for people who work in the food industry.
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Host

May 2018 • Pierre, SD

What I liked

I loved my coworkers, a better group you will not find. Willing and able to help with college tuition.

What I wish was different

Wish summer was not as hot as it is.

Advice

Never be late or absent from your job.
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Associate

May - July 2018 • Gulf Shores, AL

What I liked

Honestly, I was not expecting to work here for the summer, but I absolutely loved it. The people I worked with were so caring and fun. It was also one of the busiest Mcdonald's in the country so I learned so much about working hard and being as efficient as possible. I was able to learn pretty much every possible job in the store and generally enjoyed working with the customers.

What I wish was different

Obviously, working in the food services industry isn't always pleasant. Some people would be mean but ultimately, that just helped me grow thicker skin and learn how to handle difficult people.

Advice

The biggest thing I learned from this job is that your attitude will make or break your experience. If you go in, expecting your day to be terrible, and complain about everything, you're going to have a bad day and you're going to make it worse for your team. But if you go in with energy, a good sense of humor, and willing to work, it helps your day go by faster and makes a big impact on your team.
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Crew Trainer/translator

May 2018 • Lake St. Louis, MO

What I liked

I got to use my Spanish to help my Hispanic coworkers talk to my manager

What I wish was different

I wish I could spend more time just talking in Spanish; it’s a lot of fun!

Advice

Open your mind and be optimistic
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Cashier

November 2017 • Cazenovia, NY

What I liked

Connection with people and earning my money

What I wish was different

The multiple long shifts in a row

Advice

You need lots of patience for customer service
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Manager

January 2015 - August 2018 • Warsaw, IN

What I liked

It was generally a great work environment. There was always something to do so it never got boring, you got to interact with customers everyday, and running a McDonalds requires a pretty large staff so you go to be apart of a big team.

What I wish was different

The location that I worked at had a hard time retaining employees. Because of this we were often extremely short-staffed which made it harder to work efficiently and timely. This also led to a lot of stress and anxiety among the entire staff. It would have been nice to work with a fully-staffed team.

Advice

Take the job seriously. When I first started began this job I didn't take it too seriously. But the longer I worked there the more I saw there were actually a lot of opportunities for advancement in the company, therefore I became more serious about the job. Consequently, I began to move up rather quickly and with it came more responsibilities and raises.
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Cashier

August 2017 • Ayden, NC

What I liked

Coworkers, flexible hours

What I wish was different

Pay was not the best, company was always worried about people getting too many hours

Advice

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Assistant Manager

March 2014 • Black River Falls, WI

What I liked

I liked learning how to guide others on their career paths and being in charge of the hiring and interviewing processes.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Make sure you have time management and dedication.
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Crew member

May 2017 - September 2018 • Clearview, WA

What I liked

Some coworkers

What I wish was different

Better upper management and stricter penalties. “Slight” cases of nepotism

Advice

Good to start with but never stick with
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Mcdonald's Crew Member

May 2017 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

Work hours, flexible schedule and benefits

What I wish was different

Advice

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crew trainer

June 2015 • Fort Wayne, IN

What I liked

very flexible with schooling

What I wish was different

Advice

very good and easy for someone looking for a summer job
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Crew Member

February 2017 - August 2018 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

The work was near school. Was able to work among others that were my age and going to the same university.

What I wish was different

I wish could have been hired as part of the tech department.

Advice

It is a very fast paced work place. A lot to deal with customer service even if you are working in the back flipping burgers. You must lean to share a smile even with the coworkers to help yourself and others to get through your hours.
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Crew

October 2017 • Hays, KS

What I liked

The work environment.

What I wish was different

Training of crew.

Advice

N/A
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crew

May - August 2018 • Pueblo, CO

What I liked

co-workers

What I wish was different

the managers actually cared

Advice

get actual work shoes
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Crew

June 2017 • Waterville, OH

What I liked

I really enjoyed all of the employees I worked with!

What I wish was different

I wish the store that I worked at was a lot more organzied.

Advice

My advice would be to actually work in food service so you are able to see how everything runs at that level. It will give you a new appreciation of the workers at fast food restaurants.
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