Compare Lowe's vs McDonald's BETA

See how working at Lowe's vs. McDonald's compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Lowe's vs. McDonald's. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Lowe's

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McDonald's

Employee Ratings

  • Lowe's scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • McDonald's scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 20113 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 35054 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Lowe's employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
3.2
McDonald's employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
3.0
McDonald's employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.1
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Lowe's Ceo Marvin Ellison
49%
49%Marvin Ellison
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
78%
78%Chris Kempczinski
McDonald's employees rated their CEO Approval 29% higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
% Recommend to a friend
62%
McDonald's employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
41%
Positive Business Outlook
46%
McDonald's employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

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Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member56 Salaries
€10/hr
Shift Manager13 Salaries
€12/hr
Crew Trainer7 Salaries
€10/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Lowe's.
  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Lowe's.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 1342 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 988 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 1973 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 1960 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 578 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 476 reviews)
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1085 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 728 reviews)
Featured Review
"ehh ok"4 Mar 2020

Former Employee - Customer Service Associate

I worked at Lowe's full-time for less than a year

Pros

you can work independently fairly without a boss breathing down your neck

Cons

no one does their job and everyone hides from customers, so if you care at all, you're doing the work of at least 3 people

Advice to Management

Don't disappear and then randomly show up and tell employees they are doing things wrong

"Grand job"14 Jun 2020

Former Employee - Mcdonalds Crew Member

I worked at McDonald's full-time

Pros

Very friendly management structure here

Cons

Didnt allow me to dance

Job Postings

McDonald's has 57,762 more recently posted open jobs than Lowe's.