Compare McDonald's vs Lidl BETA

See how working at McDonald's vs. Lidl 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 McDonald's vs. Lidl. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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McDonald's

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Lidl

Employee Ratings

  • McDonald's scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Lidl scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 35683 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 3114 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Lidl employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
McDonald's employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Lidl employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
79%
79%Chris Kempczinski
McDonald's employees rated their CEO Approval 14% higher than Lidl employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Lidl Ceo Ignazio Paterno
65%
65%Ignazio Paterno
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
62%
McDonald's employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than Lidl employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
57%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
46%
Positive Business Outlook
53%
Lidl employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

McDonald's has 41 more total submitted salaries than Lidl.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member56 Salaries
€10/hr
Customer Care Assistant3 Salaries
€9/hr
Shift Manager13 Salaries
€12/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Deputy Store Manager31 Salaries
€40,079/yr
Customer Assistant22 Salaries
€12/hr
Deputy Manager5 Salaries
€41,692/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Lidl.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Lidl.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 2001 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 1993 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 256 reviews)
"Gutes gehalt"(in 70 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1097 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 734 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 175 reviews)
"De travail"(in 74 reviews)
Featured Review
"McDonald's"6 Aug 2020

Current Employee - Shift Manager

I have been working at McDonald's full-time for more than a year

Pros

fast paced, great team, good hours

Cons

Low wages, can be stressful

Current Employee - Customer Assistant

I have been working at Lidl full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great teams to work with and work is varied and enjoyable. Unsociable hours bonus and Sunday/Bank Hol bonus

Cons

Stores vary - some larger stores have less work to be completed as there are more staff. whereas smaller stores have less staff and more work and more variety.

Job Postings

McDonald's has 29,909 more recently posted open jobs than Lidl.