Compare McDonald's vs Starbucks BETA

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

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Starbucks

Employee Ratings

  • McDonald's scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • Starbucks scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % 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)
3.5
(based on 35503 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 26950 reviews)
Starbucks employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Starbucks employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.0 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.6
Starbucks employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
4.0
Starbucks employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
79%
79%Chris Kempczinski
McDonald's employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Starbucks employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Starbucks Ceo Kevin Johnson
76%
76%Kevin Johnson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
62%
% Recommend to a friend
76%
Starbucks employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 14% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
46%
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Starbucks employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

McDonald's has 213 more total submitted salaries than Starbucks.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member56 Salaries
€10/hr
Shift Manager13 Salaries
€12/hr
Customer Care Assistant3 Salaries
€9/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Barista10 Salaries
€10/hr
Shift Supervisor10 Salaries
€10/hr
Customer Service Manager1 Salaries
€24,357/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at McDonald's.
  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Starbucks.
  • McDonald's had 441 more reviews than Starbucks that mentioned "Rude customers" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 1992 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 1983 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 3011 reviews)
"Free coffee"(in 2815 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1093 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 731 reviews)
Cons
"Fast paced"(in 716 reviews)
"Rude customers"(in 652 reviews)
Featured Review
"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

"Excellent"21 Jul 2020

Former Employee - Barista

I worked at Starbucks part-time for less than a year

Pros

Free drinks, fast paced, friendly customers

Cons

can be monotonous at times

Job Postings

McDonald's has 42,196 more recently posted open jobs than Starbucks.