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 2 areas: Work-life balance and CEO Approval.
  • Starbucks scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, 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)
3.6
(based on 3733 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 41575 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
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
3.5
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.9
Starbucks employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Jacques Mignault
81%
81%Jacques Mignault
McDonald's employees rated their CEO Approval 11% higher than Starbucks employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Starbucks Ceo Kevin Johnson
70%
70%Kevin Johnson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
65%
% Recommend to a friend
73%
Starbucks employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
53%
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Starbucks employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

McDonald's has 2,719 more total submitted salaries than Starbucks.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member830 Salaries
CA$14/hr
Manager106 Salaries
CA$39,601/yr
Swing Manager98 Salaries
CA$15/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Barista989 Salaries
CA$15/hr
Shift Supervisor462 Salaries
CA$18/hr
Student29 Salaries
CA$15/hr

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 532 more reviews than Starbucks that mentioned "Rude customers" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 2526 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2396 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 3465 reviews)
"Free coffee"(in 3324 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1395 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 842 reviews)
Cons
"Fast paced"(in 954 reviews)
"Rude customers"(in 863 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Line Cook

I worked at McDonald's part-time for more than a year

Pros

Awesome team, was very lucky to work with a great crew. Hours were flexible

Cons

Pay could be more but it isn't bad for a student wage

Advice to Management

Keep it up!

"barista"Aug 17, 2021

Current Employee - Barista

I have been working at Starbucks part-time for more than a year

Pros

great experience if your manager is reasonable. fun environment flexible hours

Cons

fast paced a lot to learn requires great communication skills

Job Postings

McDonald's has 39,055 more recently posted open jobs than Starbucks.