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Interviews at McDonald's

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at McDonald's.

Interview experience

Based on 5,317 interviews
Average

Interview difficulty

Based on 5,251 interviews
Easy

Interview process length

Based on 4,152 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at McDonald's

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 5.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 3.

Interview process length
About a day or two
42%
About a week
36%
About two weeks
15%
About a month
4%
More than one month
3%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
65%
Phone call/screening
21%
Group interview
16%
Problem solving exercises
11%
Other
11%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
3%
They have no interview
2%
Drug test
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at McDonald's

  • Poor recruiting process. Got the interview basically straight away. Then 3 weeks after had welcome meeting being told they’d contact me in 2 days for first shift date. 6 weeks later still not heard no…
    Shared on 5 March 2019
  • - They ask you questions about where you have previously worked and what you are currently doing in terms of education and the skills you have- They ask you to write down your availability - They wi…
    Shared on 5 September 2018 - Crew member - Birmingham, West Midlands
  • The interview was short and simple. I felt like they would just hire anyone. They didn’t seem interested in proof of GCSE or how well I could work.
    Shared on 14 August 2018 - Team Member - Ferndown
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Interview questions at McDonald's

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • If I was able to cope with a fast food production
    Shared on 4 November 2021 - Cook - Bow, Greater London
  • Asked about how I’d get to work and availability and asked if I had eligibility to work documents.Then asked me 10 questions off a sheet..what does respect mean to you?.how would you show respect i…
    Shared on 29 June 2021
  • Why McDonald's?Tell me about yourself.What is respect in the workplace?What's more important, fast service or friendly service?Is personal appearance important?Tell me about a difficult situation…
    Shared on 25 November 2019

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Interview tips at McDonald's

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)41%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)21%
  • They didn’t have a dress code18%
  • Formal (business suit)16%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)4%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at McDonald's

  • Don't try and get promoted unless you have the time to do the extensive amount of extra work off the clock. Whatever you do, stay off fries worst job.
    Shared on 14 May 2022 - Crew - Bolton, Greater Manchester
  • be yourself
    Shared on 9 May 2022 - SHIFT MANAGER - Bedford
  • Manners and respect is all you need
    Shared on 6 May 2022 - Crew Member - Maldon, Essex

The first interview at McDonald's

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed41%
  • Other18%
  • Other online job site17%
  • Employee referral9%
  • Recruiter contacted me4%

How candidates received their first interview at McDonald's

  • I had a friend who already worked there so get an interview was easy.
    Shared on 13 May 2022 - TEAM MEMBER - Stoke-on-Trent
  • Applying online
    Shared on 4 May 2022 - Crew Member - Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • applied online
    Shared on 26 April 2022 - Customer Care - Oldham, Greater Manchester
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