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Interviews at McDonald's

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at McDonald's.
Interview experience
Based on 4,518 interviews
Interview difficulty
Based on 4,514 interviews
Interview process length
Based on 4,394 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 6.

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
About a week
About two weeks
About a month
More than one month
Most reported steps
On-site interview
Group interview
Problem solving exercises
Phone call/screening
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
They have no interview
Drug test

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

Interview questions at McDonald's

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • 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
  • I was interviewed by lovely management at McDonald's and all staff were friendly. A lengthy interview (must of been me) but lovely overall.I find out in no more than a weeks time.All interviews are …
    Shared on 27 October 2019
  • My name followed up by when I can work.
    Shared on 12 October 2019

Interview tips at McDonald's

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)45%
  • Formal (business suit)22%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)16%
  • They didn’t have a dress code13%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)4%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at McDonald's

  • Stay calm and don't panic. It's simple and easy.
    Shared on 13 May 2019 - Sales Assistant - Dartford, Kent
  • Wear the correct shoes for woking in a kitchen (flat soles with a good tread)
    Shared on 7 December 2018 - Crew Member - Full Time - Flintshire
  • -Know who you're working for: do your research!-Dress appropriately, respect the interview requirements-Show up on time
    Shared on 1 December 2018 - Customer Experience Leader - Croydon, UK

The first interview at McDonald's

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed33%
  • Other online job site20%
  • Other17%
  • Employee referral11%
  • Walk-In6%

How candidates received their first interview at McDonald's

  • Through Indeed.
    Shared on 12 January 2021
  • I applied online and got an email saying they would like to have an interview with me and gave me a choice of dates to choose from.
    Shared on 17 June 2019 - McDonalds Crew Member - Eastbourne, East Sussex
  • I have come to McDonald and ask about job slots, and then head manager took me on interview.
    Shared on 14 February 2019 - Crew Member - Pila