As expected, McDonald’s hiring process can be a little more over the top than that of other companies. Why? Simple, the company receives countless applications worldwide for a variety of positions. Below we describe the complete process.
You can submit applications for open positions via online or in-person. Usually, in-person applications are only for in-store jobs. However, make sure you have enough time to complete it, as both online and offline applications take between 1-2 hours to complete.
The form is simple but thorough! You will be asked to fill out basic contact information, work history, availability, educational background, and so on. Additionally, you must complete a legal form stating that you are over the age of 18 and that you are authorized to work in the U.S legally.
After HR has successfully revised your application, you will be requested to respond to what the company calls a ‘Personality Questionnaire.’
This test is pretty much standard and examines personal characteristics to determine whether or not you are the right fit for the environment found at McDonald’s. Generally, the assessment includes only 64 questions and should not take more than 30 minutes to finish.
Like any other personality, there are no definitive answers, thus do not worry too much about your responses. Moreover, you will only have four available answers: Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree.
Oddly enough, McDonald’s conducts most interviews via phone. Nonetheless, they are other different formats, including group interviews, panel interviews, and one-on-one interviews. Whatever the case might be, these meetings are usually completed within an hour.
The process is very smooth, and you should not expect anything out of the ordinary. Questions include:
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- Why do you want to work with us?
- Tell me about your previous jobs. What did you like/dislike?
- Have you ever worked in the fast-food business before?
- Do you have any questions regarding the job post?
After completing all the steps mentioned above, you will be asked to attend an orientation/trainee program before starting the job.
The company’s orientation day is usually a great way to connect with future colleagues and learn more about the company’s culture. Often, it includes group activities and situational based assessments. These tests evaluate your interactions and communicational skills. Moreover, the day will also include a video portion with the history of the company, the corporate culture, norms and regulations, and job-specific information.
Last but not least, you might also be required to meet with a manager for an additional 30-minute in-person interview. This meeting will focus on job-specific questions and motivational questions.
Candidates do not usually get job offers right away. Thus, you will have to wait a few days after completing the final steps to receive an official response. Time varies based on the number and quality of applicants. Overall, the process may take anywhere from a day to two weeks.
|Entry Level Manager||$33,000-$38,000|
Open position 4,000+
Number of employees: more than 240,000
Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois, United States