The Reason Employees Can't Stand Working At McDonald's

McDonald's, without a doubt, is one of those names in the fast-food industry that everyone is familiar with. Whether you're a fan of the Big Mac or can't stop yourself from feasting on a plate of french fries from the brand, it's undeniable that there is plenty of nostalgia attached to the whole experience of eating at McDonald's. However, when it comes to working at the company, things aren't as straightforward as they may seem.

The job, like other gigs at fast-food outlets, requires you to be on your feet and pay attention to things like gathering ingredients together in order to ensure that they don't make a mistake with the order or they may end up upsetting their customers (via Mental Floss). Besides that, surprisingly, working at McDonald's can be a negative experience in general.

In fact, as it turns out, online testimonials aren't exactly positive and former employees have chimed in with their views on what it has been like for them to be a part of McDonald's. Curious? Intrigued? Here's everything you need to know about working at the fast-food chain.

The McDonald's working experience has raised some eyebrows

Past accusations and claims suggest that McDonald's does not always take care of its employees, who work long hours to keep things going as smoothly as possible. In 2013, the brand was called out for its budget worksheet that had some scary dollar figures, such as $20 for healthcare and $0 for heat (via Washington Post). Huh? McDonald's also made the mistake of believing that many of its employees were balancing other roles and jobs, which may or may not be the case.

A Redditor asked McDonald's employees to mention what's the toughest thing about their jobs. A commentator wrote, "Understaffing and having to do the job of three or even more crew members without any recognition. Close shifts can get really bad for this because there are only one or two people working front at the end...," they explained before adding that unexpected rushes make things worse, especially when you're required to clean up simultaneously. Phew, that sounds like a difficult task to tackle.