We believe the words “Welcome to McDonald’s®” should apply to our employees just as much as our customers. We’re proud of our food, and just as proud of the employment experiences we offer.
In Canada, hundreds of thousands of people have entered the Canadian workforce through the Golden Arches™. Many have stayed, building successful careers with McDonald's, or moved on to other careers, leveraging their solid foundation of McDonald's experience.
Here is a glimpse into the restaurant experience.
A Great Start
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians got their first job experience working behind the counter or in the kitchens and drive-thrus of McDonald's.
They chose McDonald's for all kinds of reasons. Regardless of why they joined or how long they stayed, a first job at McDonald's has served as a springboard to exciting and diverse careers for many successful Canadians. It’s a great start.
For those who decide to build a career here, the growth opportunities are phenomenal. A prime example is John Betts, McDonald's Canada's President and CEO, who began his career as a McDonald's crew person in Southampton, New York. And John’s success story is common at McDonald's Canada - there are incredible career opportunities available and we are committed to promoting from within for all our employees.
These opportunities also exist beyond Canada - McDonald's operates in 119 countries around the world, and many of our crew find themselves working in a variety of destinations around the world.
A Great Team
Each person at McDonald's plays an important role. Crew and managers work together, constantly communicating and supporting each other in a team atmosphere that is busy and challenging, but always aims to be co-operative and fun.
One of the best things about working with us is the potential for lasting friendships. The interesting people you'll meet will ensure you have a great time at work. And if you enjoy social activities, you'll have chances to spend time with your colleagues at special company events including summer picnics, holiday parties and other organized outings.
At McDonald's, we know that you have responsibilities and interests outside of work. We recognize the importance of work/life balance. That's why we offer flexible schedules to help you choose hours that best fit your life.
Maybe you need a part-time job that will fit around your studies or you're available only on weekends. Perhaps you're looking for a few hours a day while your kids are in school. Your local McDonald's Manager will be able to help you work out a schedule that suits.
Ensuring a healthy and safe work environment for all employees is a top priority for McDonald's. We aim to make safety a part of everything we do.
Our restaurants have workplace safety programs in place to ensure that our high safety standards and procedures are clearly communicated and reinforced daily. As an important member of our team, you'll be taught to identify and report any potential issues, and encouraged to offer suggestions to improve health and safety.
In addition to offering competitive wage and promotion programs, McDonald's recognizes and rewards hard work, dedication, motivation and results. Appreciation comes in many forms - from a simple thank you for a job well done, to restaurant-wide recognition through programs such as the 'Employee of the Month.'
Once in a Lifetime Opportunities are offered to restaurant employees who truly excel. In 2008, a select group of Canadian restaurant employees traveled to Beijing, China to work alongside McDonald's crew from around the world at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Summer Games.
Your Career Path
Many crew members progress to the restaurant management team, who enjoy enhanced total compensation including:
Comprehensive Group Insurance Plan: Extended health, dental, disability and life insurance are available for employees and their families through a flexible benefits program.
Profit Sharing: Share in the profits of the most successful quick service restaurant organization in the world.
Sabbatical Program: An eight-week paid sabbatical for every ten years of full-time salaried service – in addition to your regular vacation!
MCDirect Shares Stock Purchase Plan, Group RRSP and Canada Payroll Savings Program: Save for the future through payroll deductions to various group savings plans
Matching Donations Program: Employee contributions to approved charitable organizations or institutions will be matched dollar for dollar by McDonald's.
Positioned for Success
Here’s how the roles work:
Second Assistant Manager: Training, coaching and motivating 60-100 diverse staff members.
First Assistant Manager: Assisting with all aspects of restaurant operations, including the recruitment and scheduling of restaurant staff, as well as equipment management.
Restaurant Manager: Full accountability for the operation, profitability and management of a multi-million dollar business, establishing goals and objectives to enhance total customer satisfaction.
Ambitious and talented restaurant managers have the opportunity to extend their career paths into other disciplines related to the McDonald's business, such as Field Service Operations, Training, Learning and Development, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Marketing and more.