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Interviews at McDonald's

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

Interview experience

Based on 652 interviews

Interview difficulty

Based on 651 interviews

Interview process length

Based on 625 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, rating is 8.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 4.

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

What candidates say about the interview process at McDonald's

  • Its quite easy. Go with a pen and calculator. Its multiple questions you need answer and a maths test. Good luck.
    Shared on 14 October 2019 - Store Manager - Sun Valley, Western Cape
  • Very short but concise.
    Shared on 11 March 2019 - IT Project Manager - Sandton, Gauteng
  • Well it’s to let them get a better understanding as you as a person,ur personality in general and You tardiness etc.
    Shared on 19 February 2019 - Shift Manager - Durbanville, Western Cape
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Interview questions at McDonald's

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • How to deal with an angry customer
    Shared on 1 May 2019 - Floor Supervisor - Alberton, Gauteng
  • Why should we hire you?What do you know about their company?
    Shared on 6 March 2019 - cashier and packer - Ermelo, Mpumalanga
  • Tell us about yourself? Can you work under pressure , can you work shifts, expectations from our guests
    Shared on 4 March 2019 - Supervisor - Johannesburg, Gauteng

Interview tips at McDonald's

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)27%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)27%
  • They didn’t have a dress code22%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)20%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)4%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at McDonald's

  • No suggestions I was pleased with the way they interviewed me, so easy to understand and that makes it is for you to answer comfortably
    Shared on 5 July 2021 - General worker - Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
  • Be sure that he/ she chooses the right candidate for the company.not just by pretty face that is totally wrong
    Shared on 11 January 2021 - All rounder - Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Be yourself
    Shared on 25 February 2020 - Crew - Cape Town, Western Cape

The first interview at McDonald's

How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In37%
  • Paper application16%
  • Other16%
  • Recruiter contacted me13%
  • Employee referral10%

How candidates received their first interview at McDonald's

  • I was called for an interview
    Shared on 15 April 2022 - Hostess - Pretoria
  • I submitted the CV and I was called for interview
    Shared on 3 August 2020 - cashier - Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • I dropped my cv and later got a call to come in for an interview.
    Shared on 11 February 2020 - General Manager - Johannesburg, Gauteng
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