About McDonald's Restaurants Ltd

McDonald’s Restaurants operates 1,225 restaurants in the UK, employing over 97,000 people. About 65% of its restaurants are owned and operated by franchisees, many of whom started their careers in the restaurants. McDonald’s spends more than £43 million each year on training and prides itself on the career progression it offers.

Facts & Figures

Industry Food and Beverages
Number of employees 35209

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of McDonald's Restaurants Ltd

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Development Programmes

  • Coaching/mentoring programmes
  • Peer support programmes
  • Job rotation programmes
  • General training programmes
  • Industry-related/job specific training programmes
  • Self-selected training
  • International exchange programmes
  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Talent management/high performer programmes
  • Leadership development programmes

Benefits

  • Car/travel allowance
  • Company car
  • Phone or smartphone allowance
  • Laptop
  • Childcare facilities/vouchers
  • Gym or gym subsidy
  • Health insurance
  • Meal subsidies or subsidised canteen services
  • Sabbatical/approved extended leave of absence
  • Extended maternity leave/payment (above legal requirements)
  • Study leave (time)
  • Study support (financial or other)
  • Other insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance-related bonuses based on individual/team performance
  • Share options

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Compressed working hours
  • Flexi-time working
  • Job-sharing
  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Self-rostering
  • Term-time working
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Reduction in company travel
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)

Onboarding Activities

  • A tour around the organisation
  • Induction course (covering the organisation's mission, vision, values)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hardcopy or online)
  • Networking events for new employees
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Standard meeting after specified period
  • Meeting with the CEO
  • Meeting with Executive Management
  • Formal session on targets