McDonald's is a great place to work because it teaches you a lot about how to work as a team with you not even knowing it. It teaches you strategy when lineups get long and once you get a hang of your job at McDonald's (which barely takes any time--it took me about a month) the rest is history. You will meet the sweetest people and the cutest kids with the occasion grouch who wants their coffee ''ASAP''. It's a friendly environment with student-friendly/flexible hours. Jobs at McDonald's were almost designed for youths--that's how much of a good fit they are, not even to start talking about their endless benefits and financial assistance!
A typical day at McDonald's consists of morning, afternoon, and night duties:
Morning: setting out clean utensils for all-day cooking, memorizing deals and knowing what toys are in stock for that day/week, and keeping the place neat and sanitized for the lunch rush from 12:00pm-5:00 pm.
Afternoon: Hyper focusing on customers, customers needs, wants, and overall efficiency of the packaging of orders. Keeping the inside and eating lounge clean is essential during the afternoon lunch rush to avoid ''messy'' complaints.
Night: First priority of the night, but the last thing of the day is cleaning the inside kitchen, utensils, dishes, saving food, checking for expired product and keeping everywhere tidy for an easy, efficient morning opening the next day.
It's a place to laugh, be productive, and there's never anything to do. Being aware of your coworkers and managers are key and steer clear of branches that seem to have a racial preference (because unfortunately there are some with those) and look for branches that employ a diversity of people with various backgrounds.
Lastly, as all workplaces do, it can get stressful, but remembering to ask for help when you need it and talking to a trusted manager is key to your overall success and happiness and such a cool workplace.
I worked there for a year, and there was a lot to observe, all mostly positive, and lots to learn and gain from.
I wish you the best of luck :)