Everyone knows that McDonald's provides an unparalleled first job experience. With its flexible hours, amazing co-workers, and ample opportunity for growth, it's the perfect introduction into the working world.
But what might surprise you are the million and one other employment opportunities that exist at every level of the McDonald's corporation. Seriously, we're not exaggerating.
It doesn't matter if you're looking for a restaurant or corporate job, a collaborative position or an independent one, McDonald's really does offer it all. And don't worry — whether you have decades of work experience or none at all, you can find a role at McDonald's that's a fit for your specific skillset.
So whether you're knee-deep in a job search or just dipping your toe into the professional world, take a look at some of the most amazing jobs you never knew you could get at McDonald's.
We dare you to get through this post without submitting an application.
1. Operations Business Consultant
Sounds important — and it is! This role is perfect for people who love problem-solving as much as they love operations.
An Operations Business Consultant consults with assigned owner/operators to improve customer service and experience, helping to drive cash flow, guest counts, and sales. Because of the breadth of responsibilities associated with this role, Operations Business Consultants collaborate with a range of key stakeholders, including area supervisors and field service managers.
2. Menu Innovation Marketing Manager
If you know the McDonald's menu like the back of your hand (guilty!) and would love to spend hours brainstorming creative ideas for new and innovative items, then this job is the one for you.
The Menu Innovation Marketing Manager is responsible for the development and marketing of new (and tried and true) menu items across all McDonald's stores.
3. Restaurant Employee, Late-Night Shift
If you're a night owl with a penchant for crossing your 't's and dotting your 'i's, it's safe to say that you're the perfect candidate for this position.
This employee is in charge of all the end-of-day tasks required to close down the restaurant and get it ready for another day of keeping people full and happy.
4. Hamburger University® Professor
McDonald's leadership training facility, Hamburger University®, is more than just the stuff of childhood fast food dreams.
Its programs train all kinds of McDonald's team members, from restaurant managers to owners/operators. And Hamburger University® Professors are the ones who facilitate these high-level trainings, sharing their expertise with the more than 7,500 students who graduate from HU each year.
5. Department Manager
If you're a total people person, then this job is tailor-made for you.
The Department Manager is in charge of one of the most important parts of any company: This person provides leadership to crew and other managers and helps to ensure customers receive a fast, friendly, and accurate experience every time they come to a McDonald's. He or she may also oversee things like training, food safety, and inventory management.
6. Regional Marketing Supervisor
The Regional Marketing Supervisor is a dedicated business leader who supports the marketing team and helps drive McDonald's forward.
This is an all-encompassing role that allows whoever fills it to participate in the complete marketing experience for both products and projects. From performing competitive analyses to handling all external communications, this is a multi-faceted position that is perfect for the multi-faceted job seeker.