Gain Experience in McD’s

It will come in useful. Maybe even somewhere else :)

Hi, my name’s Dan and I’d like to show you how fast and easily you can build a career at McD’s.
I’m aware of the qualities that I want to obtain and develop thanks to McD’s. And I know that thanks to them doors have opened for work opportunities that would not have occurred to me before.
I was goal-oriented as a child and at the age of 15 I looked for ways to earn money and become more independent. McD’s was the only one hiring at that age that did not require experience. In addition, combining it with school was no problem, thanks to the great freedom in planning shifts. And that’s how everything started.

When I started work on the crew, all I needed was an appetite for work and a responsible approach.

What skills have I obtained here?

  • responsibility and reliability
  • ability to organise my own time (work, school, fun)
  • ability to communicate with colleagues as well as with superiors
The restaurant where I worked was 10 minutes from home. I could come more frequently for short shifts. I learned very fast and after a couple of months I could start training new hires.

Combining my current job with learning didn’t cause any problems and I soon started to look for new opportunities...

What skills have I obtained here?

  • ability to hand over my knowledge and experience to others
  • I learned to communicate with subordinates
  • as an occasional stand-in I got a sniff of managerial work
Great assessments from all superiors helped me into my first managerial position - training manager. When I reached the position of area manager it occurred to me that McDonald’s may not be just an after-school job, and I started work part-time. At that time I was finishing secondary school. I learned managerial skills more and more and further promotions were natural. Now I am at university and my aim is to become the manager of a whole restaurant. That”s why I help with other activities in the restaurant and continue to deepen my knowledge. I primarily work on communication with colleagues, because that is the most important thing at McD’s.

What skills have I obtained here?

  • responsibility for employee development – from an individual to competences across the restaurant
  • development of motivation and involvement of people
  • bearing a significant degree of responsibility (also for other people)
Let yourself be inspired by those that, the same as me, started their career in McDonald’s. They managed to successfully make use of the abilities they acquired here in their professional life also in other fields :)

#SkillsForLife

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Peter Krasnec
General director,
AVE SK

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Peter Praženka
Founder and owner of the Bratislava Whisky bar

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Adriana Boháčová
Training and HR manager at McDonald’s SK

Peter Krasnec

General director,
AVE SK
#discipline
#communication
#system

“In McDonald’s everybody starts at the lowest level, but once the person is perceived as skilful, s/he can be moved to a higher position in a short period of time.”

From restaurant cleaning to the chair of a general director of one of the biggest Waste collection companies. That is how Peter’s journey could be described shortly. Discipline, which he has adopted, helps him not only at work, but also in studying martial arts.

Peter Praženka

Founder and owner of the Bratislava Whisky bar
#communication
#teamwork
#management

“The work at McDonald’s gave me a lot. Today, after some time passed, I remember and I perceive it as the best school of life.”

In McDonald’s, Peter has adopted team leader skills and the business basics. When he then decided to open his own bar, due to the practise in McDonald’s he knew, that in order to make his business grow, he cannot procrastinate and always keep working on his goodwill and customers satisfaction. Thanks to that, his bar is doing very well.

Adriana Boháčová

Training and HR manager at McDonald’s SK
#assertiveness
#empathy
#positiveattitude

“My main responsibility is to take care of the employee, to make him/her feel good from the moment s/he comes to the first shift. It’s the same as with family.”

As all other employees, Adriana has started her career at McDonald’s as a “Crew”. As she liked to work with people, she signed up for a management course. It did not take much time and she accepted an offer to participate in a High Potential program, thanks to which she has got the opportunity to apply for a role of HR manager.