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Awards & Recognition

McDonald's has been recognized as a great place to work in more than 30 of the markets in which we do business.


Fast Company

  • 2011 Most Innovative Food Companies


  • 2012 #4 Most Valuable Global Brand


  • 2012 #7 World's Most Powerful Brand
  • 2012 #7 World's Most Powerful Brand

  • 2013 #7 Best Global Brand


  • 2014 #22 Most Admired Company in the World
    • Ranked #3 among all companies for “Management Quality”
    • Ranked #7 among all companies for “Global Competitiveness”
    • Ranked #4 among all companies for “Financial Soundness”
    • McDonald’s also ranked #2 in the Food Services category

Hay Group

  • 2013 #8 Best Company for Leadership


  • 2012 #3 Most Respected Company
Black Enterprise

  • 2012 Don Thompson Named One of Most Powerful CEOs

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

  • McDonald’s has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2005

Each year, many publications and organizations conduct surveys, polls, and benchmarking studies to determine which companies are doing noteworthy work in the area of inclusion and diversity. McDonald's has a proud history of being the recipient of many of these awards, some on a recurring basis.

  • Great Place to Work Institute, "World's Best Multinational Workplaces", 2012

  • Working Mother Magazine, "Top Companies for Multicultural Women", 2011

  • Black Enterprise Magazine, "40 Best Companies for Diversity", 2011

  • Latina Style Magazine, "Best Companies for Hourly Workers", 2011

  • Diversity MBA "50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers To Work" 2011

Institutional Investor Magazine

  • 2013 #1 Best IR Companies - Restaurants