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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.



  • 2014 #5 Most Valuable Global Brand
Business Insider

  • 2014 #9 Most Valuable Brand In the World

  • 2013 #6 World's Most Valuable Brand
  • 2012 #7 World's Most Powerful Brand

  • 2013 #7 Best Global Brand


  • 2014 #22 World's Most Admired Company
    • 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


  • 2014 #42 Most Respected Company
Black Enterprise

  • 2012 Don Thompson Named One of Most Powerful CEOs

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

  • McDonald’s was a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index from 2005 to 2013

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

  • Black Enterprise Magazine, "40 Best Companies for Diversity", 2012

Institutional Investor Magazine

  • 2013 #1 Best IR Companies - Restaurants


  • 2014 #9 Best 401k Plans
Fast Company

  • 2014 Finalist of The Innovation By Design Awards: Experience