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McDonald's GENERAL MANAGER in Ames, Iowa

Every great team has one thing in common… an exceptional coach.

At O'Brien McDonald’s restaurants, our head coach operates as the General Manager. McDonald’s General Managers operate multi-million dollar restaurants and lead teams of 30+ crew members.

Successful management applicants have:

  • Ridiculously strong people skills. People (customers and employees) are the foundation of our business. You will spend 98% of your time serving, coaching, correcting, training, retraining, inspiring, leading and developing an amazingly diverse group of PEOPLE.

  • High standards, really high. McDonald’s became the most successful restaurant franchise in history because we believe in standards. We live and breathe QUALITY, SERVICE, CLEANLINESS and VALUE because it matters and it is a huge part of what makes us great.

  • A "Beat Yesterday" attitude. A successful General Manager doesn’t rest on their success. They don’t do “good enough,” they don’t watch the clock waiting for the day to end and they always bring their best attitude into the restaurant. Our organization is committed to continuous improvement.


  • Overseeing profit and loss by following cash control, maintaining inventory, scheduling labor, reviewing financials and taking corrective action when needed

  • Recruit, train and develop outstanding team members

  • Conduct performance appraisals

  • Manage McDonald’s brand standards alongside our company policies and procedures


  • Management experience, at least 5 years in food service

  • Flexible scheduling around the needs of the restaurant. We operate restaurants 364 days a year and 24 hours a day in some locations

  • Valid driver’s license


  • Competitive salary

  • Monthly Bonus Program

  • Uniforms and meals provided

  • Flexible schedule

  • Great insurance benefits including: medical, dental, vision, life, disability

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer contribution

  • A positive, team-oriented work environment

  • Relocation assistance available for outstanding candidates

Creative Management, Inc. d.b.a. McDonald’s is an independent franchise of McDonald's Corporation. We operate 22 exceptional restaurants located in the following towns in Iowa: Ames, Boone, Carroll, Cedar Rapids (Williams Blvd, Edgewood Rd., Blairs Ferry Rd.), Coralville, Iowa City, Marion (6th Ave.), Marshalltown, Muscatine, Nevada, North Liberty, Story City, Walcott, Washington, West Branch & Williamsburg.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Requsition ID: PDXMCD103FA89-4123-4D6C-ABEA-E34A4B808505

McDonald's Corporation and McDonald's USA, LLC (the "Company") are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, including any corporate-owned restaurant, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company or at a McDonald’s corporate-owned restaurant to which you are applying.

McDonald's and its franchisees are taking proactive steps in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure the safety in our restaurants across all communities. Our values of quality, service, and cleanliness continue to guide us. We're following direction from the CDC, state, and local governments and adhering to our deep cleaning procedures in every restaurant, every day. We also fully support employees who stay home from work if they are feeling sick. Read more about the ways we are prioritizing health at

McDonald's and its franchisees are always looking for top candidates and encourage you to apply online. If you have any questions, please first call the restaurant as this will help the restaurant comply with any social distancing guidelines or other compliance obligations. For corporate roles, please proceed to the online application, or if you already applied, contact There may be a short delay in response time while we continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19. We sincerely thank you for your continued trust in the Golden Arches.