Employee Benefits May Include the following:

401k, Pension, Retirement, Retiree, Health Insurance, Medical, Vision, Dental, IRA, Competitive Base Pay, Quarterly Bonus, Paid Time Off, Weekly Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, Insurance, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Paid Family Medical Leave, Bereavement, Jury Duty and Parental Leave, Life, Dependent and Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Savings Plan 401(k), Company Paid Retirement Benefit, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Savings Account (HSA), Time Off and Flexible Days, Group Legal Plan, Group Home Auto Insurance, Pet Insurance, Employee Discounts, Adoption Reimbursement, Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loans, Well-Being Programs, etc…

Company YBR Benefits Center Phone Number:



Outside the U.S.


Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., ET

Company Summary:

McDonald’s Corporation is a fast food company founded in 1940 in the US.  It was a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald in San Bernardino, California.  They rebranded their business as a hamburger stand and soon turned the company into a franchise.  The Golden Arches logo was introduced in 1953 at one location in Phoenix, Arizona.  It was in 1955 when Ray Kroc, a businessman, joined the company as a franchise agent and went on to buy the chain from the McDonald brothers.  McDonald’s used to have their headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, but moved their global headquarters in Chicago by June 2018.

McDonald’s is considered to be the global name in restaurant chains by revenue, that serve more than 69 million countries in over 100 countries and have more than 37,000 outlets by 2018.  Although they are known for their hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and french fries, they also have chicken products, breakfast items, beverages like soda and milkshakes, wraps, and desserts.  They proceeded to add to their menu salads, fish, smoothies, and fruit after a negative backlash because of the unhealthy food they offer.  

Quick Summary of Benefits:

As of 2018, they have a record of 210,000 employees in their organization.  Their employees may join in a wide selection of benefit programs as soon as they become eligible.  They may be eligible to the following benefits once they are qualified:

  • Major medical insurance
  • Prescription drug card
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Long-term and short-term disability insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k)
  • Holiday & PTO Plan
  • Scheduled reviews

Some of their benefits also include the following:

  • Free Uniforms
  • Meal Discounts
  • Paid Breaks
  • Flexible Schedules
  • McDonald’s Stock Purchase Plan
  • Bi-Yearly Reviews

Please note that the full list of benefits available to new employees varies from location to location due to differences in local laws, regulations, and customs – and may change at any time.

B.A.M. Recommendation:

“Please visit the official company website directly to verify all benefit options and details. You may also visit the link(s) provided below for more information and verification.”

Your Benefits Resources (YBR) Website:

The YBR Web site is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. YBR provides information, tools and calculators to help you:

  • Learn how your benefit plans work.
  • Understand the expenses and services that your options cover.
  • Build your own medical plan, selecting from various coverage options.
  • Compare health care and insurance options.
  • Estimate your out-of-pocket costs for your medical options.
  • Search for doctors, dentists, and eye doctors online using the criteria you enter.
  • Choose or change your beneficiary(ies).
  • Estimate your need for:
    • Life and long-term disability insurance coverage; and
    • A health care and/or dependent care spending account.
  • Get answers to questions about your benefits. Use the “Contact Us” link on the site to send a secure question to a Customer Service Representative.

Information on your health and welfare, 401(k), pension and FSA benefits. For example:

Health and welfare

  • View your current health and welfare benefits coverage
  • Make enrollment decisions


  • View your current 401(k) balance and change contributions
  • Make fund transfer and investment election changes


  • If you are eligible for a pension benefit:
    • View your pension information
    • Project your pension income
    • Start your pension
    • Make beneficiary designations and changes (if applicable)


  • Manage your FSA(s)

General Tasks:

  • Request a new User ID and password or change your existing User ID and password
  • Learn more about your benefits
  • Review, add or change your dependent or beneficiary information on file (if applicable)
  • Understand how a Life Event may affect your benefits

B.A.M. Recommendation:


“Please visit the official company website directly to verify all benefit options and details.”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is icongearmanager-1-e1572620555362.pngManage Your Benefits Resources | YBR | McDonald’s Staff Member / Employee Account

Current Employees – Login / Sign in:

  1. Visit this link in your preferred internet browser on your device.
  2. Type in your User ID in the space provided.
  3. Type in your current Password in the space provided.
  4. Select the grey “Log on” button to proceed.
  5. You may now be able to manage your account online.

New Employees – Register / Enroll:

  1. Visit this link in your preferred internet browser on your device.
  2. Select the “Are you a new user?” link that may be found on top of the page.
  3. Type in the last four (4) digits of your SSN in the space provided.
  4. Enter your Date of Birth in the spaces provided.
  5. Select the blue “Continue” button to proceed.
  6. Continue to move forward and provide every important information that is asked of you to create a new account online.
  7. You will be directed to your account details where you may start to manage or review as soon as your registration has been successfully completed.

If you need help, Customer Service Representatives can answer your questions or help you enroll at the phone number provided at the start of this article.

Other helpful links:

  1. https://digital.alight.com/mcd
  2. https://leplb0460.upoint.alight.com/web/mcd
  3. www.ybr.com/mcd
  4. https://www.ybr.com/mcd

Helpful PDF links:

Awards for McDonald’s:

  • Best Company Work-Life Balance – Comparably, 2019 & 2020