Meet Our People: Staff & Management

We are a people business, and we never forget it.

Learn more about the people who make McDonald's work.

Anar Bayramov

HR Director

In everyone’s life, there are goals that they want to achieve within a certain period of time. I still remember my first visit to McDonald’s. In 2002, I went to a McDonald’s restaurant and I ordered ice cream. It was my first visit to a restaurant. The speed and culture of service, the cleanliness of the restaurant made a good impression on me, and I went back to the restaurant. But this time not as a client, but for a job. About a week later, I was hired at the first McDonald’s restaurant in Fountain Square. I started out as a regular employee. It was my first job. Constant interaction with staff, the positive atmosphere in restaurants and the official employment of employees have made me very loyalty to this company. I believe that if I can go from a staff member to a human resources manager, every staff member can succeed.

 

Cihan Bicakci

Operation Manager

In 1996, with the recommendation of my friend, I began my career at McDonald’s on a half-state at the restaurant in Izmir, Turkey. After that, I was appointed to various positions in McDonald’s restaurants in many cities in Turkey. In 2008, after being promoted to team member, team mentor, team leader, section chief, shift manager, second assistant manager, and first assistant manager, I was sent to a special course in Dubai to move to the next level. After successfully completing these courses, I started working as a restaurant manager. Between 2008 and 2014, I was appointed director of the restaurant, and in 2014, operations consultant. From June 2016, I started working abroad for the first time and joined the McDonald’s Azerbaijan family. In those years when I started working in Turkey, managers often told me: “Who will leave ketchup in the blood, he cannot quit this job!”. I can still feel that ketchup in my blood!

Emil Mahmudov

Operation Consultant

I have always wished to do my things. Now I am among the lucky ones to get this job. The attention McDonald's pays to its employees, the training it provides for their professional development, and the importance it places on their health unite this work team into one big family. It is a great honor for me to be part of the constantly improving system of high-quality service rendered to our guests, demonstrate exemplary work together with new team members. Each member of our family is constantly striving for self-improvement. Using the accumulated knowledge, we put forward new proposals and ideas in the area of services provided by our company to keep it on top of success. The knowledge, experience, and skills I have acquired during my work at McDonald's help me a lot in my daily life. I am proud of my job; I love my job.

Arzu Abdullayeva

Operation Consultant

I joined the big McDonald’s family on July 14, 2008. Flexible work schedule and friendly team were an important factor for the student in higher education. That’s why I came to work at McDonald’s, and without knowing it, I took the first step in my career. In a short period of time, I improved my capabilities, and therefore, step by step, I made progress in my work. I have successfully passed the trainings. Senior managers and masters of their profession helped me with this. I’ve managed to do it. Now I am Consultant on Production at McDonald’s Azerbaijan and this is just the beginning, because the possibilities are unlimited! McDonald’s is a big school!

Elshad Valiyev

Operation Consultant

I joined the big McDonald's family in February 2005. My first and only job at McDonald’s is much more to me than a job. For my 16 years at McDonald's, I have built a career, gained personal growth opportunities, and, most importantly, got new friends. McDonald’s let me grow from a simple employee to an office worker, created new opportunities for me.
Today, my main task as an operation consultant is to provide guests with high-quality products, a hospitable atmosphere, and high standards of cleanliness.
 

Tarlan Ramazanov

Operation Consultant

I joined the McDonald's family on July 26, 2006. From the first day of work in the McDonald’s team, I was impressed by the teamwork, friendliness, and free work schedule. Thus, I set a goal to build a career with this company. After a while, in 2007, I became an instructor and gradually grew to the position of Director in March 2013. In 2013-2014, McDonald's sent me to training in Russia and Germany to expand my knowledge of restaurant business development.
Since July 1, 2020, I have been working as an operation consultant, supporting and guiding my managers, and rejoicing at their successes. 

Emin Mirjafarov

Store Director

I remember my student years 15 years ago. I thought that for a human, there is nothing dearer than family. For me, the concept of a job meant only a place where I could work for a certain period. Given the time, place, and circumstances, I submitted my CV to McDonald’s and got a job with the intention of working there for a while. But this ‘while’ turned to be a year, then from 1 to 5, and now up to 15 years.
Today, I can say with great pride that I am a member of a large family. Our family is growing and developing day by day. There is a place for everyone in my McDonald’s family!
I think there is nothing better than a child’s smile. We do this constantly, every moment. And it makes me very happy! 

Irada Aliyeva

Store Director

I have learned about the opening of a McDonald’s restaurant and decided to try myself in a new field. When I Submitted my CV, I did not doubt that McDonald’s would provide me with the opportunity to grow and reach incredible heights. As a result, the company created all the conditions for my development and study at special courses in Russia and Germany.
I am proud to have worked in the same team for over 20 years. I am grateful to the company for its stability and support. This is a great start and life experience for each of us. 

Elnur Iskandarov

Store Director

The experience I have gained over the years of work at McDonald’s has played a major role in making many decisions.
This job taking up most of our life has become more than just a job for me, it has given me a second family.
The McDonald's family, which has always helped its employees in terms of careers and comfortable working conditions, is distinguished by reliability and holds leading positions in our country as well. I believe that this company teaching us to not only work but also provide support with its individual approach and many good deeds in our country is like a school that prepares us for life, making us stronger. I am proud to be a member of this family, which is constantly moving towards success and expanding day by day! 

Jeyhun Suleymanov

Store Director

Working for McDonald's is always a matter of pride. Loving one’s job and working in a family atmosphere are even more inspiring. Here you see your everyday development, and this gives you additional motivation. This is why, like every McDonald's team member, I am passionate about my job. It is also very great to share the acquired experience with others.
I am very happy and proud to see that our company is a reliable brand and is developing more and more day by day. Today, I can say with confidence that I am very happy about the right choice I have made 14 years ago! 

Nargiz Kocariyeva

Store Director

I have always looked for a job that would motivate me to change, grow, and improve. In the ads, I have read about a vacancy at McDonald’s allowing me to move up the career ladder. I came to a restaurant to submit my CV. I realized that McDonald’s was just the job I was looking for and decided to build a career here. As I worked, I was convinced every day that I had made the right decision since I had a reliable workplace. Thanks to professional support, I acquired additional knowledge and skills, and gradually, after 9 years of work for the company, starting as a team member, I grew to the position of director. From the perspective of my experience at McDonald’s, I can say that the door to career growth is open here for anyone who works hard and believes in themselves. One has only to wish! 

Elvugar Yusifov

Store Director

When I started working for McDonald’s, I didn't know if I could handle the job. But thanks to a friendly team, good working conditions, and the help of managers, I began to do my job better than I expected. In my opinion, the possibility to work aside and learn from positive people is one of the best things about working for McDonald’s. From the first day of my career here, I have seen the support the company provides to its employees – the provision of the necessary training material and resources, teaching innovations, the opportunity to benefit from a reliable working environment. I continued to successfully climb the steps of the career ladder and eventually became the director of a McDonald’s restaurant. I will always be grateful to the professionals who have supported me in my career. 
 

Imamqulu Musayev

Store Director

In 2014, a year after entering Baku Business University, I decided to get a job and applied to a McDonald's restaurant near the Ganjlik metro. In a few days, I was invited for an interview, and on March 11, 2014, I started working as a McDonald's team member. From the first day of work, my attention was drawn to the friendly staff and attitude, and flexible working hours and I set a goal to build a career at McDonald's.In August 2014, I achieved my first success and got the position of team leader; then, climbing the career ladder, on April 1, 2019, I was appointed Director of a restaurant in Ganja, the first McDonald’s restaurant in the region. And this is not my final goal. I believe that if anyone sets a goal and does everything to achieve it, nothing is impossible for him or her.

Elchin Habibzade

Store Director

I joined the McDonald's family on February 18, 2009. These were my student years, and then I thought about working for a while and then starting to build a career in my specialty. A flexible work schedule, friendly team, and correct assessment of the work performed have firmly tied me to this family. I like to set goals and achieve them. My goals are endless. After a year of work for the company, I was promoted to the position of Manager. Along with building my career, I received my master’s degree at the university. After the military service, my goals grew even more. I decided that just this company should be my workplace.

Ilkin Shabanov

Store Director

McDonald's, which does not require any work experience, creates career opportunities for its employees by providing them with the resources and knowledge required. Taking advantage of these opportunities, in 2009, from a young age, I became a member of the large McDonald's family. Teamwork, a positive environment, friendly staff, and the opportunity for career growth have become a great incentive for me to continue my career in this company. The home company I work for taught us how to achieve success: instead of competing with others, you should always achieve your goals, exceed them, and move on. Anyone who relies on his or her strength and perseverance can build a successful career at McDonald's. I have been a member of the McDonald's family for over 10 years and am very happy to work for this company. 

Oksana Sokolova

Store Director

I joined the McDonald's team on November 8, 2013, as an 11th-grade student. Flexible working hours, days off on demand, bonuses for good work, friendly staff, positive work environment – this was exactly what I needed for my short-term work plan before entering university.
But I very quickly got used to the McDonald's team, which became my second family. After a few months, I forgot about my short-term plan and set a goal to build a career.
Working at McDonald’s, I improve day by day, polishing up my skills with each new management course. A new day means new goals and achievements. McDonald’s career ladder has no end; we are constantly developing and achieving new successes.
The happiest people in the world are those who do their things, and I feel like one of those people. 

Elnur Atakishiyev

Store Director

Successful people are not quite different from others. But nothing comes by itself. One of the best ways to start a new career is to do your job and fulfill your duties well. After the military service in July 2007, I was looking for a new job. Talking to my friend, I learned about a vacancy in a McDonald’s restaurant chain, came to one of them, and submitted my CV; as a result, I became a member of the large McDonald's family. For me, this meant not only a new job but also new opportunities, acquaintances, and friends. This is my second family! As I integrated into this large team more and more, I began to work on myself and really liked it. Now I work as a Store Director and have to thank the professionals for it, whom I can call true teachers. I've been the McDonald's family member for over 14 years and I'm proud of it! 

Kamran Adilxanov

Store Director

In 2008, I applied for a job at the McDonald’s restaurant in Fountain Square and started working there as a team member. From the first day of work, my attention was drawn to the teamwork and the flexible work schedule at McDonald’s, and I set a goal to build a career in this company. Step by step, this goal let me climb the career ladder and on November 1, 2018, brought me to the position of Director.
I believe that it is still not a peak of my career at McDonald’s, and I will face new achievements and successes in this large family. 

Olga Zeynalova

Store Director

The opportunity to work in a young team and good working conditions and salary are the factors that attract me in my job. In our company, everyone can achieve success and build a career – everything depends only on you! You may combine job and study, which is important in our time! Therefore, in 2006, I started working for McDonald's and still did not regret my choice! Over 15 years of work from a team member to a store director, I have learned a lot, saw how our company was growing steadily. I am very pleased to be a member of this team! 

Rakhil Mammadov

Store Director

I joined the McDonald's family in February 2008. At that time, I came to the McDonald’s restaurant near the Ganjlik metro station and submitted my CV. After a while, I started working at this restaurant as a team member. I liked the work schedule and the teamwork here, and I already realized that this work suited me perfectly. I saw real career opportunities and set a goal to build my career here. Then I passed special training and was appointed the Team Leader. Later, I was promoted to Manager, Assistant Director, and ultimately, Store Director. Now I am working for McDonald's and very happy that I have once made the right choice and chosen this company as a permanent place of work. 

Elshan Askerov

Store Director

In 2008, when I was a student, I decided to work to cover my expenses. On my brother’s recommendation, I learned that McDonald's had a vacancy for a team member, and the work schedule was suitable for students. Thus, I submitted my CV to the McDonald's restaurant in the Shuvalan Settlement and a week later, I was hired. From the first day, I was attracted by the healthy working environment and broad prospects here, and I decided to build a career in this company. I have been working for the company for over 12 years and am currently a Store Director. When I started my career, I had never thought that McDonald's would become so dear to me. However, the attitude and priority given by the McDonald's management to human resources have caused me and hundreds of people like me to love and respect this company.
 

Gulnara Zarbaliyeva

Store Director

I joined McDonald’s in 2006. Starting from an initial position as a member of the team, and thanks to my diligence and good work, I began to move up the career ladder, and currently I am a store director. The company gave me stability, I became more confident, and most of all, confident in my future. Thanks to McDonald’s, I have acquired a lot of interesting friends that I keep in touch with outside of work. The team is very important to me in my work, I always try to bring people together, I know how to create teams, and that’s my strong side. I think if a man wants something from his heart, if he has the will to act and work hard not only for money, then the result will be better!