McCormick & Company

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McCormick & Company Reviews

Updated July 4, 2014
Updated July 4, 2014
47 Reviews
3.7
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McCormick & Company President, CEO, and Director Alan D. Wilson
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Successful despite themselves

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McCormick & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Historically, offered stability. Market leader with recognized brands. Trying to develop more competitive compensation platform. Many great products across different segments.

    Cons

    Passive aggressive environment, slow to change, impossible to get a firm decision, will abuse their best talent. Benefits are getting progressively poorer and this is not even acknowledged. Compensation is spread like peanut butter rather than be competitive for top talent. Service is valued above all else. People are not welcomed into the fold. Kind of like a stepford culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop an actual strategy/vision, then stick to it. Stop over complicating things...it should be a simple business model. Deal with those people you already know are an issue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McCormick & Company

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the people

    Cons

    The management can talk a good game but do not back it up. Absolutely no accountability

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Seems to be having an identity crisis about the type of company they want to be to their employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at McCormick & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well known brand with market leadership in core categories. The only "big CPG' company in the DC/Baltimore area. Good benefits in general - employee discounts on products is amazing.

    Cons

    Still thinks of themselves as a "family-oriented company" who values everyone's contributions. However, work-life balance is the same as most other big CPGs (i.e., you'll need to work nights and weekends to keep up). Pretty clique-y; long tenured employees often discount newer employees POV, believing it's their way or the highway just because they've been there, not because their decision is necessarily right for the business. Not much invested in employee development. Short term (i.e. Wall St oriented quarterly focus) results in many smaller brands being under invested in. As such, when resources are cut, they miss out on market opportunities when multiple competitors get to that space first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what type of company you want to be and be true to that vision. If you want to become a top CPG, then invest more in both employees (old and new) and more of your brands. If you want to be the "family oriented company", then give your employees more resources so they can actually see their families on their personal time. Either way, be honest about who you are trying to be when trying to attract potential new hires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    This would have been a good job had it not been for the extremly long grace period (6 months).

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Belcamp, MD
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Belcamp, MD

    I worked at McCormick & Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Has good benefits.

    Cons

    After six month grace period I was unceremoniusly let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to work more with new hires and not be so quick to fire someone

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good history; struggling with current identity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Sparks Glencoe, MD
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Sparks Glencoe, MD

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits; rank and file associates generally great to work with; tremendous pride among employees regarding company; nice facilities

    Cons

    Still tout people management as core competency even though recent actions and mind sets contradict; internal promotion is not favored over outside hiring in leadership riles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your people for leadership roles; do not continue to streamline roles and eliminate positions

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old Fashioned, not very flexible, conservative company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at McCormick & Company

    Pros

    Week off after Christmas. The older employees are wonderful but the newer people are cut throat and nasty.

    Cons

    Management has hidden agendas and change their minds often after making decisions. Career advancement determined primarily by politics. It is a "Yes Sir" company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some respect for the people you hire to make sound decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Stodgy, slow moving, risk adverse CPG company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at McCormick & Company

    Pros

    Okay if you like a slow moving environment. Pay is average and benefits are good, especially health.

    Cons

    Management has hidden agendas and change their minds often after making decisions. Career advancement determined primarily by tenure and politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more upfront about direction of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Disappointing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, ON (Canada)

    I worked at McCormick & Company

    Pros

    Stable company. A market leader in their categories. Good benefits and vacation. Corporate on-boarding is very good but training within the department is poor. Discounts on products at the company store.

    Cons

    My department seemed disorganized and poorly managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs help.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not Everything They Would lIke to Think They Are

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McCormick & Company

    Pros

    If you are in the upper tier, the overall compensation package is good.

    Cons

    Most of their employees have been around for 20+ years. If you are not apart of that group, it is extremly difficult to get into the clique. You will always be an outsider. They are old fashioned in their ways of doing business because of this. They are in desparate need of new blood and new ways of thinking yet they would be unwilling to accept new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your minds and think outside the box.

    No opinion of CEO

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