McCormick & Schmick's

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Exploitative, sloppy, and smallminded

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Cook in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Cook in Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at McCormick & Schmick's full-time (less than a year)

Pros

A good lesson in what NOT to do, makes you appreciate what you used to take for granted in other jobs

Cons

Shitty food, dirty kitchen, will teach bad cooking/sanitation habits, won't allow you to do your job effectively/earn a living there/hold a second job. Poor scheduling, will often get called off on scheduled days or called in on days off; or often sent home suddenly the instant service slows down without being allowed to clean up or prep for next shift.consequently, will be forced to work with the results of said previous short shift. It's a 7 day a week, on call, part time job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You get what you pay for. If your staff isn't allowed to be there to work, it's not their fault the work isn't done. It's also no coincidence that the people who can get a job elsewhere, do.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Decline in quality of food and employees since Landry takeover

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    Current Employee - All Around Kitchen Staff Member
    Current Employee - All Around Kitchen Staff Member

    I have been working at McCormick & Schmick's part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hard to say at this point given the level of frustration and disheartened outlook. The positive is it is a job.

    Cons

    Landry has gutted and streamlined (which is what their buyout corporation objective is) to a point that it is affected the quality McCormick & Schmick’s customer base has come to expect. Corporate office will downright harass the chefs to cut labor, only to have the goal is set lower next time. One particular employee opted to works six days in the hopes to make it to 35 hours and get all the assigned work completed. What was supposed to be a temporary measure has not become the norm. The opposite is true for the chefs. Most, if not all, restaurants are notorious for creating an environment where the person in charge has zero work/life balance. This has profound negative effects on employees and families. I have broken down the amount of hours worked into the annual salary only to find it didn’t even reach the minimum wage mark. How sad.
    Where Laundry/McCormick & Schmick’s takes it to the next level is the intentional advantage they take of their work staff. They don’t appear to care about the employees or the customers for that matter. Unsustainable pressure leads to high turn over- leads to lower quality staff- leads to employees who don’t have the care or skill for proper sanitation or food service. You the customer are paying top dollar for this.

    One example is the dangled paid vacation carrot where an employee is supposed to qualify for one provided the average number of hours is full time as evaluated every six months. They know they will rarely let this happen (given the constant emails calling for reduced labor when there is enough full-time work to be done) and you can forget about sick days. Yet, to top it off, while not providing reasonable benefits or perks they have the nerve to require employees pay for their own meals, forgo breaks, and to work every holiday, including Christmas WITH NO HOLIDAY PAY.

    These practices of employee abuse by corporations which set employees up for failure while the leaders enjoy all the fruit is certainly not exclusive to this corporation (think Wal-Mart.) The tides are turning as is the American way. Ask questions. Demand higher standards. Vote with your fork. Yes you may pay a little more for the luxury of eating out (don’t forget the tip)but please consider if it were your spouse holding 2-3 jobs just to keep afloat. One final personal note: PLEASE DON’T GO OUT TO EAT ON TRADITIONAL FAMILY HOLIDAYS LIKE THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Sous in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Sous in Rosemont, IL

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Close to the house and free parking

    Cons

    Worst company I ever worked for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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