McCormick & Company Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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McCormick & Company President, CEO, and Director Alan D. Wilson
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Internship experience was great. I learned a ton professionally and personally; both will aid in future opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Sensory Intern in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Sensory Intern in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are very friendly and collaborative; there are many great potential mentors

    Cons

    Often competitive environment...which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Office politics (as with any business on a large scale) can get in the way at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great work and recruiting talented individuals who are passionate about the business.

  2. No Longer a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Management in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Management in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at McCormick & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary was comparable for the area. Spices could be purchased at discounted prices. Average benefits package.

    Cons

    Poor leadership at every level. Human Resources is run by narcissistic individuals who care more about their careers than the people who work there. No one is held accountable because because HR wants employees to rate the company at a high level during the VOE survey. The company is in dire straits and needs a complete leadership overhaul. Good Ole boy network needs to be destroyed. Bring back Bob Lawless!!

    Advice to Management

    Give power back to managers and take away from Human Resources. Listen to your employees who do the work and not to the lazy incompetent ones. Clean house before it is too late.

  3. Helpful (3)

    Process Engineering Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Process Engineering Intern in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Intern - Process Engineering Intern in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at McCormick & Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Given actual responsibility and exposure to management from the very beginning of the internship
    Good culture of safety and helping employees
    Interns were treated like regular employees
    Good pay and benefits for an internship

    Cons

    Be prepared for a manufacturing environment
    50/50 balance between desk work and hands on work in the plant

    Advice to Management

    Continue to give responsibility to interns and allow them to learn about the business

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Clicky and new employees are outsiders

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    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 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits & new challenges of product line and innovation

    Cons

    Long time employees are set in ways and don't like change!!!

    Advice to Management

    Better mix of older and new employee culture!

  6. Helpful (4)

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

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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Production lines are poorly utilized and even more poorly scheduled

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees, on or above board pay and benefits, good work environment, the rank and file really treat people very well and are incredibly helpful

    Cons

    Management is disconnected from reality. Manufacturing operations would collapse without forced overtime. This is actually a 24/7 operation that is pitched to employees as a 24/5 operation, just be honest and do it right. Production stops for meetings, meetings, meetings, and more meetings. Huge emphasis on corporate politics.

    Advice to Management

    Get out on the shop floor. Listen to your employees, don't just provide lip service. Stop abusing the workforce more than you abuse the equipment. Say what you do, do what you say, your credibility is grossly suffering.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Quality Assurance Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at McCormick & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great family company atmosphere. Great opportunities for growth. CEO knew all names of all members of management regardless of level.

    Cons

    Direct manager did not provide real feedback. Took comments from other folks and never asked for the employee's own feedback.

  9. A great, but boring, place to work at

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    Former Intern - Intern At Global Telecommunications Department in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Intern - Intern At Global Telecommunications Department in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at McCormick & Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very laid back, easy to work with.
    I learned a lot from the upper level management while I was there. A lot of the things that they did were very interesting. I also was able to participate in setting up the physical aspect of a new building they were putting up.

    Cons

    Didn't really get assigned anything challenging. Wished I had. A lot of the things that I did were very menial and boring.

  10. Process Control Engineering Intern

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    Current Intern - Process Control Engineering Intern in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Intern - Process Control Engineering Intern in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at McCormick & Company as an intern (More than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best Human resource, this company treats their employer nicely, looks of free food, my boss took me out for luck, they treat everyone with respect. Everyone working in McCormick is happy

    Cons

    no cons, i guess maybe the engineers are not really respected..no labs for engineers, not a lot of bad things about the company was there for only 3 months

    Advice to Management

    Give the interns more work...organize your intern program better

  11. Helpful (1)

    Outstanding company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Intern - Intern in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at McCormick & Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive, relaxed management that challenges employees to do well without exerting undue pressures or expectations on them.

    Cons

    Stuck with some outdated bureaucracy and IT.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing job! Significantly revamp the IT infrastructure.

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