McCormick & Company Reviews in Hunt Valley, MD

Updated July 9, 2014
Updated July 9, 2014
44 Reviews

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McCormick & Company President, CEO, and Director Alan D. Wilson
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quality Assurance Specialist

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    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 for more than 3 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Better mix of older and new employee culture!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at McCormick & Company full-time for more than a 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  

    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Process Control Engineering Intern

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

    I have been working at McCormick & Company as an intern for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
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    A great, but boring, place to work at

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

    I worked at McCormick & Company as an intern for less than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Outstanding company

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

    I have been working at McCormick & Company as an intern for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treat me like one of the family

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone who comes to work here, stays. That is extremely rare to find these days. And, even if you start at an hourly position (like in the plant), you very well could find yourself working your way into corporate.

    Cons

    Due to heavy acquisition, several businesses are treated like stepchildren as compared to the base herbs & spices business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the organization to make all businesses equal in terms of attention and resources.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    18 years at McCormick

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

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Culture based on strong values and people. Great products and strong brands. Employees work hard and are dedicated to the company.

    Cons

    Consensus driven organization; we don't have enough tough conversations. Should spend more resouces on technology. Need to improve visibility to career paths and increase focus on employee development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to employees on a regular basis, mingle, interact with all levels and increase visibility. Hold leaders accountable for performance management and employee development. Share information.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best of the Best with great culture and coworkers are helpful

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

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This company has integrity and values the employee, has a value pyramid that starts with a good foundation. On boarding and training is excellent
    HR is effective and nice
    Benefits excellent
    Co workers are awesome and helpful

    Cons

    Only challenge is to preserve the culture over the long term against constant pressure for profits from wall street

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire top talent - candidates should be lined up at the door to work for this company
    A lot of manufacturing is suffering from retirement of experienced folks - operators and

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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