McCormick & Company

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McCormick & Company Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
46 Reviews
3.6
46 Reviews
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McCormick & Company President, CEO, and Director Alan D. Wilson
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  1.  

    Amazing place to work. Fun and care about your success.

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    Former Employee - Sales Planning in Sparks, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Planning in Sparks, MD

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

    Pros

    - Very in depth internship program
    - Supervisors care about your progress and well-being
    - Able to partake in employee food taste tests!
    - Given meaningful summer project that was both challenging and fun

    Cons

    - Typical 9-5 job if that is something that you're not looking for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! You have a great internship program, I wouldn't change a thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company with a solid history of providing quality products around the globe.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and grow as an employee with room for advancement if you "fit' the norm. Company values are spoken continuously but not always followed. Compensation is good if you stick with it.

    Cons

    Upper management has bogged down the company in analysis paralysis. The accounting teams are now running the sales functions with answers to opportunities long gone by the time you need them. No trust among employees of management as of recently. New hires do not have a compensation plan to compare job offers as management will not publish and HR has no backbone to demand it. If you like meetings this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the business and get the accountants back to where they belong. It's after all a people business and you have the wrong people running it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Successful despite themselves

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    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
  6. 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

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience has been very good, with growth in the job and career.

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    It is an outstanding company that is people - oriented and caring for employees.

    Cons

    There are times when the work-life balance is strained due to increased demand and a desire to be perfect!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work as you lead this company globally. Maintain a high performing but people - centered culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 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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    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
  9. 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 (less than an 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
  10. 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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    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
  11.  

    Good place to work and advance your career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at McCormick & Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Feels like a family ran business, hard work, good ideas pay off.

    Cons

    Very political company, sometimes felt like a good old boys club. Who you knew definitely paid off in promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on building brands that can carry company to new positions at retail. Evaluate employees on merit.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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