McCormick & Company Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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McCormick & Company President, CEO, and Director Alan D. Wilson
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Pros
  • Good benefits; rank and file associates generally great to work with; tremendous pride among employees regarding company; nice facilities (in 5 reviews)

  • very people oriented, and great benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Slow in processes; Too highly conservative in approaches; Slow to change (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Safety and Risk Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety and Risk Manager in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Safety and Risk Manager in South Bend, IN

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

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

    Pros

    Pay was outstanding. When I left I was earning more than most in my field for the region.

    Cons

    Revolving door leadership. Unrealistic leader expectation toward workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to CP McCormick and the leadership style he embraced.


  2. Great

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

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

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

    Pros

    Culture, opportunity to advance, grow, diversify, and enjoy the people you work with. Expand your knowledge of business in multiply fields

    Cons

    Travel can vary from frequent to moderate, making family time a challenge. Must be able to do a lot with few resources

    Advice to Management

    Keep people first


  3. Mfg

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has great benefits package, strong health benefits, 401k with matching funds. Also included pension plan until last few years.

    Cons

    Pay is not commensurate with abilities, they struggle with developing internal talent due to insufficient training program so many mid-level and above positions get filled from outside company.

    Advice to Management

    Change is a good thing if managed properly.... shifting too much, too quickly from a people oriented company to totally business results driven has been challenging.


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  5. machine operator and hand packer

    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in Smyrna, GA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in Smyrna, GA

    I worked at McCormick & Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Safety procedures, Clean work area, and good pay

    Cons

    Their isn't a down side this is a great place to work.


  6. Embracing Change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    McCormick is undergoing a lot of changes lately to stay competitive. We will do those changes aligned with our values and respect for people.

    Cons

    The industry is increasingly competitive and we will have to constantly search for innovative ways to beat the competition faster, better and cheaper.

    Advice to Management

    Drive change using the wonderful culture that has been and is McCormick. Doing it any other way will ensure failure.


  7. Lost it's Culture of Care and Concern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Free spices and paid time off during winter holiday.

    Cons

    Leadership at executive level is out of touch. Too many levels of VP and Directors in HR think they run the business. Rapidly losing top performers due to ineffective management.

    Advice to Management

    Remove HR from the business and let managers do their jobs. Respect those that do the work, hourly employees, and remove the stigma of exempt versus non-exempt. Open your eyes ALAN WILSON! Your company is imploding.


  8. Operations supervisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McCormick & Company

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

    Pros

    Paid holidays Christmas bonus vacation

    Cons

    Np pension hard hat hair net requirement pope requirement 20 min breaks

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Great culture and environment with motivated team players

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McCormick & Company part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Team work was often encouraged and projects were assigned in a way that created ownership over a certain portfolio or brand.

    Cons

    It was often difficult to schedule time with higher level employees to discuss ideas, inspirations, etc in order to take outside-of-the-box thinking and combine it with realistic, applicable plans.

    Advice to Management

    Work to decrease the length of time that employees sit in their roles. The was so much talk about the lack of a career path, where someone could go next, and exactly what experiences and skill sets they needed to get there.


  10. Used to be fantastic company to work for, not so much now

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

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits; summer hours; holiday break; family atmosphere

    Cons

    Demanding workload; unreasonable deadlines for non exempt and OT; clear division between exempt and non exempt

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees, non exempt employees do the work respect their opinions. Remember our core values


  11. Helpful (2)

    Still a great place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Long standing culture of caring about people. Cooperative atmosphere, Good work-life balance. Fair pay. Good benefits. Long tenure. A truly nice place to work.

    Cons

    Conservative about change, but becoming more agile. Current focus on acquisitions is resulting in some growing pains. Time in grade can be quite lengthy and frustrating for some.

    Advice to Management

    Rotate talent more frequently. Flatten decision making. Share best practices across functions. Provide technical training for commonly used tools (SAP, etc.).



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