McCormick & Company
3.8 of 5 36 reviews
www.mccormick.com Sparks, MD 5000+ Employees

McCormick & Company Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2014
McCormick & Company – Sparks – “The entrance to the McCormick & Company…”

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3.8 36 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

McCormick & Company President, CEO, and Director Alan D. Wilson

Alan D. Wilson

(25 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good place to work and advance your career.

Sales Manager (Former Employee)

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

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Production lines are poorly utilized and even more poorly scheduled

Maintenance (Current Employee)
Hunt Valley, MD

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

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

ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementGet 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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This would have been a good job had it not been for the extremly long grace period (6 months).

Warehouse (Former Employee)
Belcamp, MD

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

ProsGood pay. Has good benefits.

ConsAfter six month grace period I was unceremoniusly let go.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to work more with new hires and not be so quick to fire someone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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now like every other company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time

Prosvacation time, benefit package, 401k and a pension, friendly people to work with, pay is average to start you need to stay a long time to make good money

Conswork schedules are horrible. the dreaded over and under schedule {12 hour days} along with short notice for weekend work are very bad

Advice to Senior Managementet out of your offices,come on the production floor,and see what is going on

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good history; struggling with current identity

Supply Chain (Current Employee)
Sparks Glencoe, MD

I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood benefits; rank and file associates generally great to work with; tremendous pride among employees regarding company; nice facilities

ConsStill tout people management as core competency even though recent actions and mind sets contradict; internal promotion is not favored over outside hiring in leadership riles

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop your people for leadership roles; do not continue to streamline roles and eliminate positions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Quality Assurance Specialist (Former Employee)
Hunt Valley, MD

I worked at McCormick & Company full-time for more than 3 years

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great, but boring, place to work at

Intern At Global Telecommunications Department (Former Employee)
Hunt Valley, MD

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

ProsVery 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Process Control Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Hunt Valley, MD

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

ProsBest 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

Consno 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 Senior ManagementGive the interns more work...organize your intern program better

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Overall a Great Company to Work For.

Distribution Technician (Current Employee)
Belcamp, MD

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

Pros-Comparatively higher pay than similar offerings
-Greatly discounted spices
-Fast paced work environment
-Great opportunity for overtime
-Excellent benefits

Cons-Management quality differs from shift-to-shift
-Very long hours during peak periods occasionally

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to what employees say they are having issues about, rather than micro-managing frivolous "feel-good" type projects

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time

ProsPeople are vey good to each other.

ConsManagement not foucused to many buns in the oven some are over cooking.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused. Look at your self in the mirror.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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