McCormick & Company Reviews

Updated April 11, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Clicky and new employees are outsiders

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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 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!

  2. Helpful (3)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Helpful (3)

    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

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  5. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work as you lead this company globally. Maintain a high performing but people - centered 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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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Belcamp, MD
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Belcamp, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Has good benefits.

    Cons

    After six month grace period I was unceremoniusly let go.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to work more with new hires and not be so quick to fire someone

  9. Good place to work and advance your career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. Helpful (1)

    now like every other company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time

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

    Pros

    vacation 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    et out of your offices,come on the production floor,and see what is going on

  11. Helpful (3)

    Good history; struggling with current identity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Sparks Glencoe, MD
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Sparks Glencoe, MD

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Still 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 Management

    Develop your people for leadership roles; do not continue to streamline roles and eliminate positions

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