McCormick & Schmick's

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McCormick & Schmick's Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
67 Reviews
2.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You have potential to make good money (in 4 reviews)

  • Good money, good people, great food (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The management here used to be really good, but they managed to chase away the General Manager who everyone respected and liked (in 4 reviews)

  • A true disconnect between the corporate office and the operations (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Corporate vampires

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    Former Employee - Server in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Server in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's

    Pros

    Get your experience and get a better job.

    Cons

    Pay every week just to get 50% off meals. Can not bring in own food for lunch if you dont pay the weekly cost of discount either. Make you sell diner card with no incentive. Makes guest uncomfortable and hurts your tip because they push you to sell the cards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feel sorry for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    disappointing

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    Former Employee - Host in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Host in Skokie, IL

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed my co-workers when I first started through about two months before leaving

    Cons

    When the managers who I was originally hired under left, the location I was at went to the pooper. Managers were cruel and didn't do their jobs appropriately and was really disappointed by the way I was treated which ultimately ended in my leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate the people you hire, and if you hate your job don't be there either. don't just hide in your office!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once Landry's took over, boy did it get bad. Real bad.

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Tigard, OR
    Former Employee - Bartender in Tigard, OR

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I learned a lot the first few years about great food and drink and had the opportunity to meet some very good, interesting people.

    Cons

    Corporate takeover sucked out the soul. They treat all employees like criminals. We had to pay a monthly fee to get a discount on limited food items. The quality of the food dropped and the prices went up. Their rewards program is a scam.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kill yourself.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good service, bad management.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's

    Pros

    Decent hours, tips are good for the most part. Great location in downtown with easy access by public transit.

    Cons

    Management is plain bad. There is no give or take, just take. They will deny you benefits hur

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Away from this place!!!

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    Former Employee - Executive Sous Chef in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Executive Sous Chef in Boston, MA

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay check and great training program if you go training on the right location.

    Cons

    Long hours, no life... use salary managers to cover save on labor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because you choose to not have a life does not mean your manager had to follow you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible Company to work for, but amazing coworkers

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    Former Employee - Host in Tigard, OR
    Former Employee - Host in Tigard, OR

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were amazing
    Job as a host was easy and you are well trained

    Cons

    Management is overworked
    Pay is okay not great
    You have to pay for the meal discount program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restaurant managers should not work as long hours as they do and there should be more promotions from within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Eh, okay...

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    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, wi-fi, parking is included

    Cons

    Small paycheck, poor upper management, a lot of BS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your employees...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay money, abusive management

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    Former Employee - Server in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Server in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The clientele that comes to dine usually has a lot of money to spend - making it easy to upsell food and drinks. Usually at dinner, a couple won't be able to pay any less than $70. You can really raise the price if you sell an appetizer, entrees, drinks, and dessert. You have potential to make good money.

    Cons

    Customers are okay. Usually stuck up because they're rich enough to eat at the place, which doesn't bother me.

    My serious problem is with the management. It doesn't matter what your sales are like, as long as you can sell Landry's Select Club cards. You might as well sell your soul. If you didn't sell four a month, you would get written up. Absurd. An employee who sells LSCs often was caught drunk on the job, but management turned a blind eye because of his LSC sales. If it would've been anyone else, they would've been fired on the spot.

    They have a strict "no outside food or drink policy", but they make you PAY monthly for an employee discount??? I had a manager throw out a cup of coffee I brought in for myself because of the policy, but I've seen her bring in leftovers plenty of times.

    I wouldn't recommend that anyone work here. Everyone I know who is still there is trying desperately to get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Give employees incentives to sell LSCs besides the fear of being fired

    2) Hire managers that respect their employees

    3) Allow servers to bring in their own food.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Accounting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McCormick & Schmick's full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy working with the people

    Cons

    The compensation could align more with the work and hours put forth

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Missing the Target

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    Current Employee - Server in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Server in Troy, MI

    I have been working at McCormick & Schmick's part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stress-Free environment, well managed and great all-around staff. It's pleasant to come to work and there is a lot of flexibility. All of these pros are (probably) the direct result of the cons

    Cons

    It just isn't busy enough, consistently enough. You cross your fingers and hope for a "whale" table because you have 3 or 4 tables in a night and that's it. I blame the concept itself. It is almost unheard of in this area, sounds like a Law Firm, and the menu is lackluster with direct, more contemporary competition just across the street. It often feels as if corporate wants us to fail, perhaps for tax purposes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Market research your area, consider dissolving this site as a "McCormicks" and rebrand it as one of your other Landry's concepts that is better-known in the area. This location should be doing triple what it does. Better, more interesting fish choices. Everyone has perch, trout, whitefish, and awful farm-raised Salmon with mashed and green beans. Go out on a limb and let your clientele know you're doing something a lot more special.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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