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McCormick & Schmick's Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
69 Reviews
2.4
69 Reviews
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McCormick & Schmick's CEO and Director Bill Freeman
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29 Ratings

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.  

    Great company to work for, quality products.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Catering Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Catering Coordinator in Portland, OR

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    McCormick & Schmick's takes good care of its employees. Promotes from within, pays above industry standard.

    Cons

    It's a restaurant company with limited potential for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Flexible, with good pay, and outstanding wonderful friendly staff and environment

    Cons

    busy days sometimes long hours, scheduling issues with times and dates, needs some improvement in minor areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    solve scheduling issues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A change is in the air.

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    Former Employee - Server in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Server in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic financial possibilities for the service staff.

    Cons

    The direction has changed greatly after the Landry's acquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember how to properly treat your staff.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Accounting

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dumb & Dumberer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front of House in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Front of House in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Pros

    It is VERY easy for ANYONE to be hired here for front of house because the turn over is very high, if you're a female under 22 you're pretty much guaranteed a job per the perverse all male management staff.

    Cons

    While the general manager openly refers to himself as 'God' its the offensive poor managerial practices regularly that contradict mandates and sneak around health codes ( I personally never ate the food after seeing the storage relabeling/non labeling) that stood out. To maintain bottom line profit bonuses for 'God' the restaurant was constantly poorly supplied with everything from silverware to glasswear to key menu items resulting in slow service (we had to literally wait 10-15min to serve a martini drink because we only had 8- 14 martini shell glasses in the entire restaurant) and poor tips, being bullied and threatened into selling the Landry Club cards ($25 frequent diner reward card) your incentives for selling them are bogus and measly and of no monetary value, money can be made here however if you are aggressive enough to backstab, blamegame, lie or just flat out brown nose your way into sections with fair rotation, sidework assignments are biased, bar shift and closing duties are ridiculous( DON'T GET TRICKED INTO WORKING BeHIND THE BAR! You make under $100 for a 6hr shift on busy Saturday nights), you will find that issues cannot be solved because the management has poor individual communication and will openly gripe outloud about your fellow coworkers when they leave the area in an almost gossipy manner... BOTTOM LINE: Landry's owned restaurants have a generally poor reputation on Glassdoor so if you must work there get your experience and get out asap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue, your shady back stabbing cost pinching practices and 'us vs them' attitude in regards to management and employees sucks and resolves nothing. You are not politicians so stop acting like them...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    summer job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pantry Cook in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Pantry Cook in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    a lot of great exposure to fine dining techniques (i.e., scratch production, blah blah blah)

    Marissa, one of the managers, aside from being GORGEOUS, is really chill/easy to get along with

    Cons

    some (one) of the management can be (is) a pain in the ass

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you really should offer parking comps for your employees instead of telling them to park in restricted areas (and risk being towed) to avoid parking garage fees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A Good family environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Server in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly towards one another, management can be okay, i understand that at the end of the day they have someone to answer to as well.

    Cons

    It is a corporate company, enough said.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to work with your staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    McCormick & Schmick's

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pantry Cook in Edina, MN
    Former Employee - Pantry Cook in Edina, MN

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

    Pros

    Good food and Good people..

    Cons

    If you're allergic to shellfish or hate late hours... (I did the 4 to close shift) I wouldn't apply for there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice for the management.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fine Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bartender in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Bartender in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good money, good people, great food. I had a fine time working here and would recommend it to anyone looking for a bartending job.

    Cons

    They had a very high turnover of management on all levels. This definitely caused a problem. But other than that it was a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire quality management, then hold onto them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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