McCormick & Schmick's

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Updated July 26, 2015
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McCormick & Schmick's Chairman, President and CEO of Landry's Inc. Tilman J. Fertitta
Tilman J. Fertitta
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Pros
  • You have potential to make good money (in 4 reviews)

  • Flexible, with good pay, and outstanding wonderful friendly staff and environment (in 2 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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  1. Great company!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McCormick & Schmick's

    Pros

    Great place to work! Very detail oriented!

    Cons

    The uniform gets hot when one is busy.


  2. Helpful (1)

    work environment

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    Former Employee - Server in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Server in Reston, VA

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's

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

    Pros

    There are some nice employees. Food is good.

    Cons

    Management is not professional. Speak to employees rudely when tempted. Then the next day they can be approachable. One never knows. Good old buddy system. Clicky. Management talk behind one another's backs so u you never have consistancy with policies being enforced

    Advice to Management

    Let go of people who do not want to be their and start being leaders versus bullies


  3. Helpful (2)

    Shop around first

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    Current Employee - Server in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Server in Charlotte, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - They hire on the spot - No experience needed

    Cons

    - Management is terrible - Corporate atmosphere creates a divide between helpless management and staff (i.e. restaurant is open on all holidays, including Christmas and Thanksgiving, from 10am until 10pm and ALL EMPLOYEES WORK ALL DAY) - Training process takes two weeks (of minimum wage pay) - Money is not good (Lunches = $15-$30, Dinners = $30-$60 on average)

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to give advice to the managers when they have no control over anything. The restaurant's corporate ethos is it's biggest downside. Managers are required to fill their employee pay quotas and schedule too many employees even if it is a slow time of year. This causes the staff to make less money and creates a disdain for the management team. My advice is this: if you want to raise your pay quotas, management, schedule more kitchen workers rather than the $2.15/hour servers and bartenders. This will allow the kitchen to run more efficiently and will allow the servers and bartenders in your restaurant to make some money. Treating employees well will translate to a better experience for your customer.


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  5. Ehh..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's

    Pros

    The restaurant environment was very clean and well kept. Also, it was very structured and organized in that there were always different sections sectioned off and a schedule was made for cleaning duties.

    Cons

    I thought it was pretty ridiculous that we had to pay a fee to drink from the soda machines and to receive a discount. It's a corporate restaurant, you would think that they make an ample amount of profit to allow their employees to drink for free and have a discount on foods. I don't know. Just my opinion.


  6. Avoid

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Server in Chicago, IL

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The food was good, and there was a good management team in place where I was working. I've worked at worse places

    Cons

    The corporate structure is stifling. Hiring policies ensured that we'd repeatedly be understaffed and/or overstaffed, with never a happy medium. Customers were rude, with no power to do anything about it. Prices were absurd.

    Advice to Management

    Find a balance for your employees to avoid burning them out. Fight back the corporate power structure, which does nothing but make suits feel important.


  7. laundrys confiscates every penny from the employees

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McCormick & Schmick's

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

    Pros

    It is a place to be employed

    Cons

    Laundrys without notice started to require employees to pay for credit card transactions, pay for a discount program, change tip out procedures, change pay scales, raise prices, stop paying trainers, lower quality of food, and created what was once a nice place to work into the worst place i have ever been employed. The level of incompetence from managers and from what i have seen in regional managers is staggering. good job laundrys!

    Advice to Management

    does it matter?


  8. was great seafood

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's (More than 8 years)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very fast paced, high quality seafood. Professional, educated staff.

    Cons

    when Landry corp bought them out things have suffered. You now get a pressured sales pitchto bea member and the/y raised prices alot. They alsocut benefits for all employees; many of which had dedicated themselves to the company over 30 years.

    Advice to Management

    Let the waitstaff attwnd to each guest on an individual basis instead of requiring a canned speech and salespitch. Everyguest is there for their own reasons and individualized service sets you apart.


  9. It was alright.

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Food Server in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at McCormick & Schmick's (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice ambiance, good wine, and good food.

    Cons

    Customers stiff despite price of bills, management gives into rude customers, management doesn't schedule well.

    Advice to Management

    Better management


  10. Server

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    Former Employee - Food Server in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Food Server in San Diego, CA

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's full-time

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

    Pros

    The restaurants are in great locations that bring in tons of people, which is ideal. The food was good too, not incredible, but solid and people seemed to enjoy it.

    Cons

    It's a restaurant, so weekends and holidays are work days; but hey that's part of the gig. Occasional bad table, sometimes but heads with coworkers or management, everything always worked itself out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the required specials and initial table talk down to a minimum. Sometimes management would make us try and sell too hard. Let people enjoy the food you offer, what you loose in initial sales, you will make up for in return visits.


  11. A Humbling Learning Experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waiter/QA in Oxon Hill, MD
    Former Employee - Waiter/QA in Oxon Hill, MD

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    One of the best jobs I ever had! Did I not mention...the FOOD!

    Cons

    You have to be a team player. Anyone seeking employment must be willing to work hard and laborious hours.

    Advice to Management

    Cater to the needs of your workers before your guests. Ensure maximum guest satisfaction, but not at the expense of your hard-working staff.



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