McCormick & Schmick's

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Updated April 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    disappointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Host in Skokie, IL

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

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

    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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Kill yourself.

  3. 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

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Away from this place!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

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

  6. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, wi-fi, parking is included

    Cons

    Small paycheck, poor upper management, a lot of BS

    Advice to Management

    Care for your employees...

  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)

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

    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 Management

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

  8. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Accounting

    • 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 & Schmick's full-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy working with the people

    Cons

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

  10. Missing the Target

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Solid Earning for Part TIme, Terrible Corporate Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Busser and Server in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Busser and Server in Cherry Hill, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, and very interesting customers. For skill-less, part-time work, the pay was very good. Product is excellent, which is always a plus and also, it being a restaurant, meant delicious free meals.

    Cons

    Everything that is wrong with corporate restaurants. General Manager was much more concerned with her own career and her relationship with superiors than with her relationship with employees. My particular branch closed with no announcement, workers came in to locked doors and later received e-mails informing them their jobs were gone. Also, classic issue of giving all the crap-jobs to the hardest workers because they will actually DO them, instead of rewarding initiative.

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