McCormick & Schmick's - Exploitative, sloppy, and smallminded | Glassdoor
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"Exploitative, sloppy, and smallminded"

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Former Employee - Cook in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Cook in Pittsburgh, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

A good lesson in what NOT to do, makes you appreciate what you used to take for granted in other jobs

Cons

Shitty food, dirty kitchen, will teach bad cooking/sanitation habits, won't allow you to do your job effectively/earn a living there/hold a second job. Poor scheduling, will often get called off on scheduled days or called in on days off; or often sent home suddenly the instant service slows down without being allowed to clean up or prep for next shift.consequently, will be forced to work with the results of said previous short shift. It's a 7 day a week, on call, part time job.

Advice to Management

You get what you pay for. If your staff isn't allowed to be there to work, it's not their fault the work isn't done. It's also no coincidence that the people who can get a job elsewhere, do.

Other Employee Reviews for McCormick & Schmick's

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Sous in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Sous in Rosemont, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to the house and free parking

    Cons

    Worst company I ever worked for

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people


  2. Helpful (2)

    "On The Road Toward Extinction..."

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every septuagenarian that makes up the base clientele hasn't completely died off yet.

    Cons

    Not unlike their overgrown antiseptic predecessors (see Steak and Ale, Chi Chi's), M&S is rapidly joining the ranks of once-successful restaurant business models that fell prey to stagnation. Having grown large enough to be consumed by the Landry's impersonal corporotized behemoth, this once relevant eatery of the business class and local middle-heeled has unfortunately fallen prey to the mediocrity that resting on the laurels of one's past success tends to bring. If you enjoy eating the same unimaginative cuisine your grandparents raved about in their heyday while being surrounded by all the ambiance a 1970's midwestern basement can muster, then this is the place for you. Catch it while you can, though...Because history dictates a shortened tenure for this once-iconic brand.

    Advice to Management

    Polish your resumes.

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