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McCormick & Company Baltimore Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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  • Work life balance in some departments does not exist (in 5 reviews)

  • Nepotism, no one leaves so it is hard to get promoted, change resistant culture, slow consensus decision making, (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Technician in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Research and Development has a very good, creative, and supportive work environment.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, lacks true motive to develop scientists.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the right people what they are worth, hire in people that are worth it, not just warm bodies to fill the seats while everyone else has to work harder to accommodate them.


  2. "Mobility difficulties"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great work life, ease of work, cross functional,

    Cons

    ease of mobility, unskilled workforce

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McCormick & Company (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Pay
    Lots of opportunities for advancement
    Interesting work
    Great opportunities to learn and grow professionally and personally
    Good work/life balance
    Great stock purchase program, bonus, vacation benefits
    Good, smart people
    Fun business

    Cons

    Low on the 401K match, but there were plenty of other benefits to compensate. You may not know how good you had it until you are gone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Very glad I was a part of this company for the 10+ years I was there. Helped to set me financially for the future - and gave me great experience.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company Overall"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician III in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician III in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of employee benefits like extra paid time off.

    Cons

    Management has a "hands off" attitude most of the time, do not interact with lower employees. Hard to move and grow as no-one ever leaves and new positions rarely open up.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Work"

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    Current Employee - Professional in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Professional in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McCormick & Company (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -Can purchase company stock
    -Coworkers are nice
    -Can transfer to different locations for new job opportunities
    -Lots of vacation after the first year of employment

    Cons

    -Terrible work life balance
    -Pay is just below average
    -Takes a long time to grow and learn new roles
    -Shifts range from 6-12 hours and include weekend work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what is bothering the employees need to make work hours more tolerable; fix the issues and move onto something new. 11 hour days are too long to have to deal with certain conditions.


  6. "Executive Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McCormick & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    McCormick is a great brand and one that will be around for a long time.

    Cons

    HR talks a lot about how much employees' are valued but it is all talk. In order to have upward mobility it is who you know and not what you have accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    If you value your family then this company is not for you. If you want to go to McCormick anyway then take the experience and move on.


  7. "Strict, but overall a great company"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at McCormick & Company as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Nice employees, Great area

    Cons

    Uptight Employees and Bosses. Do not teach you anything, must know everything. Won't hire entry levels.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful and collaborative people, open to help you learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are kind and patient--they will work with you to help you learn processes, culture, etc. You work with fabulous products and the company is going through a growth period.

    Cons

    It is a bit slow moving and there is pressure to issue dividends every year which influences product support decisions. Additionally, you really have to be a team builder to work here, which isn't a con, but is a word of caution for people who like to work as lone rangers.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Undergoing a significant change in management tone. No longer adhere to principles of being a people oriented company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are adequate

    Cons

    Management is duplicitous and feels that you should drink the Kool Aid without questioning them

    Advice to Management

    Be honest


  10. "Not Quite What They Like to Think They Are"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable food industry company;
    Good broad career training with their Multiple Management Board.
    Free samples & cheap/discounted products @ company store
    Free health & wellness screenings

    Cons

    Slow in processes; Too highly conservative in approaches; Slow to change
    Slow career advancement
    Finance dominated culture (if not in finance org)
    Poor vocation specific training support

    Advice to Management

    Need to bring in more outside blood, especially middle management people in areas beside US Consumer Marketing & Sales. Shared Services organizations needs to be reviewed and revised. These organizations are holding McCormick back.


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