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McCormick & Company Hunt Valley Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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Hunt Valley, MD

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Lawrence Kurzius
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company with Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McCormick & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    McCormick attracts passionate, smart people who work hard. The quality of the product is top notch and employees and teams work hard to ensure this.

    Cons

    Leadership expects long hours so many folks are burned out, particularly at the plant level. Infighting between senior leaders creates confusion for teams.


  2. "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects , good people to work with, time off between Christmas and New Years. Opportunity for those who want to try new jobs or locations

    Cons

    Too many failed ex-Heinz employees running the company. No long term vision that holds up to the next earning release

    Advice to Management

    Stop running the company on a quarter to quarter basis


  3. "Engineering"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Engineering in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, competitive salary.

    Cons

    Holiday work industries problem not specific to McCormick.


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  5. "Unbelievable"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Processor in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Material Processor in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The money is good. Benefits is ok. 401k is ok. Overtime was wonderful, if you really needed it, so that wasn't a problem.

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement. The training sucks. Lack of responsibility. The cultural in some departments are disappointing. The upper management sucked as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Discipline the ones who need it, not the ones who doesn't deserve it


  6. "Warehouse Technitian"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Safe clean work environment. Uniforms and steel toes are paid for. Profit sharing is available after one year of employment.

    Cons

    There is a very large gap between office workers and employees on the production floor. Communications between the two tend to break down

    Advice to Management

    Make production workers feel as though their efforts are more appreciated. Connect the two areas with more interaction.


  7. "Director of Reliability"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Reliability in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Director of Reliability in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Employees
    Very Smart Leadership
    Innovative
    Friendly Environment
    Very Fair

    Cons

    Difficult to Break-In
    Decision Making can be slow

    Advice to Management

    Headed in the right direction.
    Spend more time educating employees.
    People like working for you, show them that you like them as well.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Antiquated organization"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time

    Pros

    Summer hours on Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Charity Day

    Cons

    Too focused on socializing and relationship and NO focus on process and procedures constant fire fighting mode versus proactive. Tribal knowledge only. Resting on its laurels without infrastructure to support that behavior. NO upwards growth or lateral growth due to strategy for development or rotational programs. Talks diversity but doesn't walk the walk on diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Understand why top performers go silent. Leverage diversity of thought and learn to accept change at a faster pace or lose market share to competitors that can deliver quality at a faster pace


  9. "Food Science Intern"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Food Science Intern in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Intern - Food Science Intern in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at McCormick & Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    Lots of change happens on a daily bases.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Phony and Shallow"

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

    Pros

    The history of the brand

    Cons

    The company has lost its identity, it's been taken over by former Heinz and P&G employees who were run out of their old jobs for a reason. They say they care about the McCormick employees and history but they really don't they are phony. They don't take the time to understand the competitive advantage McCormick had by being a people first company.

    Advice to Management

    sell your stock now because you're destined to fail just like you did in your last jobs


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Line Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Technician in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Line Technician in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time

    Pros

    Vacation pay, holiday time off

    Cons

    No chance to advance from a Line technician job. It does not matter how many "extra" committees you are on or how the technician performance is judged. This is especially true for females. Once a line tech, always a line tech. If you are expecting to advance from a Line technican position this will not happen unless you are going to college. No formal on the job line training. Too many jobs are being awarded to outside applicants with no consideration to the dedicated employees that have dedicated their time, and ensured the success of the company. Some do deserve promotions or a chance to move up within the company. Many extra tasks are being added to this position without compensation.

    Advice to Management

    PROMOTE FROM WITHIN before hiring Proctor and Gamble, Amazon or Unilever employees or have a diverse mix. More opportunites to advance from technician positions with adequate compensation if skills are proven before going outside the company



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