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McCormick & Company Reviews

Updated December 5, 2018
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Lawrence Kurzius
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  • "Work life balance can get out of hand" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Upper management is too strict and don't treat the employees equally" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "KPI"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - KPI Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - KPI Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with really good employees and really good hard working team .

    Cons

    Having to put up with the down time .

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IT Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the benefits of a large global company with the family feel of a small company. Ample opportunities for IT people, as well as regular business folks. Year end bonuses are a plus.

    Cons

    We're so busy, business is so good (and has been for years), that all of us in IT and the business are overworked. IT is spread very thin. As problems go, it's a good problem to have (better to be too busy than not busy enough.)

    Advice to Management

    None. We have great management.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "No employee development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time

    Pros

    - decent pay and benefits
    - food
    - nice people
    - amazing new office space
    - job security

    Cons

    - there is no valuable / formal training offer to employees (even those fresh out of college)
    - culture is to bend over backwards for management no matter how ridiculous the request. (resulting in overworked employees and poor business decisions)
    - hierarchical: middle management does not hear the voices of lower grade employees, despite constantly pressuring them to provide business reccos.
    - hierarchical: we're all second class citizens compared to c-suite. They have a roof deck and on-campus happy hours (despite a strict no alcohol rule for everyone else)
    - middle management = micromanagers
    - technology and processes are so painfully behind, every day is a huge pain because of it. SO MUCH manual excel work (when an investment in software could be an easy fix)
    - When you push back against management in any way you are shut down
    - The way to the top is by being friends with higher up people. you dont even have to be good at your job.
    - starting to hire external execs, who are bringing in their friends to fill new roles, rather than promoting from within.
    - unrealistic growth expectations with little to no support

    Advice to Management

    stop micromanaging. train your people. listen to your people. have fairer expectations.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, but job stability is going away"

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

    I worked at McCormick & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Week between Xmas and NYE off
    Good bonus

    Cons

    Not as much job stability as before. McCormick is moving a lot of their positions overseas and people who have been with the company for years are losing their jobs. Not aligned with their passion for taking care of their people, if you ask me.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people. Letting go of all that knowledge and loyalty just to save a couple of bucks moving jobs to Poland is not smart. Not fair to the people who remain and need to deal with that transaction.


  5. "Come work for McCormick!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time

    Pros

    Thoughtful, thorough and caring company. Takes care of their people.

    Cons

    Opportunities for improved systems. They are working on it though.


  6. "Solid company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McCormick & Company full-time

    Pros

    Overall good direction as a company and treats their employees well

    Cons

    Sometimes a lot of red tape to make improvements slow things down


  7. "review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    it has good fringe benefits

    Cons

    not a good middle management

  8. "Great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive environment.
    Many opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Maternity leave policy is awful. Behind the times requiring women to take disability.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth potential; recently acquired French's. Stock is performing well as a result. The company closes the week between Christmas & New Year which gives you an additional week of vacation. Good training courses offered by the Learning Development Center, even a three-day course in cooking "Flavor U". If you are a foodie, you can appreciate this company. Summer Fridays; Opportunity for board membership.

    Cons

    Old office space but as of September 2018 the company is moving into a brand new building; its World Headquarters in Hunt Valley, MD. A lean organization. The company has been around for over 100 years however, they are not as advanced as they should be. New management is working to get them up to speed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep advancing in systems to streamline processes and systems. Hire more people from other companies and increase the number of people to balance the workload.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don’t work here!!"

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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

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

    Pros

    I can’t think of any pros

    Cons

    Horrible place to work! No training, support, or coaching. Don’t care at all about their employees and show them no respect. Back stabbing mentality. Outdated systems. Preach diversity, but don’t back their words. No work/life balance. No opportunity to advance. The training/trainers are terrible ! I have never been made to feel more defeated or unsupported. I’ve heard that it’s a great company to work for, but that is a lie! Cold, impersonal personnel. Managers only look out for themselves, and will throw their staff under the bus. If you are offered a job here, TURN IT DOWN!!!

    Advice to Management

    How about caring about your employees’ well being, rather than treating them like nothing more than a number? How about actually practicing what you preach? How about spending some of the billions of dollars you make to actually supply employees with the resources they need? How about stopping nepotism and the “old boy” network and actually promote people who are willing to change the norm? How about stopping people to drink the “Kool Aide?” Maybe, and this is a big maybe, you will actually be a decent place to work.!