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McCormick & Company Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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  • Decent work/life balance for office workers, poor for factory workers (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management is too strict and don't treat the employees equally (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Changing for the worst...fast"

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

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

    Pros

    Finally adopted a great vacation and leave policy

    Cons

    Bullying, and support of bullies by HR and management, was a common theme. Nepotism still rules. Very little movement or opportunity; when a job is open, it's reserved for someone secretly, or being filled in Poland or India, not in the U.S. Non-performers get to hang around for unknown reasons. Older workers targeted for layoffs or false "PIPs"

    Advice to Management

    Realize how lucky you are to have some of the people you do, but that they have little reason to stay now that the pension is frozen.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Plant HR Manager"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Its a big company and they can pay you well

    Cons

    If you are in HR or are considering a the Plant HR Manager position at McCormick, I recommend that you pass it up. They have fired so many HR Mangers. Every time they get one in they let them go. After you have termed that many good people, you have to assume its the company and not the people.

    Advice to Management

    Support the people you hire.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Antiquated organization"

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    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


  4. 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


  5. "Production Scheduler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at McCormick & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great production environment. You'll meet with great employees

    Cons

    There's many changes going on. They just eliminate and let go of employees without any explanation. They dont value their employees.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "The Company is highly dysfunctional and has considerable corruption taking place in the Finance dept."

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you are into cheating and or stealing it is a great place to work

    Cons

    almost every aspect; no infrastructure, no professionalism, and a complete lack of understanding about why the business exists; which is to sell product.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking for new jobs the parent company will fire you if things remain unchanged orget worse


  7. "Low capability and lack of vision - going downhill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haddenham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haddenham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, a lot of them have been there for years and are really friendly,

    Cons

    People capability is really poor, the staff is either junior or incompetent. The business is really risk-diverse and slow, nothing moves and nothing changes, No innovation pipeline, poor customer management, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership change is a must. Up the game in terms of capability, get people that actually understand what they are doing. Think long term and be capable to innovate and take calculated risk to grow.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away from the South Bend Plant!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits were on par for the area 401K, Bonus 40 hours before X-mas and whatever the rest would be in February after the finianical statements of the following year were made public. Last two years the the second bonus was 30 hours and 40 hours. Time off between X-mas and New Year's, Spice Sale at least annually.

    Cons

    Where do I begin... Let's start with the Leadership team... All the managers there are only looking out for themselves now.. After reducing the work force last year the true colors came out from upper leadership. They will do anything to save themselves and make them look like they are needed and add value to the plant!! They attend "trust sessions" because they can not get along with their middle managers or themselves or tell them the truth period.. They have off site meetings to discuss their hidden agenda on things. They will say one thing and do another, they will say they will support you and want you to grow in the company, however, this is not true. They will lie to your face, betray when they need to and they will con you into taking the fall for them to save their own skin.

    The middle managers are stuck in between the people on the floor and the upper managers, and with the reduction in the workforce now are getting pulled in every direction to try to maintain so type of business.

    The floor people are so fearful to do anything because if they speak up they will write you up and or find a way to get rid of you because you are threat to their little society. Be careful what you say around people because there are "moles" on the floor that leak information up to the upper managers.

    They will not discipline or fire people that have multiple issues with making product, having quality issues, property damage on forklifts, people on 3rd shift with extra cirrulars that place at the plant.

    Advice to Management

    Good Luck on making it in that plant.. Eventually your time will be up and hopefully there will be a plant left for people that do the day to day work on the floor to keep their jobs and have managers that truly care for them and live up to the true values of C.P. McCormick of "thinking once for yourself and twice for the company, and the company will think twice for itself and twice for you."


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Employees are doers only - not part of the organisation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good holidays (25 days) and benefits (pention, private medical insurance, life insurance)
    - Relatively relaxed environment
    - Diverse employee backgrounds and nationalities

    Cons

    - McCormich does not invest in its employees
    - No risk is taken at all in the company's employees, resulting in no succession planning whatsoever
    - Senior management is very isolated from the rest of the employees...employees should only do without having a say in any changes or giving any suggestions (even if they are practical advice that would facilitate work!)
    - People are working in sylos, with very bad communication and information sharing

    Advice to Management

    - Consultyour employees when you are planning changes as they are the ones who will implement these changes and can have practicaladvice
    - People development is very important. You need to invest in your employees to get their trust and loylty


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