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Updated Jan 25, 2023

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Found 306 of over 311 reviews
2.6
22% Recommend to a Friend
McCormick & Schmick's Chairman, President and CEO of Landry's Inc. Tilman J. Fertitta
6% Approve of CEO

Found 307 of over 311 reviews

2.6
22%
Recommend to a Friend
6%
Approve of CEO
McCormick & Schmick's Chairman, President and CEO of Landry's Inc. Tilman J. Fertitta
Tilman J. Fertitta
98 Ratings

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Pros
  • "The waitstaff that I work with and the chance to make good money are the only reasons to go there.(in 22 reviews)
  • "200 a shift on average, great coworkers(in 10 reviews)
  • "Good food and Good people..(in 8 reviews)
  • "good pay got at least 3(in 7 reviews)
  • "Staff was eccentric and OTR based(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good experience

    Jan 11, 2023 - Host 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Nice coworkers, reasonable expectations, and good schedule

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Large Company With Large Opportunities

    Jan 17, 2023 - Bartender 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The family-orientented nature of the company is always supportive, and they tend to hire management internally. This allows room for growth and training provided from people who are invested in the company. The clientele is pretty great as well. There are very few complaints about the system there. They are great with schedule flexibility as well.

    Cons

    There are a few contridictions with front of the house staff and back of the house staff. Quality control on product is sometimes up to servers and bartenders to maintain rather than management and higher level chefs. The slow seasons are no exaggeration

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great company to gain experience and grow!

    Jan 25, 2023 - General Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Great leadership support without micromanaging. Bonus system. Flexibility.

    Cons

    Understaffed which means longer hours!

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Fine

    Dec 26, 2022 - Server 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fast paced environment and good regulars

    Cons

    Work every single holiday of your life

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    The place is falling apart

    Dec 5, 2022 - Server 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There’s are absolutely no pros. Not even the money

    Cons

    No management. Hostess seats who she likes or closest tables so she doesn’t have to walk. Manager says “no questions “ busters want extra tips to do anything except set tables. Drink time 20 minutes. Cool times 45-60.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Money, but Time

    Sep 19, 2022 - Bartender in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Offers a ton of opportunity to move up in the company or to work special events. It can be slow during the summer which is normal for the service industry, but a ton of money during the holiday season especially if given the opportunity to work on banquets. I usually have a good time at work and the people around me make it a great work environment

    Cons

    You have to work holidays; it is mandatory

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  8. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Manager retaliated against me for reporting sexual assault

    Dec 19, 2022 - Server in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Management doesn’t care. Don’t speak up risk being fired.

    Cons

    Hr is NOT your friend. They also do not care.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Fine

    Oct 15, 2022 - Server 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced and easy with not long hours

    Cons

    Very weird turnovers for people To deal with

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Host

    Oct 6, 2022 - Hostess in Oxon Hill, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work environment and employees were like family

    Cons

    no breaks, long work hours, and rude customers

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  11. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Denny's Harborside

    May 31, 2022 - Food Server 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Significant opportunites to develop wine knowledge and expertise in seafood

    Cons

    open 365 days a year; no time off at Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc; managers are VERY overworked and VERY under appreciated; new managers with extensive restaurant & hospitality experience, wine knowledge, etc leave within six months to a year; food quality (ingredients & recipes) declined tremendously over the decade leaving many long-time guests dissatisfied and disappointed

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McCormick & Schmick's has an overall rating of 2.6 out of 5, based on over 311 reviews left anonymously by employees. 22% of employees would recommend working at McCormick & Schmick's to a friend and 26% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -15% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, McCormick & Schmick's employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at McCormick & Schmick's. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

22% of McCormick & Schmick's employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated McCormick & Schmick's 2.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 1.9 for culture and values and 2.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at McCormick & Schmick's to be career development, compensation, coworkers and the cons to be culture, benefits, management.

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