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McCormick & Schmick's Reviews

Updated October 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Money, Nice Location, Friendly Staff (in 9 reviews)

  • Location, great managers, great food (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • By far the DIRTIEST restaurant I have ever worked at (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management so full of themselves, spend the whole time in the office instead of observing (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Cocktail Waitress"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cocktail Waitress in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Cocktail Waitress in Denver, CO

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    When they were busy, I made a lot of money.

    Cons

    The longer I was there, the slower they got and I made less and less money.


  2. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's part-time

    Pros

    There are great employee perks, my co workers were friendly and were willing to help new employees with any questions they had.

    Cons

    The restaurant would get overcrowded and management would cut corners to try to keep the crowd.

  3. "Terrible"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bartender
    Former Employee - Bartender
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was never set up there for servers are bartenders to be successful and make money

    Cons

    Everything was unorganized, no systems, lackadaisical and rude managers

    Advice to Management

    Get new managers


  4. "server"

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

    I have been working at McCormick & Schmick's full-time

    Pros

    Fine dining, great location nice atmosphere

    Cons

    They are slow to train which means it takes a long time before you can make money


  5. Helpful (1)

    "don't apply here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    uhhh, i guess money if you are a solid server. managers are great

    Cons

    tipping out a host, bartender or busser when there is none. paying 10 bucks a check for the honor to order food for half price. cuts in labor, then getting slammed with 40 minute ticket times. Lsc sales, the program is a joke. we get treated awful from a corporate standpoint. worst place i have ever worked.


  6. "Good, Not Great"

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    Former Employee - Server in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Server in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits if you're full time- but they intentionally keep your hours below the 35 hr threshold to qualify.
    Work with professionals.

    Cons

    Sales training is weak for such a large company.

    Advice to Management

    Pay professional trainers more than an additional 40 cents/hr to train your sales force


  7. "Disappointed staff"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High volume. .potential to make money

    Cons

    30 employees at anytime. Only 2 managers per shift...no rotation of inside/outside .same servers always on parties..10-15 mins to get drink orders from bar.Managers not setting employees up for success

    Advice to Management

    Need to have meeting. .listen to staff

  8. "Server"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's full-time

    Pros

    Very good relationships with coworkers

    Cons

    The location didn't get great business.


  9. "Restaurant general manger"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are just starting out in the restaurant business, it is a good starting compnay

    Cons

    The company does just enough for their guest and just enough for their employees

    Advice to Management

    Don't stop looking. You will work for your money.


  10. "Advacement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Sous Chef in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Sous Chef in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Established Company and systems in place.

    Cons

    No room to advance, limited stores to be placed in.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have spots for amazing chefs


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