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McCormick & Schmick's Washington DC Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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McCormick & Schmick's Chairman, President and CEO of Landry's Inc. Tilman J. Fertitta
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Pros
  • good money but a lot of sidework (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. "Poise and food(Tyrone J. Martin Jr..)"

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Crystal City, VA
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Crystal City, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good work and good opportunities.

    Cons

    miscommunication, controversry and drama. For or towards, product lost he said she said, any which of the sort.

    Advice to Management

    Do good and stay on top of things.


  2. "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

  3. "Busser at McCormicks"

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    Former Employee - Busser in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Busser in Reston, VA

    Pros

    The people are all extremely kind and working there was an overall positive experience in the restaurant service industry.

    Cons

    Management cam be slow moving and often times you will have to watch tables your self.


  4. "Review of M&S Grill Reston"

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    Former Employee - Server in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Server in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some of the managers are very nice and understanding. Food is good. Staff is generally nice. Very easy sidework and cutwork. Business is good on holidays (mothers day).

    Cons

    Management is disrespectful to employees. Overwork their servers. Many health code violations. Business is very slow in the summer

    Advice to Management

    I would advise they do not keep restaurants open when the air conditioning is not working. They should also have at least 10 servers employed at all times in order to give the staff reasonable hours.


  5. "Cocktail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast money, 3-5 hours a day max BEST HAPPY HOUR IN THE WORLD!!!

    Cons

    Sometimes there is no money to be made..


  6. Helpful (3)

    "work environment"

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    Former Employee - Server in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Server in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some nice employees. Food is good.

    Cons

    Management is not professional. Speak to employees rudely when tempted. Then the next day they can be approachable. One never knows. Good old buddy system. Clicky. Management talk behind one another's backs so u you never have consistancy with policies being enforced

    Advice to Management

    Let go of people who do not want to be their and start being leaders versus bullies


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A Humbling Learning Experience."

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    Former Employee - Waiter/QA in Oxon Hill, MD
    Former Employee - Waiter/QA in Oxon Hill, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    One of the best jobs I ever had! Did I not mention...the FOOD!

    Cons

    You have to be a team player. Anyone seeking employment must be willing to work hard and laborious hours.

    Advice to Management

    Cater to the needs of your workers before your guests. Ensure maximum guest satisfaction, but not at the expense of your hard-working staff.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "This place sucks."

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    Current Employee - Server in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Server in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The servers I work with are cool. I was making a decent amount of money before they started putting 8+ servers on the floor on non busy nights.

    Cons

    This place sucks. The management is terrible. They don't talk to the guests when there are 30+ minute tickets on food, especially on salads but will be in the kitchen chatting it up with other employees. The kitchen sucks. Food won't be placed on the grill until 25 minutes after you rang it in. The head chef sells spoiled fish and changes the date on expired food items. One of the managers flirts with almost every good looking woman that walks in the place but won't talk to tables about 45 minute tickets. The managers get mad when you ask them to do their job. They take forever to void items and get upset again when you ask them to take it off again. Another manager constantly talks bad about all the servers and thinks he is funny. They constantly push those dumb lsc cards that nobody wants to buy. They want us to sell them because they get a bonus for the amount sold. We tip out to the busser, host, and bartender which is stupid because I bus my tables most of the time and I still tip out when there isn't a busser or host on the clock. I hate working here but it pays my bills.

    Advice to Management

    Be professional and do the job that you're getting paid to do. Not be in the office (the cave) when you're needed on the floor. Talk to the guest more when the kitchen is backed up so the server won't be punished by getting a terrible or no tip.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "summer job"

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    Former Employee - Pantry Cook in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Pantry Cook in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    a lot of great exposure to fine dining techniques (i.e., scratch production, blah blah blah)

    Marissa, one of the managers, aside from being GORGEOUS, is really chill/easy to get along with

    Cons

    some (one) of the management can be (is) a pain in the ass

    Advice to Management

    you really should offer parking comps for your employees instead of telling them to park in restricted areas (and risk being towed) to avoid parking garage fees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A Good family environment"

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    Current Employee - Server in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Server in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly towards one another, management can be okay, i understand that at the end of the day they have someone to answer to as well.

    Cons

    It is a corporate company, enough said.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to work with your staff.


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