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Zatarain's Partnership Reviews

Updated November 12, 2016
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  1. "Could Be Better, But Ok"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Gretna, LA
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Gretna, LA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zatarain's Partnership full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits is main attraction... Good family oriented environment (employee to employee) ... Really liked working with my fellow employees...

    Cons

    Management would run you ragged... I was a Material Handler and the salary is unfair to say the least.. You must work overtime in order to make ends meet and even then that's a struggle... Need better organizing and communicating between shifts... Don't really feel they truly care about their employees now that it's integrated with McCormick... Wouldn't mind working here again if changes were made to the above

    Advice to Management

    I feel salary is a big sticking point as to why employees don't take pride or stick around


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Transition from a local Louisiana company to a fully integrated part of McCormick & Co."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Gretna, LA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Gretna, LA

    Pros

    Good product lines that are still in a growth cycle in the food industry. Staff that remains from the pre-McCormick buyout. Free buffet style lunch for administrative and office staff. Time off for local holidays (Mardi Gras). Lots of choices with good quality of life in the area whether this is the better parts of New Orleans, the inner suburbs or the North Shore suburbs.

    Cons

    Transitioning to become fully absorbed by McCormick and Co. Company is starting to lose what makes it unique in the industry because of this. Only 20% of production conducted at the Grena location. 65% of rice mixes are now being produced in Maryland and frozen production continues to be co-packed in the upper Mid-West. Although the division is well under way to be fully absorbed, the benefits package does not match the ones given to McCormick & Co. So, there is a 401K but no McCormick pension plan benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Zatarain's is a New Orleans company. While production efficiencies are gained by producing products in Maryland, the authenticity of the brand is in a significant downward spiral. While the Zatarain's division is treated separately as a profit center, it is not able to leverage its own cash flow toward projects that improve the brand and must compete with the entire McCormick and Co. for budgeting.