McCormick & Schmick's

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McCormick & Schmick's CEO and Director Bill Freeman
Bill Freeman
26 Ratings

    Okay money, abusive management

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    Former Employee - Server in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Server in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at McCormick & Schmick's part-time (less than an year)


    The clientele that comes to dine usually has a lot of money to spend - making it easy to upsell food and drinks. Usually at dinner, a couple won't be able to pay any less than $70. You can really raise the price if you sell an appetizer, entrees, drinks, and dessert. You have potential to make good money.


    Customers are okay. Usually stuck up because they're rich enough to eat at the place, which doesn't bother me.

    My serious problem is with the management. It doesn't matter what your sales are like, as long as you can sell Landry's Select Club cards. You might as well sell your soul. If you didn't sell four a month, you would get written up. Absurd. An employee who sells LSCs often was caught drunk on the job, but management turned a blind eye because of his LSC sales. If it would've been anyone else, they would've been fired on the spot.

    They have a strict "no outside food or drink policy", but they make you PAY monthly for an employee discount? I had a manager throw out a cup of coffee I brought in for myself because of the policy, but I've seen her bring in leftovers plenty of times.

    I wouldn't recommend that anyone work here. Everyone I know who is still there is trying desperately to get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Give employees incentives to sell LSCs besides the fear of being fired

    2) Hire managers that respect their employees

    3) Allow servers to bring in their own food.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

McCormick & Schmick's Interviews

Updated 2 Sep 2014
Updated 2 Sep 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied in-person – interviewed at McCormick & Schmick's.

    Interview Details

    I was first interviewed by the food and beverage manager. After two weeks I was called back for a second interview with the general manager. I was hired. No drug test. No background test either. After 2 weeks of working I'm quitting. No hours. No tips. Not worth it.

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Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Private
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (AUD) per year

You might say that seafood is the bait this company uses to lure customers to its restaurants. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants owns and operates about 80 upscale casual-dining spots that offer fish and other seafood dishes from its approximately 80-dish menu. Located in more than two dozen states, the restaurants operate primarily under the McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant brand, while other locations carry such names as M&S Grill, McCormick's Fish House & Bar, and Jake's Grill. Each restaurant offers a full-service bar. McCormick & Schmick's also owns... More

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