McKee Foods

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McKee Foods Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014

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3.9 23 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

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Mike McKee

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81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Benefits, but physically hard on the body.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood employee benefits and company values. Free products.

    ConsEmployees have to wear steel-toed shoes which are very hard on the feet. No rubber mats on concrete floor. This causes leg and feet pain. Must climb concrete steps to second floor cafeteria and only have twelve and a half minute breaks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider rubber mats.

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    Not what it used to be.

    Process Operator (Current Employee) Collegedale, TN

    ProsCompetitive pay. Some decent people. Some training available. Room to climb up the ladder if you feel like working for it.

    ConsI'm a 3rd generation employee, and it just seems like the company is no where near as good as it used to be. The upper management knows nothing about what's going on. Health benefits aren't as great as other companies and are expensive for the coverage offered. People who work for raises/promotions typically don't get them, people that know someone important typically slide in the position. Very few team players on the production level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRun the company like the small, family business mind set it started out with and pay more attention to your employees. Work on employee moral and getting employees to work as a team.

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    Good place to work

    Process Operator (Current Employee) Collegedale, TN

    ProsGood pay. Good benefits. Profit sharing

    ConsThere are a few really bad production supervisors that work here. I work in production in Collegedale, and can tell you first hand its who you work for that makes all the difference. I have worked for some supervisors here that are biased toward some and love to micro manage. This creates an uncomfortable working enviroment that no one wants to be in. Treating some unfairly and jumping on the chance to wright them up. It will backfire on them because no one will like them, nor will anyone want to work for them either.Those supervisors need not be in that position to begin with, especially working for a company like Mckee Foods that is Christan based. There are some very good supervisors that work here as well. I have worked for some that would go out of there way to do anything for you. Treating all fairly and has everyone's best interest in mind.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about the impact your decisions are going to make on all those employees who are doing the best the can from day to day trying to make a living.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood wages and benefits. A family like work enviroment.

    ConsTo many people resistant to change. To many people holding on to "sacred cows".

    Advice to Senior Managementencourage innovation. Encourage people to get rid of their "sacred cows" Don't accept mediocrity and excuses from senior managers. Don't try so hard to coddle those resistant to change. They drag all of us down

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great place to work hard.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly, encouraging, resourceful and effective.

    Consthere are no cons to share

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Family owned... people care about you

    I/S Intern (Current Employee) Collegedale, TN

    ProsIts a smaller place so its pretty friendly. Working in I/S is pretty chill for the most part. A lot of the full time employees are older and some are set in their ways, others are not (technologywise). There are quite a few interns that bring youth to the company. Decent pay for interns. Free little debbies all day.

    ConsToo many free little debbies. You'll get fat.
    They don't have many open positions for developers. Most people stay forever at McKee making it hard for new positions to open up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok place to work but need alot of work far as communication between management!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Stuarts Draft, VA

    Prostime off, profit sharing bonus, good benefits

    ConsManagement needs a major overhaul, and major cuts. Why on earth do we need so many supertindents! Too good to lay anybody off instead will just cut everybodys hours back while the big wigs still get a full paycheck. Just ain't right!!!!!!!!!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork more on getting better equipment into the plants, and focus on cutting down on waste and lean more towards going green to save on costs! not cut back worker hours and keep making price increases to product. This is hurting are volume of cases!!!!

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    Used To Be A Good Place To Work

    Consultant (Current Employee) Stuarts Draft, VA

    ProsThey have a gym and dental and health (which they've decided we should pay more for so they don't have to)

    ConsI have to constantly tell them about broken or items that are in disrepair, those items get put on "pass down". Which sounds good but the next maintenance shift is just as understaffed as the last.
    We currently have two shifts that are floating among the plant on different shifts because there production lines are dissolved and sharing your line with the "floaters" means up to 2 people must go home everyday to save on efficiency . Employees are getting an average of 32 hours a week or less (depends upon your line). When we asked the vice president what the plan is for getting everybody working again the answer was "we hope to be in better shape in 10 years". which is a cop-out because vice president contracts are for 5 years(based upon work performance by Mike Mckee) Upper management has informed all of management that our plant needs to"clean house" (fire people) So there starting to implement new rules- off the cuff- to start the write up process on as many suckers as possible. The employees have several ideas to save the company lots and lots of money but management won't here it and instead feel its more necessary to take away everyone's job security by telling us the old "do more with less" attitude. Upper management keeps blaming the economy as well for slumped sales. We as employees realize that the economy plays a role but with gas prices and ingredient costs back down it is shameful not to pass those savings on to the customer. Simply by doing so volume sales would raise again. (how bout that , and I've never been to college).

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse common sense, offer incentives instead of threats. Listen to employees for advice in being more efficient, new product ideas, and keep the door open on your "open door policy". Stop keeping secrets from your hourly's. Oh and one more thing how bout deducting a percentage of your salary since we're all tapped out in the hourly department.
    Thanks for reading

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not easy to get information or resource needed to complete job assignment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Collegedale, TN

    ProsPeople are friendly. It is a family culture. Not too busy with your work. Not too many traveling or over work. Get a C day if work at the weekend.

    ConsNot enough resource to complete job assignment. Sometimes, need to be self-motivated to find works to do to satisfy myself.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA little open-minded management to share resources with your employees. Promote employees from inside which can motivate employees.

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    Terrific employer who places great emphasis on people.

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsCompetitive salary, profit sharing, competitive benefits, work environment that encourages growth and development, open forum for new ideas, family owned company

    Consmany decisions are still made anecdotally and are not fact based, current culture does not tolerate or adapt to change very well

    Advice to Senior ManagementMany tactics that contributed to getting us where we are today are still relevant. However, our industry is changing very rapidly, and we should evaluate every aspect of the way we do things to make sure our business model stays relevant. Look for opportunities to capitalize on our brand strength outside of our current product portfolio.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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