McKee Foods Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Independent distributors treated as employees without the benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor
    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKee Foods as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There were many in years past. None to speak of now

    Cons

    Company lets you assume all the risks of running your own business yet treats you like an employee. McKee foods strongly suggests increasing your expenses to fit their goals with little or no increase to distributors profitability. Though they hide behind a "moral code" and the face of a cute little girl, greed is the only thing that seems to drive them.

    Advice to Management

    Either allow distributors to make their own business decisions or provide relief for stale product and give benefits. I believe you are walking a thin line between sub contractor and employee


  2. Bad company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gets me out of the house.

    Cons

    Too many lazy useless people. No team work! Benefits suck! No vacation or sick time just PTO. When you use PTO you still get an attendance point.

    Advice to Management

    Should offer vacation time and sick time. If a person had PTO and calls in no point should be given.


  3. independent distributor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McKee Foods as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Set your on work schedule to a degree.

    Cons

    no vacation, retirement, health ,insurance, no benefits ..once you start making good money the company cut your area and starves you to death while treating you just like you are an employee

    Advice to Management

    quit treating sub contractors like employees before you end up in a major lawsuit


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    Used To Be A Good Place To Work

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Stuarts Draft, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Stuarts Draft, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 Management

    Use 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


  6. frustrated

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingman, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingman, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time

    Pros

    One of the better paying jobs for this location. Yearly bonus. Benefits are available to employees. Also have 401K available.

    Cons

    Would not refer refer anyone to apply. Management has no idea of all the back-stabbing and favoritism that goes on in the warehouse. Company policy book might as well be discarded. There are a lot of employees not following the policies and management does nothing about it. Used to be a family oriented business, now it is everybody for themselves. There is no preventative maintainance. There is a lot of potential for injury.

    Advice to Management

    Get up off of your chairs, get out of your offices and spend some time in the warehouse and observe what goes on out there.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN

    Pros

    People 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.

    Cons

    Not enough resource to complete job assignment. Sometimes, need to be self-motivated to find works to do to satisfy myself.

    Advice to Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stuarts Draft, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stuarts Draft, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    time off, profit sharing bonus, good benefits

    Cons

    Management 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 Management

    Work 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!!!!


  9. Not what it used to be.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Collegedale, TN
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I'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 Management

    Run 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.


  10. Used to love it, now I hate it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Representative
    Current Employee - District Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time

    Pros

    Weekends off, lot of paid time off

    Cons

    Have become more pushy, used to be family friendly. Now it seems they don't care about us.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the current operating system. It adds constant stress to our lives. What used to be something I loved is now just a job, and one that I hate. So many are quitting. This needs to be addressed and we need to know why this is happening.


  11. Pretty good place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Employee
    Current Employee - Production Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mckee has decent medical insurance. They also pay a fair wage. They are very health conscious. They provide a clinic and a health coach and also extra programs for health and fitness.

    Cons

    Some lines have to work on Sundays, which I consider part of the weekend, A day to spend with family.

    Advice to Management

    Management wants your input on reducing waste...then they change the rules and Want you to waste product, without getting any input from the employees...Senior Management wants employees to train on different jobs...than the supervisors won't let anyone train on their line, because of labor, then when employees want time off...they can't have subs. With some of the lines being so slow and employees not getting their hours, this would be the best time to train.



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