Ben E. Keith

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Ben E. Keith Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
38 Reviews
2.7
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good for paying bills.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Warehouse Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, and they don't require an exact excuse if you need time off or is you need to leave a bit early.

    Cons

    Late hours and working the holidays aren't great at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with employees to have holidays off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worst supervisor, Gossip around, Unfair wages

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith

    Pros

    Nothing. I don't have Pros for this company.

    Cons

    -Some supervisor have not even known which work they assigned to the each crew. They have never care but just work done. You can work more than other if you pay attention and done your work faster than other.
    - It hurts to know you got pay less than your co-worker even you have more experience and higher graduation level.
    -It took too long (nearly 1 1/2 years to adjust wage and just very and very little. And it's the worst to know that your new coworker starting wage is higher than you.
    - First time trainning and no more. Boring and Gossip environment.
    -I just see only white guy is the higher level head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I prefer you rotate work between department. Time off should be more and if you sick, you will get paid just 100%, not 50%. Equal pay or more base on experience, graduate and senior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    No

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Ben E. Keith full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The new office is very nice. I have nothing positive to add other than that.

    Cons

    I worked in the new Hou location. Drivers and warehouse are worked to the bone while office staff act like immature brats. Mgmt throws weight around, which is one of the biggest indicators to me they feel threatened. Lots of people are hired that are incompetent for their roles, simply b/c they knew someone. It's a "good ol boy" organization. Work life balance is not great - I was made to feel guilty because I could not attend a non-work party at someone's house. I was actually harassed as to why I was not able to attend. It was weird. The vibe is cult-like. Lots of people use others and then don't thank them for helping...they just take all the credit. I was yelled at by my manager but they didn't see there was a witness. They were terrified of that manager after what they saw.I have never been treated so poorly in the workplace. The new office needs lots of guidance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send someone from your original office to help get the Houston branch ordered. Be aware a lot goes on behind the scenes that really needs to be dismantled and built up again. Really have someone that is real HR there and not someone that curses all the time. So unprofessional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to make your own way, good support system.

    Cons

    Company is becoming less employee and customer driven, looking at short term instead of long term goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on customer service and bottom line will take care of itself.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    National Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company Culture Great Place for a future.

    Cons

    The is nothing I would recommend to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing What you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I hate it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time

    Pros

    N o n e - N O N E

    Cons

    Stressful
    Low wages in market and lower between workers :((
    Boring
    Work loads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equal level of wages!!!!!! More work should be more wages. Give work to people fairly and equal !!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not what it seems.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Driver Trainee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Route Driver Trainee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Makes the day go by fast

    Cons

    Poor management. Poor routing. If you don't know the area your delivering in very well you will be there 14 to 16 hours because they send you on one side of town for a delivery then to the other side of town for the next delivery then back over to where you just were. The pay is crappy for the hours you work. If your a route trainee it's even worse salary 800 a week but after Tax and insurance for the family it's like 400 to 500 a week and you work 12 to 16 hours a day...so it really comes out to like 10 an hour. If your a route driver you can bring home 800 to 1000 a week if you get the big loads but again that is working 60 to 70 hours a week. It's not a horrible gig but coming from working on a oil rig it sucks I worked 2 weeks a month and brought home double the money. Which is the reason I'm quitting and going back to the rig lol. Oh and they say your a family but it hardly feels like it. I have been there 2 weeks and seen 8 drivers quit lol.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Best Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Salary and everyone is like family.

    Cons

    There are no cons about this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    good morals but long hard hours

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith

    Pros

    everyone seems to take care of each other and seems to e treated fairly. great people to work with

    Cons

    in order to make decent money you need to work 60 plus hours a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make part timers full time with benefits.

  11.  

    It's who you know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable Company, benefits could be better. Vacation after one year.

    Cons

    There is not a consistency in treatment of employees. Some are allowed to do personal errands on the clock, prepare work for their other job. Their supervisor seems to ignore it. They manage to get overtime every week. While others are told not to get overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The morale of the employees makes a difference. Think about the little people sometimes. Change it up and do something different.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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