McLane Company

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4 people found this helpful  

A good place to start-be prepared to move on when it's time to grow

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Purchasing Specialist  in  Temple, TX
Former Employee - Senior Purchasing Specialist in Temple, TX

Pros

*Good place to learn the fundamentals of procurement, basic logistics, and some inventory management
*Provides exposure to big box retailers from a semi-insider perspective
*If you need help developing a very solid work ethic, you will if you survive the introductory period
*Good training program (30 days for new purchasing agents), experienced employees are generally willing to help newcomers

Cons

*Be prepared to work 50-60 hours per week, including weekends for ~$40K on salary
*Limited opportunities for advancement; positions are often filled prior to posting/interviews being held
*Inconsistent applicaton of rules and standards by managers and senior leaders
*Salary increases are usually small (.5-2%), heavy reliance on challenging bonus program by management to augment salary estimates
*Expectation that salaried employees report for work whether ill, injured, etc. Use of FMLA leave, sick time, child illness call-ins is actively discouraged and/or viewed as the making of a 'problem' employee (NB: I never used FMLA and didn't have kids at the time I worked there, just heard and observed what happened to and was said about those who did).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

*Work to eliminate favoritism
*Open, honest communication without judgemental overtones
*Work to eliminate the belieif in 'presenteeism' as a way to demonstrate loyalty/commitment to the company

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for McLane Company

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good until recent years when I personally received little support from management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Network Anaklyst  in  Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Network Anaklyst in Temple, TX

    Pros

    Local, Size of Corporate Staff, Facilities

    Cons

    Promotion of what I would consider incompetent staff to management positions

    Little feedback from management

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company leadership has integrity,

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Temple, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Temple, TX

    Pros

    It is a very stable company

    Cons

    Not progressive with people practices. Very rigid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the future and how you will attract talent with rigid policies

    Approves of CEO
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