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Helpful (3)

Great 18 Years!

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at McLane Company full-time

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

120 year company that is debt free. Pay is good depending on what department or grade. Benefits and Profit sharing are very good. President and CEO is well respected. Owned by Berkshire-Hathaway. Growing company with 20 plus Grocery Warehouses. Excellent "Open Door" Policy.

Cons

If you're hired from the outside it takes a while to adapt to the McLane cultural. Not nearly as family friendly as they once were. Department managers/supervisors are good people however most can't train or treat teammates with respect because Upper management is always focusing on the Key Performance Indicators.

Advice to Management

Be consistent in how you treat people. Walk the walk and just not talk the talk when it comes to training new teammates or cross-training teammates from one area to another. When there are problems or challenges truly address them and find out the "Root Cause".

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    Layoffs, lack of structure, unfulfilling employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative

    I worked at McLane Company full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Relocation, Top in the industry

    Cons

    Work-life balance, lack of leadership, instability, lack of recognition, layoffs. Few opportunities for promotion. Very linear hierarchy. Lack of vision. Discriminatory.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people like people not commodities. Pay better and you will get the employees you are "searching" for. Do what you say you will do, no more smoke and mirrors. Be the industry steward you claim to be.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Incompetent Leadership, small pay, big expectations.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at McLane Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company car but other than that I honestly cannot say too many good things.

    Cons

    Expect employees to work maximum hours for minimum pay. People in leadership roles lack communication skills, work ethic, and ability to train. Company makes big changes with little to no notice leading to much confusion and dismayed customers. This is an expansion and retraction business. In my three years at McLane there have been multiple mass layoffs with no warning. Compensation for layoff is negligible at best. Company dies not follow good business principles and does not value customers.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear goal and direction for the company. Invest in your workers and customers and value them rather than viewing them as disposable.


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