McKee Foods

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McKee Foods Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014

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3.9 23 reviews

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Mike McKee

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81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work and build your career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    ProsStrong Executive leadership
    Highly focused
    Treat employees more than fair
    Super nice culture - family/life balance
    Fun products

    ConsNo room to advance or it will take a long time
    Tenure is valued over talent. Lots of "lifers" sitting in chairs.
    Slow to move and not nimble in decision making
    Talent vacuum can be heard as great people leave for other opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStir up the mix and take risks.
    Eliminate the "leaners" and promote the "lifters".
    Look beyond tenure and look at fresh talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Life long growth with a family owned company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTrust respect family values fullfilment of goals growth. This is a company with people value and core values to be the best

    ConsThe business is changing all the time we need to react to promotion activity and new item introductions. look at competition closer

    Advice to Senior Managementdistributor incentives need to be more meaningful Fuel cards for incentives. New items need more promotions. Core items need to be run more often with deeper discounts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I have loved working at Mckee Foods.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Collegedale, TN

    ProsGood wages. Medical Benifits. Family owned and operated. Christian owned.

    ConsI can not think of any.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work!

    Human Resources (Former Employee)

    ProsVery open with information. They want to hear what you have to say and are dedicated to making McKee a great place to work. Compensation and benefits are competitive. There is tremendous longevity among the workforce and an opportunity for advancement, if you are willing to stick around. The team is very open to diversity and variation in thinking. The family is actively involved in the business and has the competence to perform in the positions they hold.

    ConsWhile the senior leaders have good intentions there are many great programs, processes and procedures developed but not being actively used and likewise, many dysfunctional programs, processes and procedures being used. Each division is a silo i.e. transportation, distribution, manufacturing and field sales and within each of those divided further within each. This causes the organization to often times work against itself.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the silos. Create one HR function, one IT function and etc. The confusion caused by the division in these functional areas causes employee dissatisfaction and the inability to get a straight answer- most often at the first line level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall good, but dysfunctional management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Collegedale, TN

    ProsI can't speak for the manufacturing operations, but in salaried business process areas, it is a relatively good company to work for. They are very good at hiring and retaining excellent people, so there is plenty of talent and a "nice" atmosphere is valued and maintained.

    ConsThere is more than the typical amount of management dysfunction. Silos of authority are sacrosanct causing logical absurdities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire some good management consultants to totally redesign the management structures of the company, then implement at least most of the recommendations.

    Centralize Information Technology authority and implement a cohesive IT strategy throughout the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    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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    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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    Pretty good place to work.

    Production Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMckee 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement 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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