McKee Foods

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McKee Foods Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
27 Reviews
3.5
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Always learning new ways to sell

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Representative
    Current Employee - District Sales Representative

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, company vehicle, excellent sales force and always support from the bakery

    Cons

    Distribution system sometimes can hurt our business with negative distributors. Profitability can be low for the independent distributors because company makes us put on new locations every year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your sales reps

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Dissatisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packaging Technician
    Former Employee - Packaging Technician

    I worked at McKee Foods

    Pros

    Pay and work schedule was ok.

    Cons

    Wear steel-toed shoes for the eight hours of work. Work on concrete floor with no mats. Go up concrete steps to break area. Heavy lifting. Disastrous mess when machines backed-up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Used to love it, now I hate it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Representative
    Current Employee - District Sales Representative

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Bad company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Independent distributors treated as employees without the benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor
    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not what it used to be.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Collegedale, TN

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    fun

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at McKee Foods as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    didn't have any promotions

    Cons

    most of the supervisors will not listen to you and others will make up things to get ahead

  9.  

    Overall decent work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemist in Collegedale, TN
    Former Employee - Chemist in Collegedale, TN

    I worked at McKee Foods full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The laboratory was one of the better labs for a food company with decent equipment and room. Things were usually kept busy and the work varied quite a bit. Company has very good values when it comes to hiring practices, running the company, and providing benefits.

    Cons

    The staffing was reduced increasing workloads to stressful levels at one point. Use to have more freedoms to explore projects, but time was restricted by the workload. Little growth opportunity for growth without changing job description.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Hours worked and expenses incurred were more than expected.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Victoria, TX
    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Victoria, TX

    I worked at McKee Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Make good money, but spend all of your time working, and most of your money earned on expenses

    Cons

    Expenses incurred take 1/2 of your income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to cut your expenses to survive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Collegedale, TN

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. Profit sharing

    Cons

    There are a few really bad production supervisors that work here. I work in production in Collegedale, and can tell you first hand its who you work for that makes all the difference. I have worked for some supervisors here that are biased toward some and love to micro manage. This creates an uncomfortable working enviroment that no one wants to be in. Treating some unfairly and jumping on the chance to wright them up. It will backfire on them because no one will like them, nor will anyone want to work for them either.Those supervisors need not be in that position to begin with, especially working for a company like Mckee Foods that is Christan based. There are some very good supervisors that work here as well. I have worked for some that would go out of there way to do anything for you. Treating all fairly and has everyone's best interest in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the impact your decisions are going to make on all those employees who are doing the best the can from day to day trying to make a living.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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