McKee Foods
3.9 of 5 21 reviews
www.mckeefoods.com Collegedale, TN 5000+ Employees

McKee Foods Reviews

Updated Apr 3, 2014

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Mike McKee

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81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McKee Foods as a contractor for less than a year

Prosdidn't have any promotions

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

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Overall decent work experience

Chemist (Former Employee)
Collegedale, TN

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

ProsThe 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.

ConsThe 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hours worked and expenses incurred were more than expected.

Independent Distributor (Former Employee)
Victoria, TX

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

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

ConsExpenses incurred take 1/2 of your income.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to cut your expenses to survive.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Process Operator (Current Employee)
Collegedale, TN

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

ProsGood pay. Good benefits. Profit sharing

ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementThink 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at McKee Foods full-time

ProsGood wages and benefits. A family like work enviroment.

ConsTo many people resistant to change. To many people holding on to "sacred cows".

Advice to Senior Managementencourage innovation. Encourage people to get rid of their "sacred cows" Don't accept mediocrity and excuses from senior managers. Don't try so hard to coddle those resistant to change. They drag all of us down

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work and build your career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Chattanooga, TN

I worked at McKee Foods as a contractor for more than a year

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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Great place to work hard.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at McKee Foods

ProsFriendly, encouraging, resourceful and effective.

Consthere are no cons to share

Advice to Senior Managementnone

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It was great for my first twenty years

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Gentry, AR

I worked at McKee Foods full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThey tend to do well in bad economic times. People will always buy cheap snack cakes.
Stability, many long-term employees.
Decent pay scale.

ConsWhile OD McKee was alive, and while his sons were directly involved in the company, innovation was encouraged and praised. Once the third generation took over, OD's catchphrase "There's a better way. Let's find it!" has been quietly set aside.
Nowadays, it's run just like any other heartless, clueless megacorporation, with the exception that (seriously) God is claimed to be its ultimate guiding force.

Advice to Senior ManagementOD made that company what it is. Get back to encouraging and rewarding innovative thinking. Let the grandkids quit thinking like MBA's and get back to thinking like small business owners.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Down with the Debbie cakes!!!!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McKee Foods full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThis was a wonderful company to work for. The environment was positive and everyone was treated fairly. It is a family run company and when you work there you feel like you are part of the family.

ConsAt this company there are a lot of long term employees. This is good in one aspect, but leaves little room for advancement.

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

I have been working at McKee Foods as an intern for less than a year

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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