McKee Foods Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Not bad

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    Former Employee - ESD Technician in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
    Former Employee - ESD Technician in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKee Foods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sabbath always off Fair pay for the job Honest owners Benefits

    Cons

    No beards No jewelry Non-climate controlled manufacturing environment


  2. Plusses outweigh minuses

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time

    Pros

    Family-owned, family-oriented with a good emphasis on maintaining work/life balance. Also emphasis on employee health and wellness, though most programs in this area are lacking and poorly executed. Employee health clinic available either on-site or very nearby. Employees share profits annually at company discretion, but there is a five-decade continuous history of this happening.

    Cons

    Company tends to use reduced titles to keep pay down for salaried folks though the scope and impact of the work required to do certainly warrants a higher title and pay grade — seems to take a lot of time to get promoted, or being the right religion helps. Owners' religious beliefs tend to be forced onto employees, i.e. no Saturday work or business allowed; certain foods excluded from company cafeteria or reimbursement.


  3. Family company

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    Current Employee - Technical Services Associate in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Technical Services Associate in Collegedale, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is privately owned, so from my job it does not seem like we live or die by the numbers. We don't have shareholders constantly wanting their returns. The work is fair, good benefits, great emphasis on health and incentives for it. I will never have to work a Saturday since they are Seventh Day Adventist company.

    Cons

    For salaried their are no clear steps to get raises or move up, but for hourly employees their are specifics to receive more pay.


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  5. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They care about people , open door policy, good benefits, helpful teammates, guaranteed Saturday's off or more likely full weekend off

    Cons

    Overtime season, worrying too much about numbers, some employees think they own the company because they are working for 20-25 years


  6. Stuarts draft

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    Current Employee - Production in Stuarts Draft, VA
    Current Employee - Production in Stuarts Draft, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not a bad place to work. Benifits are good. Pay is OK. Not near what it was ten years ago bit overall still not badn

    Cons

    Have started a lean journey. Cutting staffing. Trying to cut corners


  7. Mckee Foods

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    Current Employee - Packaging Technician in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Packaging Technician in Collegedale, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McKee Foods part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work and good schedules.

    Cons

    Sometimes overtime may be required


  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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    Former Employee - Chemist in Collegedale, TN
    Former Employee - Chemist in Collegedale, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  10. Great place to work and build your career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 Management

    Stir up the mix and take risks. Eliminate the "leaners" and promote the "lifters". Look beyond tenure and look at fresh talent


  11. Family owned... people care about you

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    Current Intern - I/S Intern in Collegedale, TN
    Current Intern - I/S Intern in Collegedale, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKee Foods as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its 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.

    Cons

    Too 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.



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