McKee Foods Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall good, but dysfunctional management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Hire 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.


  2. I have loved working at Mckee Foods.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I can not think of any.


  3. 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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  5. Great place to work and build your career

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    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


  6. 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.


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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


  11. 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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