McKee Foods Reviews

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
23 Reviews

3.9
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Benefits, but physically hard on the body.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good employee benefits and company values. Free products.

    Cons

    Employees have to wear steel-toed shoes which are very hard on the feet. No rubber mats on concrete floor. This causes leg and feet pain. Must climb concrete steps to second floor cafeteria and only have twelve and a half minute breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider rubber mats.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not what it used to be.

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    Current Employee - Process Operator  in  Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Collegedale, TN

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time for 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
  3.  

    fun

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKee Foods as a contractor for 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

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  5.  

    Overall decent work experience

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    Former Employee - Chemist  in  Collegedale, TN
    Former Employee - Chemist in Collegedale, TN

    I worked at McKee Foods full-time for 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
  6.  

    Hours worked and expenses incurred were more than expected.

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    Former Employee - Independent Distributor  in  Victoria, TX
    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Victoria, TX

    I worked at McKee Foods full-time for 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
  7.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Process Operator  in  Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Collegedale, TN

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time for 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
  8.  

    current employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good wages and benefits. A family like work enviroment.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work and build your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at McKee Foods as a contractor for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work hard.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKee Foods

    Pros

    Friendly, encouraging, resourceful and effective.

    Cons

    there are no cons to share

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  11.  

    It was great for my first twenty years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gentry, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gentry, AR

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    While 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 ManagementAdvice

    OD 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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