McKee Foods Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Great money - bad management

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    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time

    Pros

    As an independent as an independent distributor you're in control of how much money you make and your hours

    Cons

    Immature middle management people with no route sales experience, on a power and control trip -- not what the founder OD McKee promoted when he will live, but apparently his grandkids do not care and watch the people underneath them destroy good sales people


  2. excellent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great, everyone is respected.

    Cons

    Some people are set in old ways, but I see things slowly changing.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Overall good, but dysfunctional management

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. 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.


  6. Overall decent work experience

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    • Senior Management
    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. Mckee Foods

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Stuarts draft

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Family company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Plusses outweigh minuses

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    • Senior Management
    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.



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