McKee Foods Reviews

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

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23 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Family owned... people care about you

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    Current Employee - I/S Intern  in  Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - I/S Intern in Collegedale, TN

    I have been working at McKee Foods as an intern for 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Life long growth with a family owned company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKee Foods

    Pros

    Trust respect family values fullfilment of goals growth. This is a company with people value and core values to be the best

    Cons

    The business is changing all the time we need to react to promotion activity and new item introductions. look at competition closer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    distributor incentives need to be more meaningful Fuel cards for incentives. New items need more promotions. Core items need to be run more often with deeper discounts

    Recommends
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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

    I have been working at McKee Foods

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I can not think of any.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    A great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

    I worked at McKee Foods

    Pros

    Very open with information. They want to hear what you have to say and are dedicated to making McKee a great place to work. Compensation and benefits are competitive. There is tremendous longevity among the workforce and an opportunity for advancement, if you are willing to stick around. The team is very open to diversity and variation in thinking. The family is actively involved in the business and has the competence to perform in the positions they hold.

    Cons

    While the senior leaders have good intentions there are many great programs, processes and procedures developed but not being actively used and likewise, many dysfunctional programs, processes and procedures being used. Each division is a silo i.e. transportation, distribution, manufacturing and field sales and within each of those divided further within each. This causes the organization to often times work against itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the silos. Create one HR function, one IT function and etc. The confusion caused by the division in these functional areas causes employee dissatisfaction and the inability to get a straight answer- most often at the first line level.

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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good, but dysfunctional management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Collegedale, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN

    I worked at McKee Foods

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  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.  

    Down with the Debbie cakes!!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

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

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