McLane Company

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McLane Company Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
57 Reviews

3.0
57 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay and benefits were acceptable (in 3 reviews)

  • I can see no "pros" to working here other than a fair "profit sharing" program via a managed 401k plan (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Long Hours; lower than average pay (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management turns a blind eye to it all (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was a great experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People, job duties and appreciative

    Cons

    Not understanding, argumentative, snappy, don't listen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quick learner.

  2.  

    Enjoyed my time there. Unfortunately job was restructured

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good culture with room for growth

    Cons

    Didn't seem dedicated to Independent Sales

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Independent Sales Representative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free product samples at meetings

    Cons

    No vacation first year
    "good-old boys club"
    No communication
    Lower pay than industry average
    Prayers at meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change to words in the chant from "Spoil the Customer" to "Spoil the BIG Customer." McLane does not care about independent or small chain customers or long-term customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good Company and benefits, but long and odd hours

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    Current Employee - Driver  in  Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Driver in Athens, GA

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits. Equipment is fairly new and kept up. Trucks are maintained well. Company does a lot of door prizes and dinners for the drivers.

    Cons

    Hours having to work. Work all shifts of the day. May work 24+ hours at a time. May be gone from the house 80+ hours a week only making 20 dollars an hour. Most routes are shortened so you can run legal, but the pay is cut back a lot.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunity to move around

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician  in  Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in Temple, TX

    Pros

    The company is large and seems to be good about promoting from within. In the year and a half that I was there I saw lots of people move around and many move UP. While I eventually moved to a job outside of the company, I have to believe that had I stayed, I would have been given ample opportunity to grow there.

    Cons

    The position that I was in was not incredible but that's no fault of the company. I did not seek other employment within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were acceptable.

    Cons

    Really bad culture. Everything is top down. Upper management are Gods and everyone else is treated with little respect. If you eventually work up the ladder you get to treat other people like garbage! Very nit picky even when you perform well and exceed goals. Not open to any improvement unless it comes from an upper management. Always trying to keep employees in constant fear. Awful communication between different departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the work enviroment more enjoyable and focus on working smarter instead of harder. Actually listen to people on the ground. Set realistic goals for people. Try to be more upbeat and get rid of the fear culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, but requires a lot of work without much reward.

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    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst, App Lead  in  Temple, TX
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst, App Lead in Temple, TX

    Pros

    Great bonus and benefits. Good Salary.

    Cons

    Some employees get everything they want while others are treated poorly. Inconsistency among managers. Managers favor certain employees. Most employees are not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Old management style. Learn to value your employees and stop showing partiality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very good wages, advancement and benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Control  in  Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Inventory Control in Temple, TX

    Pros

    Very competitive pay and 401k cant be beat. Also the opportunity for advancement is very high. Very fair work policies with many incentives such as safety and production.

    Cons

    Not really many sometimes the hours can be long but if you like money that is a good thing so con or not, up to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and maybe ask advise from the people doing the job....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Iv'e had an overall good experience

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    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Lakewood, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Lakewood, WA

    Pros

    They have pretty good benefits

    Cons

    They act like they pay well but not compaired to other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work if your a member of the Old Boys Club!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Logistically they preform, correcting and customer issues immediately. Support staff at corporate are kind, intelligent, and supportive. If you are a senior executive, you get what you ask for without issues. Health and 401k are good.

    Cons

    The open door policy is a joke. Pay increases above 3% is not common regardless of performance; a promotion can be the same or less if you accept it. Basically people are managed by fear, over worked just enough that they don't have time to think.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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