McLane Company Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
29 Reviews
3.2
29 Reviews
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W. Grady Rosier
18 Ratings

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

    I worked at McLane Company

    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

    I worked at McLane Company full-time

    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

    I worked at McLane Company for more than 3 years

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunity to move around

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician  in  Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in Temple, TX

    I worked at McLane Company full-time for more than a year

    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a great experience

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at McLane Company full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good wages, advancement and benefits

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    Former Employee - Inventory Control  in  Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Inventory Control in Temple, TX

    I worked at McLane Company full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  8. 3 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

    I worked at McLane Company full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  9. 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

    I have been working at McLane Company full-time for more than 8 years

    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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great 18 Years!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McLane Company full-time

    Pros

    120 year company that is debt free. Pay is good depending on what department or grade. Benefits and Profit sharing are very good. President and CEO is well respected. Owned by Berkshire-Hathaway. Growing company with 20 plus Grocery Warehouses. Excellent "Open Door" Policy.

    Cons

    If you're hired from the outside it takes a while to adapt to the McLane cultural. Not nearly as family friendly as they once were. Department managers/supervisors are good people however most can't train or treat teammates with respect because Upper management is always focusing on the Key Performance Indicators.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent in how you treat people. Walk the walk and just not talk the talk when it comes to training new teammates or cross-training teammates from one area to another. When there are problems or challenges truly address them and find out the "Root Cause".

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent Leadership, small pay, big expectations.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at McLane Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company car but other than that I honestly cannot say too many good things.

    Cons

    Expect employees to work maximum hours for minimum pay. People in leadership roles lack communication skills, work ethic, and ability to train. Company makes big changes with little to no notice leading to much confusion and dismayed customers. This is an expansion and retraction business. In my three years at McLane there have been multiple mass layoffs with no warning. Compensation for layoff is negligible at best. Company dies not follow good business principles and does not value customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear goal and direction for the company. Invest in your workers and customers and value them rather than viewing them as disposable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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