McLane Grocery Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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  1. Great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McLane Grocery

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401k can't be beat, great perks.

    Cons

    Must work on most holidays.


  2. Mclane

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in San Bernardino, CA

    I have been working at McLane Grocery full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay is fair, teammates work hard do to the pay for the area. 401k is great at 2:1. Company owned by Berkshire Hathaway

    Cons

    Work life balance is non-existent. Training doesn't exist. Learn on your own. Very behind in technology.


  3. Old, archaic ways of doing things

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at McLane Grocery (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None.
    They say working for a Berkshire Hathaway Company is supposed to be great unless you think 1% raises are great when you work for the richest person in the world, Warren Buffet.

    Cons

    Like a cult. And a good ol boys network. Your skills will diminish by working here. The higher you go the less work you do and the more blame you can put on lower level employees. Below average pay and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on sales and the customer and not on minor things


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  5. Mclane Company Values and Beliefs

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sanitation in Republic, MO
    Former Employee - Sanitation in Republic, MO

    I worked at McLane Grocery full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Day shift , Good Benefits , Fair pay. Great People Department. Friendly floor managers just doing their job. Good teammates in other areas of the warehouse. Dress code.

    Cons

    Negative environment in the area of Sanitation.Top heavy in management watching your every move like you were a little child. Negative co-workers who like to complain every hour of the day about management and their job but make themselves look like a role model employee in front of them. Back stabbing , bad language , bad attitudes. Turn over in this department is consistent compared to other areas.

    Advice to Management

    Let a smile and a hello be Genuine not Fake. Realize that even the bottom of your chain of workers makes a difference in success of the business. Relax a little on the spying and do something about fixing problems instead of shrugging them off . Pay attention to the turn over rate of some departments and see what can be done to fix the problem instead of ignoring things brought to your attention.


  6. Changes that do not favor drivers.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Driver in Longmont, CO

    I worked at McLane Grocery full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The money and benefits are decent but have seen better around the Denver area.

    Cons

    Beware drivers they like to run their drivers illegally. Management acts like they don't know this but they will run you to the ground.

    Advice to Management

    You have lost so many good drivers over the past year and it's because of management. Good luck with keeping good drivers around.


  7. Shady

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McLane Grocery full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Provides a steady paycheck ......

    Cons

    As another reviewer said about the warehouse in Lakewood, WA; they hire during the summer (peak time) advertising the job openings as "regular non-temporary" when they really don't intend to keep you around past summer. There is a performance "average" you have to meet within your first three months and maintain it after that or they fire you. This is probably the reason they use when they have too many people and not enough work i.e. when summer ends. Here is what I think is going on, they hire you just before summer and use you for the 90 day probationary period just to get all the orders out on time. During this time they say the "average" doesn't matter but that's because they didn't hire you to make average but to "assist" the current group with the increased work load. This is also a good time to give the "regulars" days off or vacations while you do the work. After summer is over and there is not enough work for all the people now working there, they most likely let go of all the new people because they probably didn't meet the "average" but then again that's not really what they hired you for. All you hear everyone talking about is "average this" "average that" and everyone is out to get theirs and step over anyone that gets in the way. This does not promote the "team spirit" they boast about so much. I have worked for places like this before and it's always been a horrible place to work. Lastly, the warehouse is too packed. How are people (those not in the "good ol' boys club") supposed to make "average" when you have to wait for 5-10 minutes behind other people in aisles talking and taking their sweet time....... Bottom line don't work here.


  8. Helpful (1)

    I been here a little less than a year and I like this job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Driver in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at McLane Grocery full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is like no other, and retirement plan is really great! This company takes care of its employees. If you're past or current employee and disagree, then check yourself.

    Cons

    I'm a driver and you gotta start out on extra board. It's ok but you gotta deal with different drivers attitude because you work in pairs. Get pass that and you will like what you do as long as you don't mind working. However, some drivers rather work the extra board.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


  9. Big promises all lies!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Driver in Fredericksburg, VA

    I have been working at McLane Grocery full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    New equipment. Benefits are ok. Wages are ok but for the work they want you to do it could be more.

    Cons

    Management lies. Work you to death in the summer starve you in the winter. Nit pick about EVERYTHING! Play favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Just let the drivers do their job.


  10. Hours not what I was hired for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Case Selector
    Current Employee - Full Case Selector

    I have been working at McLane Grocery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The 401k match is $1.75 for every $1 added up to 3%. Also within 3 years of your hire date you are making $6 more an hour.

    Cons

    I was hired for a 7:30 to 4 Monday to Friday job but the computer system running the belts continually breaks and we are forced to stay. Recently I have had to stay till after 9:30 at night. Also we have been required to work Saturdays numerous times dispute prior obligations. The management is not understanding of employees outside life and the communication within the company is terrible. There are mandatory teammate meetings in which the managers applauded themselves for their own hard work with thanks to the actual employees behind their success. Additionally the job is physically demanding and there is no accountability. Employees that finish their own work load are expected to help those employees that are purposely slacking instead of going home after a taxing day of physical exertion.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest that they give credit where credit is due and applaud the workers for their hard work instead of taking the credit for the company's success by themselves. I would also suggest that they worry about the performance of employees so that they could ween out the employees that slow down production.


  11. If Grady Really Knew What Was Happening at Southwest

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Temple, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Temple, TX

    I have been working at McLane Grocery full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you are a driver, then the pay is not too bad. It is on par with other companies in the area. What makes McLane stand out above the crowd is its 401k matching. It is the best hands down!

    If you are a loader on the grocery dock, life is pretty good.

    Cons

    Salaries for mid-level management on down to teammate level is below average. McLane expects supervisors to work 50+ hours a week, and they do not get paid overtime. Teammates are considered expendable, no matter how long they have worked for the company. The new management does everything within their power to find every safety related incident preventable, frowns upon non-preventable rulings, etc... Most importantly, senior management does not follow nor support McLane Company's Beliefs and Values.

    Advice to Management

    McLane recently celebrated its 120 year anniversary. The company has lasted this long because the leadership before the current team at Southwest believed and invested in the teammates. Teammates are the company's #1 asset. They are not expendable and they are not slaves. Quit treating them as such!



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