McLane Grocery Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
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  1. I been here a little less than a year and I like this job.

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Big promises all lies!

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Just let the drivers do their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. If Grady Really Knew What Was Happening at Southwest

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Terrible

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    Former Employee - Grocery Selecter
    Former Employee - Grocery Selecter

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

    Pros

    Good benefits such as decent pay, insurance and 401k. Stable company with 120 years in the business. Some good people also work there.

    Cons

    Very unrealistic production goals for production workers. Very hot in the summer because of no a/c. Some people are treated better than others because management is unfair and unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The employees that work for you are not slaves so please don't treat them like they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 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

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

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Its okay if you don't have a life.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Selector in Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Selector in Temple, TX

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

    Pros

    Most coworkers were helpful in helping you if you had a a lot of orders. Overall it was never a boring day.

    Cons

    There were lack of communication from management. You can get written up and they won't even tell you so there were no way for you to improve as an employee. I have seen many coworkers get fired because they have reached a number of write ups and they had no idea they had them. There is also no advancement, you just get a pay raise every few years or so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an employee has done something wrong let them know first instead of just writing them up. If they do it again TELL them that you writing them up and let them know they have one more chance to improve or to fix something. Just talk to employees instead of being secretive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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

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

    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
  9. Has been very positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The teammates are awesome and the 401 is better than anywhere. Benifits are good and the policies more than fair for the hourly teammates.

    Cons

    Leadership does not care about leadership. The policies do pertain to middle magnement. Pay is ver low and the RVP's are rude and think they are better than every one else. The corporate office is so out of touch with the field it is scarey. We can not get drivers to run our loads and all they want to do is through more money in sign on bonous put the money in the drivers paychecks. look at our model it is not going to get better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your people and not the Presidents they are jsut as worried about their jobs as everyone. get out of the tower and see what is really going on. You will then have the best place to work but not know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Stable company with good benefits

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Temple, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer in Temple, TX

    I have been working at McLane Grocery full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start work out of college and they do take chances on hiring recent college grads which some companies are hesitant to do.
    Many opportunites to grow.
    The company is growing which provides great job security.
    Bonus payouts are good at 15% (starting out).
    Good 401K, health, and other benefits are decent enough.
    Management seems to care about your well being.
    Job is usually low in stress unless you ask for more work.

    Cons

    Low starting salary compared to other comparable companies, but you have to keep in mind the cost of living in Temple is relatively low.
    Zero time off your first year, after your first year you earn 10 days of vacation
    Job can get boring at times, need to be interested in the business world and what you are doing.
    You can sometimes just feel like a number and all the company cares about is meeting their numbers.
    Strict dress code: Men must be shaved, no long hair. Business casual clothing except on Fridays when you can wear jeans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and make the job more interesting.
    Don't make the job all about meeting goals and more about making the customer happy while taking care of your emplyees as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Great Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist

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

    Pros

    • Unlimited opportunity if you apply yourself
    • Great benefits
    • Team environment
    • Chance to meet and work with people from all walks of life

    Cons

    When you come to McLane Co. be prepared to work and do whatever it takes to keep the customers happy. Long hours and time away from family and friends are part of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Business has grown drastically over the last 20 years I see no need for change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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