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Ben E. Keith Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Great pay, and they don't require an exact excuse if you need time off or is you need to leave a bit early (in 5 reviews)

  • Profit sharing and retirement are company funded (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Really hard work, 50- 60 hours a week, its your choice thou on how much overtime you want (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours, work outside (winter), customers can be demanding (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to learn to drive a commercial vehicle helped me to obtain my commercial license"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CDL A Driver Helper in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - CDL A Driver Helper in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ben E. Keith (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great hours overtime every week very busy during summer months most major holidays off with pay great leadership at the top

    Cons

    Numbers driven business sometimes it could be overwhelming with work sometimes co works were a pain to work with customers always right drivers are always in the wrong!!!

    Advice to Management

    Bring back more recognition to the guys that make the company great the team members who are the face of the company on a daily basis


  2. "loader/Selector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ben E. Keith full-time

    Pros

    Theres no pro if you have any warehouse experise or knowledge in a particular field, just another number with low ratio of error. Great employees work there that are afraid to ask a question of any kind.

    Cons

    Good luck understanding the pay, you don't get paid hourly you get paid by the case pick up,and get ding for mispicks, so don't believe the hype please don't. So get ready to run run run wrap stage pallets 6 doors away from the door its suppose to go.

    loader 0.06 cent per case
    selector 0.13 cent per case

    Advice to Management

    Trying filling the management with high school diploma candidate than someone with an Ben E Keith Diploma meaning the buddy system.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Driver over 2 yrs."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rt Driver
    Current Employee - Rt Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time

    Pros

    Well I'm home every day and off weekends

    Cons

    The pay really sucks compared to other food service jobs. I'm a Shreveport driver and we are constantly over looked, I'm really thinking about filing a discrimination complaint. I just really hate working here.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being a sensitive petty boss and get out your feelings. And leave your home life at home don't bring it to work 😏😏😏😏😏


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Driver, or to management I'm just another badge number."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Driver in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good pay for team drivers, that's about it. You don't have to see your boss on a daily basis if you don't want to.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites. Drivers that are afraid to say no get used bad but lazy drivers get special accommodations! Your job gets threatened if you disagree with management! Only get paid 50% if sick time used and that's with a doctor's note! Cameras in all the trucks! Pretty much the drivers get treated with disrespect, except for 1 or 2 of there favorite drivers!!

    Advice to Management

    If you want respect then treat people with respect! Pull yalls head out of your corporate rear ends, and sometimes listen to what a driver's saying bc he probably knows his job better than you do!!!! Quit being slimy snakes in the grass huge LIARS!!!!!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Accounts Receivable Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ben E. Keith (More than a year)

    Pros

    You have a job with benefits

    Cons

    horrible management, no time off, crazy hours, low pay

    Advice to Management

    value your employees


  7. "Slave wages and no benefits for basically full-time work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part-Time in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Part-Time in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith part-time

    Pros

    Get to drive a company car. That's about it.

    Cons

    Low wages of 11.25 an hour. You'll work 38 hours with no benefits at all. You're the bottom of the totem poll and you feel it. Very hard to get a promotion without knowing someone. No pay raises. Go find a job elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and pay a liveable wage with benefits.


  8. "Route Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pension plan

    Cons

    Not enough pay to live in the economy

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Delivery Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ben E. Keith full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Privately owned, debt free company that strives to be family oriented.

    Cons

    The further away you get from a branch location, the more you lose the intended culture of that branch.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Forklift"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ben E. Keith full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well great hours if you know anything about warehouse work and salary it beats most other companies by paying their employees twice as much if you know your job and able to work in a fast pace environment this is the first place you should try.

    Cons

    Lol after working for other companies can't say anything bad about this because we're all trying to make the most out of the work we do.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say except hopefully I can get back on the job.


  11. "helper"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Feria, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Feria, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Your your own boss and work when no one is around since i start at 1:00 in the morning.

    Cons

    Supervisor is not trustworthy and has his favorites.



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