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McCain Foods Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance and Stress level (in 8 reviews)

  • Good people to work with, nice office environment, good exposure to different markets (global company) (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of leadership and growth opportunities (in 4 reviews)

  • monotonous job tasks, long hours, a lot of travel (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Family oriented company. Excellent fun/team atmosphere. Looked forward to work each day.

    Cons

    Sold to McCain foods and downsized.


  2. "Management is "out to lunch""

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Rice Lake, WI
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Rice Lake, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McCain Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There were no good reasons to work at McCains in Rice lake.

    Cons

    Hourly employees are treated like robots. Management created an environment of intimidation and fear. Too many stupid rules and procedures to count. Discipline was only for hourly employees
     No time off for most of the year due to overtime. Revolving door of new employees once they see how awful the conditions are, they just walk out.

    Advice to Management

    Forget it...they don't listen to advice.


  3. "BBSI and Mccains are senseless."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Raw Receiving in Othello, WA
    Former Employee - Raw Receiving in Othello, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McCain Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a place close to where I live and the leads and supervisors was really nice and the job wasn't hard or complicated.

    Cons

    HR is senseless with their employees they need to understand that we are humans not a machine or a number in their system.I worked there a couple years ago, true a BBSI work agency but my grand mother pass away in Mexico then I went to her funeral in Mexico. I did notify BBSI and mccains but they fired me and don't let me apply after that.

    The environment at work was good but the Human Resources was senseless because they don't help to their workers even that they are to serve the people.

    Advice to Management

    Hope one day they change their Human Resources then it will be a good place to work.


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  5. "Pretty good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Key Accounts Specialist in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Key Accounts Specialist in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McCain Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot while working here. Nice folks. Overall a good experience

    Cons

    Was a nice work environment. High turn over of management and eventually ran into a bad one...it happens


  6. "Sr. Manager, Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McCain Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High paying, low expectations, good work/life balance, bonuses can be very good, good vacation/holidays. If you can keep your head down, not care and do the minimum needed to get by, then this is the place for you. Everyone welcome. Odd balls should apply. No judgements.

    Cons

    No corporate direction, no one knows who can make decisions, big ship that needs turned around but no one has any idea or interest in doing it. Too much personnel and hierarchy for size. Need to get rid of a lot of lazy, do nothing employees - they have the wrong type of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house hard. Establish a vision and plan for the company and actually move to it. Sell the company or get ownership that is actually involved. Pay attention to the biggest divisions. Stop letting emerging markets control your biggest one.


  7. "Mareting Manager"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at McCain Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and Stress level

    Cons

    lack of clear strategic objectives


  8. "Overall, excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Business Analyst in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Business Analyst in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at McCain Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Overall benefits, co-workers, company structure, lateral moves

    Cons

    Depending on your manager, there may be no where for you to move up, or poor employee growth/development. Salary is lower end of average.


  9. "operations manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at McCain Foods full-time

    Pros

    the pay is very good

    Cons

    the hours are very long

    Advice to Management

    have fun


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McCain Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you'd like to make an impact and have a seat at the table, this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Cannot say anything negative about the company. There are great opportunities within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue working on employee development programs as your people are your greatest asset.


  11. "McCain Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McCain Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people
    Entrepreneurial Spirit
    Good business results

    Cons

    Little process
    Still acts like a small company



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