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McKee Foods Reviews

Updated Oct 28, 2019

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3.7
74%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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McKee Foods President and CEO Mike McKee (no image)
Mike McKee
67 Ratings
Pros
  • "Profit sharing every Sept and pay rate(in 14 reviews)

  • "They have a solid package of benefits and are family owned which leads to a better job experience(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Working with independent wholesale distributors can be taxing(in 6 reviews)

  • "Upper management never talks to us about them, and leaves it up to the supervisor, whom we are doing the survey for(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Makeup Monitor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, enjoyable coworkers

    Cons

    There’s a little bit of drama but that comes with most jobs

    McKee Foods2019-10-07
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Family Owned Business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is transparency throughout the company. The benefits are very good. They will work hard to find their employees the right fit and keep work/life balance.

    Cons

    They are behind on understand data and its value to supporting customers. They are reluctant to move to more modern business practices (i.e. packaging, e-commerce)

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to question the status quo. McKee is number one in what they do but is at risk of losing that if they don't move with the times.

    McKee Foods2019-10-28
  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Production Technician in Gentry, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    pay benefits, pto, breaks, growth, profit sharing

    Cons

    some management lacking people with good work ethic

    McKee Foods2019-09-25
  4. "McKee isa great place to work."

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    Current Employee - District Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Culture at McKee is unmatched! Excellent company to work for.

    Cons

    The retail industry is hard in itself.

    McKee Foods2019-09-16
  5. "Awesome Company!"

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    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Collegedale, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKee Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    No Friday or Saturday work. Excellent benefits pkg. Great people.

    Cons

    Re-hire policy could be better.

    McKee Foods2019-07-18
  6. "It's not worth it."

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    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Fayetteville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKee Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It's a great product they make

    Cons

    McKee's wants to control your business, but classify you as independent, so that don't have to provide you benefits. No workers comp., no heath insurance, etc. etc.etc

    Advice to Management

    As long as Independent Distributors for McKee Foods, continue to be mis-classified, Management will take advantage, so no advise too give.

    McKee Foods2019-08-22
  7. "Not as good as it’s hyped up to be."

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    Current Employee - Packaging Technician in Collegedale, TN

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Kind of laid back. Really suppose to have one 30 minute lunch break and two 12 minute breaks but they let you take two 20 minute breaks instead of 12 minute break. You get 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas off. The benefits and insurance is actually really good.

    Cons

    The PTO is apart of your vacation and your sick days. You don’t get off or get 8 hours of PTO in your bank for your birthday, Easter, Labor Day and a few other big holidays. During orientation they say you do but I have yet to get it. You don’t get to choose to do overtime on Saturday. It is mandatory. During orientation they told us that it’s a choice. If you don’t call or show up you get points for it. It also takes forever to get on first shift. It’s all about who you know. The bathrooms and the whole plant 2 needs to be remodeled. They spend money on a perfectly fine parking lot to be redone but not the lines or the bathrooms in the plant.

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    Advice to Management

    Give out a few weeks for vacation and a week for sick days. The point system is ridiculous.

    McKee Foods2019-07-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bad ethics and politics"

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    Current Employee - Process Operator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay for most positions, acceptable benefits

    Cons

    Too much politics in management, workers treated differently, dirty tactics by HR if they want to get rid of you, on-site clinic usually just covers for the company instead of helping, insurance constantly changes, never know for sure when you will or won't be working

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees as numbers or statistics and start treating them as people.

    McKee Foods2019-06-17
  9. "Fun job where you have flexibility to manage your work days"

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    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Port St Lucie, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKee Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A little bit of flexibility on how you complete work, Work is complete in early part of day, potential to earn more ifyou are great at sales, Days flew by because of travel between stores,

    Cons

    Early start time, Responsible for out of date boxes, need to be great at sales, finding new accounts can sometimes be difficult, responsible for your benefits,

    Advice to Management

    I loved this system because I was responsible for my growing sales which earned me more commission. It is almost like you own your own business

    McKee Foods2019-06-03
  10. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Load Team Member/LTO in Collegedale, TN

    I worked at McKee Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best bonuses and time off company!

    Cons

    Insurance rates Not so good. Some people are in the wrong positions

    McKee Foods2019-05-27
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