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McKee Foods Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Profit sharing, great 401k benefits and some good people (in 7 reviews)

  • Family-owned, family-oriented with a good emphasis on maintaining work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Distribution system sometimes can hurt our business with negative distributors (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "No room for growth"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employeer
    Current Employee - Employeer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time

    Pros

    Profit sharing, great 401k benefits and some good people. Not that much positives.

    Cons

    There are a few challenges working here. You have to keep your head down and your mouth shut. People will stab you in the back because there threaten by you or you just make them look lazy. Too many people doing one job, you don't need several people to do one job, really need to do some restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously observe the office environment. Reevaluate the managers. Be sure that everyone does truly respect each others differences. Stop being stuck in the past and look to progress.


  2. "Used to love it, now not so much"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work. Company really cared about their employees and you felt like family. They used to ask for opinions good and bad to get a realistic picture of reality in the field.

    Cons

    To many changes over the past 3 years that were not thought out enough and they were not willing to learn as you go and tweek the changes so results could be more positive. Don't get me wrong some of the changes were good and did have positive results. I don't feel they value employees opinions anymore or care about he well being of their employees.


  3. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Packaging Technician in Collegedale, TN
    Former Employee - Packaging Technician in Collegedale, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKee Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good money to make for not having a college degree

    Cons

    Strict on attendance, drama all the time


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Independent distributor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - North Carolina in Charlotte, NC
    Current Contractor - North Carolina in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McKee Foods as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great product at a great price. Good profit margins.

    Cons

    Out of date codes to short. They force you to buy their computer equipment.


  6. "Great Company, poor management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packaging Technician in Collegedale, TN
    Former Employee - Packaging Technician in Collegedale, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKee Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, Gym Membership, 401k plan, Health, Dental, and Vision insurance, Decent pay, and a simple job. OT usually available.

    Cons

    Poor Management, Late hours, repetitive, clicky, management does not listen to your problems despite having an open door policy. they will listen, but not do anything about it.

    Advice to Management

    stop being bias and listen to your employees if you want to keep them happy. i had a very poor experience working there and it's sad, because it is a great company.


  7. "Drafter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Contractor in Collegedale, TN
    Former Employee - Engineering Contractor in Collegedale, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKee Foods (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, some good employees

    Cons

    Politics, egoistic managers, lack of follow-through for some safety issues

    Advice to Management

    walk the walk


  8. "Good company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Totally clean place. Climate controlled an easy work.

    Cons

    Lots of gossip, 3rd shift


  9. "Good place to work considering today's options."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packaging Technician in Collegedale, TN
    Former Employee - Packaging Technician in Collegedale, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Yearly bonus, easy job once you are trained, can move up fairly easy if you want.

    Cons

    Inattentive supervision, lots of gossip and back-stabbing, lots of ways to get hurt if you are not careful.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the employees that actually work and get rid of the lazy ones. Watch the floor and see who is really working.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Used to love it, now I hate it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Representative
    Current Employee - District Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time

    Pros

    Weekends off, lot of paid time off

    Cons

    Have become more pushy, used to be family friendly. Now it seems they don't care about us.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the current operating system. It adds constant stress to our lives. What used to be something I loved is now just a job, and one that I hate. So many are quitting. This needs to be addressed and we need to know why this is happening.


  11. "Not what it used to be."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Collegedale, TN
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Some decent people. Some training available. Room to climb up the ladder if you feel like working for it.

    Cons

    I'm a 3rd generation employee, and it just seems like the company is no where near as good as it used to be. The upper management knows nothing about what's going on. Health benefits aren't as great as other companies and are expensive for the coverage offered. People who work for raises/promotions typically don't get them, people that know someone important typically slide in the position. Very few team players on the production level.

    Advice to Management

    Run the company like the small, family business mind set it started out with and pay more attention to your employees. Work on employee moral and getting employees to work as a team.


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