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McKee Foods Reviews

Updated July 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Profit sharing, great 401k benefits and some good people (in 7 reviews)

  • They have a solid package of benefits and are family owned which leads to a better job experience (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Distribution system sometimes can hurt our business with negative distributors (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Very good company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Intern in Collegedale, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture. Everyone is very nice and welcoming. My immediate boss was very nurturing and she has taught me a lot so far. The pay is great for someone just out of college with no debt.

    Cons

    I don't receive benefits because I'm an intern even though I work full time hours. I'm not eligible for PTO.

    Advice to Management

    Office some perks besides pay to interns.


  2. "Stuarts draft"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Stuarts Draft, VA
    Current Employee - Production in Stuarts Draft, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not a bad place to work. Benifits are good. Pay is OK. Not near what it was ten years ago bit overall still not badn

    Cons

    Have started a lean journey. Cutting staffing. Trying to cut corners


  3. "Mckee Foods"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packaging Technician in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Packaging Technician in Collegedale, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McKee Foods part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work and good schedules.

    Cons

    Sometimes overtime may be required


  4. "frustrated"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingman, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingman, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time

    Pros

    One of the better paying jobs for this location. Yearly bonus. Benefits are available to employees. Also have 401K available.

    Cons

    Would not refer refer anyone to apply. Management has no idea of all the back-stabbing and favoritism that goes on in the warehouse. Company policy book might as well be discarded. There are a lot of employees not following the policies and management does nothing about it. Used to be a family oriented business, now it is everybody for themselves. There is no preventative maintainance. There is a lot of potential for injury.

    Advice to Management

    Get up off of your chairs, get out of your offices and spend some time in the warehouse and observe what goes on out there.


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

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    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bad company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegedale, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gets me out of the house.

    Cons

    Too many lazy useless people. No team work! Benefits suck! No vacation or sick time just PTO. When you use PTO you still get an attendance point.

    Advice to Management

    Should offer vacation time and sick time. If a person had PTO and calls in no point should be given.


  7. "Not what it used to be."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. "Fantastic place to be..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Collegedale, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Collegedale, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent leadership, benefits and salaries. Company pays more than other businesses in the area, and genuinely cares about their employees.

    Cons

    Absolutely none! This company rocks - great people, excellent benefits and salary, and a challenging environment that fosters growth and development.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!


  9. "Overall decent work experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemist in Collegedale, TN
    Former Employee - Chemist in Collegedale, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The laboratory was one of the better labs for a food company with decent equipment and room. Things were usually kept busy and the work varied quite a bit. Company has very good values when it comes to hiring practices, running the company, and providing benefits.

    Cons

    The staffing was reduced increasing workloads to stressful levels at one point. Use to have more freedoms to explore projects, but time was restricted by the workload. Little growth opportunity for growth without changing job description.


  10. "It was great for my first twenty years"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gentry, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gentry, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKee Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They tend to do well in bad economic times. People will always buy cheap snack cakes.
    Stability, many long-term employees.
    Decent pay scale.

    Cons

    While OD McKee was alive, and while his sons were directly involved in the company, innovation was encouraged and praised. Once the third generation took over, OD's catchphrase "There's a better way. Let's find it!" has been quietly set aside.
    Nowadays, it's run just like any other heartless, clueless megacorporation, with the exception that (seriously) God is claimed to be its ultimate guiding force.

    Advice to Management

    OD made that company what it is. Get back to encouraging and rewarding innovative thinking. Let the grandkids quit thinking like MBA's and get back to thinking like small business owners.


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