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McLane Company Lakewood Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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Lakewood, WA

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Pros
  • Good pay, good penefits, good people and many more (in 31 reviews)

  • Very good starting job for pay and benefits (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and very physical work (in 25 reviews)

  • Long hours there is no work/life balance it became an issue for me when it was time to pick up the kids (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Cdl delivery driver/ yard supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Non-CDL Delivery Driver in Lakewood, WA
    Former Employee - Non-CDL Delivery Driver in Lakewood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McLane Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved it cause I was home almost everyday, love the routes, and enjoyed driving with some of the best drivers..

    Cons

    Company cheated the drivers pay from 2012-2016, and later was sued by employees..

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers right and you'll get the best outcome..


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Frustrating"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Lakewood, WA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Lakewood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McLane Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Upbeat atmosphere, seems like a "family" from the start. Many opportunities for routes and steady work. They do semi-annual get-togethers with the team to give out awards and create a feeling of excitement for what is being done at the company. On the surface this company SEEMS family oriented.

    Cons

    New drivers do not get a choice of what route they drive. Employees who have been there the longest get seniority and you take whatever is left.

    If for some reason you are not able to complete a route that week, or if the dispatcher calls you in for a route you're unable to get to, you do not get your minimum pay for the week. Your pay is docked. So don't say "no" ever.

    In my experience the routes were made with the expectation of speed that just wasn't possible most of the time, due to traffic or waiting on the customer during their busy time. When trying to explain to the dispatcher why I was unable to complete my route in the given time, I was told that I wasn't a "team player".

    I was also asked to work more hours than was legal, and when I pointed this out to my manager I was once again treated like I wasn't a "team player" and that I was being divisive, and didn't belong in the company. I was unwilling to work illegally so I found work somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully things have changed since I worked there last. New management was coming in as I was going out, and I am hoping that things got straightened out at the distribution center where I was working. It's important to make sure that the drivers get enough sleep between shifts and that they aren't pushed to meet quotas that are outside of their control. Your drivers are the face of the company in the community. If the drivers are over-tired or over-worked, your customers will notice and be less likely to want to work with you.

  3. "If your looking for a good warehouse job with good benefits and good people, this where you wanna go"

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    Former Employee - FCG Selector in Lakewood, WA
    Former Employee - FCG Selector in Lakewood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McLane Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good penefits, good people and many more

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours thats really it but for some of you workaholics out there your gonna love it...

    Advice to Management

    Employee's are taking too much advantage of good supervisors and management you guyz are. Has a former employee i still look up to you guys and will work for you anytime if given a chance. Keep up the good work.

    McLane Company Response

    Jul 10, 2017

    Hey, thanks for stopping by. This is great feedback. We'll be sure to pass it onto the leadership team at Northwest. Good luck in your future endeavors. Regina C., Social Manager, Talent Acquisition... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Money is great but your personal life will suffer"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Lakewood, WA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Lakewood, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McLane Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay ,good benefits ,if your single it's awesome. If your married (good luck). Co-workers we're great and the travel was nice

    Cons

    No life outside of work. Always gone. Expected to stop if your ahead of schedule. Expected to be on time no matter the road conditions.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Driver position"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Lakewood, WA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Lakewood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McLane Company full-time

    Pros

    $1000 a week minimum guaranteed pay, regional driving, days off, health benefits.

    Cons

    Certain Dispatch personel show little regard for drivers needs. $1,000 is before tax and comes with all kinds of rules you must follow to get it, and said certain dispatcher will try everything to get you out of it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Truck Driver"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Lakewood, WA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Lakewood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay steady work

    Cons

    Hard, heavy, physical on time requirements not laid back driving job.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to work up into top driver positions and pay. They hang onto their jobs.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Started out good. Pay is okay."

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lakewood, WA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lakewood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McLane Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great 401k program. One of the best around. Good benefits and good hourly employees. Supervisors are pretty cool too.

    Cons

    Upper management is shady. They over hire in the summer and then find any reason to fire them in the fall. Micromanaging is a big problem too.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the numbers. People are leaving for a reason.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "i love making money with this company"

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    Former Employee - Package Selector in Lakewood, WA
    Former Employee - Package Selector in Lakewood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McLane Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good training, good pay, great hours, flexible hours

    Cons

    hard work, strict management, short lunch

    Advice to Management

    none


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