McKee Foods Reviews

Updated 20 April 2015
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  1. Fantastic place to be...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Collegedale, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Collegedale, TN (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!!

  2. fun

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at McKee Foods as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    didn't have any promotions

    Cons

    most of the supervisors will not listen to you and others will make up things to get ahead

  3. Overall decent work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemist in Collegedale, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Chemist in Collegedale, TN (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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  5. Hours worked and expenses incurred were more than expected.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Victoria, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Victoria, TX (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Make good money, but spend all of your time working, and most of your money earned on expenses

    Cons

    Expenses incurred take 1/2 of your income.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to cut your expenses to survive.

  6. Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Collegedale, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Collegedale, TN (US)

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. Profit sharing

    Cons

    There are a few really bad production supervisors that work here. I work in production in Collegedale, and can tell you first hand its who you work for that makes all the difference. I have worked for some supervisors here that are biased toward some and love to micro manage. This creates an uncomfortable working enviroment that no one wants to be in. Treating some unfairly and jumping on the chance to wright them up. It will backfire on them because no one will like them, nor will anyone want to work for them either.Those supervisors need not be in that position to begin with, especially working for a company like Mckee Foods that is Christan based. There are some very good supervisors that work here as well. I have worked for some that would go out of there way to do anything for you. Treating all fairly and has everyone's best interest in mind.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the impact your decisions are going to make on all those employees who are doing the best the can from day to day trying to make a living.

  7. current employee

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKee Foods full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good wages and benefits. A family like work enviroment.

    Cons

    To many people resistant to change. To many people holding on to "sacred cows".

    Advice to Management

    encourage innovation. Encourage people to get rid of their "sacred cows" Don't accept mediocrity and excuses from senior managers. Don't try so hard to coddle those resistant to change. They drag all of us down

  8. Great place to work and build your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chattanooga, TN (US)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chattanooga, TN (US)

    I worked at McKee Foods as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong Executive leadership
    Highly focused
    Treat employees more than fair
    Super nice culture - family/life balance
    Fun products

    Cons

    No room to advance or it will take a long time
    Tenure is valued over talent. Lots of "lifers" sitting in chairs.
    Slow to move and not nimble in decision making
    Talent vacuum can be heard as great people leave for other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Stir up the mix and take risks.
    Eliminate the "leaners" and promote the "lifters".
    Look beyond tenure and look at fresh talent

  9. Great place to work hard.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKee Foods

    Pros

    Friendly, encouraging, resourceful and effective.

    Cons

    there are no cons to share

    Advice to Management

    none

  10. Down with the Debbie cakes!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This was a wonderful company to work for. The environment was positive and everyone was treated fairly. It is a family run company and when you work there you feel like you are part of the family.

    Cons

    At this company there are a lot of long term employees. This is good in one aspect, but leaves little room for advancement.

  11. It was great for my first twenty years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gentry, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gentry, AR (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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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