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3.9 23 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

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Mike McKee

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81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Hours worked and expenses incurred were more than expected.

    Independent Distributor (Former Employee) Victoria, TX (US)

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

    ConsExpenses incurred take 1/2 of your income.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to cut your expenses to survive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was great for my first twenty years

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Gentry, AR (US)

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

    ConsWhile 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 Senior ManagementOD 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Used To Be A Good Place To Work

    Consultant (Current Employee) Stuarts Draft, VA (US)

    ProsThey have a gym and dental and health (which they've decided we should pay more for so they don't have to)

    ConsI have to constantly tell them about broken or items that are in disrepair, those items get put on "pass down". Which sounds good but the next maintenance shift is just as understaffed as the last.
    We currently have two shifts that are floating among the plant on different shifts because there production lines are dissolved and sharing your line with the "floaters" means up to 2 people must go home everyday to save on efficiency . Employees are getting an average of 32 hours a week or less (depends upon your line). When we asked the vice president what the plan is for getting everybody working again the answer was "we hope to be in better shape in 10 years". which is a cop-out because vice president contracts are for 5 years(based upon work performance by Mike Mckee) Upper management has informed all of management that our plant needs to"clean house" (fire people) So there starting to implement new rules- off the cuff- to start the write up process on as many suckers as possible. The employees have several ideas to save the company lots and lots of money but management won't here it and instead feel its more necessary to take away everyone's job security by telling us the old "do more with less" attitude. Upper management keeps blaming the economy as well for slumped sales. We as employees realize that the economy plays a role but with gas prices and ingredient costs back down it is shameful not to pass those savings on to the customer. Simply by doing so volume sales would raise again. (how bout that , and I've never been to college).

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse common sense, offer incentives instead of threats. Listen to employees for advice in being more efficient, new product ideas, and keep the door open on your "open door policy". Stop keeping secrets from your hourly's. Oh and one more thing how bout deducting a percentage of your salary since we're all tapped out in the hourly department.
    Thanks for reading

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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