Best suited for those who are physical and more youthful than myself
I sincerely appreciated the opportunity to work at McLane. Unfortunately it was proving to not be a perfect fit for me in that it would have ultimately interfered with other things I have going on in my life. Additionally, the work itself may have been more physically demanding than what I am willing to take on at my age and I did not see myself ever being able to reach the productivity goal that was set for us individually. The quality of my work was never in question and mis-picks and short-losses were nonexistent. My scan percentage was also as high as it could be, given the distribution of my assignments, and I was always among the higher bracket in that area as well. I was repeatedly complimented on the quality level of my pallets in terms of stacking, weight distribution, and wrapping, by the loaders, other selectors, and management. I take quality and customer service extremely seriously and I believe my work there reflected exactly the kinds of principles that McLane demands we strive for toward our customers. That being said, the productivity goal was more important than anything else to management. They stress the service aspect because they have to, but at the end of the day, if you're not picking 170 cases or more per hour, nothing else really matters.
As far as the topic of management is concerned, that is where the most work needs to happen, from my standpoint. As a selector, one is basically at the bottom rung of the proverbial ladder. Generally speaking, tho
Shift start at 2pm during the week and one hour earlier on weekends.
As soon you come in to work, you may work for 6-8-10-12-13 hours shift. Most likely you don't have weekends off, you days off will be during the week. After you work 12 hours and have to work the next day supervisors expect you to pick 100% of your job in 8 hours.
There is not HR in this company, Manager and supervisor do what they want to do. They apply rules to whatever people when they want. You complain about safety, MBM won't do anything. They just don't care.
Let's stretch, that's what the supervisor says every day after the meeting. 60 seconds stretch for a 2,000 times you have to bend your back in a complete shift. You back will totally kills you every day.
You see people working overtime in their days off if they want, they walk in and work. Some another people don't. If you don't call and come in to work, you go home.
If you are volunteer for one day to work in a different department, you are done. Supervisor will send you again and again to help out freezer or cooler because you already know how to rock and roll in those places.They are a lot of people who say no to supervisor and supervisor are cool about it, they wont send them because they don't want, let's send someone else.
The money is good only if you can work in your days off if you want without making any stupid phone call to your supervisor. Just show up and work.
Hardest day at my warehouse are Sunday, Monday and Thu
ProsPay rate, free cook-out, soda and ice cream
ConsLong hours shift, not life and days off during the week
The business is only concerned about the products you deliver
McClane just like any other job is just that, a job! It does pay the bills and you will work for every penny you earn. However the business does not care about their employees, their only concern is the product. Prior to, the business was called Meadowbrook Meats (MBM) and it appears that the management from MBM is still in admin positions at McClane, which is bad news. No one knows what they are doing in the office and no one is consistent with anything they say. There have been instances where they could have cost some employees their actual CDL license for just running them to death and not actually keeping track of the hours previously worked. Not only is that dangerous and a liability but they do not care.
DOT set forth new rules/regulations for a reason and here they are just running employees and product without keeping track of who worked how many hours and how long they have been home resting...very sloppy and messy and a great way to get the company shut down.
Management was never on the same page, one would override the other leaving the employee confused as to what to do and who to listen to. They almost always have an attitude about something as well, just prepare yourself don’t take it personal. There is clearly a need for administration/office employees to get some training on employee relations. When you start you are only paid 85% of the loads, so don’t be surprised if they put a “trainee” with you...and NO you don’t get trainers pay for that. The emp
This place continues to drive itself into the ground. People are abandoning ship left and right because of the complicated working environment and terrible management. Every department is severely understaffed and the company keeps adding more business onto our shoulders, making people overwhelmed and leave, which management will then throw the responsibilities onto other departments while trying to balance their own, ultimately making every department fall behind because everyone is not doing the job they applied for. Even if you tell them you don't know how to work in a certain department, they expect you to just do it. They add more business and volume to our work load before refilling positions first because their eyes are too distracted by money, making dry dock loading and other departments work miserable hours. Horrible supervisors or managers will be hired and ruin the warehouse and leave, and management will disregard all of your criticisms about them until its too late and the damage is done. When COVID struck, McLane gave absolutely NO incentive to the workers who chose to stay and pick up the slack from those who chose to take the voluntary "Lay-off", making everyone feel unappreciated and wish they never stayed. Other things, the safety committee is a joke, they'll pretend to be impressed with your ideas and then you'll never hear about it again. Its just there to make you think they care. If you sign an inside bid to go to a different department, Odds are, you w
Order Selectors select and stack products on pallets. The management was mostly poor. The hardest part of the job was getting through a busy day.
You have to select product up and down the aisles using either a double jack or a barret tugger and create pallets. The hours were long, the warehouse was extremely over crowded with pallets, product being lined up for loaders, people walking back and forth coupled with forklift operators and selectors going all over the place on powered equipment. It's a very unsafe enviroment. There was tons of unfair treatment by the the majority of supervisors in the dry grocery section. Full case candy section in general worked all day without breaks in order to finish the task. You have to pull average or you get canned. You have to select with not more than 3 mispicks per day which can also lead to termination. You have to deal with people taking equipment assigned to you and damaging it or leaving it in another department and not recharging it. The overall character of the supervisors and coworkers was severely lacking. The majority of supervisors didnt seem to care. The atmosphere seemed more juvenile and far from professional. Lots of profanity and unsavory conversations. Supervisors are known to play favorites. Coworkers in generally have a very selfish (me first) philosophy. The schedule is deceiving. Four 10 hour day schedules actually mean four 12 hour days. Five 8 hour days actually mean five 10 hour days. The schedule gets routinely changed two times a year. You never know what time your going to get out. I remember working one day from 7am and not clocking out
ProsThe pay and the benefits. The 401k was outstanding
ConsToo many safety hazards. Unfair supervisor tactics. Unprofessional enviroment. Super long hours
I enjoyed learning the various skills such as:
● Data Entry/Quality Assurance
● Processes, sorts and distributes incoming mail
● Batches heavy loads of invoices as needed for processing
● Validates invoices through Perfect Match System
● Completes spreadsheets through Excel via utilization of P.O. to verify correct check numbers /check dates and amounts
● Processes rebills and Direct Requests as needed for backup inventory
● Completes processing of invoices received by Purchase Orders provided to apply correct cash discounts
● Proficient with systems such as AS400, Citrix and Image Now
● Data Entry Input/Processes data on all documentation to be approved for payment
● Processes request for check payments
● Completes processing on invoices received to apply correct cash discounts to remain in the company’s payment terms with vendors
● Processes and Reviews Invoices via email and mail for payment approval
● Completes research on statements received by the vendor to correct anything that may be discrepant within the scope of my profession
● Provides assistance in closing upon month end
● Assists with other various hands on assignments and projects
● Processes invoices and statements by utilization of 3 way P.O. research (plus line items as well)
● Applies correct GL coding after researching information needed.
I came into the job as temp to hire with more of a promise that the job would become a permanent position with stability and benefits that would e
Ok, where to begin......
In my 4 years working there, I've seen and experienced it all. Extremely long days, poor supervision, drama among workers, under appreciated. Management does not care about you or your home life. As a senior employee I would give suggestions on how to make life easier for the workers. It would fall on deaf ears.
Management changes rules on the fly. They rarely ever praise you but will always point out the little minute things.
The days are long. 10 to 12 hours a day. The overtime is great, but by Thursday you are so physically tired, it's almost unsafe.
You work every holiday. Thanksgiving and Christmas you have the day off, but you have to come in that Saturday to make up the day.
My Supervisors were very condescending and sarcastic. If you go to them with an issue, they make you feel bad for doing so. They don't fix the issue, they just let it get worse. Supervisors have no backbone. They say they support the workers, but they don't stand up to Management. They don't enforce the rules. Workers cut corners and are very lazy. There are a handful of people, myself included, who did the things the right way. I would point our the laziness of the workers. Point out how people cut corners and just do whatever they want, Supervisors wouldn't do anything.
The workers are miserable, Very unhappy, and fed up. That's why people who have worked there 10 plus years up and quit. I've seen people work a couple hours and quit. I've seen people wor
this company could be soo much better with very little work
as former employee of this company I may seem jaded . the work is very physical and management has absolutely no clue as to how any of the work is done as all the low lvl managers are just out of college and come and go very frequently and it seems there only purpose is to be a buffer of blame for the upper lvl managers when something doesn't go right . The company has an innate desire to micro manage everything the employees are doing and seem to only want to nitpick about what they think will improve production and donot want to listen to more experienced individuals who have been around and have already tried those same attempts .
the departments show extreme favoritism to the point where they will lie about what actually happened to cover for a favorite in there department but if you have no such status you will be written up for sneezing in the wrong place and when you bring up these inequalities in discussion upper management treats you like you are a troublemaker and its your fault that other teammates will not work with you .
the review process is a joke at the end of the year when someone who couldn't possibly do your job tells you with a straight face that you don't know enough about what you are doing and dings you for it and when you ask for examples of such things they cannot do so . nor do they appreciate when you go out of your way to get something done that your teammates have not been able to do for days they don't even say thank you for getting that
Prosthey have decent events /appreciation and decent benefits and pay scales are alright for area
Consthey will treat you like a leper if you arent part of the "Click" and force you out.
Fun work place where you can interact and joke around with people while getting the job done
Well my work day starts at 3am, although my particular job is very physically demanding that is one of the hardest things about my position. My job title is palletizer which means I handle a fair amount of product in my department. The pickers will scan a barcode on each tote and put the correct product in the tote then either pass it to the next person or if that particular tote is complete then they send it down the line. This is where my position comes in, I scan the label on the front of eace tote printed out by the selector. Then my scanner will tell me which pallet each tote goes to which then gets placed on the correct pallet. Relatively easy the hard part about my job is the lifting, I work on the heaviest floor and there is no weight limit any tote needs to stay under as long as the product fits. On average I lift between 55,000 and 65,000lbs a day and handle 1,300-1,5000 totes. When the pallet is complete I will rap it with tape to secure he totes do not move as some of them are over 6 feet high. Then using an electric pallet jack I move the complete pallet to a designated area to be taken to the correct trailer so it can be loaded. If there is no more room I will take the pallet to the trailer. That is my main job however, when I am not busy there is always something to do. Some of the other tasks are to replenish the tots the pickers use which require an electric pallet jack or a stand up forklift. Also help the stockers cut and put product in the correct bay so
ProsCompany paid lunches throughout the year as well as safety rewards
Good pay, terrible management, loads are always bad
I worked at McLane for right at a year as a delivery driver. The management is terrible, people come and go consistently. Loads are always bad, pallets are constantly backwards (95% turned the wrong way) so lots of down stacking, went through a period of load lock shortages. Then even when they are available they still aren’t used properly and loads shift and pallets fall. Dispatch aka transportation managers always give you the run around as far as time off and scheduling for daily load times. Management is poor across board so nothing is smooth from warehouse to delivery drivers. Multiple HR changes while I worked there. After 11 months of working there I needed a small bit of time off due to a work injury, two weeks later sent to the doctor and told I wasn’t hurt and was maxed out on sick time and was given the run around about my actual injuries. Never once called in and always worked extra week in week out. All and all great pay if you realize how to work their system. If you are considering working for McLane as a delivery driver then know that YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO NEGOTIATE FOR EXTRA PAY IF YOU WORK EXTRA DAYS. They will try to pay you the minimum but you can negotiate up to 300-500 extra plus full route pay. I made excellent money working there but had very little time at home in between my normal shift and picking up extra every weekend plus their bad schedules makes home life hard. But if you are a young man with no family and are determined to make money and not
ProsPay, extra route pay
ConsHome time even though it’s daily you just go home to sleep a few hours. 3-8 maximum management, loads falling, hr is terrible
Questions And Answers about McLane Company
How often do you get a raise at McLane Company?
Asked Dec 29, 2020
Answered Nov 26, 2022
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What is a typical day like for you at McLane Company?
Asked Mar 19, 2020
Answered Nov 26, 2022
14 hours of heavy labor each day
Unloading food products to restaurants
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What is the best part of working at McLane Company?
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What is the promotion process like at McLane Company?
Asked Oct 7, 2020
Answered Nov 25, 2022
Long and hurting
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How are the working hours at McLane Company?
Asked Jul 11, 2016
Since there's not an update for 2021, I will give an up to date: you work Monday through Friday as a selector you will work 9am-6pm or more commonly later, and sometimes 10 or 11pm. For checking/loading you work 11am until sometimes 3 or 4 am.
Answered Aug 5, 2021
Horrific. It is a total sweatshop. 50-60 is the norm, sometimes longer. It's a really toxic place to work. Absolutely miserable.