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Review averages

  • 85 employees say

    Excellent (27)
    31.764705882353%
    Good (20)
    23.529411764706%
    Satisfactory (20)
    23.529411764706%
    Subpar (18)
    21.176470588235%
    3.18
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.60

Company summary

McLane Company, Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services leaders, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores, and chain restaurants throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, operates over 80 distribution centers across the U.S. and one of the nation's largest private fleets. The company buys, sells, and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the U.S. In addition, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Distributors, Inc.

McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK) and employs more than 20,000 teammates.

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Numbers

Employees

22,000+ teammates

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

McLane offers a wide range of industry-leading supply chain solutions that can help improve efficiency, increase productivity, and drive profitability for our customers. 

Grocery Supply Chain Solutions

We are a leading supply chain services company that works tirelessly to optimize the purchase, flow, and sale of products from thousands of suppliers to over 46,000 retail locations, including drugstores, mass merchants, warehouse clubs, and convenience stores.

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Foodservice Supply Chain Solutions

As an industry leader supporting chain restaurants, McLane Foodservice Distribution specializes in bringing value and efficiency to every phase of the supply chain. With more than 30 years of experience serving the world’s largest system of chain restaurants and adhering to their rigorous standards, we understand the operational needs of concept restaurants. With nationwide reach and local presence, we bring together world-class expertise, logistics, technology, and promotions services to give our customers a supply chain advantage in a highly competitive market.

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Alcoholic Beverage Distribution

Empire Distributors, Inc. is a leader in the distribution of spirits, wine, beer, and nonalcoholic beverages. Empire distributes these products across multiple channels, including bars, restaurants, grocery stores, and convenience stores. It currently serves the states of Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Together with its associated companies, Empire employs over 1,500 teammates across 14 distribution locations. It offers over 15,000 unique products and sells over 10 million cases of beverages annually.

Third-Party Management

For retailers currently operating with a self-distribution model, we also provide an excellent alternative to managing our customers' supply chains. Our proven third-party supply chain management solutions not only lower operating costs, but allow our customers to focus on other key areas of the business. 

Company outlook

Principles That Guide Our Relationships

Since our 1894 founding in Cameron, Texas, McLane has been through many changes. One aspect that has not changed is our beliefs and values.

Our founder, Robert McLane, felt deeply that business should be based on honesty, integrity, and high Christian principles. These beliefs and values are the principles that guide our relationships with customers, teammates, and shareholders. Today, over 120 years later, we continue to honor these principles in all of our day-to-day business relationships.


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Benefits

McLane offers comprehensive medical plans that provide our valued teammates and their loved ones the protection they deserve. In addition, McLane offers various perks like educational reimbursement, employee assistance programs, and teammate discounts and offers.

McLane teammates receive as much as a $1.50 per dollar invested in their 401K. The number is based on yearly profitability and is in addition to a discretionary match of 3-4% of eligible pay.

From our industry-leading 401K to our affordable healthcare plans, McLane invests heavily in the well-being of our teammates. We offer:

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans with tiered premiums to fit the needs of our teammates
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • 401(k) retirement plans with employer match
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Vacation/time off benefits based on years of service
  • Paid holidays

Location


  • 4747 McLane Parkway
    Temple, Texas, 76504
    USA
Domestic locations

You can look at a clickable map of our Foodservice and Grocery locations here (link).

Legal information

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

McLane Company, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. For our complete EEO and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.mclanecareers.com/eeo.

In addition, McLane is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation for the application process due to a disability, please email accessibility@mclaneco.com.

For applicants

Videos

McLane Corporate Video
McLane 2017 Benefits Video

Who we are looking for

Preferred majors/degrees

We have many positions available at McLane that do not require a Bachelor's degree or higher. Specific requirements are detailed with each position description.

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

Our Teammates Take Us The Distance 

Talk to anyone at McLane and you will hear the word "teammate" used over and over again. At McLane we are a team first and foremost. Our people are our most powerful asset. There is no single individual who is more important than any other when it comes to the success of our company and our culture.

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Differentiation Through Stability

At McLane we are proud to differentiate ourselves through our stability. In an industry known for its high turnover and constant change, we have focused on defining our company as one that people can rely on - both customers and teammates. We are sure of our foundation and proud of our strength. We've created a culture where people come to us for not just another job, but for a career. In fact, McLane has some of the longest-tenured (and happiest!) employees in the industry. 

Who We Are

Our driver teammates have guts, grit, and a go-getter attitude. Our sales teammates are strategic, influential, and customer-focused. Our warehouse teammates have energy, enthusiasm, and a passion to problem-solve. Our support teammates have spirit, sincerity, and a dedication to service. Our IT teammates have courage, character, and a fierce imagination. And, together, we are driving forward into a future of continued growth, success, and values-driven industry leadership.

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How would we describe the company culture?

McLane is dedicated to fostering an environment that is reflective of the diverse world in which we live, one in which all employees are treated equally. 

Our core values and beliefs are ingrained in everything we do, and they speak to our team-centric mentality. Our commitment to our customers’ success also reflects our passion to make a difference in the community. Additionally, our philosophy of mutual respect encourages an inclusive work environment in which we recognize diversity in all its facets. We believe the various dimensions that make up each of our teammates spur innovation and help us stay ahead of the competition.

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At McLane we work hard to ensure that our culture instills a sense of pride in every teammate. From our CEO on down, everyone has helped to shape a company that now sets the standard in our industry. We believe everyone's voice is meant to be heard and used to further the mission of the company. We continually encourage all of our teammates to share their thoughts and opinions with us.

At the end of the day, our ingenious improvements begin with our people.

What else should applicants know about us?

A Culture of Giving Back

McLane teammates embody a sense of pride and dedicated spirit. These qualities thrive in an environment of family and community, and that environment extends well beyond the walls of our organization. We recognize the communities in which we operate by giving back, a concept illustrated consistently through our dedication to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and the United Way

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The SPARK Initiative

One way we recognize diversity at McLane is through disability inclusion. In 2013 McLane introduced the SPARK Initiative to increase awareness and provide meaningful employment opportunities to people with disabilities. McLane implements inclusion strategies that recognize talent, increase engagement, and drive business results.

Programs under the SPARK initiative include:

Workplace Diversity Hiring Program: To further expand our commitment to cultivating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce, McLane launched a pilot program that provides real-world work experience to individuals with disabilities. 

Hiring Our Heroes (HOH):  McLane deeply values the sacrifice and impeccable work ethic embodied by our country's military. Accordingly, in 2015 our company embarked on a partnership with Hiring Our Heroes. Initiated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, this 12-week Corporate Fellowship program strives to assist military veterans in making seamless transitions into civilian careers.

Operation Impact Network of Champions: To further expand its veteran reach and leverage its expertise in logistics, information technology, security, maintenance, and business operations, McLane became part of the Operation Impact Network of Champions. Initiated by Northrop Grumman, a Department of Defense contractor, this program focuses on assisting wounded service members who were injured during the war on terror with transition from military to civilian careers.

Application advice

Selection process

In order to ensure a fair hiring process for all prospective teammates, we review every candidate in the order their application is received. Some of our job openings receive many applications and giving each application a fair review takes a little bit of time. Every application should be automatically acknowledged by our applicant system and a member of our talent team (either centralized or at the center) will contact qualified candidates to move them to the next step in the process. Once an initial conversation takes place, an onsite interview will be scheduled. These may be individual or panel interviews, and may all be done in one day or over the course of a few days, depending on the position. At that point, if the candidate and hiring team agree the position is a good match their career journey, an offer is extended. Required pre-hire assessments and screenings take place, and you're ready to start! 

Reviews for McLane Company Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

3.18 Employees say
4.60 Applicants say
  • 17.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

There was some nice cohesion among employees, but mostly out of bonding together to commiserate over a shared dislike of management.

Support from management

My first manager there was incredibly supportive. The last one I had rarely responded to emails or calls.

Teamwork

I believe there was some good team work with the rank and file. There were many that seemed to support each other to work towards common goals, but don't turn your back on any member of leadership or they will put a knife in it.

Freedom to work independently

I loved the autonomy, but there was little direction or support when I needed it.

Internal Communication

Swear words don't bother me, but when that is the only form of communication, things aren't getting done properly.

Gender Equality

That was getting better, but I heard leadership say some things about our women drivers that would have had lawyers seeing dollar signs.

Overall compensation for your work

The compensation was definitely not commensurate with what they were having me do.

Work-Life Balance

This did improve. One manager had a habit of calling people at all hours of the night, but after he left, there seemed to be a decent respect for personal time.

Handicapped Accessibility

People who weren't handicapped routinely parked in handicapped parking.

Workplace Safety

There some people that took safety seriously.

Inclusive / Diverse

There was some diversity, but inclusion is pushing it. There was definitely a good ol' boy mentality that drove some incredibly inappropriate conversations behind closed doors.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I don't think that any of the leadership team that was there when I left is still there, so it's possible it is a better environment now.

What I like about the company

They have good policies and good intentions.

What I dislike about the company

It was a company in transition at the time and it was pretty bumpy. Maybe things are better now.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Mclane
  • City
    Aurora
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Human resources/recruiting

Overall compensation for your work

Pay per hour is comparable but hours of availability fluctuate drastically based on order volume

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would pay closer attention to the time stealers playing on the phone in wait of more work

What I like about the company

The culture of appreciation is trickling its way dow! To all members of the team. Its nice to feel valuable &that the time spent away from family to earn a living can be balanced.

What I dislike about the company

Technology & sops are not always keeping up with the pace of modern change. New tools are available to be more effective & should be embraced

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    McLane
  • City
    Lakeland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 06.Jul 2018
  • Employee
  • Company response included

Suggestions for improvement

  • Employee stock purchase plan would be an added benefit. A more set schedule would make others happy. Over the past few months, some employees have had their schedule changed with short notice. We also do not have a quit time, it's when the work gets done, are we allowed to leave.

What I like about the company

I am paid well above average for my job at comparable companies near my home. Benefits are above average as well. I have a position that I can work independently and do not have to have a supervisor with me the entire shift. I can usually get any issues resolved relatively quickly.

What I dislike about the company

The communication between upper management and lower level employees needs improvement, as well as communication between floor management and upper management. I feel as though we do not have enough leadership on the floor.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    McLane Company Inc. Distribution Service
  • City
    Findlay
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Company response

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing with us. Communication IS important and something we work hard to get right. We are grateful for teammates who will speak up if they think we have some work to do. We'd encourage you to attend a roundtable or speak to leadership through our open door policy and let them know your ideas.




Review averages

  • 85 employees say

    Excellent (27)
    31.764705882353%
    Good (20)
    23.529411764706%
    Satisfactory (20)
    23.529411764706%
    Subpar (18)
    21.176470588235%
    3.18
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.60

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