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fun and productive very energetic
Selector (Former Employee), Weston, FLJune 9, 2014
Pros: pay, benifits
Cons: short breaks
Loved working for this company, the benefits were great, the coworkers were very fun to work with, did not feel a lot of pressure, Managers treated employees with respect and understanding
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Fair wages and accesible management
Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Breinigsville, PAMay 11, 2014
There was a family like bond amongst co-workers. Management was readily accessible. Cross training allowed me to learn several essential functions. The wages were fair with opportunities to reward superior job performance.
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Sales Representative for Shoppers (Current Employee), ChicagoApril 30, 2014
Pros: love working with people, esop program
Cons: loss of sales, massive comission cuts, being lied to all the time
I first sign into the vender computer. Then I place my product onto a u boat and work it up. After my product is worked up, I then grab a stole and start ordering my product for the next delivery. I then speak to the manager about extra displays in the store. Then inform them about any new items that will be coming in. My Manager clearly doesn't know – more... anything about gluten free products. I never see him not any co workers. I really don't have a hard part in my job. I love it. The problem is my commission is being cut back so much I am not able to support my family. – less
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productive and fun place to work
Lead Retail Merchandising-Representative (Former Employee), Romeoville, ILFebruary 27, 2014
Pros: excellent benefit package
Cons: no issues
Knowledgeable team players, Support given in area of relationship building, and working partners
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Great work envioroment-management always has your back!
Customer Care Specialist -Inside Sales (Current Employee), Elkton, FLFebruary 17, 2014
Great Company-always have help from others. Co-Workers are amazing! No hard part to the job. Most enjoyable part of the job the experiences you get to have working here.
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Good communication
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Romeo, ILDecember 4, 2013
Great company with good employee care and attention.
Numerous positions. Adequate pay. Great benefits. Profit sharing.
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I followed my supervisor from DPI to KeHE
Assistant to WA, ID, Oregon District Manager (Former Employee), Romeoville, ILNovember 20, 2013
I traveled a lot for this job but was not paid so I was working to travel. I couldn't support my family and pay for travel.
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Good company if you are willing to dedicate 70+ hrs a week
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee), Romeoville, ILNovember 5, 2013
Pros: pay was good.
Cons: worked 12 hr days with little time for lunch
Busy company Fast paced. Learned a lot about budgets and numbers the last 2 years. Good and bad. Most of the management is good. Support from upper management can be challenging when space and overtime become issues. Dealing with the working associates are the best part of the job.
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One of the main distributors in the Natural Food Industry
KeHE's Account Manager for Whole Foods 3 Regions (Former Employee), Romeoville, ILNovember 1, 2013
Pros: 50% done in at home office
Cons: 7 night resets per month required by whole foods conflicted with my management position
Exceptional company, employees treated with utmost respect. Great compensation benefits with full medical insurance, bonuses, etc
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DO NOT WORK HERE!!!!!!!!
forklift operator (Former Employee), Dallas TexasAugust 23, 2013
Cons: satanic
Ever wanted to work for the circus? Well you've come to the right place! The place is ran by Satan very evil cold people. They will shake your hand and stab you in the back then they go to work on your legs. Management is a joke they don't do anything productive or manage anything but freakin hamburgers and snacks in their face. Ask them a simple question – more... and they act like your an idiot for asking. They sit around plotting on ways to get people out the door if they don't like you. If you kiss bottom you you're half way there but to even be considered you gotta get all up in the crease. They raise production so you won't make standard. Please just stay out of the warehouse. Truck driving might be o.k. WORST JOB ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. – less
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Good work environment & quality products from a company on the move.
Reset Merchandiser (Former Employee), Birmingham, ALAugust 20, 2013
Pros: good benefits & work environment, & the pay wasn't bad.
Cons: every now & then the work load would exceed the time we had to do it.
Good work environment & co workers, we always felt we were growing the business & leaving a good impression of the company. We usually had all the needed accessories to get the job done & in a timely manner. We were relied upon by the retailers to give good advice & service that was typical of our company. We travelled a lot & really didn't mind it – more... because we knew it was going to benefit the company as a whole in the service that we provided. – less
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Good Company
Sales Representative (Current Employee), Tucson arizonaAugust 6, 2013
Pros: oportunities to expand my knowledge of retail service
Cons: no benefits
KeHe was an excellent company. Unfortunately the stores we service are changing. They will be doing all the stocking and ordering at store level. This means all the sales reps including
myself no longer have jobs.
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Major productive
Selector (Former Employee), Kennesaw, GAJuly 18, 2013
You operate a pallet jack you select varies products and stack them on a pallet then place them in from of the loading doors to be audited.
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Picker / Packer Summary - Breningsville, PA
Order Selector (Former Employee), Breningsville, PAMay 13, 2013
Pros: decent wages, wage increase at 6month and 1yr, benefits is ok if hired 401k, insurance ... etc.
Cons: unpredictable work hours, mostly longer than anticipated work day.
Typical Day:
show up at work, earlier arrivals gets the "better/faster" machine. But wastes about 5min of unpaid time to get machine, get pallet, before you get to actually time in since the clock-in machine is out of the way. Rest of the day is to pick orders by sticking labels onto product, stack them onto pallet, hand-wrap pallet, put them away, – more... then starts all over again. Time is calculated according to an unrealistic formula ... very hard to meet 100% without sacrificing accuracy/safety.

What I Learned:
Some things never change. Management always strive for speed, and hustles you to work faster... until an accident happens. Then they give a spiel about safety/order accuracy. Many pickers skips their breaks to try to increase their numbers. Unsteady work hours, often becomes longer 11-12 hour day. Dangerous environment, I had instances of high reach or cherry pickers drop boxes or or entire broken pallet very close to where I was picking ... so be very careful. Accidents tends to happen later into the shift, often due to lack of rest and loss of concentration from the longer than anticipated shift. My advice for anyone working here is to take your breaks, don't rush to meet the numbers, because chances are you won't make the numbers even if you do skip your breaks and you'll end up working an 12-hour shift anyways.

Management:
Can't say if it has improved or not. It has been awhile since I left the company.

Co-workers:
For the most part, the co-workers are friendly to get along with. There are an variety of ethnic groups, but predominantly Spanish speaking Latinos. They work hard to support their family ... but high turnover rates here, mainly people leaving to seek better opportunities. (90% of new workers will leave within 1-year)

Hardest Part of Job:
Exercising your best judgement. You will need to work fast enough to keep your job and to please the supervisor. Basically, 65% or better with minimal mispicks. If you work slower, then you risk getting canned. The job itself is quite easy, the hardest part is to stay focused towards the end of your shift. Also, your speed will decrease dramatically if you're unlucky enough to get multi-pallet and/or full pallet orders.

Most Enjoyable Part of Job:
Probably knowing that you have a job and that there are people in worse situations. I mean, you could be making a lot less flipping burgers.

Job Security:
If you're willing to keep working here, does an average job, then the company will keep you around.

Advancement Opportunities:
Almost none existent. It's just an warehouse here in Breningsville, PA. Most better positions are out in Illinois the company HQ. I've applied to positions that I had experience in there, it's an automated online application system, and I've never heard back from them. – less
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Don't Care about employees
Sales/Customer Service Reprehensive (Former Employee), Romeoville, ILApril 4, 2013
KeHE took over our company, every thing we were told was promising, but then we got notice that most of us that came over to the new company had to reapply for our jobs and most of us got laid off.
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B&R
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Romeoville, ILMarch 24, 2013
There was no typical day at work. Long hours, and difficult staff.
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Unpredictable, horrible place to work
picker (Former Employee), romeoville illiniosDecember 31, 2012
Pros: no pros
Cons: the whole business
You never know if your job is secure or not. They don't care about their warehouse employees, they claim that kehe is family but what they mean is that they want you to work there all day and night and they don't care about your real family at home or what happens to them, they only care that you show up to work no matter what. No matter the hours, – more... they will push for production numbers that a machine can barely make. While they have so many mis picks so many broken products because they have no organization they just want you to hurry no matter the cost. They have to get their numbers even if the customer doesn't get the right product, or if you are hurt, or sick, just get the production out. The new managers don't have any warehouse experience they don't know the job, they aren't capable to understand how a big warehouse works and don't make the right decisions. They throw away all product that is broken even though half of it is still perfectly good. Example..a 12pk of soda box rips so they throw away all the soda even though 10 of the cans or bottles are still good. They change your hours at the last minute and make you work 14-15 hours, the 401k sucks! the vacations hours suck! They play favoritism, they play with peoples jobs and lives and could care less. This place was a horrible experience. I liked one or two supervisors there but they were let go...how sad – less
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I loved traveling to different states,new accounts,new people,but most of all the challenge for space for new items.
SALES & MERCHANDISING SPECIALIST (Former Employee), Chicago, ILDecember 21, 2012
Pros: hard work well appreciated by store personnel.
Cons: our company could not provide product to fill their shelves.
Remodeling stores,chnanging aisles,traveling, physically and mentally worth it [gaining new distro. for manufacturers and your company]. I learned and earned respect from store management. I think our management was good, but our distro. to store was not productive. I enjoyed being in the ditches with my co-workers I knew we always gave our all. I believe – more... the hardest part of our job was when the store was open for business and no one from store to assist the customers they took it out on us. I know the most enjoyment out of my job was the finished look, new items, excellent presentation, store management very pleased with you, and knowing you made money for the company. – less
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Enjoyed the position with minimal supervision.
Sales Representative - Specialty food Sales (Former Employee), Romeoville, ILDecember 13, 2012
Pros: managed my own account with minimal supervision.
Cons: minimal breaks, excessive driving with own vehicle.
Had an out side sale position, was always out in the field, didn't spend anytime in the office. Learned to manage all my accounts, best part of my job was the satisfaction after an account was completed,
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THIS PLACE IS HORRIBLE!!! WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING
forklift operator (Former Employee), dallas txDecember 7, 2012
Pros: pay
Cons: management, supervisors, overall atmosphere, hours
This company is without a doubt, the worst place i have ever worked! They start off promising you the world and give you nothing. The new manager of the warehouse pretends to be your friend and try's to get in good with you only to think of every way he can to hamstring you. The supervisors are all lazy, anything you ask them about the answer is always – more... i don't know. All they want to do is sit in there office and eat, bum ciggs, and think of different ways to fire people. The hours are horrible, it's always the extreme with this place either you don't get enough hours or they want you to work 13 to 14 hours a day. They are a production warehouse, no problem right? Wrong, the numbers they want you to hit in certain depts are stupid and they always find a way to mess you out of your incentive. In other words if you need a job go there but keep looking while working because if they don't like you they will find a way to fire you weather or not your doing your job!! Oh yea one more thing they max you out at 14 an hour they don't tell you that. – less

About KeHE Distributors

Employee-owned KeHE distributes specialty, gourmet, natural and organic, kosher, and ethnic foods to over 12,000 retail customers – Read more

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