Bimbo Bakeries USA Employee Reviews

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It will drain you ENTIRELY!!!!
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Elkhart, INJuly 31, 2016
If you have no life,dont ever want to have time for your family, be disrespected, taken advantage of, and work for a place that does not care for their employees at all. THIS is IT!!!! Worst year of my life...you will bend over backwards for them the minute you need time of for sickness or anything you are out of there.
Pros
Great health insurance
Cons
Overtime, lack of communication, horrible work life balance, not really knowing when you will work management not caring about their employees.
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A very demanding and stressful job.
Route Reliever (Former Employee) –  Laredo, TXJuly 26, 2016
I would arrive at the warehouse around 12:00 a.m. and started to print a product check list to see if everything ordered was not damage. Then I would break the products to separate them to assigned stores for that particular day and load them to my truck. I would drive to stores and prepare a ticket to sell the product and deliver them. Pick-up empty trays and bring them back to Bimbo's warehouse. A very challenging and tiresome job to say the least. You work every day and it does take a toll on your health and well being.
Pros
you get paid.
Cons
You feel like a slave with no sense of accomplishment
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More risk than reward
Independent Contractor (Current Employee) –  Hazleton, PAJuly 13, 2016
Trying to increase sales in an area with multiple competitors can prove to be very difficult. Company raised the prices of product in the last calendar year which makes it harder to get sales when you have more expensive product. Company helps you very little with price cuts to try to increase sales and build equity and sales within your sales area. Sometimes feels like you are alone in trying to build your sales territory with no support for company management.
Pros
Seeing different things everyday, working partially outside, making your own decisions.
Cons
Income is solely dependent on sales.
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Face paced work environment
Business Operations Intern (Former Employee) –  Conshohocken, PAJune 27, 2016
• Consistently beat deadlines to provide optimal support to management and department staff
• Reduced company losses by creating Product Launch Tracker for product launches, market expansions, and product transfers
• Performed logistical analysis on products for Private Label and R&I Project Managers
• Alleviated pressure from bakeries by creating a resource to eliminate unnecessary breaks in bakery production
• Consolidated a vast amount of information and correspondence into a cohesive story for a Hardees Bun NPR
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Disapionting place to work
Inside stressed worker (Current Employee) –  Commerce City, COJune 11, 2016
Very bad and no knowledgeable production manager she can't schedule right we just got Sundays off but we haven't had one off yet very inefficient bakery and equipment long hours 6-7 days a week very hot inside exhaust fans don't work alot of favoritism from supervisors the product is bad quality they run product to fast most of all they don't care about employees and their family's we need better people running this bakery
Pros
Pay benifits
Cons
Management
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Productive workplace where no day is the same
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  bakersfield. caJune 6, 2016
-Hardest part of the job is ordering the product in anticipation of demand for the following weeks
-The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to productively hangout with your co-workers while stocking your work truck for the day
-Management is supportive
-Typical day at work is about 12 hours long and is mostly spent driving and delivering
Pros
Work at your pace, in charge of your route, flexible lunch hours
Cons
Long work days, No back to back days off, Dealing with incompetent/demanding store recievers
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Great place to work very friendly people. They treat you like family.
Independent Operator (Current Employee) –  Albany, GASeptember 18, 2016
I would do thus forever if I could because it's alot of money. I would suggest this place to anyone looking for a change. This is a great business. Always money to be made.
Pros
Free bread set your own day. Work off a time clock.
Cons
Hard floors and long days with short night. You need to wanf to work.
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Productive and fun place to work
Distribution Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Hastings NebraskaJuly 12, 2016
*very demanding daily duties
*learned how to motivate people
*management was great to work with
*we worked great together as a team
*24-7 job
*creating a great team and accomplishment
Pros
accomplishment at the end of the day
Cons
very demanding
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Enjoyed the people I worked with.
Working Foreman In Maintenance Department (Former Employee) –  Williamsport, PAMay 11, 2016
We would help each other out the best that we could so that we could maintain production and a safe environment.If a machine would break down we would all work together so that product didn't get wasted and down time was kept to a minimum.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Hot in the summer.
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Not a good workplace
Mixer (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KSMay 26, 2016
Worked there management is very crooked and they make rules as you go along..horrible hours..training there is a joke and the people they have training you..they throw away mord than they make..and if people saw wht they pass to be put in stores be a different story for sure
Pros
Its a job
Cons
Horrible hours
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Result Oriented
Safety Observation Team Member (Former Employee) –  Lubbock, TXMarch 13, 2016
after signing in. you stretch before starting any activity
you tie in with the previous person on your spot
you organize your work place before you start your duty
the hardest part is that you have to stand on a concrete floor for a long hours. and it can be really long hours
the hours are very fluctuating and the schedule is ever changing
management is good as they strive to do their best(not all the managers but most of them are great)
benefits are good. chances for advancement are slim to some extent cause of the culture and the system that the company performs.
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Make the job as fun as possible
Lead person/ Sanitation (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 7, 2016
You can be anything you want to be if you strive for it. Make the best at what you do in your everyday work place.
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful
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Good money, poor work environment and management.
Route Sales (Current Employee) –  Denver, COMarch 9, 2016
The job pays very well with good benefits.
Very long hours and no appreciation for what we do. Management fights among themselves. There is no communication, and nothing is ever organized or planned, it is just thrown together haphazardly. There is no consideration for customer service, just how cheaply things can be done. No quality in products or service.

Just complete chaos all of the time.
Pros
Good pay and benefits.
Cons
Poor management, long hours, no family life at all.
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I have never hated working anywhere as bad as Bimbo Bakeries Usa
Mechanic (Current Employee) –  indianaApril 15, 2016
They claim safety is always first
PRODUCTION IS ALWAYS FIRST
they claim they have good quality product
THEY JUST BUY THE COMPETITION


Maybe this company is just a way to launder mexican and south and central american drug money?
Pros
decent pay
Cons
everything else
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Bimbo.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJune 27, 2016
* Good money
* Horrible management and they over work you.
* Crazy hours!!!! Usually a part-time in bimbo work as a full time,40/50 hours weekly, no benefits, no personal days, and if call off for healthy problems still get in trouble.
Cons
short break.
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Very good company to work for
Production worker/machine operation (Former Employee) –  South San Francisco, CAFebruary 22, 2016
A typical days of work for me is fast paced movement. It's almost like your work is a days workout at 24 hour fitness. But i also learn a lot daily about the company and how machines are ran. Management is quite understanding and patient with their employees. My co-workers are fun and fun of excitement. just trying to pass time faster with great energy to follow. my hardest part of the job is the adjusting the heat of the bakery. The joy of the company is that the company loves to give back to their employees and also the community..
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Split days off
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No breaks, under staffed and zero parts inventory.
Assistant Chief Engineer (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CAMay 10, 2016
The company is poorly managed, and under staffed leaving the employees to be overworked and very stressed. Most days employees do not receive the regularly scheduled breaks.
Pros
Health benefits
Cons
No breaks.
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Contractor--pay is not transparent never know what deductions or what pay will be.
Independent Operator (Former Employee) –  Norcross, GAApril 28, 2016
There need to be a system of check and balances with the District Managers, without this it leaves room for discrimination.
Pros
Independent
Cons
No Insurance, Abuse of Power, Pay not Transparent
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Productive work place
Production operator (Current Employee) –  GeorgiaAugust 7, 2016
Great company, good pay, stable job. Very easy going work environment, the schedule just got a little better with set hours, but you have to work every Saturday AND Sunday, no options...
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High efficiency and challenging place to work
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Elkhart, INFebruary 11, 2016
Managing two to three teams of union employees within a team of leadership using Lean Manufacturing objectives is challenging in a large high-speed facility. The stakes are high and the pace is very fast. It takes a certain type of organized leader to perform well. The leader must be strong in all aspects of the word: physically, mentally, and emotionally. The front-line leadership team and the technicians are a close-knit group that makes working at the facility enjoyable.
Pros
Stability of work
Cons
work many holidays
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