Safety Observation Team Member (Former Employee) – Lubbock, TX – March 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.
Route Sales (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – March 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.
Good pay and benefits.
Poor management, long hours, no family life at all.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Commerce City, CO – February 27, 2016
This company will work you to the bone and not give one care about how it affects you, your family or your safety. The company is constantly trying to take benefits away from their employees including increases to insurance costs, pay cuts, reduction in PTO time for new hires, and commission reductions. This year, as the union contract is under renewal, they are trying to completely take away employee sick time, increase insurance costs, reduce the amount of commissions new hires can receive and preventing them from receiving full commission until they have been there SIX years! If you want to work to the point of exhaustion, consistently have the company trying to cut your benefits and pay and have absolutely ZERO work life balance, Bimbo Bakeries is for you!
Can't think of any
See review comments above. There is nothing good about this company
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – January 29, 2016
Good job if you understand route sales and can work on your own independently. There is very little support and very little hands on management. As long as they do not get complaints from customers via phone,they will not interact with you. Compensation is basically up to you. There is a modest base salary,and the rest of weekly pay is a staggered commission. Every thing depends on your route area and the accounts you have to work with. All is dictated by management. Being union, nothing is by merit or ability. Everything is seniority based from the route you have to when you are allowed a vacation. There are no paid sick days. Your route is your business. If you have to be excused, you will pay in one form or another. Tough start and somewhat tough way of life. Long hours,not so qualified management,responsibilty dodging and working under rules that only apply when a circumstance arrises. I was always told don't call the company or union if there was a situation, just tell one of us and we will take care of it. Usually not the best move.
home each night
money, management, support, follow through, payroll, corporate not exactly knowing what goes on at the local level.
have never worked for a company who cared less about their employees
production tech (Current Employee) – breinigsville pa – August 5, 2015
no weekends off ever, no holidays off ever, they tell you have to pick between family life and work life, horrible uncaring uninvolved supervisors, upper management doesn't acknowledge you are alive, union is a JOKE (local 6), no room for advancement, THEY STOPPED GIVING RAISES!!!!!!!!, personal days have to be picked ONE YEAR in advance, no 401K, very small pension, they don't recognize children sickness, car trouble or winter weather state of emergencies for taking a day off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
very good pay, unlimited OT, great benefits, pension, very easy job, work at your own pace no pressure, great breaks, 2 weeks vacation to start(pick one year in advance and a full week at a time), free bread rolls and whatever else comes in
Production Technician (Former Employee) – Allentown, PA – February 29, 2016
This place is a joke. Communication is poor here, majority of the supervisors don't know how to run the machines but will be the first to YELL over the radio, "Why are lines (1,2 or 3) down, lets go!" The supervisors talk to you like your a piece of garbage. I was told, You'll never find a job paying this good- it's not only about the money it's about the environment & being mostly happy at where your at so this place needs to wake up. Most of my coworkers were nice and helpful. You had some who would want you to fail at your position during "training" just because they didn't want to run another line. It's extremely hot in the plant. In the summer you can except to work 13 days straight. They have water coolers around the plant although in the summer you drink hot water because the coolers never work. Lots of drama. It's like high school in that place. It's a shame I liked what I did and who I worked with on my line. You will never get off a weekend either. Your days off are Mondays and Fridays. The ONLY good thing is the benefits. They are absolutely wonderful. The union sucks big time too! Turn over rate is unbelievable for the pay but that just shows it's not worth it. EX:There was a group of 20 that started a couple of weeks ago and only 2 came back after the 1st day.
short breaks, drama, management knowledge, union-BAD, favoritism, extremely hot, poor training
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.
you get paid.
You feel like a slave with no sense of accomplishment
Independent Contractor (Current Employee) – Hazleton, PA – July 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.
Seeing different things everyday, working partially outside, making your own decisions.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – January 8, 2016
i work with an outstanding group of people. great hours, benifits and compensation. I learned the benefits of working safely and as a team. the management in my district needed a little bit more managerial training but manageable. i worked about 7 hours a day average. i learned the principles of sales and how to manage a company and product.
Production worker/machine operation (Former Employee) – South San Francisco, CA – February 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..
Business Operations Intern (Former Employee) – Conshohocken, PA – June 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
Super unorganized, make decent money at the cost of your life and family.
Production Tech (Current Employee) – Elkhart, IN – July 11, 2015
The bakery I work at (Northern Indiana) is a MESS! The union we recently "voted in" is a joke. So, you have the union hassle but no protection. Also, they lowered our raise amount. Overall for the area, the pay is decent and THE WORK IS EASY! Management is extremely unorganized and inconsistent. Turn over is terrible. You can find out you have to stay 4 extra hours, 30 minutes before the end of your shift. Overtime is shoved down your throat whether you want it or not. Days off could be stripped out from underneath your feet at last minute's notice. A good place to work if you're single with no children and can commit your life to your job. Otherwise, this isn't the place for you.
decent pay, easy work, cheap insurance
inconsistent and unorganized, last minute schedule changes, too much overtime
At first it was a great place to work we were a team
Associate (Former Employee) – Barre vt – September 15, 2015
Don't plan on a whole weekend off unless you are a manager. Pay was good for what you had to do but raises were awful. Insurance was great!. Absolutely no room for advancement. Management always put themselves first. The heating system broke last winter in the warehouse and never got fixed until this summer. conditions were unbareable
2 free products a day when you were working
Management spends alot of time in the office while you bust your butt...
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Elkhart, IN – July 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.
Great health insurance
Overtime, lack of communication, horrible work life balance, not really knowing when you will work management not caring about their employees.
I like the atmosphere and flexibility of this job.
Bread Stocker (Current Employee) – Commerce City, CO – October 7, 2016
The time goes by fast as a Bread Stocker. You are responsible for restocking bread at Walmart, Sam’s Club, King Soopers and Albertsons. Communicate effectively and timely with management. In order to ensure all stores bread needs are met. Maintain shelving inventory by calling in new inventory requests at the end of each shift. While being a dependable and responsible when driving to stores.
BBU was a good place to work. The job was labor intensive and very demanding. I had to get up at 230 in the morning to get to the depot to break down my order and get to my stores. I delivered to seven stores a day and was typicall done by 1130am. You were in charge of what you ordered and delivered to a certain extent, as long as your kept your stale at a pre-agreed percentage. The management was good, until the last few weeks before the company went independent which was to be expected. The pay was really good and you had the chance to make really good money if you wanted to work seven days a week. Dealing with the high demands of the stores you serviced was the most difficult part of the job but if you took care of them it wasn't really an issue. The benefits were fantastic. Our insurance was the best I have ever had as far as from a company. Overall I enjoyed my time there.
Environmental Food Safety Team Member (Former Employee) – Elkhart, IN – September 21, 2015
This was a decent place to work, paid well and offered benefits but while I was employed there I had 3 different bosses. Every time a new one was hired, they changed everything. Most of the employees were nice and the work culture was good. Plus you get free bread and muffins. The shifts are very long. Overall a decent place to work.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) – bakersfield. ca – June 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
Work at your pace, in charge of your route, flexible lunch hours
Long work days, No back to back days off, Dealing with incompetent/demanding store recievers
Route Salesman/Driver (Former Employee) – Glendale Heights, IL – October 18, 2016
The hours were sometimes long .The weather was sometimes a challenge. But I liked the independent nature of the job. I can honestly say that my immediate superiors thru my entire tenure were great to work with. My co-workers were a hardworking and diverse group and we all helped each other when we could.
Good pay and benefits. A job for the self-reliant.