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What a complete nightmare, indentured servitude.
Baker's Helper (Former Employee), Williamsport, PA.July 24, 2014
Pros: slave labor for the billionaire company.
Cons: fellow employee treatment, low pay for work delivered, no training that helps you learn, union dues immediately taken out yet no union representation, company threats, no healthcare for 3 months from hire, mandatory steel toe shoes must be purchased out of own pocket, erratic hours, heat, heat and more heat in facility!
I was hired as a Baker's Helper in the Williamsport Bakery. After quitting my stable job for the lure of $17 an hour (lie), really was ($13.70 for non-stop work), we were told that 3 out of 10 people would not make it past the 60 day Union/Company ponzi scheme known as probation. This was a Union facility and $286 would be deducted from your pay before – more... the 60 day "probationary" period, yet you had no rights that go along with Union membership and 3 out every 10 people hired are given the boot for no reason & you cannot recoup your $286 Union fees. We were told to not talk back to people that would treat us horribly for merely being the new hires or we'd be fired instantly. I was fired after thirty days of work for no reason, I showed up on time, ran 2 lines by myself because my "Union trainers" would constantly smoke and disappear for hours on end, and never called off sick (if you call of sick even with a doctors note or request a day off in the first 60 days your immediately fired). The place is Union yet it gets to be well over 120F in the facility! I am not making this up. I was let go because of the childish mentality that I would not hang out with grown men on my breaks. I needed to cool down in the locker room in order to keep from passing out and didn't want to hang out with the adulterers that smoked outside, so I was shunned as a non-team player even though I carried the weight of 2 to 3 employees and was merely the "new guy." The company is in with the Union and the Union with the company. What a weird place to work. You're either baking to death by the oven racking pans non stop for hours on end, breathing in flour dust with no masks making up product, standing for 8 hours on a monitoring line while people bicker and argue while no chairs are present or you run ten plus miles in 110F heat with humidity in the shipping area while everyone stabs one another in the back. They flash freeze tons of bread in negative temperatures yet no air conditioning in the facility..makes no sense. The bread and employee cleanliness is a horror. Stay away, I'd rather live in the woods in a tent and be poor as opposed to working here. Thanks for firing me, you saved me the hassle of quitting! – less
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Good Company to work for
District Sales Manager (Former Employee), Olympia WAJuly 23, 2014
Hours are long and split days off make the job tough. It takes a special person to be able to tolerate this.
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Its like any other job it has its ups and downs
Maintenance Engineer/Lead man (Current Employee), Gastonia N.C.July 20, 2014
Cons: no 401
the people are okay . The work is okay. Some members in management lack in people skills. And only advance friends in job positions not by skills
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Great customer base and great company
Customer Service Clerk (Former Employee), Ventura, CAJuly 11, 2014
I worked for the company for over 11 years. A typical day at work was stocking shelfs, assisting customers, daily ordering and bookkeeping
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great work place
Cashier, Stocking (Former Employee), Aurora, COJuly 10, 2014
Pros: n/a
Cons: n/a
great management, perfect work hours, nice customers, loved working there. great place.
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GREAT
USA - ROUTE SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee), PITTSTON PAJuly 1, 2014
Pros: pay
Cons: hours
GOOD PAY TO LONG OF HOURS, NO WEEKENDS OFF
GREAT CO WORKERS,, HARDEST PART HOURS, ENJOYABLE, MEETING NEW PEOPLE
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Okay to work at and family friendly hours
Route Salesman (Current Employee), Summerville, SCJune 22, 2014
One of the best jobs i've had.
Easy as long as you know what hard work is.
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The office is always expanding which leads to new opportunities.
Marketing Services Associate (Current Employee), Horsham, PAJune 12, 2014
BBU is a very serious company to work for, but they care about their employees.
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Long hours and no support
Independent Operator (Former Employee), Plano, TXJune 4, 2014
typical day starts at 2am and ends at 3pm. 7 days a week no benefits or vacation. Not a lot of support from management
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Repetitive clerk duties
Lead Clerk (Current Employee), Comstock Park, MIMay 29, 2014
Pros: 3 loaves of free bread a week
Cons: petty raises and mostly work solo
I check in stock, stock shelves, wait on customers, and do paperwork everyday. I learned in my years here at Bimbo Bakeries how to manage a small business office. I also have honed in my people skills and customer service skills. Most of my coworkers are a joy to work with. I just wish that being acting manager I was able to hire/fire employees. The – more... hardest part of the job is trying to get enough product on the shelves to keep it full. Also dealing with testy customers can be difficult. But at the same time my regular customers are the most enjoyable part of my job. They make it worth it. As do some of my employees. – less
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productive place
Bread Shipper (Current Employee), Hazleton, PAMay 29, 2014
Unloading trucks
learned how to work with drivers
management is very personable
co-workers are great people
The hours is the hard part
The pay
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Good place to work
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee), West Chester, OHMay 27, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: long hours
Good place to work with good benefits. Long hours sometimes.
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Good place to work with happy people to help you when needed.
Bakers Helper (Former Employee), Allentown, PAMay 21, 2014
Pros: lots of giving thanks between me and employess
Cons: short breaks and not fully trained new hires running machines without proper training time.
Always on a differnt machine weekly to keep production employees up to date with running machine SOP's. I learned food safety and food control quality to ensure good finished products. Managment always helped us when needed for support in the bakery when things got rough with break downs and downtimes.
The hardest part of the job was the summer heat – more... and all the overtime I did. I enjoyed the overtime because it made me more knowledable when things went wrong that you dont see to correct and keep running machines to maximize out going product and minium waste. – less
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Going through a huge cultural shift
Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee), Albuquerque, NMMay 19, 2014
Pros: salary
Cons: management
Salary and benefits are excellent. Culture is shifting. Management leaves a lot to be desired.
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One of the best companies to work for
Deduction Special Analyst (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TXMay 13, 2014
Pros: good benifits, great managers, advancements, close to home.
Cons: laid off due to accounting being relocated.
Monitored more than $4,000,000 per year in marketing deductions, taken for special ads and promotions, to ensure that all claims were legitimate. Coordinated with Sales Account Management to resolve complex billing issues regarding deductions and post audits. Developed and implemented processes and procedures for specific accounts. Post-conversion account – more... clean-up.
Had the best Supervisor ever in my professional career.
Worked with a great team.
Love detail oriented work and this job was extremely detail oriented. – less
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A great place to work for someone who's single
Production Technician (Current Employee), Elkhart, INMay 13, 2014
Bimbo Bakeries is not a place I would recommend to someone with a family with the constant OT and unstable schedule. the pay is OK at best. The benefits however, are great.
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I would recommend this company to some one.
SW and Mid-West U.S. Regional Maintenance Manager (Former Employee), Houston and Fortworth, TexasMay 8, 2014
Pros: strong company with a awesome line of products.
Cons: depends on what your job is! if it is tough, you agreed to it. not many at all.
Amazing story of how a small Mexican company grew into a giant.
Fair management to work for. Wish I was still there!
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Productive and fun place to work.
Process Technician (Current Employee), Rockwall, TXMay 7, 2014
Pros: great pay, good resource leaders, benefits
Cons: hours, schedule change, pto
This job is not designed for those with families. You work hard and long hours. I love what I do, but I hate the schedule change. You can never make plans because your schedule is subject to change at any time. The resource leaders are all ok, and I love interacting with my fellow coworkers. The job pays a decent salary, but sometimes I think that the – more... expectations that the company has for us are a bit high. I am good at what I do, but I cannot work on the level of a machine, and sometimes I feel like that's what they want. If you are young and innovative, then this is the job for you. Just keep in mind that this job is no walk in the park. You will work hard, and they do strive for perfection. This is a high level stressful job, but just like any other job " it's what you make of it". It can be the best job in the world for you or the worst but the choice is yours. It can be a great place to work depending on the individual and their goals. – less
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Great Work Enviroment, Lack of upward mobility.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee), Allentown, PAMay 5, 2014
Typical work day starts early in the am. Nice part about it is being on your own all day. Good compensation, days vary from 10 hour days to sometimes a 6 hour day.
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good
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee), Horsham, PAMay 1, 2014
great work was your typical bread job the company treats their people like machines and not like human beings

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