Bimbo Bakeries
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www.bimbobakeriesusa.com Horsham, PA 5000+ Employees

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Updated May 14, 2014
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Quality Systems Intern Interview

Quality Systems Intern
Horsham, PA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bimbo Bakeries in January 2012.

Interview Details – First went through a phone interview and then was called in for a face to face interview. Neither were to difficult. Following the end of my interview I was very persistent in getting an answer. I think this could go either way for most people, but in my case it seems to have worked in my favor.

Interview Question – If I knew the history of the company   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Internship- no negotiation

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Checker/Loader Interview

Checker/Loader

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Bimbo Bakeries in October 2010.

Interview Details – three different interview with different casule and formal

Interview Question – how can you make a difference in the company   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – union shop flate rate

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Route Sales Representative Interview

Route Sales Representative
Charlotte, NC

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Bimbo Bakeries in January 2014.

Interview Details – The company representative (manager) called almost immediately after I applied.

Interview Question – No "typical" interview questions in my case.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation phase in this case.

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Route Sales Representative Interview

Route Sales Representative
Roseville, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Bimbo Bakeries in March 2010.

Interview Details – One call. One interview. Lengthy background check, etc.

Interview Question – Describe a time when attention to detail was most important?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Union parameters. No negotiation.

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Operations Supervisor Interview

Operations Supervisor

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Bimbo Bakeries.

Interview Details – Worked my way up from the bottom, so initially didn't have an interview for operations supervisor. When being interviewed for a production operator position back in 1990 they asked why I wanted to work here, what kind of attendance they should expect and so on.

Interview Question – Why I wanted to work there.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiations because it's a union facility

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Production Manager Interview

Production Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Bimbo Bakeries.

Interview Details – I was first contacted by the local HR Manager concerning the position that led to a phone interview. Next was the phone interview about a week later. After about 2 weeks, I was brought in for an onsite interview. I was interviewed by the plant manager who was very unassuming, but nevertheless deceiving....she smiles all the time, but don't fall for it. When the interview was over with the plant manager, I was evaluated over lunch by the entire management staff at the plant. After the first interview, I was called in for a second and it was confusing. The had decided to give me the job without me knowing and didn't want me to wear a suit, but didn't tell me. So when we went out on the floor I got flour and other ingredients on me. They were showing me videos on their process during it and I wasn't sure why since they didn't tell me that I had the job yet. It seemed very unorganized. About an hour later, they finally told me that I was being offered the job. The plant manager gave me a generic onboarding plan and said that we would go over it sometime......but it never happened the whole time I was employed.

Interview Question – "A union environment can be a difficult one to manage, so how would you deal with a difficult situation or employee on the floor?"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There wasn't much of a negotiation. The HR Manager and Plant Manager created a deal that was a little above what I made at my previous job in terms of monetary compensation. But, I was very disappointed with the amount of vacation time offered which was only a week. Previous employees were given 3 weeks vacation right off the bat.

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Route Sales Representative Interview

Route Sales Representative
El Segundo, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Bimbo Bakeries.

Interview Details – I knew someone and that helped. I met with a depot manager for a brief interview and took a basic math skills test. After about a week I met with a very no nonsense HR manager at a depot in L.A. I sent a lot of time speaking about my managerial background which had nothing to do with the position I was applying for.

Interview Question – My thoughts on tardiness.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There wasn't any negotiation and poor communication between HR, management and about my start date.

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Maintenance Engineer Interview

Maintenance Engineer
Huntington, WV

I applied online - interviewed at Bimbo Bakeries in January 2013.

Interview Details – Applied for the position. got a call about 3 months later to come in for interview. Filled out a application and went and talked to maintenance manager. No major questions just ask me about what kind of work i did in the past asked could i pass drug screen did i have good transportation very laid back. ask me about working safe said the work alot in the summer months and get really busy the first warm day of the season. didnt hear anything for a month after the interview then got another interview for the same company as a Production planner they asked same questions then told me to call back middle of the week to check back with them. I called back they told me to come in and sign offer for Maintenance engineer position and take drug screen. no worries most laid back interview i ever had.

Interview Question – None really they did ask me a question in the planner interview about what my worst down fall is and what is your best at.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – none pays really well and excellant benifits

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Maintenance Interview

Maintenance
Elkhart, IN

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Bimbo Bakeries in August 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online, was sent a link to complete a weird word association survey. After that was passed, had to take an 8 hour long KEYS test. After that, had to take a mechanical knowledge test. After that had 3 rounds of back to back interviews with HR, plant manager, maintenance engineer, process engineer, resource leader.

Typical questions asked for standard interviews and and field specific interview. Testing was intense, but fun. Really helped to weed out the people that could not hack it.

Interview Question – Can you handle 12 hour plus days?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Very fair based on testing results.

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Finance Manager Interview

Finance Manager
Fort Worth, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bimbo Bakeries.

Interview Details – It was a Friday and the exec leadership was wearing jeans...very casual...process in HR was lengthy...

Negotiation Details – short and deliberate

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