Interstate Bakeries

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time (less than an year)


    Best reasons: Opportunity to move up. The company insisted on freshness first which made for an overall better product


    Trucks were old, computer handhelds were old and overall systems were outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish you had been able to repair the relationship with the unions.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO

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    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Texarkana, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Texarkana, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Interstate Bakeries in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    IBC's Route Sales Representative position was published with an online job website. I delivered my resume in person to the bakery sales business in front of the IBC warehouse. I received a phone request for an in person interview the next day. I researched the company website for a basic understanding of IBC company history and baked goods products. I researched an online job website for the same job position in different cities. This game me a comprehensive understanding of job requirements before the interview. The Manager and Supervisor were friendly and receptive to my visit. I explained that I researched the position. I knew of the twelve-hour labor job requirements. The job in question did require the ability to drive manual transmission, which was beyond my personal experience. They were very professional and approachable throughout the entire process. I thanked them for their time. I sent a thank you letter and asked that my resume be kept for future consideration.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you familiar with the job requirements?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The job requires experience driving a manual transmission vehicle with enough confidence to manage city traffic conditions. I have experience with automatic transmission passenger vehicles at this time.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009

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Headquarters Irving, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable

It's no Wonder that a Hostess would show her Home Pride by serving breads and sweet goods made by Hostess Brands. As one of the US's largest wholesale bakers, it operates about 35 bakeries and some 570 bakery outlet stores, and delivers delivering baked goods to US supermarkets, mass marketers, and convenience stores on 5,500 delivery routes. The company's bread brands include Butternut, Wonder and Beefsteak. It also sells snack cakes and other sweet baked goods under the brands Hostess, Dolly Madison, and Drake's; it offers croutons and stuffing under the Mrs. Cubbison's... More

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