Interstate Bakeries Reviews

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Brian J. Driscoll
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  • District Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time (More than 10 years)


    Hostess Brands was a good company, with committed employees. The company was making positive changes to advance positive future growth.


    The company shut down; due to unresolved issues from strike,that the Bakers Union issued. The company rights was sold, in 2013. No field managers.

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    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Texarkana, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Interstate Bakeries (Texarkana, TX) in June 2009.


    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.

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    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.

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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 ... More

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