Alfred Nickles Bakery
2.9 of 5 7 reviews
www.nicklesbakery.com Navarre, OH 1000 to 5000 Employees

Alfred Nickles Bakery Reviews

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 7 reviews

                             

33% Approve of the CEO

(no image)

David A. Gardner

(3 ratings)

25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
7 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    I really enjoyed my time and gained tremendous experience working here.

    Route Sales (Former Employee)
    Elkhart, IN

    ProsBeing able to work directly with the public.

    ConsThey Downsized. Closed all the Indiana and Michigan branches and put a lot of families in bad situations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI really loved working for this company but to do what was done to all of us in Indiana,Michigan and to the transport drivers who delivered to our area I feel was un excusable.I talked to quite a few people who were around during previous administrations. Everyone of them would say back in the day you wouldn't have seen what you see today.The previous generations of leadership would not approve of the way things are today.The Elkhart branch was in business 55 + years . I know times are tough,but looking at a map.It is farther to go to Cleveland than to Elkhart from Lima,which is where the majority of our trucks came from. I'm sorry but I would not want to be in your shoes when someday you will meet your previous generations and you explain to them how you destroyed what they built. You should have continued your Great Great Grandfathers dream. He started this company not you. You should have started your own company if that was your dream. My advise is to go back and see what the founders of this companies dream was.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Your expected to eat,sleep,breath Nickles....Sell Your soul to earn a living.

    Route Sales (Former Employee)
    Parkersburg, WV

    ProsGreat pay and benefits (not soo great if You keep track of Your hours)

    ConsToo many hours......Start Your work day at 1-2 am and not finish until Your done with Your route,which in most cases was between 3-5 pm....even though the contract called for 11 hrs....The branch I was at had too many accounts and not enough routes to cover them all in the alloted time frame without going over the 11hrs........No work/life balance at all.....Management doesn't care about You/just Your sales figures......I liked the work,just had no life outside of work and wasn't fair to My family.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being soo greedy,quit lying to Your Drivers and add on more routes to lighten the work load.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    I work hard and am unappreciated

    Utility Clerk (Current Employee)
    Valparaiso, IN

    ProsThe mechanic and drivers are very nice.

    ConsNo future! No benefits for part time employees! Not enough hours! The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer! :(

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave semi-annual employee reviews, and regular raises. Offer insurance at a low rate to part-time employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
  • We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Union has to go

    Route Sales (Current Employee)
    Fremont, OH

    Prosgreat benefits, good pay, products are good and priced right so they are an easy sell. resturant pricing is the best managment will help get knew accounts

    Consthe union makes it hard for the hard working less seniority people to not get layed off in slow times, and they keep the higher seniority less caring go through the motion guys working all year

    Advice to Senior Managementpush for the removal of the union, it would be better for the company and the employees. it would help drop the wall between management and salesman

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    We are kept in the dark with the company changing rules when they want and the union backing down...always

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's mostly easy work (for most employees) as long as you're there every day and follow their rules (if they let you know them all) you can have it pretty good

    ConsThe company changes direction without letting the employees know about it, and the union does nothing but take our money every month

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis could be a great place to work if the company realized the employees are people that have lives outside the bakery as well as busting their humps for you. Performance raises would help a lot.

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Long hours

    Salesman (Current Employee)

    ProsNickles has given me the opportunity to pay may bills, support my family, put food on the table. Over all a pretty fair employer

    ConsLong hours, some times I think things are not lloking up like they did in the past. Not as much effort is put into the everyday operations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore attention to the small details that made the company a place I was proud to work for for years

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    only 1 african american male as supervisor no african american women as foremans.

    Lead Machine Operator (Current Employee)

    Prosbenefits is the reason why i am still at alfred nickles bakery my family and to be an independent woman

    Consthe favortism noone really wants to talk to you unless you messed some product up or if your attendance is not up to their standards

    Advice to Senior Managementtry giving more of the employees a opportunity to become part of the leadership team. moreblack employees want the chance to become an foreman

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Alfred Nickles Bakery? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Alfred Nickles Bakery reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Alfred Nickles Bakery CEO David A. Gardner. All 7 reviews posted anonymously by Alfred Nickles Bakery employees.