Alfred Nickles Bakery

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Alfred Nickles Bakery Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Route Sales in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - Route Sales in Elkhart, IN

    I worked at Alfred Nickles Bakery

    Pros

    Being able to work directly with the public.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Route Sales in Parkersburg, WV
    Former Employee - Route Sales in Parkersburg, WV

    I worked at Alfred Nickles Bakery full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I work hard and am unappreciated

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    Current Employee - Utility Clerk in Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Utility Clerk in Valparaiso, IN

    I have been working at Alfred Nickles Bakery

    Pros

    The mechanic and drivers are very nice.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Union has to go

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    Current Employee - Route Sales in Fremont, OH
    Current Employee - Route Sales in Fremont, OH

    I have been working at Alfred Nickles Bakery

    Pros

    great 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

    Cons

    the 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 ManagementAdvice

    push 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

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alfred Nickles Bakery

    Pros

    It'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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This 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.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Long hours

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    Current Employee - Salesman
    Current Employee - Salesman

    I have been working at Alfred Nickles Bakery

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - Lead Machine Operator
    Current Employee - Lead Machine Operator

    I have been working at Alfred Nickles Bakery

    Pros

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

    Cons

    the 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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