BakeMark

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BakeMark Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
18 Reviews
1.7
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    You get out what you put in

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BakeMark

    Pros

    Good hard-working people
    Great Product Line
    Excellent Sales Team

    Cons

    Needs stronger Leadership
    No accountability in Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Strong Leaders

  2.  

    Only Good For Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Lab Tech in Pico Rivera, CA
    Former Employee - QA Lab Tech in Pico Rivera, CA

    I worked at BakeMark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for a first time job out of college and to gain experience in a regulated lab.

    Cons

    Terrible hours and management. QA does all the work while R&D has pot lucks all day and management cant figure anything out when things go wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new managers like Glenn the new QA manager

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

    Sales Representative

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BakeMark

    Pros

    There're no pros that I can think of

    Cons

    Management don't know the market and what their doing. Opertations controls sales and specially they have the worst customer service I've ever witnesss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Complete overhaul

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BakeMark (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good health benefits, decent compensation.

    Cons

    Lack of support for Operations, top down decision making, lack of technology and no training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It's getting worse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BakeMark full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's been stable work... That's it!

    Cons

    Backbiting, no backing of management, do or die. Make me to angry to continue...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Screwed up mess - ZERO STARS!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BakeMark full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team culture, results oriented. Nice office environment.

    Cons

    BakeMark CEO is a self serving, write up and or fire the under-performers, out for himself individual! Only cares about himself. Not truthful to his team members. Can look you in the eye and lie with confidence. He's the master. Decisions based on personal opinions of people, not results. Flawed budget process sets you up for failure. Very few survive his wrath and if you do, you are tainted for life!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Global CEO for PE firm and BakeMark CEO don't deserve their roles. Flawed leadership, deceitful, backstabbers. Keep your promises to your associates! Do not be caught lying to your team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Why so much turnover?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at BakeMark full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management has achieved its goal. There has been a 75% turnover of the national sales force in 3 years. Talent has left the building. Why? The reduction of commission structure to favor management and their bonuses. A "Big Brother" is watching mentality, instituted by the President. Feel free to propose a new idea, it won't go anywhere.

    Cons

    See above. Little foresight or vision. GM's have all the local power and toe the company line, perhaps out of a sense of blind loyalty or self preservation. During previous President company was more open and flourished. Now after huge turnover, replacements are ignorant to their plight. But I'm sure the EBITA is looking fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agree with other comments. New management is needed, even if the current President is achieving desired bottom-line results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Strong Potential, Risk of dysfunctional culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BakeMark (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture to be the best. Very customer focused. Great health benefits. Easy to approach and talk to the executive team. Annual golf tournament for sales organization. Stable and growing. In business since 1928. Profitable even through 2007-2009 financial crisis. Very little political turfs.

    Transitioning into a global company beyond North America.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted in some areas. Very lean. High workload. Very high expectations on its sales force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's very little turf and silo across departments in BakeMark. Which is why there's very little political battles. All energy is focused on getting business done. This is in jeopardy with the merging of the cultures. You are not being careful about the transition into being one global team. The organizational design and the people leading the new roles are bringing the silo culture into BakeMark. You will find in the next 60-90 days if this is not stopped, you will lose the "One team, One dream" culture that has been so effective.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Beginning Very Disappointing End

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at BakeMark full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company until the Jim Parker era.

    Cons

    Company became very Orwellian during the Jim Parker rein.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Squandered talent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at BakeMark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some, but very few great people who genuinely put forth effort to succeed. Most staff just operates with a CYA attitude

    Cons

    Management focuses only on spread sheets and does not listen. Garbage in garbage out. The approach seems to be take the market hostage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example, stop the intimidation and act like what you claim to be. If you are the industry leader, regain the markets confidence by operating with consistency and class. It is evident to whomever has their eyes open who needs to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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