Bimbo Bakeries

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Great Company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Bay Shore, NY
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bay Shore, NY

I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time for more than a year

Pros

Very friendly company to work for. Work and life balance is ideal.

Cons

Not much room for growth. So many people have been at the company for years. This also leads to struggles between new comers and the as is folks who do not like to change and make company more innovative.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to restructure at a core level to bring in new/exciting.innovative management.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Look Beyond your Nose

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company has major market share in their industry.

    Cons

    They operate to close to the vest. Makes for an unpleasant work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should utilize the talent they have around them. Making all the decisions from behind their computers isn't always the answer. This has always been a people/service business. Get back to basics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It takes a lot of work to build a bread route almost from the ground up, but it can pay off very well in the end.

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    Former Employee - Indepenent Operator  in  Enid, OK
    Former Employee - Indepenent Operator in Enid, OK

    I worked at Bimbo Bakeries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You are self employed, to a certain extent; You set your own hours, to a point; It can be very good money if one is dedicated, and unafraid of hard work and long hours in the beginning. You can sell the business anytime you want, provided you find a buyer for it, of course. Also, any average sales you add to your route, you add to the equity you hold in it, e.g. if you bought your route for $75,000 and you added $1000 in gross weekly sales over 6-12 months, you can sell your route, depending on your region's averaging system, for $85,000, with the extra ten being pure profit.

    Cons

    While you are considered self employed, you do have to comply with company, regional, and store standards which, in and of itself isn't a con, but sometimes there are individual "kingdoms" within those that can make life miserable if you aren't careful and diplomatic, but that's the way it goes no matter your occupation. Prissy store managers and angry backroom receivers(a.k.a. "trolls) are another matter, and can be just as troublesome or worse. Being amiable, friendly, and as non-confrontational as possible, attempting to find solutions that are palatable for you and they(whomever "they" may be, i.e. BBU, store managers etc.) are the best tools in getting along, and sometimes avoiding catastrophe, such as losing your route.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thrift stores are a bad idea for I.O.'s: They encourage the I.O. to let his shelves go empty rather than catch the extra sales and have a little extra product leftover which the company will count and penalize him for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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