Interstate Bakeries

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Interstate Bakeries Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
17 Reviews
2.4
17 Reviews
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Brian J. Driscoll
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  1.  

    Lying, cheating, stealing from employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries

    Pros

    Driscoll ran the company into the ground

    Cons

    Driscoll ran the company into the ground

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    off with Driscoll's head, lier

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The company that does not care

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dsd in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Dsd in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people that I work with on a daily basics where good

    Cons

    UPER LEVEL MANAGEMENT DID NOT CARE ABOUT THE WORKER AT ALL

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GIVE THE WORKER THE MONEY THAT IS THEIRS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Pride & Greed Comes Before The Fall

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a great deal there.

    Cons

    They closed their doors for good. Both management and the unions were fanatically at odds. Management dissipated countless opportunities to turn things around. In the end the misguided baker's union, led by a few old school union brass, brought the entire company down. It was a pity. The products were still great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Alexandria, LA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Alexandria, LA

    I have been working at Interstate Bakeries

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Unfair treatment to all by upper managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn ways to help motivate employeess if you cant increase pay

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Not recommended for the average person

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interstate Bakeries

    Pros

    A great place to work for people with limited education or mental abilities, good compensation and benefits

    Custodians and cashiers get paid $17 an hour

    Cons

    Union culture, senority rules, work performance does not reap any benefits, limited advancement opportunities.

    You can come to work on time everyday and do a great job or you can slack off take long breaks, call out, and have a better paycheck than the dummy that does everything right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is any way possible to rid the company of all union agreements, please do so... (it is impossible to have a performance culture)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good until they closed

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    Former Employee - Product Runner in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Product Runner in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Good product, fun to work there

    Cons

    Not good management, hard work, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    mismanaged

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    Former Employee - Loader in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Loader in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    management ran company into the ground

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Getting worse every Day, What is corporate doiing, , trying to put us out of business!

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    Current Employee - Route Sales in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Route Sales in La Crosse, WI

    I have been working at Interstate Bakeries

    Pros

    Benifits are good, if mgmt dosen't keep messing things up! The best product in the business!

    Cons

    Senior Mgmt is totally clueless, they have no idea what it tekes to get a route done or what the comprtition is really like. They have either not done our job or are too far removed from it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why, we did that and they didn't listen! Thats one of the biggest problems!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Route Sales at IBC

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries

    Pros

    A good business for a person who likes to talk to their customers

    Cons

    Many long days and a lack of leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please start listening to your sales staff. They are the ones who see your customers and evaluate the marketplace on a daily bases.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Great Pay always workplace Drama

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Driver in Owensboro, KY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Driver in Owensboro, KY

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries

    Pros

    Pay, Fun, pretty much your own boss

    Cons

    earlier hours, always messing with wages

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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