Interstate Bakeries Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Brian J. Driscoll
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Worst job ever

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It was a job when I needed one, but I didn't like it. Going to some Wal Marts was a big pain as the person who ran the back door could be really creepy and make you wait outside even though it was raining.

    Cons

    Had to be at work at 2 AM and didn't leave until 5 PM . Management tried to tell us when we had to be at each store - even though some of the stores weren't open when we were supposed to be there.

    Advice to Management

    Glad you went broke, because you guys were just dumb as rocks.Just because you paid some guy who was supposed to fix everything, because you didn't ask or listen to the people who did the work, you went bankrupt.


  2. Lying, cheating, stealing from employees

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

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Driscoll ran the company into the ground

    Cons

    Driscoll ran the company into the ground

    Advice to Management

    off with Driscoll's head, lier


  3. The company that does not care

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dsd in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Dsd in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    GIVE THE WORKER THE MONEY THAT IS THEIRS.


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  5. Pride & Greed Comes Before The Fall

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Listen to your employees


  6. Horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Alexandria, LA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Alexandria, LA

    I have been working at Interstate Bakeries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Unfair treatment to all by upper managment

    Advice to Management

    Learn ways to help motivate employeess if you cant increase pay


  7. Not recommended for the average person

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

    I have been working at Interstate Bakeries

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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)


  8. Good until they closed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good product, fun to work there

    Cons

    Not good management, hard work, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Work with employees


  9. mismanaged

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loader in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Loader in Seattle, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    management ran company into the ground


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Route Sales in La Crosse, WI

    I have been working at Interstate Bakeries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Route Sales at IBC

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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



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