Interstate Bakeries Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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Brian J. Driscoll
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  1. District Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Greensboro, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Hostess Brands was a good company, with committed employees. The company was making positive changes to advance positive future growth.

    Cons

    The company shut down; due to unresolved issues from strike,that the Bakers Union issued. The company rights was sold, in 2013. No field managers.


  2. Fleet manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Nlr, AR
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Nlr, AR

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

    Pros

    Easy to work with, not standing over you. Allowed you to make decisions without lots of red tape, causing a better flow of work turned out. Great snacks always available too. lol

    Cons

    Top was to greedy and flow of money to workers dried up.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers as an asset instead of a monthly bill you need to cut down. Invest in them and you will get better workers.


  3. It was just ok.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits with excellent opportunity to move up. With mandatory overtime and weekly payment.

    Cons

    Bad upper management and lazy Co workers. And the strike was really dumb omg.

    Advice to Management

    Get smarter please.


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  5. Great Pay always workplace Drama

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Driver in Owensboro, KY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Driver in Owensboro, KY

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, Fun, pretty much your own boss

    Cons

    earlier hours, always messing with wages


  6. Good until they closed

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    • 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


  7. Lying, cheating, stealing from employees

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    • 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


  8. The company that does not care

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    • 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.


  9. Great Brands but a confused management and difficult labor led to downfall

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time

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

    Pros

    Supported efforts of HQ teams to try new things.
    Was not afraid of failure as long as program was well vetted and approved

    Cons

    Route to market was difficult given union environment.
    Could not explore new opportunities with distribution due to union agreements


  10. The last few months

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Best reasons: Opportunity to move up. The company insisted on freshness first which made for an overall better product

    Cons

    Trucks were old, computer handhelds were old and overall systems were outdated.

    Advice to Management

    I wish you had been able to repair the relationship with the unions.


  11. Had a good time working with co-workers. and mngmt.

    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Easton, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Easton, PA

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

    Pros

    steady work,management allways there to help.

    Cons

    most of the time we didn;t get the product we ordered.or it came a day late



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