Otis Spunkmeyer

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Otis Spunkmeyer Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
17 Reviews
2.4
17 Reviews
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    Finance Review

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    Former Employee - Finance Professional  in  San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Professional in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at Otis Spunkmeyer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The staff people are nice. The cookies are great

    Cons

    The managers lack people skills and yell a lot. No training is available. The benefits are average at best but be prepared to payout out of pocket. Some of the managers are real pieces of work. The facilities are outdated and worn looking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate with the staff. Treat them the way that you want to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Slave

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Otis Spunkmeyer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to mass production and executive team

    Cons

    Not family friendly - worked late every single day - immediate boss was negative, self-absorbed, and uninterested in my further development. Family cheered when I told them I was no longer working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cost reductions and constant ridicule of your overall staff through the Americas is uncalled for. Possibly things changed since I had been there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    no life?

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    Former Employee - Shipping Supervisor  in  West Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Shipping Supervisor in West Columbia, SC

    I worked at Otis Spunkmeyer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    you were on your own, could run your department how you saw fit

    Cons

    7 days a week man, that will burn anyone out. you're not working it by choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people are your business, if you don't have them, you have nothing my friends

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Nice Company

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    Former Employee - Route Coordinator  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Route Coordinator in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Otis Spunkmeyer part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free cookies, friendly staff, normal work hours

    Cons

    I had to drive a truck some day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More full time positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not so much dissatisifed as disappointed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Otis Spunkmeyer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    do your job your left alone.

    Cons

    Finger pointing and no raises. But i'm glad to see upper management (Killian) making a fifteen million dollar bonus this year!!! Let keep cutting the workforce and giving existing employees more to do without increasing their pay.
    Upper management is so disconnected and there are SSOOOO many DVP's and VP'S who are making high pay off the backs of the bakery workers.
    Funny most of those DVP's and VP's really don't know what is going on half the time. The other half they are wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people better at least keep up with the economy increases.Every year costs of goods increase but every year there is either no pay increase or a token increase that makes no difference.again, glad to see upper management (Killian) making a fifteen million dollar bonus this year!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Cool place to work

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    Current Employee - Operator  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Operator in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Otis Spunkmeyer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is good, Lots of hours, Fellow employees are great people

    Cons

    Lots of changes happening, management doesn't listen to employees concerns

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was better before but not so much anymore..

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA

    I have been working at Otis Spunkmeyer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong product line, convenient location

    Cons

    It's no longer about getting things done right, it's about getting things done. Training is very limited, knowledge is not shared, and support is non-existent. If you like to work alone with direction from upper management that doesn't know your role, then this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring more temps doesn't help, talent retention does.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Relatively satisfing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA

    I have been working at Otis Spunkmeyer

    Pros

    Making bakery products is a happy business

    Cons

    Dispesed management staff. European ownership feels a bit disconnected from the business at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to communicate more often and more effectively. Work management through positive motivation.

    Approves of CEO
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    Great People, changing environment

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    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager  in  San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in San Leandro, CA

    I have been working at Otis Spunkmeyer

    Pros

    Treat people fairly
    Great Products
    Strong Brand

    Cons

    New leadership and not enough clear communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You say you want to filter projects and apply resources on high impact activities yet you don't know how to say "no we will take a pass"

    Approves of CEO
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    great products, great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at Otis Spunkmeyer

    Pros

    overall a fun place to work - it's cookies!

    Cons

    offices need a facelift; heavy on politics

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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