Mission: Delicious and nutritious baked goods and snacks in the hands of all.
Not everyone is familiar with the Bimbo Bakeries USA name. However, everyone in the U.S. has likely enjoyed at least one of our many products at one time or another. Some of our iconic brands and fresh products can trace their histories back to the late 1800s or early 1900s, when our traditions of freshness and value began. Bimbo Bakeries USA’s story begins in 1994, when Grupo Bimbo – Mexico’s largest baking company with operations in 21 countries – purchased La Hacienda, a California-based tortilla company. Bimbo Bakeries USA then entered the U.S. bread market in 1997 with the acquisition of Pacific Pride Bakeries of San Diego.
The company grew again in 1998 with the purchase of Mrs Baird’s Bakeries in Texas, which at the time was the largest family-owned bakery in the U.S. The combined operations were renamed Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU).
In 2002, BBU acquired the Western U.S. baking business of George Weston Ltd., adding such iconic premium brands as Oroweat®, Entenmann’s®, Thomas’® and Boboli®. In 2009, Grupo Bimbo purchased the remaining U.S. fresh baked goods business of George Weston Ltd., adding brands such as Arnold®, Brownberry®, Freihofer’s® and Stroehmann®.
In 2011, BBU completed its largest acquisition to date: Sara Lee’s North American Fresh Bakery business. Adding Sara Lee’s bread business doubled BBU in size, enabling us to better deliver on our mission, vision and values.
Today, BBU operates more than 60 bakeries, employs more than 22,000 associates and distributes products through 11,000 sales routes throughout the United States.
I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time (More than 3 years)
Great people who care about the business and one another. Opportunities to have an impact, offer new ideas and bring about change. Very large organization with opportunities for growth across the US or overseas. Immediate leadership team is fantastic! Open minded, flexible, and supportive. With what I currently have I don't wish to work anywhere else.
Let's be realistic, no company is perfect. We still have issues with some very old school thinking across the company, there is not a lot of diversity in mid level and upper management and work life balance is most definitely an issue. BUT it is noted that there are tremendous transformation efforts to change the culture, focus on diversity and inclusion, and improve all aspects of the business. The focus on valuing the person and being highly productive and profitable while being deeply humane is a very serious matter to this company.
Advice to Management
Continue to focus on improving the leadership team. Watch for managers who do not represent company values and create an environment to their teams that doesn't align with company objectives. Set the example for the right culture and hold others accountable to do the same. Continue to focus on diversity and inclusion so the best talent can feel they can join us and stay with us for there is opportunities for all. Continue to transform and change and continue to focus on people development. I love working here, I can't wait to see what this company will become.
I applied online. I interviewed at Bimbo Bakeries in February 2017.
I had initially met a recruiter at my campus career fair and was told to apply online. I applied online and heard back within 2 weeks and was scheduled for a phone interview. The interview was very casual and it was more about getting know you. The recruiter touched based with me often about where I was in the process. I spoke with a director about 3 weeks after the initial interview and was given an offer almost immediately after our conversation.
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