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Bimbo Bakeries Reviews

Updated April 2, 2019
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  • "Revised pay and benefits are great" (in 42 reviews)

  • "flexible hours good pay good for students" (in 79 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Very good compensation"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Elkhart, IN

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. If you enjoy the odd shifts there alway an opening'

    Cons

    Extreme corp. structure. Weight gain!

    Advice to Management

    Find your empoyees strenth and style and help him maximize his potential instead of leting him flounder!!


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get paid real good. Gain a lot of weight also

    Cons

    The hours are crazy. Doesn't really hire for day shift.

  3. "Na"

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    Current Employee - Breadline Oven Operator
    Current Employee - Breadline Oven Operator

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time

    Pros

    It's a great job everyone is like family when you meet them

    Cons

    They presume Safety First think before reacting

    Advice to Management

    Trying to get a transfer to Decatur Georgia currently working at Bimbo Bakery USA and Meridian Mississippi


  4. "A Large company that has the mentality/structure of a small company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It depends on your dept and manger if you will have any Pros.

    Cons

    Leaders have their favorites and they get promoted
    Low Salary
    Don't have a career ladder for positions
    Cutting Cost on everything
    Can't voice your thoughts or opinions (don't question things)
    You never see or interact with upper Leadership, when you do see them they don't interact with you. Not even a hello.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganization of upper Leadership to help the culture and the company move forward.


  5. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for the job

    Cons

    A lot of Travel involved


  6. "NOT FOR YOU IF YOU HAVE KIDS"

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    Current Employee - Distribution in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Distribution in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay ($16+/hr to start all the way up to $20 to $21/hr)
    Great insurance (I only pay $40 a month for my whole family)
    Flexible hours and guaranteed 40 hours a week
    Plenty of opportunities for overtime

    Cons

    When you start out, you start as something called a "jobber". You cover people on vacation or who are sick or out for whatever reason so you are going to be bouncing around the schedule like crazy until you can get a bid on a set position with a set schedule but that can take anywhere from months to YEARS.

    Personally, the pay is NOT WORTH THE BULL CRAP of the job. If someone calls in last minute you have to cover their shift so you can be working 12 or MORE hours and they don't care if you can do it or not. You have no choice.

    If you have small children and no 100% guarantee of who can watch them, or a second job, or any reason why you can't work more than 8 hours or a flexible schedule STAY AWAY!!! The pay may sound good but like I said they don't care about you or if you can't stay later to cover a shift.


  7. "Boss treats you like family"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing healthcare,guaranteed yearly raises,three weeks vacation after only 2 years of employment.

    Cons

    Long hours,split days off,drivers are largely commission based

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management except keep up the good work.

  8. "Stop allowing Underqualified people to get by because they have family high in the company!!!!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The reason I was intrigued to work here in the beginning was the money, but the I was hit with the realization that you can grow as much as you want depending on your drive to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Working with a Manager that is given a pass due to being related to someone high in the company is certainly a let down. We should all be held to the same standard and there should be no favoritism. But it is and this can bri g the momentum of the entire community down. You have individuals giving 150+ and then you have a privileged individual that is not held accountable period. Sometimes makes you wonder if it is worth it.

    Advice to Management

    BE FAIR!!!!!!!!


  9. "NO"

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    Former Employee - Market Sales Leader in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Market Sales Leader in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company car, pay, vacation, independent, local

    Cons

    Hours, management, work environment, no trust, gossip central

    Advice to Management

    Please stop being so negative! It makes people not want to get up in the morning and come to work. I absolutely dreaded it and the tension among myself and peers!


  10. "Internal Audit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some nice people within the organization

    Cons

    #1 Management issues

    #2 No room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Don’t undervalue your staff