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Bimbo Bakeries Route Sales Representative Reviews

Updated September 1, 2016
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  • Work/life balance could be a little tough at times; very formal work environment; growth opportunities were somewhat limited (in 13 reviews)

  • Since merger with Sara Lee disaray in upper management has yet to be sorted out (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Are we really employed or self employed"

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    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You earn every cent you make. Turns out to be a pretty good paycheck . You will probably save money because you will be too tired to spend it.

    Cons

    You work very hard, long hours, dealing with managers objectives and those objectives you are expected to complete but are shot down by your accounts.

    Advice to Management

    We all take orders but let's be realistic on expectations you pass on. Remember where you came from


  2. Helpful (1)

    ""The Truth Is"

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Maspeth, NY
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Maspeth, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company offers decent benefits and the pay is pretty good if you wanna work 15 hrs and the people we work with are nice

    Cons

    Well they don't tell you that your gonna be working 12 to 15 hrs a day and you will never see your family at all they don't care about you or your family no matter if your the best employee they have management that micro manages everything they abuse there routes sales reps especially in the Maspeth NY depot they do not have proper equipment all the shop stewards are horrible they are in with management and they do not defend you.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the owner get Rid of the current boss that ran routes to the ground and the president needs to go as well too and stop hiring kids out of college, you give them a car a laptop and tell them to go out in the market but yet you have great route- men that actually care about the company still hire within and you can have a company that actually grows and still have the same morals and values as it did at one time put more routes back on and stop cutting pay no one has a problem working but when your over worked it's taking advantage of your employees you should take care of your employees the same way other big companies do instead of cutting routes all the time.


  3. "20 yrs."

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    Current Contractor - Route Sales Representative in Forsyth, GA
    Current Contractor - Route Sales Representative in Forsyth, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I earn commission ,lots of money, 100k+ annually

    Cons

    no vacation, and work weekends

    Advice to Management

    spend some time with your salesman


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "hard work, good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, resonable PTO. Usually home around 1 PM to be with family. Enjoy the people I work with. Good honest middle class wage if you can work hard

    Cons

    Split days off, sometimes very long work days (12+ hours) Not much opportubity for advancement
    no raises. Pay can fluctuate based on products / store mix. could make less $ after 10yrs on the job


  6. "route sales rep."

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    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bimbo Bakeries (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    loved the job but retired

    Cons

    to many hours to heavy off a work load

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Better Alternatives"

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    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bimbo Bakeries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Union benefits. Away from office and work independently most of the day. Don't punch a clock.

    Cons

    Some of lower management just phone it in and give little support. Favoritism is common. Being union everything is seniority based (routes,vacations,support).


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent Pay and benefits, Good hours

    Cons

    At the local and district level management is kind of a joke, most have no real qualifications for the position they are in, and hold onto it desperately.

    Job Security is always in question.

    Advice to Management

    Training to learn to talk and LISTEN to your employees


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Who's bright idea was it NOT to buy DKB?"

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Kettle Falls, WA
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Kettle Falls, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It pays good, and good benefits.

    Cons

    Instead of buying a brand that we are already distributing, a brand that has a 30% growth rate, it's decided that we push this artesano crap Sara Lee bread into the market without ZERO marketing.... ZEROOO!!! One, it's a 3 day code. Seriously!? What works in one market, doesn't always work in other markets! At least code it as Grandma Sycamore is coded. Or, push the 3 day code once the item gains sales and recognition as an every meal bread.

    Now with Bimbo not buying DKB, they let another competitor into our market whom will eventually launch the rest of their breads into the market. Shouldn't a company strive to keep competition OUT!?

    So, instead of buying an already established, popular, low stale, high volume item...they let a competitor come into our market, have us push a bread NO ONE knows about that's gotta be at a 90% stale rate it's first week, basically completely wasting money that could have bought DKB. Think about the man power it takes to make all the artesano crap. From the bakers, transporters, to the rsr's just to pick all back up in 3 days. Back from the rsr's, to the transporters, to the bakery outlets. Yeah, that's smart. Great business model there! Sell in 60 loaves, pick up 55. And don't you dare touch the orders! What a waste of time, energy, and most of all....money! Time, energy, and money that should have been spent buying DKB!

    Advice to Management

    Show some recognition. A simple thank you, or good job goes a long ways and boosts moral. Isn't this simple fact taught before becoming a manager?

    Have some incentives. Sales will increase, period.

    Ease new items into the market unless the new items have been marketed throughout the territory. Don't force feed or blitz a market that hasn't been marketed. 40 loaves of artesano into a store with that averages 40% stale!? Oh, and don't touch those orders!!! C'mon man!

    And of course, buy brands such as DKB. 30% growth rate and you can't shell out the bucks!? Laughable.


  10. "Route sales"

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Murrieta, CA
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Murrieta, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work short hours weekends off. On your own the whole day. Travel to different cities always outdoors. They provide a work truck

    Cons

    Owner doesn't want to pay reasonable amount to run a route. It's just the money issue. It's hard to survive on $500 a week

    Advice to Management

    Pay at least $700 weekly. If you want to keep employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Route Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Joplin, MO
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Joplin, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can start your day as early as you want, so you can get done before traffic gets heavy.

    Cons

    Management is 100% reactivate and there is no clear cut goal. Each day, the company objective is different and communication is very poor. I have never seen so much waste and wonder how the company stays in business.

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan, communicate that plan and support the individuals that are responsible to execute the plan.