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Updated May 11, 2021

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3.0
42%
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CSM Bakery Solutions President and CEO Marianne Kirkegaard
Marianne Kirkegaard
99 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good people in a long term environment(in 15 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance and nice campus(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management could you some talking to Favoritism is a big issue there(in 21 reviews)

  • "Poor management of higher level staff, little support(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Company

      Oct 26, 2018 - Manager in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA, Optional[GA]
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work Hours, Independence, fair wage, good product

      Cons

      Layoffs, distance from home, not allowed to work from home

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Fair

      May 11, 2021 - Project Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Creative opportunities for some employees

      Cons

      Not much room for growth

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Global company struggling to execute locally

      Apr 24, 2021 - IT Director in Pico Rivera, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      global reach, good experience working with different cultures and people

      Cons

      no local empowerment, no clear vision on regional strategy, rigid and slow to adapt to market demands.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good company

      Mar 26, 2021 - Quality Assurance 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good coworkers, great products, you feel good about the products you make

      Cons

      Poor working hours, poor attention to employee wellbeing

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place

      Feb 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with

      Cons

      Bad management to work with

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Loved my job

      Feb 7, 2021 - Production Lead in Ogden, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great experience if you want to grow in the industry

      Cons

      That's a tough one. Every job has pros and cons. But as a whole it was a great place to work

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Awesome Employee

      Feb 3, 2021 - Quality Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team to work with

      Cons

      Not so great management team

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great product, but poor culture

      Jan 27, 2021 - Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High quality product, well known brands and customers

      Cons

      Lack of training and transparency

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Exhaustingly frustrating

      Sep 23, 2020 - NA Headquarters in Tucker, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people were good to work with and I was given a lot of autonomy to grow in my project work. You get to work on a lot of projects and its fun to see how retail bakeries work and operate and develop products to meet those needs.

      Cons

      Constantly felt like I was holding my breath for the other shoe to drop...which it did multiple times. I went through 4 layoffs in 4 years time. I went through 4 managers in 3 years time. I saw the company go from an international one to a regionalized one. I witnessed mass amounts of money fund completely impractical projects that flopped because food service could or would not adapt them when commercialized. Management always wanted to grow, but in areas that involved too much capital expenditures, instead of working with operations, supply chain, and r&d to figure out what could be done with existing capabilities or tweaks. Pretty much no advancement for your career unless you manage to find a manager who sticks around for awhile. By the end I was working 10 hour days while others around me were watching tv on their computers, which I found frustrating because they either didn't know what to do or were blatantly not doing their job.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Intentions, Bad Execution

      Jun 4, 2020 - Material Scheduler in Lancaster, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company with a ton of potential. They have a good market segment, solid growth, and have overcome huge obstacles to stay relevant in a challenging marketplace. Great employees who really do want the company to succeed.

      Cons

      Unrealistic expectations by middle to senior management. They choose to manage the KPIs instead of actually learning how the business works and then managing the business. Try using the KPIs as intended (they are indicators, not gospel!). Communication across the entire organization is atrocious! Don't be surprised when neither hand knows what the other is doing, and learn to expect the corporate silo mentality at every turn. Mundane decisions are shuffled around until they reach ridiculously high levels because people are more concerned with protecting their jobs than just doing what needs to be done. Too much effort spent on cultivating fear instead of trust. They make money in spite of their work, not because of it.

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