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Canada Bread Company Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good Benefits, good products, Global business" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, competitive salary, great people and good product" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay was low compared to diploma and experience" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Bread never sleeps - be ready for long hours" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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

    I have been working at Canada Bread Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hardly any at all. Most of the people are good to work with, however the company is very political. If you make it a point, you can leave on time as overtime is not paid. If you do not take days of in lieu of working on stat days, they will not give you that time off.

    Cons

    - long hours
    - if you are a salaried associate then no over time is paid
    - Paid vacation is only 2 weeks, sometimes 3 weeks if you manage to negotiate that when you join. Even if you are willing to forfeit a weeks' pay for 5 days off, they are reluctant to let you take it.
    - most of the Distribution Centers are short staffed and they do not seem to be in any hurry to hire replacements for people who have left (many due to having incompetent supervisors/managers).
    - you are expected to work every Stat holiday except for Christmas day as this is the only day the DCs are closed.
    - If any changes happen and they affect your work, time, etc, it is never discussed with you.
    - there is no coverage if you are away
    - Many 'Managers' are not trained and you will be lucky if you even receive your year end review. Some Managers are quite rude in their tone as well. Some new 'proteges' have no respect for others and are harsh in their dealings.
    - The benefits are okay but they can and should do better.

    Advice to Management

    - Rethink your strategy
    - you say your people are your assets, then walk the talk! and treat them like human beings with respect and pay people for the work they are doing
    - rethink your benefits and increase your vacation if you are not giving stat days off and not paying for overtime.


  2. "CBCL work place"

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, free product daily

    Cons

    disorganized, routine, disconnection between mgmt expectations and tools to meet the expectations

  3. "Supply Chain Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Bread Company full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are great.
    The free bread and the other staff were good.
    The frequent staff meetings.

    Cons

    The pay compared to the industry is far below average.

    Advice to Management

    The need better managers. The current managers are done remotely and thus how are they able to do any managing.


  4. "Great workplace enviroment. Good salary. A lot of work to do."

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Canada Bread Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great workplace environment, great coworkers

    Cons

    A lot of work overload, can be stressful at a times


  5. Helpful (2)

    "What ever you do don’t work here!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Bread Company full-time

    Pros

    None, they just use you and abuse you

    Cons

    Crappy hours
    Treat you like a liability
    No advancement
    If your female there’s a nasty old boys club ready to abuse and use you

    Advice to Management

    Get retrained.


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Cost Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cost Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canada Bread Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team to work with

    Cons

    Few inconvenient if you like the environement


  7. "Average Work Enviorment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Bread Company full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay. Many very nice people working at CB.

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism. Limited opportunities for promotions

  8. "Director, Supply Chain"

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

    I worked at Canada Bread Company full-time

    Pros

    Salary, size and scope of work, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    negative culture, poor communication with staff, believe that global strategy fits all geographies

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with staff at all levels; respect people


  9. "Stressful Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canada Bread Company full-time

    Pros

    The free loaves of bread.

    Cons

    Expected to never be late. Work extra hours without financial compensation. Always micromanaged and everything is scrutinized. High tension environment.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up.


  10. "A good company for a first job and to learn a lot, but not for professional development"

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    Former Employee - Health and Safety Coordinator in Laval, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Health and Safety Coordinator in Laval, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Bread Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Had the best manager while working there. Flexible hours. A lot of work to do. A good place to learn for your first job. Insurance plan and pension benefits.

    Cons

    Tense relationship between union and management makes the job a lot harder than needed in life. No possibility for professional development. No vision and inhuman top management from division. No budget for projects and old school mentality from national director. Pay was low compared to diploma and experience.

    Advice to Management

    Be human. Hire managers and director with a heart. Get rid of the parasites. Unlock budget for projects, it is highly needed !!!!


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