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Canada Bread Company Reviews

Updated November 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "great people, great work environment" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits, good products, Global business" (in 5 reviews)

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

  • "Long hours, low pay , took time to get full time offer" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Account Receivable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, great work environment

    Cons

    Out dated system, not much room to grow


  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Bread Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture and value. Good people.

    Cons

    Lost my job in restructure without warning


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid this company at any cost"

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

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

    Pros

    All the pros are offset by instability and lack of good experience in this company

    Cons

    you will be dealing with archaic systems and tools
    changing strategy
    waves of layoffs and restructuring at the office and plant levels
    worker strikes
    nobody cares about the company culture
    nobody reviews what is posted here about the company


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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


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