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"Refreshing"

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Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bay Shore, NY
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bay Shore, NY
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

On-boarding process was easy and friendly. Atmosphere is wonderful, everyone is helpful and seem to be very happy.

Cons

Outdated office, equipment. Nothing else negative to say.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Salaried Job Seekers Beware of the Norristown Plant."

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Norristown, PA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Norristown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bimbo (Stroehmann's) pays well, they have about average benefits for exempt salaried positions. Due to the high turnover of salaried positions Norristown is an easy place to get a job. Conditions at the Plant have improved somewhat but upper management is afraid of real change and honest culture change at the plant does not look like its going to be successful

    Cons

    I could write a laundry list of what is wrong with working here but I''l let these true FACTS tell you the story. I cannot say why all these employees left but from June of 2007 the plant has lost employees in the following salaried positions. (many of which were good, qualified people) They all could not be bad.:
    3 Plant Managers
    2 Maintenance Supervisors
    2 Sanitation/ Food Safety Managers
    8 Production Supervisors (including a production manager who gave notice and was working on the floor as a Supervisor and a process improvement manager who was made a supervisor). These are called Line Managers at the plant

    Recently the Company (Bimbo Bakeries USA just posted for a Sanitation/ Food Safety and a Line Manager positions) so there may be more than what is listed above.

    Advice to Management

    Put a full time HR manager at the plant plant and be responsive to the needs of the employees.

    Follow through with a work week for Production Supervisors and employees that has a better quality of life.

    Have upper management (corporate above VP of Operations) engage the 1st Line Supervisors and find out what is really going on there (all shifts and lines).

    Set up exit interviews with accountability for salaried employee loss coming from the corporate level.

    Back track to find out why there is so much turnover by corporate for the last 4 years unless losing 15+ employees is acceptable.
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    Get serious about maintaining equipment, maintenance downtime on equipment is accepted too easily by management with little or no follow up and consequences. Maintenance does little more than fixing whatever breaks.Install a preventative maintenance program, and then a predictive one. Down days are not fully being utilized. Within a year all new equipment purchased was in the same state of disrepair as the equipment it replaced due to lack of PM.

    Run the plant from the larger picture, not sacrificing or compromising safety, quality or waste to get through the current crisis or holiday.

    Address heat issues especially on the bread line.


  2. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people and excellent work environment. The atmosphere in the bakery is great. Everyone works hard and the people care for each others safety and progress.

    Cons

    It is very hot inside the bakery during the Summer. However there are plenty of fans and water stations inside to keep people hydrated and cool.

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