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Interstate Bakeries Reviews

Updated December 31, 2016
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  1. "This is a job for someone who works hard who likes challenging physical work."

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Kissimmee, FL
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Kissimmee, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    salary and health benefits, most holidays off. the pay is very good but you do have to work hard for the money. It has a union .

    Cons

    no sick days. long hours. hot in the summer. most trucks have no A/C. IBC has been in bankruptcy for the last 3 yrs and still has not pulled out of it.

    Advice to Management

    to hold people accountable for poor job performance. to make sure all accounts are being serviced properly.


  2. "District Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hostess Brands was a good company, with committed employees. The company was making positive changes to advance positive future growth.

    Cons

    The company shut down; due to unresolved issues from strike,that the Bakers Union issued. The company rights was sold, in 2013. No field managers.


  3. "Had a good time working with co-workers. and mngmt."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Easton, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Easton, PA

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    steady work,management allways there to help.

    Cons

    most of the time we didn;t get the product we ordered.or it came a day late


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  5. "The last few months"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best reasons: Opportunity to move up. The company insisted on freshness first which made for an overall better product

    Cons

    Trucks were old, computer handhelds were old and overall systems were outdated.

    Advice to Management

    I wish you had been able to repair the relationship with the unions.


  6. "shipping dock operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good environment to work in

    Cons

    It was really hot in the summers and cold in the winters


  7. "Route Salesman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Pedro, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Pedro, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for the work that you did, when you were done with your route you could get off early.

    Cons

    Have to work on rainy days and in the bad weather.

    Advice to Management

    Need to train the new works better, so they stay on and do not quit.


  8. "The Company is downsizing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The upper manangment don't tell the complete truth to their employees.

    Cons

    I really think the company is going down hill

    Advice to Management

    the need to be honest


  9. "I really liked the job, It was a great product"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was a great product. I was sad to see it go.

    Cons

    Poor ownership. We gave back to keep the company afloat and in the end it still didn't help.

    Advice to Management

    no comment


  10. "Route Sales of baked goods"

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

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

    Pros

    The salary was the best part of the job.In the long run it was probably one of the factors of going out of business.

    Cons

    Long hours and management never listened to driver suggestions to make things run smoothly.All the money spent on big wigs and nothing was ever fixed.


  11. "Great Brands but a confused management and difficult labor led to downfall"

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

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time

    Pros

    Supported efforts of HQ teams to try new things.
    Was not afraid of failure as long as program was well vetted and approved

    Cons

    Route to market was difficult given union environment.
    Could not explore new opportunities with distribution due to union agreements



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