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24 June 2019

Pros

- There are thousands of hard-working, humble, empathetic individuals who work in varying fields around the United States. Predominantly in every field withstanding the majority of Corporate HR. - On occasion the company gives out free products as gifts and samples. The company is heavily invested in branding, which contributes to a culture of feeling proud to work for BBU. - The parent company, Grupo Bimbo, has strong values and a CEO who has vision.

Cons

- The HR field at BBU is incredibly toxic. Throughout the years that I worked with the company I witnessed a mass exodus of high-performing, well respected leaders within the Corporate HR department. - Conversely, the HR department breeds internal, political favoritism and is generally mired with nepotism from the executive levels and down. - Lack of internal equity at individual contributor levels - Promotions based on corporate status opposed to consistent achievement, focus, or vision - Blatant disregard of racism at management levels - Very few opportunities for career mobility within HR and general lack of process and integrity around performance management (subsequently blocking promotions) - Inauthentic commitment to D&I, isolated strategy on one demographic which is ironically bias at its best

Advice to Management

Most of management within HR - specifically at the executive levels - is the problem. My advice to the CHRO and/or Daniel Servitje is to hire a third party consultant to investigate HR and Talent, clean house, and rebuild from the ground up.

Very few opportunities for career mobility within HR and general lack of process and integrity around performance management (subsequently blocking promotions)

24 June 2019

Reviewed by: Recruiter in United States (Former Employee)

26 November 2019

Pros

I would encourage anyone looking at Bimbo as an employer to consider joining an outstanding global Company I've experienced a challenging career with many opportunities to stretch and grow Our leaders are caring and focused on the development of their team members There are many opportunities for people who are mobile and interested in upward growth Our people make us great and we couldn't do what we do every day without our incredible associates at all levels Our Brand portfolio is second to none Grupo Bimbo is recognized as a leader in being environmentally conscious with a focus on sustainability Regular access to our products is both a pro and a con: all delicious but some require a high degree of self-restraint (think Entenmann's products)!

Cons

I've eaten more than my fair share of our delicious snacks and consider it an occupational hazard. If I didn't love it here, I wouldn't have spent 22 years with zero regrets

Advice to Management

Share your own stories and encourage people on Glass Door to give strong consideration to joining our team!

I've experienced a challenging career with many opportunities to stretch and grow

26 November 2019

Reviewed by: DIrector Talent in Horsham, PA (Current Employee)

5 August 2020

Pros

There is opportunity for advancement and a great experience to learn manufacturing and the science of baking. Trainings were provided at times and good environment overall.

Cons

Very demanding hours and schedules. Downtime and extended hours.

Advice to Management

Improve work schedules and focus on improving operator morale

There is opportunity for advancement and a great experience to learn manufacturing and the science of baking.

5 August 2020

Reviewed by: Production Supervisor in Rockwall, TX (Former Employee)

12 March 2020

Pros

You can get Canadian experience

Cons

Wages too low, career opportunities are zero

Wages too low, career opportunities are zero

12 March 2020

Reviewed by: Credit and Collections in Cambridge, ON (Current Employee)

15 May 2019

Pros

Decent starting pay which can quickly max out but than that's it. No more raises and not much room for advancement it seems. Plenty of hours to work and if you have no kids or significant other, and dont care to see your family than you will thrive. Im told the benefits are good but i dont know yet. The longer you are here you can have up to 6 weeks vacation.

Cons

Training is non-existent. People that have been here for years are miserable, hate the company, and have no interest in training you, explaining thins in detail, or answer questions. If you have kids or other regular, solid commitments, this is NOT an employer for you. The pay is also not enough to afford daycare or your significant other not having to work. Kiss seeing family or wanting to do anything goodbye. Even having consecutive days off is a distant dream. Baker's Helper means your schedule is always in flux and you never know what you'll be doing day to day, week to week. From what im told that can last years. The job i applied for was Machine Operator, which morphed into Baker's Helper during the hiring process, and by week 2 i was mopping floors, cleaning toilets, and not learning a single thing about the machinery or processes. I feel i did something to be punished. Im not quite sure what the union does other than collect money from you. Holidays off are not guaranteed, you are voluntold to work 4 hours OT if someone calls out. Sure, this all means extra money, but only if you fill out proper paperwork and dont have to be home in time to watch your kid so your wife can head to work. Nobody, outside of management, is happy here. And even management being happy is questionable. Its s very toxic and soul crushing environment to which your supervisor's advice is "ignore it". There's also constsnt talk of locations getting shut down. This talk has been supposedly going on for years so take it how you will but it means there is no job security. People's favorite expression here is "that's not my job". The 3 shifts are not 1 team. They blame others for everything, do not work together, do not communicate well and do not work cohesively. The right things are said for safery and one team, but it seems to be words to cover managements responsibilities and little else.

Advice to Management

Train better. Toxicity and confusion starts at the top.

No more raises and not much room for advancement it seems.

15 May 2019

Reviewed by: Baker's Helper in Williamsport, PA (Current Employee)

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11 English reviews out of 11