Interstate Bakeries

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Interstate Bakeries Reviews

Updated 27 March 2014
Updated 27 March 2014
15 Reviews
2.5
15 Reviews
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Brian J. Driscoll
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  1.  

    Lying, cheating, stealing from employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries

    Pros

    Driscoll ran the company into the ground

    Cons

    Driscoll ran the company into the ground

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    off with Driscoll's head, lier

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The company that does not care

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    Former Employee - Dsd  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Dsd in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people that I work with on a daily basics where good

    Cons

    UPER LEVEL MANAGEMENT DID NOT CARE ABOUT THE WORKER AT ALL

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GIVE THE WORKER THE MONEY THAT IS THEIRS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    The last few months

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time for 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    Trucks were old, computer handhelds were old and overall systems were outdated.

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Easton, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Easton, PA (US)

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time for 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

  7.  

    Route Sales of baked goods

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time for 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I really liked the job, It was a great product

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries

    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 ManagementAdvice

    no comment

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    mismanaged

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    Former Employee - Loader  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Loader in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    management ran company into the ground

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Pride & Greed Comes Before The Fall

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative

    I worked at Interstate Bakeries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learned a great deal there.

    Cons

    They closed their doors for good. Both management and the unions were fanatically at odds. Management dissipated countless opportunities to turn things around. In the end the misguided baker's union, led by a few old school union brass, brought the entire company down. It was a pity. The products were still great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Getting worse every Day, What is corporate doiing, , trying to put us out of business!

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    Current Employee - Route Sales  in  La Crosse, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Route Sales in La Crosse, WI (US)

    I have been working at Interstate Bakeries

    Pros

    Benifits are good, if mgmt dosen't keep messing things up! The best product in the business!

    Cons

    Senior Mgmt is totally clueless, they have no idea what it tekes to get a route done or what the comprtition is really like. They have either not done our job or are too far removed from it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why, we did that and they didn't listen! Thats one of the biggest problems!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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