Bimbo Bakeries

  www.bimbobakeriesusa.com
  www.bimbobakeriesusa.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile
There are newer employer reviews for Bimbo Bakeries

 

It takes a lot of work to build a bread route almost from the ground up, but it can pay off very well in the end.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Indepenent Operator  in  Enid, OK (US)
Former Employee - Indepenent Operator in Enid, OK (US)

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

Pros

You are self employed, to a certain extent; You set your own hours, to a point; It can be very good money if one is dedicated, and unafraid of hard work and long hours in the beginning. You can sell the business anytime you want, provided you find a buyer for it, of course. Also, any average sales you add to your route, you add to the equity you hold in it, e.g. if you bought your route for $75,000 and you added $1000 in gross weekly sales over 6-12 months, you can sell your route, depending on your region's averaging system, for $85,000, with the extra ten being pure profit.

Cons

While you are considered self employed, you do have to comply with company, regional, and store standards which, in and of itself isn't a con, but sometimes there are individual "kingdoms" within those that can make life miserable if you aren't careful and diplomatic, but that's the way it goes no matter your occupation. Prissy store managers and angry backroom receivers(a.k.a. "trolls) are another matter, and can be just as troublesome or worse. Being amiable, friendly, and as non-confrontational as possible, attempting to find solutions that are palatable for you and they(whomever "they" may be, i.e. BBU, store managers etc.) are the best tools in getting along, and sometimes avoiding catastrophe, such as losing your route.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Thrift stores are a bad idea for I.O.'s: They encourage the I.O. to let his shelves go empty rather than catch the extra sales and have a little extra product leftover which the company will count and penalize him for.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

137 Other Employee Reviews for Bimbo Bakeries (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Very fair company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Anaheim, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Anaheim, CA (US)

    I worked at Bimbo Bakeries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great money, if you do your job you never get hassled, I really enjoyed my job. Benefits are awesome, I worked for them for 6 years in California . Free uniforms.

    Cons

    Starting at 3 am.. No room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    management styles

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Decatur, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Decatur, GA (US)

    I have been working at Bimbo Bakeries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good company to work for we get personal days not a lot of managers very friendly to workers good hr manager cares about the employees

    Cons

    should have not given some managers jobs still very rude need to be retrained very underhanded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some are not people persons show a lot of favoritism in Decatur. Ga very racist staff in the sales department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Bimbo Bakeries

Worked for Bimbo Bakeries? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.