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CSM Bakery Solutions Reviews

Updated 5 November, 2018
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CSM Bakery Solutions President and CEO Marianne Kirkegaard
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  • "Ever-changing upper management which means ever-changing strategies" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Poor management, scrambling to survive" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I cannot think of anything good to say about this company.

    Cons

    Branch In-flighting. Poor leadership. Incompetent Managers. Worst Experience EVER. Company is trying to change, but this does not filter to branches that want to the same old. They have little knowledge how the retail/consumer packaged goods industry works, but think they do. Computer system is archaic!! Expected to work 'whenever' customer wants. i.e. evenings/weekends. Not a clear focus on what they want, and instead try to be everything and do it poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Canada is sinking fast....fix it
    Need better managers! - not former bakers. Maybe some with more than a GED and that can speak grammatically correct!


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Would you recommend this employer? NOPE!!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSM Bakery Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No Pros, very poorly managed company

    Cons

    They always made a hassle out of time off, they let go of staff without reason (hence the 75% turn over rate), hard workers were worked to tears and people who didn't have a clue as to what they were doing were promoted to supervisor and then let the power go to their heads. Always undermined and always made to feel like a pile of garbage because the 2 foot tall pile of preorders weren't inputted immediately.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like gold and stop promoting people into positions that they don't deserve.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Very uncomfortable environment to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CSM Bakery Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    dont have any pros about this company

    Cons

    They have a horrible trainning system

    Advice to Management

    They need to be much nicer to their employees


  4. "Good and bad"

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

    I worked at CSM Bakery Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits package

    Cons

    Management does not listen to employees


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSM Bakery Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work Hours, Independence, fair wage, good product

    Cons

    Layoffs, distance from home, not allowed to work from home


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic environment, poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Tucker, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Finance in Tucker, GA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSM Bakery Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and a few great people that is left.

    Cons

    Poor leadership starting from the top. Leaders with titles and no experience (Finance). Treat employees poorly. Financially unstable, again financially unstable. Losing customers daily.

    Advice to Management

    Rhône need to hire a new Leadership team now.


  7. "admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CSM Bakery Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Hands on experience
    working on your own
    network with other departments
    help improve company processes

    Cons

    lack of support and communication between management, makes tasks hard to complete. Employee culture needs improvement, very few dont follow the changes being made to improve

    Advice to Management

    Hire better management

    train employees well

    maintain improvements, dont make all dastric changes the day before audit or corporate is coming to visit

  8. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They were a great company

    Cons

    Nothing just moved out of state


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A challenging and rewarding experience"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Moreno Valley, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Moreno Valley, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSM Bakery Solutions (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Building a successful and efficient department

    Cons

    Working with old obsolete equipment

    Advice to Management

    Transparency


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Sweatshop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucker, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucker, GA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSM Bakery Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers
    A paycheck
    Can’t think of anything else

    Cons

    Company still having financial issues
    Toxic work environment
    Micro-managers who intimidate instead of lead
    Work 6 days a week
    Everyone is disposable
    Age discrimination
    Things change on a whim with no planning

    Advice to Management

    None - you don’t care and encourage the hostile environment


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