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CSM Bakery Solutions Reviews

Updated 10 February, 2019
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CSM Bakery Solutions President and CEO Marianne Kirkegaard
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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. "Maintenance technician"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Tucker, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Tucker, GA (US)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSM Bakery Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to see the impact of your positive attitude and work ethic

    Cons

    Lots of room for improvement in many areas

    Advice to Management

    Hire ambitious people and get rid of dead weight


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSM Bakery Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life-balance, good leadership.

    Cons

    it would be nice to have more team building projects


  6. Helpful (1)

    "grade 3"

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    Current Employee - Grade III Production in Bromborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Grade III Production in Bromborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good money for type of work

    Cons

    sometimes the work load is a bit overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    let the grade 3s run the shop floor as most of the line managers are no good


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A paycheck
    Really amazing workers

    Cons

    Do not work here. Management plays favorites and nurture a toxic environment. Supervisor quit due to this environment. Say they offer competitive wages yet pay less the most places. Company is all about churning out profit without any regard to employees. They will promote you and not give you the corresponding pay rate. Company uses its employees until they quit

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good work environment. Future seems uncertain but optimistic."

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Wonderful people to work with. Flexible. Good Work/Life balance. Nice HQ. Friendly/supportive leadership

    Cons

    Company had a rough couple of years, financially, so havne't seen bonuses in a while (understandable). Also leaves a bit of a feeling of uncertainty about the future.

    Advice to Management

    A good year (where bonuses get paid) would alleviate a lot of that uncertainty.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSM Bakery Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere. Nice company festivities.

    Cons

    No work from home opportunity. Pay could be a little higher for the work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Look into working remotely options. Increase pay by about $4800 a year.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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