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CSM Bakery Solutions Reviews

Updated 11 September, 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. 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


  5. Helpful (3)

    "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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent people and a nice place to work

    Cons

    Very poor senior management


  7. Helpful (2)

    "worst people and management ever have seen."

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    Current Employee - Production in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Production in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I'm working in csm bakery bradford night shift at the moment, I would like to advice anyone to stay away from this site, worst people and management you will see in csm bakery, managers not professional, druggy , racesists and not well educated . about work very hard work with less money and you have to work 1 extra day per month to cover your breaks, because you do not get any pay for break time.

    Cons

    bad place , bad people , druggy and not well educated managers supervisors, team leaders.

    Advice to Management

    I advice HR that to format all people who managing night shift because i have no idea about other shifts.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Making CSM/Brill great again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSM Bakery Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent salaries and benefits

    Cons

    Very unstable work schedule, weekends are mandatory, low work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on improving hourly employee relations. Morale is extremely low.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Production Supervisor"

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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

    The Pay is great however that's the only thing keeping people there

    Cons

    Long work hours and short staffed


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Stay Away!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSM Bakery Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good people....that’s about it.

    Cons

    No real opportunities to really learn the business of manufacturing and supply chain being that most of the leaders are incompetent.

    Nothing gets accomplished. We have meetings about meetings.

    There are directors within the same department who can’t get along. Sets bad examples for their direct reports.

    Losing customers everyday.

    Low employee morale at Atl facilities. Director for both facilities is old and forgetful and loves to place blame instead of finding solutions

    Company doesn’t want to spend capital for better equipment at manufacturing facilities. Instead leaves it up to the maintenance department to put band aids on 100 year old equipment.

    High turnaround rate.

    Company doesn’t care about employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who are actually on the manufacturing floor. These are the people who know the processes in and out.

    Implement new processes starting from the bottom up instead of from the top down.


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