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Canada Bread Company Reviews

Updated 19 June, 2017
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Richard A. Lan
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Pros
  • Great benefits, competitive salary, great people and good product (in 4 reviews)

  • Fast paced working environment representing leading national brands in commercial bakery (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is very disconnected from there "associates" (in 3 reviews)

  • Health and safety is low on there list of importance (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Student Co-op in Hamilton, ON
    Current Employee - Production Student Co-op in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard working employees, great ocmmunication

    Cons

    workers get injured frequently. No cafeteria on site.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Grup Bimbo leadership integrates into canadian operations and pressures management to fire people to save costs"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Bread Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    none, have to work every weekend rotating shifts and Tuesdays and Fridays off.

    Cons

    Grupo Bimbo flooded the Canadian operations with Mexican staff who are here taking jobs away from Canadians. They scared upper management to reduce costs. Upper management does not know how to do that because a lot of the managers with baking knowledge have been let go because upper management is insecure and has no baking knowledge in Ontario Manufacturing. Rather than running the plants more efficiently and reducing production costs, the only way they know how to save money is to fire people. Not a good outlook for this company. Stay clear of it if you are looking to work here and think you are going to make a career out of it. HR leadership is pathetic and does what ever the president wants done. No courage to stand up for Canadian employees losing jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Go work for Westons where you will be valued as it is a Canadian Company.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "warehouse personnel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Winnipeg, MB
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canada Bread Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Manager; Lots of daily activity; good shifts; Good fellow workers; good daily pace of movemnent which kept mind and body busy!

    Cons

    Weather in Winnipeg could delay, change work actions as supplies had to arrive or our unloading, order picking and shift time would be alterted!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good path


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Production worker"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Help in North Bay, ON
    Former Employee - General Help in North Bay, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canada Bread Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company had benefits and you got to take home 2 product at the end of your shift, good co workers as well

    Cons

    At our facility (North Bay, when it was open), good luck in getting time off. The management wouldn't tell you if you had the time off....even with 3 MONTHS advance notice. Any time off request was met with the excuse of "we'll have to see how that week looks". Basically meaning that they wouldn't tell you until the last minute if you had the time off you asked for. It also didn't help being on midnights with your days off split up.

    Advice to Management

    Try to put yourself in the position of your workers. Not only are we working midnights with our days off split up, but you won't give a straight answer as to time off requests with more than reasonable advance notice.


  6. "Fast Paced Environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Etobicoke, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Etobicoke, ON
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Bread Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Bread never sleeps - be ready for long hours

    Advice to Management

    Buy back routes from franchisees


  7. "Cost accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company and recommend

    Cons

    No much complaint to this one

    Advice to Management

    Management are good and good company culture


  8. "canada zoo 2425 52 av se calgary depot"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Picker in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Picker in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    03 washrooms free coffe good coworkers

    Cons

    no managment.supervisors play lottery (loto max) with employees

    Advice to Management

    fire supervisors.hire real ones


  9. "Old boys club management."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Hamilton, ON
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is fair. Production supervisors are very helpful.. most associates try hard to create a good product.

    Cons

    No communication. Health and safety is low on there list of importance. Upper management is very disconnected from there "associates"

    Advice to Management

    Enter the 21 century


  10. "Customer Service Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brampton, ON
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brampton, ON

    I worked at Canada Bread Company part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    SUPER easy job once you get the hang of it

    Cons

    Scatter brain supervisor, minimal raises, hire most people contract

    Advice to Management

    Take some HR training


  11. "District sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Bread Company full-time

    Pros

    Ability to interact will areas of the company.Great team of people.Lots of fun

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted. Education was too important vs experience.

    Advice to Management

    Realize the potential of your employees and occasionally take chances on employees.


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