- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at George Weston Bakeries full-time (more than an year)Pros
Lots of seniority and experienceCons
limited growth opportunities with company
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 5 days – interviewed at George Weston Bakeries in February 2013.Interview Details
I interviewed with the Supply Chain Manager for the role. The interview began with a breakdown of my resume before proceeding to traditional behavioural question and queries about motivation and future career goals, all quite traditional.
Much emphasis was placed on the fast-paced nature of the role. This role specifically required an irregular work week with one regularly scheduled day falling on a weekend. Additionally, I was told of the need to be on-call in case of emergencies and to expect about one call every two to three months that may come in during the middle of the night.
The interview also included a business case related to the supply side of the business which presented information about production and laid out a situation that explained a forthcoming plant closure. There were four different questions related to different aspects: supply chain, demand planning, and logistics. It mainly required making assumptions and rationalising decision-making. Fiftenn minutes were provided.
The interviewer in particular was quite stoic and seemed to lack a sense of humour. Many of the follow-up questions seemed dedicated to tripping me up or catching me a lie than to learning about my qualifications or suitability for the role.
A second round of interviews was scheduled to occur but I did not proceed forward.Interview Questions
No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
- How many loaves of bread do you think are consumed in Canada annually? View Answer
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The folks at George Weston Bakeries wants you to lay it on. What you should "lay on" is butter, jam, or any other yummy topping of your choice. What you should "lay it on" is one of Weston's many well-known brands of bagels, breads, English muffins, pitas, and pizza crusts. The company makes such branded baked-goods labels as Arnold, Boboli, Brownberry, Entenmann's, Freihofer's, Stroehmann, and Thomas'. George Weston Bakeries was subsidiary of Canadian grocery giant George Weston Limited until 2008, when it was sold to Mexican baking company, Grupo Bimbo.