George Weston Bakeries

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George Weston Bakeries Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
16 Reviews

2.9
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    Pros

    Lots of seniority and experience

    Cons

    limited growth opportunities with company

  2.  

    The experience was ok at best. Past management created and fostered a hostile work environment, not sure of current.

    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Bay Shore, NY
    Former Employee - Accountant in Bay Shore, NY

    Pros

    George Weston Bakeries pay well... at or above market rate with good benefits.

    Cons

    Foul mouthed managers and unprofessional, hostile, environment. You won't be there for long.
    If you can tolerate that on a daily basis, then go for it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees well.

  3.  

    very good

    Former Employee - AR Specialist/Finance Analyst  in  Totowa, NJ
    Former Employee - AR Specialist/Finance Analyst in Totowa, NJ

    Pros

    lots of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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  5.  

    Unimpressive work place and poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norristown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norristown, PA

    Pros

    Good pay for an internship, work was fairly easy, given off when requested (unpaid vacation), some good people working there

    Cons

    Manager often just have me busy work which I often finished ahead of schedule. Often fight want to spend the time to assign more work to me, or bring me up to speed to learn new posts of the business. Was asked to collect data and projects unrelated to overall goal they were trying to accomplish. Was criticized by manager for seeking out work when he didnt.provide any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Heard that a large group of senior management was fired after I left...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Baked Goods Leader

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great colleagues
    Great product
    Great innovsation in a 'go to market ' atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours waiting for a retailer
    Some Saturdays as needed
    Early morning exposure to customers
    Lots of travel for minimal business opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let the regions work autonomusly

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Peers are nice.

    Cons

    politics and lack of career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Very friendly and cooperative environment.
    Open and lots lots of scope to learn.
    No abundance of free bread!!

    Cons

    Growth may be tough.
    Employee turnover is high in certain departments
    Managing both East and West coast can sometimes be tough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the potential in some and recognize accordingly.
    Similarly weed out the weak links.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Wage for mechanic is slow increment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic  in  Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Vaughan, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    A little light duty work

    Cons

    Management is mean and difficult working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall, satisfying student summer job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Representative
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Representative

    Pros

    You are exposed to an environment where food is manufactured, learning the intricate chemistry behind food engineering. The exposure to a manufacturing environment can also benefit any engineering student.

    Cons

    The hours can be long as assignments are given, there is minimal opportunity to learn other parts of the business during the internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Students have a minimal attention span, an open-ended project can only be sustained if the students are continually challenged and regularly asked to report their findings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Satisfactory work environment and wage.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Working in a factory setting at George Weston Bakeries Limited was reasonably satisfactory in terms of wages and work environment.

    Cons

    A very fast-paced environment and requirement of working at elevated temperature and humidity level (particularly during the summer); somewhat bureaucratic.

    No opinion of CEO

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