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George Weston Bakeries Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  1. "very good"

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

    I worked at George Weston Bakeries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    lots of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    none


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

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

    I worked at George Weston Bakeries (More than a year)

    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 Management

    Treat employees well.

  3. "Baked Goods Leader"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    let the regions work autonomusly


  4. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at George Weston Bakeries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of seniority and experience

    Cons

    limited growth opportunities with company


  5. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    When company was taken over it went down hill


  6. "Changing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at George Weston Bakeries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of changes; potential opportunities

    Cons

    Old School style; lack of training

    Advice to Management

    Train people & promote people from within


  7. "Poor Human Resources Management"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at George Weston Bakeries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good teamwork within the plant teams. Plant Management is good.

    Cons

    Human Resources team is weak (especially Director level)- not supportive of plant teams and jumps to conclusions without proper investigations.
    HR teams too political- especially when it comes to dealing with Union matters.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your incompetent HR team!

  8. "Knowledgeable, friendly corporate culture"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    I found the senior staff knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I also found the Product development team quick to assist and keenly interested in their work.

    Cons

    There seemed to be a slight fear of innovation by some members of the team. ie fear of failure?

    Advice to Management

    take more risks with product development


  9. "KAM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at George Weston Bakeries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small collaborative team, great new office space and great opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Systems are outdated and processes/forms are from the 80s

    Advice to Management

    Continue with positive changes to the organization


  10. "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)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at George Weston Bakeries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Peers are nice.

    Cons

    politics and lack of career growth


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