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George Weston Reviews

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George Weston President and Chief Executive Officer Paviter S. (Pavi) Binning
Paviter S. (Pavi) Binning
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "ok experience at George Weston"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at George Weston full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pros:
    reasonable expectations
    slow pace if you are looking for that
    for the most part friendly people
    good company sponsored events
    pay is ok, although less than in the financial services sector

    Cons

    cons:
    lots of politics
    good benefits
    not a lot of room to move up
    horrible HR staff
    lots of turnover at the management level
    several layoff waves


  2. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at George Weston full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, excellent benefits, educated and motivated people to work with. A great fresh atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    I can't think of any downside to working there, they prepared me for my next step in my career path, assisted with training and certifications.

    Advice to Management

    A Great company with a proven track record

  3. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at George Weston full-time

    Pros

    Highly engaged staff and a relaxed corporate culture. A small team providing advisory services to Loblaw, Shoppers Drug Mart, Presidents Choice Financial, and Weston Foods.

    Cons

    The most difficult aspect of the job is navigating through the corporate cultures in place at the various subsidiary companies.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, really. The company works well, and is good at what it does. Communication is excellent and cooperation is rampant.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great people. Disappointing experience. Would not recommend."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing team members. They are the only thing that keeps you coming back each day.

    Cons

    Constant change, constant reorganization. Spent more time onboarding new leadership than driving the business. Very little emphasis on training or professional development. Poor advancement opportunity, especially since management is always turning over. Burn-and-churn culture. No recognition of workload given limited people resources. Long hours are the norm (without thanks) and people are stretched way too thinly. Managers are not equipped to mentor, coach or develop employees employees. Senior leadership fosters culture of fear and intimidation, with heavy focus on cost control above all else. Frequent turnover because people realize there are better opportunities elsewhere, promising better compensation/benefits, better development and better work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people. They're your most important asset. Provide meaningful training and development opportunities. Recognize that there is a life outside the office. And hold your managers accountable to employee engagement. Doing so will make a huge difference.