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.
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
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at George Weston Bakeries (Etobicoke, ON) in February-2013.
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.
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