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Bay Shore, NY (US)
10000+ employees
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Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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George Weston Bakeries Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in Toronto, ON
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    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

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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Etobicoke, ON
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    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    • How many loaves of bread do you think are consumed in Canada annually?   1 Answer
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