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www.weston.ca
Toronto, ON
10000+ employees
1882
Company - Public (WN)
Manufacturing
$10+ billion (CAD) per year
Unknown
George Weston Limited fuels Canadians through those long winters. About 95% of the company's sales come from its 63%-owned Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada's largest supermarket operator (with more than 1,000 stores under some 20 banners ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Toronto, ON
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    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

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    Legal Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at George Weston (Toronto, ON) in September-2013.

    Interview

    I was contacted to have a telephone interview by the Human Resources Coordinator and that was straight forward. She set up an interview for later that week in which I was to meet her and one of the lawyers. Instead I met her, 3 lawyers and one law clerk. After discussing the job with one lawyer HR began to ask many standard behavioral questions. At one point while answering I looked over at one of the lawyers and to my surprise he was leaning back in his chair, EYES CLOSED, with his hands folded on top of his head. HR continued to ask behavioral questions until I met the senior lawyer.

    The most senior lawyer didn't ask me any questions about my qualifications but told me how he would describe himself before asking me how I would describe myself. He also took the time to ask where the Loblaws locations were in my neighbourhood. He then left the room without a handshake or backward glance while I said goodbye to him.

    I sent a thank you note and a few days later, without acknowledging the note or saying thank you to me, HR asked for my references and then called them. I contacted her a few weeks later to find out about the status of my application and she said they were still interviewing. The job ad is still up two months later so I'm not sure why she was in such a hurry to check my references.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you encountered gossip in the workplace.   1 Answer
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George Weston Awards & Accolades

  • Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2009

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