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George Weston Bakeries Reviews

Updated 7 February, 2017
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  1. "Knowledgeable, friendly corporate culture"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Consultant in Mississauga, ON
    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


  2. "Poor Human Resources Management"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    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!


  3. "KAM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    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    Systems are outdated and processes/forms are from the 80s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


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  5. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    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


  6. "Wage for mechanic is slow increment."

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Vaughan, ON
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Vaughan, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A little light duty work

    Cons

    Management is mean and difficult working.


  7. "Satisfactory work environment and wage."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working in a factory setting at George Weston Bakeries Limited was reasonably satisfactory in terms of wages and work environment.

    Cons

    A very fast-paced environment and requirement of working at elevated temperature and humidity level (particularly during the summer); somewhat bureaucratic.


  8. "Not Bad; Not Great"

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    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Toronto, ON
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced business with many knowledgeable employees. Close relationship with Loblaws allows for significant career growth opportunity if you are interested in the retail business. I was luck enough to work for the 2 best VPs they had, but neither are there any longer. I worked in Canada which was a smaller operations and built some very strong bonds with co-workers. Very long run of financial success. The Canadian CEO is a good man.

    Cons

    Sales and Operations, out of necessity, run all the initiatives and have the most "power". Lack of leadership and communication with employees. Strategy is 1 year out at most. It is difficult to move forward when you don't know where you are going. There are many employees that are legacies and just show up for their paycheck and there is little stomach to move them out. Senior management marginalizes people outside their circle.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your employees positively, don't let the fear of doing something new and different stop you from trying new strategies. Fix the communication issues throughout the company and encourage a free flow of ideas.


  9. "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


  10. "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 (US)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Bay Shore, NY (US)

    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.


  11. "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


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