George Weston Bakeries Reviews | Glassdoor.ca

George Weston Bakeries Reviews

Updated 14 November, 2017
24 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Gary J. Prince
7 Ratings

24 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

  1. "Hard work, but well managed and fairly paid (kingston location)"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Labour in Kingston, ON
    Former Employee - General Labour in Kingston, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Excellent management-Management know the job well (mostly promoted from the bakery floor), The plant manager at the place I worked started out moving pans between conveyor belts as a teenager. Easily the best manager I've ever had. The rest of the management both provided the necessary support to get the job done and made sure that employees were safe reasonably well cared for.

    -Union job so the pay was pretty reasonable for a general labor job of the sort (~14/hr). I got a small raise each summer I came back, and could have worked my way up the pay sale more if I'd wanted to stay on part time during the school year.

    Cons

    -The work is boring and fairly physical.
    -shift work, at first you will likely do a lot of night shifts
    -Your co-workers will be a bit of a mixed lot as the hiring requirement is basically warm, breathing and able to follow simple instructions.


  2. "Sales Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Etobicoke, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Etobicoke, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at George Weston Bakeries (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some few kind people here and there

    Cons

    Harassment, Abusing, Bossing, Unpaid Overtimes, No knowledge base

    Advice to Management

    Manger asks me to work overtime. Later on when I ask whether I will get the overtimes paid he takes me on a meeting and claims he did not ask for it and I will not get it paid. I refuse to work overtime so couple of weeks later my contract is stopped. Only a day after I have presented multiple automation I have worked on. They don't let me recover my files from my PC since most likely they will also claim my programs as being created by them to senior management. My advice to the management is to do everything possible to prevent this sort of harassment.


  3. "Administration"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Administrator
    Former Employee - Operations Administrator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at George Weston Bakeries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company with many divisions

    Cons

    They like to hire from outside

    Advice to Management

    Work with your people to advance them internally.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "electrician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Weston Bakeries full-time

    Pros

    red seal electrician
    red seal millwright

    Cons

    english is not so flute


  6. "Steady work, easy learning curve"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Labour in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - General Labour in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at George Weston Bakeries (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Happy employees, easily manageable shiftwork, quick learning curve, simple labour, honest buck

    Cons

    Noise pollution, little natural light inside factory

    Advice to Management

    Show better judgment for dedicated employees, reward commitment


  7. "Changing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  8. "Poor Human Resources Management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  9. "Knowledgeable, friendly corporate culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "KAM"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. "Senior Financial Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


Showing 24 of 26 reviews
Reset Filters