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  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    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. "Business Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Power of Large Company and benefits that come with size

    Cons

    Hard to make an impact in environment

  3. "Electrician"

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    Current Employee - Electrician in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Electrician in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at George Weston Bakeries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big company . Experience is good for next job

    Cons

    Low pay . Work at weekends.


  4. "..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at George Weston Bakeries part-time

    Pros

    free bread? good people to work with

    Cons

    Bad management, forced to come in.

    Advice to Management

    communicate more


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Analyst"

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    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.


  6. "Administration"

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    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.


  7. "electrician"

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    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

  8. "Steady work, easy learning curve"

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    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


  9. "Changing"

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    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


  10. "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!