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George Weston Foods Reviews

Updated 17 September, 2017
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  1. "Business Development manager"

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    Former Employee - BDM in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - BDM in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GWF is a great employer and pays well with good terms and conditions, however their subsidiary, Jasol, is in a declining market and managerial turmoil. Thus they have had and probably will have more redundancies.

    Cons

    Jasol is their cleaning division and is going through a touch time at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Review the company from the top down and profile each position and see if you have kept the right people


  2. "Machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Packing Machine Operator in Castlemaine (Australia)
    Former Employee - Packing Machine Operator in Castlemaine (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic proceedures and policy, world class training system

    Cons

    a negative environment with floor staff


  3. "Executive"

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    Current Employee - Executive in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Executive in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are fantastic. The value set and the leaders truly role modelling this. Always wanting to grow and improve. Lots of space for entrepreneurial leaders. Very empowering environment.

    Cons

    The IT systems are very old and there are still a lot of things done manually. Need to be patient with the evolution of systems.

    Advice to Management

    Definitely continue the authentic, transparent and empowering environment. And the continuous improvement environment that encourages all people, senior leaders included to grow, develop and shine.


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  5. "Hell Hole"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Castlemaine (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Castlemaine (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at George Weston Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People who work on the floor

    Cons

    IT'S DON IT'S BAD
    If there is a health and hygine law to be broken they will do it if you care about your health and welbeing they don't ,if it means the difrence between meeting or not volume these things don't mean squat , and they will bully lie and cheat to get you out the door if you care about these things !

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the floor who do the work , not some numbers man who has never done work on the floor little own the food industry the clock is ticking till some one DIES !


  6. "National Demand Planning Manager"

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    Current Employee - National Demand Planning Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - National Demand Planning Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George Weston Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Open culture, amazing growth opportunitues

    Cons

    some processes need to be implemented


  7. "Sales"

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

    I worked at George Weston Foods full-time

    Pros

    The company has lots of product promotions to keep the job interesting and challenging. It had a great working culture once but with every new senior management change, this is disappearing.

    Cons

    Senior management only pay lip service, talk the talk but do not walk the walk. You are told that you are under performing but given no help to improve it and threatened with dismissal. Giving feedback is deemed to be negative and you get chastised for it. Management says it has an open door policy for employees to voice their concerns but really, once you say something they don't like to hear, watch out!

    Advice to Management

    Be sincere and honest and open about wanting to get feedback from employees without fear of reprisal.


  8. "Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Dandenong (Australia)
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Dandenong (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good working conditions & packages.

    Cons

    Very slow to implement change.

    Advice to Management

    Speak with staff regularly and take on board suggestions.


  9. "Cant stop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at George Weston Foods part-time

    Pros

    Great team
    Free bread every day

    Cons

    Lacking leadership
    Lack of direction
    Focus on cost cutting


  10. "Asleep at the wheel"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Finance in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly culture on the surface, says all the right things at the start

    Cons

    Undercurrent of nepotism and boys network - very weak executive team

    Advice to Management

    Pretty disappointing calibre at the executive level


  11. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George Weston Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great parent company - Associated British Foods
    Collaborative culture
    Lots of investment in people development

    Cons

    Food manufacturing is a tough industry, difficult to get significant returns. This sometimes plays on people engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the assets (people, infrastructure and brands)


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