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Exciting opportunities in an essential industry - things improving at Wincanton plc

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Current Employee - Manager  in  Chippenham, South West England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Manager in Chippenham, South West England, England (UK)

I have been working at Wincanton

Pros

Varied opportunities coupled with project work and change management. Always something going on, but you need to be flexible and prepared to seize opportunities as, when and where they occur.

Cons

A bit disjointed and some IT issues. Silo mentality. Fire fighting on occasions and obsession with how results will be received in city - some short term knee jerk actions as a result.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get off your backsides and visit some sites - get a feel for the business. Stop reading about how to do it - do it! And take a long term view sometimes.

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    A company that can provides job security, but doesn't always follow the though with promises.

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    Current Employee - Stock and Systems Team Member  in  Stafford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Stock and Systems Team Member in Stafford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Wincanton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its a pretty decent place to work, it has some great managers, and the working hours can be a blessing. The company does have a free gym though, and we get paid our work breaks with a canteen on site. It has some very good values, especially when it comes to charity. They hold numerous open day and events which can be fun.

    Cons

    Some of the managers can be difficult to work with and getting up at 4am to start work can be tough. The promote from within culture that they boast about is almost a lie, they don't really look for employee potential, just what is written on a yearly review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps try promoting from within, see the true potential of the employees, rather than what is written on a 12 monthly review.

    Recommends
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    very good good to work for

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    Former Employee - Order Picker  in  Doncaster, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Doncaster, England (UK)

    I worked at Wincanton as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    great atmosfer good people around you

    Cons

    working every weekend only having a fix term contract

    Recommends
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