George Weston Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
2 Reviews
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2 Reviews

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George Weston President Paviter S. (Pavi) Binning
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  1.  

    Great people. Disappointing experience. Would not recommend.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Amazing team members. They are the only thing that keeps you coming back each day.

    Cons

    Constant change, constant reorganization. Spent more time onboarding new leadership than driving the business. Very little emphasis on training or professional development. Poor advancement opportunity, especially since management is always turning over. Burn-and-churn culture. No recognition of workload given limited people resources. Long hours are the norm (without thanks) and people are stretched way too thinly. Managers are not equipped to mentor, coach or develop employees employees. Senior leadership fosters culture of fear and intimidation, with heavy focus on cost control above all else. Frequent turnover because people realize there are better opportunities elsewhere, promising better compensation/benefits, better development and better work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your people. They're your most important asset. Provide meaningful training and development opportunities. Recognize that there is a life outside the office. And hold your managers accountable to employee engagement. Doing so will make a huge difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    ok experience at George Weston

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pros:
    reasonable expectations
    slow pace if you are looking for that
    for the most part friendly people
    good company sponsored events
    pay is ok, although less than in the financial services sector

    Cons

    cons:
    lots of politics
    good benefits
    not a lot of room to move up
    horrible HR staff
    lots of turnover at the management level
    several layoff waves

    Doesn't Recommend

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