There are newer employer reviews for Wincanton
There are newer employer reviews for Wincanton

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Chippenham, South West England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Manager in Chippenham, South West England, England (UK)
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Wincanton

  1. Placement at Wincanton

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grocery Business Development Placement
    Current Employee - Grocery Business Development Placement
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wincanton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great structure of the yearly plan. To work at business development, it requires to understand all the different operations of the warehouses and transportation. To gain an overview, I have been placed in one of the largest sites that Wincanton operates for 2 months and have been working across all different warehouse functions. So far it was goods-in, picking in several different chambers, despatch, stock and admin, transportation management.

    Cons

    The only con so far is the need to work shifts. That is understandable, due to the fact that this is how workload is split in the warehouses - by shifts.

    Advice to Management

    As what I have heard from who are working at a lower level, as pickers and warehouse operators - the attitude of low-level management and their engagement requires work.


  2. Reach truck driver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reach Truck Driver in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Reach Truck Driver in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wincanton full-time

    Pros

    Health and safety is good and the working conditions are great .great team work at all times

    Cons

    Sometimes there reject holidays when you apply in need of one.

    Advice to Management

    There need to motive colleagues to archive great results. Try and to the colleague opinion at times ..


There are newer employer reviews for Wincanton
There are newer employer reviews for Wincanton

See Most Recent

Work at Wincanton? Share Your Experiences

Wincanton

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.