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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
Current Employee - Manager in Chippenham, South West England, England

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.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Wincanton

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exposure to a variety of blue-chip companies but limited opportunity for career progression

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wincanton

    Pros

    Challenging, fast-paced working environment
    Opportunities to work on a variety of blue-chip customer contracts across the business

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for career progression
    Slow to deal with ineffective personnel at a senior management level in some instances
    Existence of 'old boys' network
    Failure to deliver strategic initiatives

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    pleasant working environment, with a thriving work base.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production  in  Wisbech, England
    Current Employee - Production in Wisbech, England

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

    Pros

    We have great opportunities here, don't you think? You can meet some great people, always willing to help out. The management team are great help you out in any way. You don't need to worry about not being trained, they teach you everything you need to know. They also take safety really seriously which is excellent and not all places do. I enjoy working here, don't you?

    Cons

    sometimes stock can arrive late which means that we have to wait for the stock to complete orders, which then in turns puts us behind, (but we 9 times out of 10 catch up) some communication issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication could be widely improved throughout the work place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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