Wincanton

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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.

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

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    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
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    Happy Warehouse Op

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    Former Employee - Picker/Loader in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Picker/Loader in Manchester, England

    I worked at Wincanton full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Do you remember the time we got all the loads finished and our gaffer said you can go when all loads are shut and paperwork handed into the Office!!

    Cons

    Getting your products Marshalled to the bay for despatch on time as long as you have the stock to complete your order!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to your staff when required if they work hard for you show them the respect they deserve!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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