Wincanton

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

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

32 Other Employee Reviews for Wincanton (View Most Recent)

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    Failing on many fronts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wincanton

    Pros

    Hours of work, some of the staff.

    Cons

    Failing leadership, poor staff retention at all levels, poor site amenities, poor support from senior management, favouritism practised by some managers, little support from head office.
    IT department that think they run the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure how many times management new to be told there is a problem before they decide to seriously look at what is going wrong at this site.
    It's not normal for a company to have so many managers and key staff leave, or in some cases leave without a job to go to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Happy Warehouse Op

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Picker/Loader in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Picker/Loader in Manchester, England (UK)

    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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