Mission: We have made it our core purpose to enrich our world everyday by championing sociability and helping people to live well.
I worked at Lion full-time (More than 10 years)
Really good people - good teams and leaders to work with/for.
Senior leaders on the whole are very good - approachable, good people as well as being highly effective at their roles.
For marketeers especially, organisation 'owns' the brands so you have genuine responsibility for entire brand (not just tweaking brands controlled by international companies)
Great opportunities to develop personally (good learning & development opportunities)
Great culture, fun place to work
Flexible work where possible
Owned by Kirin who seem to take a very long term view - allows the organisation to invest for opportunities not just chase quarterly results.
Are a lot of talented/capable people (and pretty low turnover) and its largely an ANZ focussed organisation so there may be more limited vertical career opportunities than a global FMCG business.
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Lion in April 2017.
The process was slow took 3 months. Once I had progressed through all the interviews and told I was the preferred candidate I was asked what was my salary expectations were. This was one of the questions at the initial application process, once we discussed my expectations they never rang me back after an number of attempts to contact them. Wasted 3 month process
For the Long Term means doing the right thing. It means we will Be Sociable & Live Well, Tread Lightly and Grow our Positive Impact.
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As a Project Engineer Rebecca had the chance to help rebuild the iconic Speight's brewery in Dunedin, leaving her mark on one of NZ's favourite brands: