Gardenia Bakeries (Phils.) Inc.
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*A good company with good benefits*Free bread*Free meal allowance*Challenging *Good training ground
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If you are a competitive type and achiever type this company is not for you

Gardenia is actually a good company for regular employee because of the benefits but if the employee is ideal, achiever, competitive, goal oriented, this is not the company for you. This is where old employee who dont like to work much stays. there is a lot of improvement but people tend to ignore even management. they are okay as long as they can meet capacity of bread. safety here is so weak considering that the most needed in this kind of manufacturing is safety since environment of production are all have risks.

Pros

Good food in canteen, with Free of charge bread, with around 13-15 SL and 13-15 VL, free birthday treats, nice HMO package, with 13th month pay and bonus

Cons

long hours 12 hours shifting, slow growth
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The environment is so competitive at the same time is exciting

The environment is so competitive at the same time is exciting. The typical day is on fast-paced and almost all the people inside and outside is working harmoniously. Gardenia is a stable company despite of pandemic. Food Company is in demand especially under Job Security. The hardest part of my job is to meeting the expected deadlines but, still can manage. The whole team is working with one objective.
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Worst

- No career progression- Underpaid- 14H a day work. - Toxic co workers- Unrealistic work load- No proper training- People think youre lazy if you did not overtime- Traditional management. They dont listen to employees. Management think theyre so high and mighty

Pros

Free lunch

Cons

Long hours, underpaid, no career progression
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Promotes work-life balance.

An organization that helps you grow on your profession. With great compensation and benefit package.Promotes healthy competition. Provides free trainings and seminars.Maximize potential talents.

Pros

Meal Allowance and Shuttle Service
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Underpaid and stressful

14 hours a day is normal. Expect to work like that everyday with unrealistic deadlines. No career progression as well. Slow paced and very manual. Expect to work from 8am-10pm everyday.
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A great place to work

Gardenia offers endless opportunities to explore and advance your career. They truly have a heart to its employees which is reflected on their great benefits package. During the pandemic, Gardenia played a great role and gave us continuous support. Majority of its employees are approachable and very supportive. Its really a wonderful experience to be part of this multinational company.Pros: free lunch, free breads, product discounts, free HMO, free shuttle, rice subsidy, unlimited breads, free vitamins, performance bonus, opportunities for promotion
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Best working environment

A positive working environment is a workplace that promotes employee safety, growth and goal attainment. These environments are most conducive to a successful workforce as they encourage employees to perform to their highest ability. Companies can achieve a positive working environment by focusing on their overall culture, supporting employee growth and making employees feel safe and comfortable.

Pros

. Good working environment

Cons

. Manual
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Lots of Knowledge to have

You will be facing a lot of challenges upon entering, learning and mastering the entire Production process and your important role within your department and you'll develop your own decision making and professionalism because of your co-workers.

Pros

Free meal, trainings and there are room for improvement

Cons

co workers and the Assistant Manager
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Poor work life balance

Excessive absenteeism on rank and file workers, management side are almost unable to control that issue. Management is not investing on improving on data entry system (ERP), you yourself will develop your own system on google sheets

Pros

Free bread every day
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Good working environment, and excellent top management decision-making skills.

Company is underrated, comparing this to other Companies (that's earning almost triple their business), Gardenia has a heart for its employees by giving a lot of perks and benefits, free one loaf of bread everyday, fixed and very high discount to all breads available in their bread store, 100% Company-shouldered HMO, high-premium Life Insurance, monthly rice custody, increasing no. of leaves based on tenure, free one dependent for HMO once you reach a certain x no. of years, very good commission and incentive program for sales, very high monthly gas allowance(almost unlimited, no need to reimburse), unlimited toll fees, fixed monthly allowance, free top-of-the-line cellphone, free meals everyday, hassle-free company car assignment to Managerial levels and Sales, annual bonus, performance incentive, regular shuttle service, fixed and allocated representation budget assigned and deposited in a credit card, Christmas package with rice, Birthday package (assorted breads), unlimited free breads in the canteen, yearly uniform and a lot of t-shirts and bread samples from time to time and a lot more!Majority of Supervisory-level below employees are approachable and fun to be with. Work culture may not be as professional as it seems, but the Top management's excellent and very bright decision-making skills make this Company the no.1 and still the Market Leader in the bread industry.
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They expect you to study everything on your own. Toxic environment, no career progression, small salary.

The higher ups are too stuck up to their positions they take it to the heart if you weren’t able to greet them “sir” or “ma’am.” That makes it a very toxic, non collaborative environment. They ask too much revision that it is already unnecessary. They just want their employees to do all this type of works that is HONESTLY NOT VALUE ADDING. Too overworked. You can expect to work up to 16 hrs a day. Too underpaid. Expect to bring some of your works at home just to be able to finish the enormous amount of deadlines. Then not get paid for it. Very corny and cringe-worthy company, go see for yourself if you want to work here. I honestly do not recommend you to, esp for fresh graduates. Everything you’re gonna learn is just Excel. Lol. Expect to stay at your current position for the yearssss to come. This workplace is very political. They promote who have been there the longest, not on who’s the most competent.

Pros

Free lunch

Cons

Long hours, underpaid, no benefits
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toxic, stressful, too old. DO NOT GO TO THIS COMPANY

Too old, too manual, too traditional. Forced on a specific dress code. What is this. Highschool?Very manual, and expect employees to make up for the company’s lack of technology. Your employees are not robots. Going home after 12hrs of work is considered early. You’re viewed as lazy. Toxic environment. You may think they are nice, but people stab you in the back. This is such a toxic company. Stay away. There are better companies out there. TOOK a year before I get health insurance. Maybe even more. This is such a joke.No career progression.
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Working Nature is ok but boss wasn't.

Working nature is very ok, but the boss wasn't, this due that he knew everything that he even visit the area. He didn't even listen to us, about the ideas we want to deal, he keep our mouth because he knows everything.

Pros

free lunch and transportation

Cons

flexible
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Productive and challenging experience.

You need to put more patience and eagerness to finish the daily tasks, it needs a lot of hardwork to do the job but at the end of the day you gain an achievement.

Pros

Free meal and transportation allowance.

Cons

Fast paced and quick decisions needed to finish the job.
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Unhealthy work environment in Mabalacat Branch

Higher position personnels (production supervisors) are very unprofessional and untruthful when conducting reports about machine downtimes even if it was their fault, they are blaming it to others that's why the main problem was not address properly. There's is no future for the starting company for having persons like them.

Pros

Free shuttle

Cons

No insurance, No HMO, 10 pesos meal allowance, not employee- friendly
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Loads of work but with the best people you may have

Fun years with good people around. Management continue to pursue new projects that means adding up new workloads for the employees. A bit demanding job that may sacrifice family time, rest and leisure.

Pros

good relationships and happy people

Cons

overtime culture and manual reporting - poor systems and process for new projects
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Toxic co-workers and too much politics

Most of my co-supervisors at Production department are toxic, badmouthing to each others and backstabbing each other. Office personnel are good and vice versa of production workers.
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Good

Gardenia company is good company in the Philippines it has more good quality products that very much good also gardenia Bakeries Philippines is one of the biggest companies in the Philippines it has more than thousands employee have.
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Environment and workload is really stressful but what I learned in Gardenia is that appreciation and acceptance is the key for a happy workplace

It is a great expericene for me to work at Gardenia. I have learned many things especially when working at field. I learned how to interact with different kinds of people, on how to handle and manage them.
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So stressfull

In this company I encoutered some of the receipt was wrong address and some of them was in wrong dates . but in this case you need to have a patience and do what they want to finish your qouta .
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Based on 76 reviews

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3.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary / Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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