Gardenia Bakeries (Phils.) Inc.
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I enjoy the work life balance in my department.

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I learned all about food manufacturing, conducts line balancing of all gardenia and toll plants, manage projects. We celebrates every members individual victory at work. The hardest part of the job is working on delays cause by the other department.

Pros

Free Shuttle, Lunch, Free of charge bread

Cons

Salary not competitive, Working with two job titles, Slow personnel growth, Working in holidays, especially on Christmas Day
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Productive and Good People around me.

Everyday is a good day at gardenia because the people around me was very kind and always have positive. I'll never felt tired and stressed before and after work. I am so lucky to be part of that company. I was a bit unlucky to work there for a long time due to recession. If I will given a chance to work again with them, I will never think about it.

Pros

Free bread

Cons

during my work days, no probationary due to world recession.
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Fun workplace yet stressful people management

Working with Gardenia is so fulfilling because it offers a lot of perks and benefits to it’s employees. The downside is that with the management due to longer working hours.
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Fun Workplace

Seniors are fun to work with. You will learn a lot from them. Most of the time you may feel overwhelmed with the tasks given to you but superiors are open for questions and to help.

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Benefits

Cons

Workloads
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Fun workplace

The environment is very light and comfortable. I learned a lot because my workmates are very approachable. They have so many events to attend to like job fairs wherein I learn plenty of new experiences and knowledge.
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Supportive Management

Challenging work and work environment but you will learn from them and will make you grow professionallyGood benefits and management are supportive of peopleNeeds Improvement - Training and Engagement activities of the company and HR personnel should be accommodating and pleasant :-)

Pros

Free Lunch and Shuttle, Free Bread

Cons

some leaders need to enhance people handling skills
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Save your career!!!!

Environment- Work environment is fine but somehow unsafe, fire exits are not available.- Smoke from trucks might be problematic for people with asthma.- Fully airconditioned offices.- Observed 5s and maintain cleanliness of working area.People- HR services is very slow and traditional.- Can easily bond with other supervisors but expect not to bond with your own supervisor.- Mediocre management. Never cares about the RnF employees.- High attrition rate.Work- Very old school and manual. Do not invest in improving the ways of working.- Workloads are kind of bulk and unimaginable deadlines.- Limits your OT hours and expect to meet the deadline of outputs.- You could never expect help from your own supervisor, might as well ask for other supervisor’s help.- Excel dependent, try to study excel formulas.Salaries and Benefits- For freshgrads and looking for experience, salary is OK- For experienced professionals, just stay away from this company. They do not consider your experience as a leverage in terms of salary.- Benefits, worst. Bread alone cannot save lives.Overall: Just save your career. Even though this company has well establish its name in the industry it is still a work in progress in terms of managing its people. High attrition rate.

Pros

Free lunch, free bread, shuttle services

Cons

Traditional and long working hours, no work life balance
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Business Certainty and Job Security

If you are that kind of person who is looking for a Job Security and Stable company, I suggest you apply with this company. It has been know for it's certainty, high-demand and promising products. The people inside are very friendly and accommodating as well. There's a lot of trainings especially for fresh graduates but with conditions just like any other company.

Pros

Competitive Benefits and Rewarding Career

Cons

Workloads
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If you have no choice

It's known company but it's kinda tiring because if no weekends off. Overtime and holidays work. No salary increase and no growth career. Sometimes people are kinda rude.

Pros

Fee lunch, frre bread

Cons

No growth, low. Salary
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Challenging and stressful environment

Working at Gardenia is good; you will encounter a lot of challenges and also you can gain learnings from it. You just have to be firm and have a strong personality to overcome in working at gardenia.
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Everything is a big deal in this place.

Please consider giving more supervisory training to the higher-ups.PROS: Not much, but I'd say that the experience is good if you aim for a good position in the manufacturing industry.CONS: No work-life balance (the texts and calls keep coming even during RD or leave), everyone loves to point their fingers, shifting schedule is on a whole new level, the pay is not reasonable at all, etc.
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Productive

*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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Overall rating

Based on 87 reviews

Ratings by category

3.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 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
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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