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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated 21 March, 2017
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Maple Leaf Foods President, CEO, and Director; Chairman, Canada Bread Company; Director, McCain Foods Group Michael H. McCain
Michael H. McCain
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Pros
  • Great place to work, great people (in 17 reviews)

  • Work-life balance depends on the department/manager/VP (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is inconsistent (in 25 reviews)

  • Compensation, Limited Career opportunities, old boys club, Very Hierarchical, Very dated systems like BPCS (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Friendly environment
    2. Clean and decent office
    3. Iconic brands in meat industry
    4. Open communication between senior and associates

    Cons

    1. Less room to grow
    2. Not that competitive salary
    3. Not many perks compared to other similar sized companies


  2. "Brand Ambassador"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great job to get into marketing and the hours are very flexible. You get a chance to experience different environments; whether it be a store, food events etc. The people are also really awesome to work with.

    Cons

    None in particular. Sometimes there isn't as many shifts, but the program is growing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  3. "IT Technical Support Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Technical Support Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - IT Technical Support Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is taken seriously, Good Benefits and Pension. Their company values are top notch when Management follows them.

    Cons

    Market conditions, 2008 Listeria Outbreak and sale of Canada Bread has caused a radical shift in the Company, mostly in a negative way. Instead of promoting and training from within they simply hire what they need, when they need it.

    Advice to Management

    Good Employees are hard to find, go back to the Mentality of the mid 2000's and start following your own Company Values.


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  5. "Work environment"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Burnaby, BC

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice and clean environment. Spacious workspace.

    Cons

    Not any. The company was still expanding.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Great team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people

    Cons

    Many hours of work


  7. "production"

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Brandon, MB
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Brandon, MB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    lots of over time you get bonus for showing up ever day

    Cons

    the old people that have been there way to long,

    Advice to Management

    time to overhaul the hole place its just not the place it used to be


  8. "Good Pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Marys, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Marys, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Depending on shift you get your hours, the pay is good. Benefits are decent. Like I said earlier depending on shift and department, coworkers are generally great to work with. There will always be the 1 or 2 employees that try to bring morale down.

    Cons

    Depending on department, management can be inept and not considerate of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Need to address the very few bad apples that try to bring morale down and create a toxic environment. Employees who have been there a long time feel like they can get away with bullying and not doing their fair share because they are "buddies" with management.


  9. "great company great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guelph, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guelph, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    bosses were nice
    co-workers were friendly

    Cons

    location.. but only because i lived far

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  10. "Involved with key account and distributor management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is fair for job responsibilities
    In the process of converting production facilities into greener environments
    Established company with brand name recognition

    Cons

    Rudderless management
    Useless team meetings
    Cost cutting culture with premium priced products
    Unsupportive team building
    Sink or swim sales mentality
    Favoritism and "old boys club" team culture

    Advice to Management

    Invest in individuals instead of cutting all support
    Managers should have people management skills in addition to sales experience


  11. "Excellent place to learn & grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt
    Former Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to learn & grow
    Exciting projects that truly contribute to the bottom line
    The company has strong values & everyone tries to live by them.

    Cons

    Some of the older plant mangers/leaders do not fully believe in / support data based approaches, such as Six Sigma. It can be an a bit of an uphill battle to gain their respect & buy-in.



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