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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated 17 November, 2017
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Maple Leaf Foods President, CEO, and Director; Chairman, Canada Bread Company; Director, McCain Foods Group Michael H. McCain
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Pros
  • Excellent work life balance depending on department you work in (in 12 reviews)

  • Great place to work, great people (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/ life balance can be a challenge as the culture is extremely high-performing; expectations for work load are high (in 28 reviews)

  • Absolutely no work life balance (in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Wonderful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility with work hours and work location

    Cons

    long hours, extreme fast paced


  2. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Meat products at cost, nice co-workers

    Cons

    Overtime often required in accounting


  3. "Good for short term employment"

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    Former Employee - FSQA Process Leader in Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - FSQA Process Leader in Hamilton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Benefits
    Steady Work
    Overtime
    Staff lunch twice a year

    Cons

    long hours
    no respect for employees
    no work life balance
    HR does not care about employees
    Bad culture
    No training provided

    Advice to Management

    hire enough staff


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  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very dynamic oranization you're always learning
    - CEO provides weekly updates on his vision and any tidbits he'd like to share
    -Never a dull moment you will always be challenged

    Cons

    - A lot of change in a short period of time. Trying to appease shareholders which has impacted results.


  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Saskatoon, SK
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Saskatoon, SK
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work at, fun and friendly environment, great management. salary is not bad, fixed shifts, being safe and looking out for each other is main thing at the company

    Cons

    It's cold, loud, noisy......................cold, loud and noisy....


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The worse company I have ever worked in"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Brampton, ON
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Brampton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I did not see any pros. Nothing

    Cons

    Labour safety - terrible, equipment has no tags, electrical panels, enclosures, operating buttons - no tags, no sealing on electrical equipment. Work orders - lots of mistakes, I had 21 work orders in 4 days! No control from Management, so mechanics has no time to do PM properly, a lot of fraud with work orders. I worked 2 months, Had 3 badges: 1 - to punch time clock, one for enter the company, one to enter the Maintenance shop. 2 months - did not have PPE, uniforms, so need to wash it at home, etc. Complete disorder!Supervisor crying, almost fighting with mechanic, many times. Complete disorder with spare parts.

    Advice to Management

    They advertise: world class maintenance, - I am laughing.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great people, passionate about doing what's right for the consumer

    Cons

    Challenging to innovate in a low margin environment


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership Team Makes Everyones Life Hard"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Process Engineer in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Corporate Process Engineer in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities for those that want to work (Good place to gain a variety of experience)

    Being corporate means there is some distance between you and the disaster in manufacturing.

    Cons

    The leadership team has no idea what they are doing.

    Favoritism means yes men get put into higher positions while competent people who are not get driven out.

    Terrible corporate culture and high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    You can't throw money at a problem to fix it. The leadership team needs to step up and have a more involved role in fixing manufacturing issues. There needs to a competent and adequately staffed maintenance department to minimize the downtime. Preventative maintenance is key.


  10. "project engineer assistent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    good professional environment, acceptable pay and benefits stable job with very good benefits. leader in food safety very strong in market place

    Cons

    it doesn't have a program for personal development of hourly employee.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Territory was beautiful
    Company Vehicle
    Well recognized line of products

    Cons

    No management support
    Cost cutting culture
    Not competitive with pricing

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right people in their roles and develop them properly


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