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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated Sep 11, 2019

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65%
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72%
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Maple Leaf Foods CEO Michael H. McCain
Michael H. McCain
212 Ratings
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  • "Work/ life balance can be a challenge as the culture is extremely high-performing; expectations for work load are high(in 27 reviews)

  • "Long Hours, Benefits not as competive(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. Pension plan has employee contribute 3% of their salary, while employer contributes 6%.

    Cons

    Travel and expense policies can be extremely frugal

    Advice to Management

    Maple leaf is a fanatic employer who care about their employees. Like every employer though, they are trying to get employees for the least amount of money.

    Maple Leaf Foods2019-04-27
  2. "Maple Leaf is a great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow quickly if you're willing to put in the hours

    Cons

    A lot of overtime is expected during the busy part of the year

    Maple Leaf Foods2019-08-13
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not the same company it was years ago..."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Managers tend to be flexible with hours

    Cons

    - Company culture has changed drastically, lots of cuts over the last few years. little to no opportunity left for advancement. Managers tend to only do what is best for themselves with little concern for their direct reports

    Maple Leaf Foods2019-08-27
  4. "Overnight Sanitation"

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    Former Employee - Midnight Sanitation in Port Perry, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Lots of hours and ok benefits

    Cons

    They convince you to go through with unsafe work. Push employees into coming back regardless of how severe their work injury may have been. Only get one day off a week even when the union contract says we should recieve 2 days off every other week minimum and that they should be consecutive. Some of the management will do anything including lying through their teeth in order to make themselves look good. Much of... the equipment isn't designed for your safety in mind. Don't expect any kind of life outside of this job because you areny going to have one.

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    Advice to Management

    If safety is your number one concern the management should be trained to listen to employee concerns. Don't pressure them into doing something unsafe because you are scared of falling short of the production quota or expect people to get hurt.

    Maple Leaf Foods2019-08-26
  5. "Deplorable"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing good about it- avoid like a hot potato

    Cons

    Union dominated Poor work culture Portuguese dominated & racist

    Maple Leaf Foods2019-09-11
  6. "I loved working here."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lethbridge, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Room for avancement, good pay and great staff.

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours.

    Maple Leaf Foods2019-07-29
  7. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Was very easy going.

    Cons

    Closed it’s location. It was a small group not many agents.

    Maple Leaf Foods2019-07-24
  8. "Good Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - IT Senior Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new technology. Participate in work from inception to completion. Sharing of knowledge and working as a team.

    Cons

    Slow advancement, salary lower than other industries for similar job purpose

    Maple Leaf Foods2019-07-16
  9. "Ten Hours shift.Cold inside."

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    Current Employee - General Labour in Winnipeg, MB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Weekly payment. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    10 hours staying on feet.

    Maple Leaf Foods2019-07-26
  10. "No Professionalism"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor 

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Big Name for your resume

    Cons

    Dishonest Management from top to bottom

    Advice to Management

    Do not hire Genuine Professional as you will ruin their career

    Maple Leaf Foods2019-07-30
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