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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated 15 June, 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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  • Work/ life balance can be a challenge as the culture is extremely high-performing; expectations for work load are high (in 26 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great to gain lots of valuable experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Brandon, MB
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Brandon, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being able to speak up

    Cons

    Work environment rough around the edges

    Advice to Management

    it's ok to be outspoken but learn how to listen and be open to receive feedback.


  2. "Great experience and bunch of good people to work with."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team, professionals, equal opportunity employer. Tremendous scope for personal and professional development. Fact based work culture. Great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Sometimes based on the job level your voice and opinion is not always considered. That happens very few times and is based on person. Not across the company. May need more opportunities to get trained and learn to grow within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing in partucular. It is already listening and trying to improve employee experiences at various levels.


  3. "Data Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Maple Leaf gave me 13yrs of great experience

    Cons

    no room for growth my position was eliminated

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more supportive and help their employees move forward


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  5. "Millwright"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good guys to work with in the shop but that's about it

    Cons

    Wearing plastic all the time. Lack of training Horrible pension. High turnover rate in trades. Shop was a joke Never any parts when needed

    Advice to Management

    Mid level management other then Ross was a joke. Show the tradesmen proper respect. And they need to rely on the lower management team they had in place


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    "IT Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Values and benefits, friendly environment.

    Cons

    Mississauga location is far if you live downtown

    Advice to Management

    doing a great job.


  7. "cooler helper"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cooler Person in Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Cooler Person in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    company benifit good job quality porductions

    Cons

    no bad things

    Advice to Management

    make more washrooms


  8. "Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. Canning Facility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Mississauga, ON

    Pros

    The work shift is fixed, not rotational. There is ample overtime and it is only optional. Easy to learn jobs.

    Cons

    Very limited career advancement. No hopes for promotion. Your current job will be for life. Management is very old fashioned. They are not very open to modernize facility. Below average compensation and very limited health benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more leadership and management trainings and career growth opportunities to employees. Improve compensation and benefits package.


  9. "Ap"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AP Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - AP Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very supportive and competitve analyst team

    Cons

    Heavy work load and time consuming


  10. "Demand Planning Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Demand Planning Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Demand Planning Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location,
    Flexible work schedule
    Competitive rate of pay and decent bonus structure
    Better than average vacation time policy

    Cons

    Overwhelming demands
    Poor management decision making
    Bonuses rarely pay out
    Tough to advance
    Budgets are almost always unattainable

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building a strong business and keeping employees engaged. Do not delay in decision making and try to keep people from simply spinning their wheels trying to get things done and actually get them moving.


  11. "Brand Ambassador"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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