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Saputo Reviews

Updated 2 June, 2017
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Saputo President, CEO, and Director Lino A. Saputo Jr.
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  • Long hours in a highly regulated industry (in 5 reviews)

  • Depending on what job you are doing it can be hard work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "IT - changing environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits (stock, insurance), money is OK, some hokey tickets contests which is almost impossible to win (1 in 3000), nice cafeteria ($)

    Cons

    Cubicles, access-bad location, IT is restructuring so management is still "adjusting", low on staff, burocracy (Specially projects), environment is very Microsoft oriented, conservative and rather boring. Going up the ladder is almost impossible, they hire their friends and consulting companies (like Avanade) to do the fun work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire employees, dont use only consultants, they leave with the knowledge, they dont care and are not attached to the company culture.
    Look for promotions internally first, provide trainings if the employee need a little extra qualifications, specially with the Sap implementation. dont hire only your friends and hug them in the corridors like your brother. huge lack of women in IT too


  2. "Production/warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Production Worker/Warehouse in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Production Worker/Warehouse in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saputo part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good. Only 4 day weeks , 9.5 hour shifts. Co workers are a great bunch.

    Cons

    Little to no work when you're first hired. 2000 hours to pass probation, they don't need a reason to let you go before this is up. Schedule is only one week in advance so planning anything is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees properly. It seems there's a big disconnect between management and employees.


  3. "Left for Burnaby"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abbotsford, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abbotsford, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saputo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Union Wages (they wouldn't pay us what we make without the union)

    Cons

    - Management rarely leaves the office or breakroom, organize matters or know of any of the going ons in the plant. In turn, workers and their politics are left to distribute the work which leads to 90% of the work being done by 10% of the workers.

    - Maintenance are very rarely seen doing any real repairs or work at all, and just sit around in their separate building or walk around telling the actual workers how much they make, and brag about how little they actually do.

    - There is no accountability or discipline. Lazy employees get away with doing very little, and sit in the breakroom the majority of the time, and in turn a "he's not doing anything why should I?" mentality is present. Having an actual work ethic gets you rewarded in no way at all except more work pushed onto you, and therefore more opportunities to mess something up and get blamed.

    - Any part-timer who is more competent then others is forced to learn more complicated jobs for the same pay.

    - Hours are middle of the night or late afternoon and you need 25+ years of seniority to get weekends off.

    Advice to Management

    - Senior management should sit down with employees in private and hear what they have to say.

    - Management should spend some actual time on the floor and be alot more involved.

    - The lazy employees should be removed from their postings, and disciplined

    - Half the maintenance department should be laid off.


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  5. "Warehouse Staff"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Georgetown, ON
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Georgetown, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saputo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good, and the work is fair and not too stressful. Also we were allowed free milk on breaks

    Cons

    I worked mostly in the warehouse which is refrigerated and can be cold. I worked mostly on nights which can be annoying as it usually doesn't align with your families hours.

    Advice to Management

    To continue to treating your employees with respect and listen to their concerns. A happy employee means better products


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saputo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everything went well, you just need to keep your game up.

    Cons

    There really isn't anything that's bad with this company, you just need to know the right people

    Advice to Management

    Be more positive.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saputo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    busy hard work good timings benefits

    Cons

    poor managment poor tsaff rude people

    Advice to Management

    be more polite and professional to all employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Most people are great to work with."

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    Current Employee - QC Supervisor in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - QC Supervisor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saputo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is very supportive of employees. Fun team to work with. Allow you to do your job without being micromanaged

    Cons

    Need to spend more money on maintenance. Some troublesome employees that are difficult to handle. Need more support with infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to be more supportive in dealing with management issues


  9. "Administrative Professional"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Georgetown, ON
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Georgetown, ON

    I have been working at Saputo (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Saputo is a very family oriented company.

    Cons

    rank and file does not share in bonus plan.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid working here"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not enough work load, everyone is laid back . Mostly as the top management are not educated.

    Cons

    No recognition for hard work

    Advice to Management

    Keep to your culture you brag about and get it into practice


  11. "oprator"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Brandon, MB
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Brandon, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice place to work & people also very good

    Cons

    its very good to work the brand name like saputo....

    Advice to Management

    no advice...


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