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Saputo Reviews

Updated 18 July, 2017
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Saputo President, CEO, and Director Lino A. Saputo Jr.
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Pros
  • The pay is good, and the work is fair and not too stressful (in 6 reviews)

  • Very friendly employees, great pay and benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Saputo Alberta"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Saputo full-time

    Pros

    Great Team Environment
    Pay Structure Descent
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Departmental Communication is lacking which makes it tough to be proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time developing and promoting staff within as there are some really talented people who fly under the radar.


  2. "Great company, but old school management"

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

    I have been working at Saputo full-time

    Pros

    Big company, promotes from within, great benefits

    Cons

    so old school thinking at the office, strict dress code, no flexibility with hours.

    Advice to Management

    move into the 21 century


  3. "Awesome"

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

    I have been working at Saputo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented, open to initiatives, great reputation and balance sheet

    Cons

    The fast growth and the need to structure better results in poor hiring in key positions

    Advice to Management

    More energy should be deployed to maintain the family environment


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  5. "Cook and dishwasher"

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    Former Employee - Saputo
    Former Employee - Saputo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people in a new environment

    Cons

    The were no breaks at for 6 hours straight


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and very colleague

    Cons

    Lack of advancement and HR is slow in understanding it's employees


  7. "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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "IT - changing environment"

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    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


  9. "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.


  10. "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


  11. "Oldschool Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Saputo full-time

    Pros

    Was nice to feel secure in that job. No sense of competitiveness, so if you like to have a relaxed workplace, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Because there is no sense of competitiveness, there wasnt really any upward mobility. Most people were lifers so goodluck moving up the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Address the issue of your workforce being primarily adults aged 40+. Young people do not want to work where they dont feel like there is upward mobility or high energy.


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