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Saputo Reviews

Updated 5 March, 2017
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Saputo President, CEO, and Director Lino A. Saputo Jr.
Lino A. Saputo Jr.
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Pros
  • Very friendly employees, great pay and benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Great people, ESOP, great benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and high pressure for hourly employee (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "demand planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS

    I have been working at Saputo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits, security, opportunities, known brand, tradition

    Cons

    too large, too top heavy, salary, culture, profit driven


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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


  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. "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.


  7. 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.


  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very flexible job schedule, good compensation.

    Cons

    Long hours if problems with deliveries.


  9. 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


  10. "Overall, it's a pretty good place to work."

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

    Pros

    Decent wages, good health benefits, genuine concern for quality and food safety. People are very easy to get along with. Excellent cheese.

    Cons

    Long hours expected, no overtime pay for salaried/management, high turnover for plant workers, work can sometimes get tedious, and limited opportunities for growth.


  11. 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



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