Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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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
47 Ratings

Pros
  • good training, bonuses, some good people (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people who care about what they're doing (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Hugely management top heavy, very bureaucratic, very difficult to make change (in 9 reviews)

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  1. A great wok environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, good work ethic

    Cons

    DEPARTment are not cohesive at all


  2. Boring

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work hours and good pay/benefits

    Cons

    not challenging, people tend to be catty (dont work well as teams)


  3. boring after a year

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    pays ok. autonomous. GREAT place to develop financial acumen

    Cons

    boring. no learning curve after A year

    Advice to Management

    rotaion. higher salary. more learning opportunities.


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  5. purchasing coordinator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very dynamic environment, a lot of changes that keeps you on your toes , interesting learning curve in my domain. People are friendly and helpful, in most part .

    Cons

    Average salaries , compared with the workload. There are not always enough information to do your job, you need to ask around .

    Advice to Management

    Should value your employees a little more, help them to achieve work/ life balance .


  6. Excellent Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great leadership - Bright future - Advanced technology - Competent employees - Tremendous opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    - Weak financials in the past few years - Low profit margin


  7. Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people Good products Good distribution network Great relationship with customer

    Cons

    Shrinking company Less opportunities for more experienced workers

    Advice to Management

    Continue building on the team spirit and providing ways for people to collaborate


  8. Could be better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great ethics, values are written on sleeves. Good meaning people that try their best. there is a lot of pride in the products that are produced here, and consumer safety is key.

    Cons

    Only a handful of top senior managers are allowed to make decisions, even the most mundane issues have to be escalated several levels.

    Advice to Management

    learn to trust your employees. start to operate like a decentralized corporation. Only when you do that will you be able to move to the next level.


  9. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FSQA Technician in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - FSQA Technician in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn new things, Challenging environment and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Overall a great place to work. No cons whatsoever


  10. Never tell it as it is, tell them what they want to hear and you will survive at ML.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    CPG experience, you will be star with your next employer

    Cons

    Revolving door replacing experience and people who actually have relationships with customers with arrogant people with zero people skills. Education trumps experience, values, relationships and product knowledge. Very klicky at top management, all Michaels ahole kissers rise to the top

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics, your core business is disappearing along with the people who actually know the business!


  11. Customer Accounts

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This organization is a good place to learn about the consumer packaged goods industry. However, they are currently undergoing major changes.

    Cons

    It depends on the department. I hear both good things and bad.



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