Maple Leaf Foods

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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
118 Reviews
3.2
118 Reviews
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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
77 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Transparency, Respect, Good work life balance, Extremely strong leadership at CEO Level, (in 5 reviews)

  • good training, bonuses, some good people (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life Balance-Be prepared to work night shift or evening shift for min (in 9 reviews)

  • Too many Directors - top heavy management, revolving door for employees - reflected at their Town Halls with minimal (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Be ready for uber change management!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work culture is inspiring, allows for accountability

    Cons

    Not much in terms of take home product perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Boring

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

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Steady work hours and good pay/benefits

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I thoroughly enjoyed working with MLF for over a decade.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management - Corporate Office  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Management - Corporate Office in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you work with a leadership team who follows the values and has your back when you follow the values, then you will love working for MLF.

    Cons

    Its unfortunate that not all MLF leaders live by the values or have the backs of their employees who respectfully challenge status quo with. Be sure to get to talk to people in the dept you are interested in working in. There are huge differences from one dept to another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the values. Make time to get to know your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Satisfied

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

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some aspects of the job are limited, but you are awarded for strategic thinking

    Cons

    High amount of office politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very poor leadership

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

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Base compensation and benefits packages are great
    - A lot of room to climb the corporate ladder

    Cons

    - Poor work/life balance
    - No sense of direction with the company
    - Systems are not reliable
    - Very difficult to implement new processes
    - Culture does not foster growth and development opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - listen to your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Up and Down

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

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large company with opportunity to grow. Some very good teams and leaders. The benefits are quite good with good health and RSP matching.

    Cons

    Sometimes the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing. The departments are very disjoint. There is different rules for different locations throughout Canada.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider all the ramifications of your decisions - people, software, equipment. Sometimes decisions seem to be made on a whim and the results cause more issues than they solve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Worklife balance?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salaried  in  Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Salaried in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great co-workers and work environment in Winnipeg-Lag. Some opprotunity for growth if you work really hard and lots of hours.

    Cons

    Poor Management and Senior Leadership Team. Absolutely no work life balance. You could be on your death bed and still be expected to show up to work. You have to be a brown noser in order to move up in status.Lots of Supervisors with very poor people skills; lots of bickering and favortism between supervisors. Some supervisors let the status go to their heads, being extremely rude and disrespectful to hourly employees to the point of threats. They should be cleaning up the garbage people they have as supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the interactions between supervisors and watch how they treat their employees. Some of the supervisors have no business being supervisors and need to learn respect for everyone. There are supervisors who are so two faced and would throw you under a bus in a heartbeat just to make themselves look good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The most professional, respectable organization and best people I have ever worked with in HR.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods as a contractor

    Pros

    Professional, open, learning organization that values the innovative and believes in continuous improvement. Excellent development programs, though not offered to enough employees. Positive, people focused attitude that attempts to draw on knowledge and skill of its employees, adapts well to challenges and puts safety, quality and the customer on an equal footing.

    Cons

    Difficulty maintaining expectations when attempting to deal with large project challenges. Some leadership issues related to effectively handling transitions. Some high level issues with planning and executing change, could benefit from better change management and use of internal human resources that have the skills and ability to solve many of the issues the company currently faces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't overlook the knowledge and experience in the organization as many valuable employees may be overlooked based on poor selection techniques.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods

    Pros

    Good Corporate structure, also nice employee activities

    Cons

    old school, seems set in their ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    become new school

  11.  

    It is great, useful and challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great leadership, knowledgeable senior management, and great culture. Great food safety and good corporate citizenship

    Cons

    Poor financial performance due to high cost production

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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