Maple Leaf Foods

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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
108 Reviews

3.1
108 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
68 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 6 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.  

    Boring

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

    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
  2.  

    Up and Down

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  3.  

    Worklife balance?

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

    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
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  5.  

    Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Corporate structure, also nice employee activities

    Cons

    old school, seems set in their ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    become new school

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    My time at Maple Leaf Foods

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    - Fast-pace environment
    - Great co-workers

    Cons

    - Very political
    - Managing up is a priority

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    So disappointed with this Company

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, many people trying to do the right thing, great future vision, great products;

    Cons

    Old boys club; too many people who have been there forever and are resistant to change; excessive politics; subjective performance appraisal based on popularity not results; poorchange management; disorganized execution; top heavy management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk your values; minimize politics, manage based on results not relationships

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good place to work for if you want to be in a food industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Big Company, well -know, good pay and alot of locations across Canada.

    Cons

    Long and odd hours, no value for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Auditor's dream job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consultant  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Excellent meeting rooms mostly equipped with large screens. RBC's lunch room has reasonably priced, good tasting food. Parking is free. Security can be trusted.

    Cons

    Sr. Management not ethical yet want employees to be ethical decreases respect for Sr. Management, increasing prevalence for fraud, in attempt to be just like Sr. Management for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live your posted values to decrease risk to the Hamilton plant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Shipping

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

    Pros

    Pay, gain experience and forklift licence

    Cons

    Hours, Cold environment, hard labor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees busy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Financial Analyst Maple Leaf Foods

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Low level tier CPG company

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