Maple Leaf Foods

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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
121 Reviews
3.3
121 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
79 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
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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.  

    Very Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance dept allows u to grow if u want it

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

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great ppl
    Good learning experience
    Consistently positive learning Curve

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Sometimes unrewarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me a minion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    PW

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

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and culture

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about. I would recommend to anyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A wonderful place to work

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

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Maple Leaf has an extremely supportive team environment

    Cons

    As with any large company it's difficult to get noticed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The experience will help to get a job in administrative assistant position

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

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, Good work culture

    Cons

    There are no cons with this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Assistant Supervisor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in London, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great training and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Old processes, facilities etc. Difficult to implement change with older workforce (union and management a like)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    High performance leadership culture.

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

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods

    Pros

    Excellent leadership culture. Focussed on building better leaders as a way to drive performance and shareholder value long term. Leadership at Maple Leaf is top down from Michael McCain providing a strong example for all employees. Relatively low degree of office politics, at least in the satellite offices. High degree of focus on career development and transparency of feedback.

    Cons

    Systems - Maple Leaf has terrible accounting and business systems. During the restructuring efforts currently going on there is a lot of inefficiency that occurs in the various project teams that frustrates other employees. Compensation structure should change to be brought in line with a more modern ranking system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better business systems solutions and build structure accordingly.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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