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Great for the first 15 years, not so good in the last few months.

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Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - IT Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods

Pros

People is nice
Development opportunities
OK salaries
Good location

Cons

Since a few months ago, we can see "OUTSOURCING" written all over the place, the company claims a "CO-SOURCED" program with Accenture, but in reality now everybody is leaving, it's sad to see such talented people leaving so fast. Not a good place to be for IT. Previous to that, it was a great place to work but now, there are more consultants than employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to the people you are hiring as Directors and above, they are comming with "new" ideas and zero values and they are walking all over the employees who have been loyal and productive to the company for many years, they break all the rules and nobody does anything to protect the employees. Our leaders may not even know what's going on on the floor.

No opinion of CEO

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    Decent salary, long work hours and lots of structural change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods

    Pros

    -Competitive salary
    -Good general management experience
    -Opportunity to meet and work with some great people (eg. Product Development team)

    Cons

    -Too much structural change
    -Few opportunities for employee career progression
    -Overall pessimistic mood about company's future
    -Extremely process oriented, focus is on doing things the way they have always been done
    -Slow to react to changes in market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Try to create some stability within the company
    -Focus on long term growth, not quick fixes
    -Hiring talent from Tier 1 CPG firms is a great idea only if you allow them to bring in a fresh perspective and make a positive change, rather than expecting them to adapt to the MLF process-oriented way of doing things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great work life balance, but the pay is not competitive.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Flexibility
    Open culture
    Great people
    Location is accessible

    Cons

    Lack of promotions
    Poor pay
    Values management trainees over regular staff
    Hard to make cross functional moves
    Too top heavy with management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value internal candidates vs. going external to fill positions.

    Disapproves of CEO
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