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Common Sense is not So Common

Production Supervisor (Former Employee)

Pros**The Associates- From Lead Hands, Machine Operators,Semi Skilled Labour, Mechanics, Sanitation department it is all of you that drives this company and with out your hard work and co-operation their would be no MLCF. Great bunch to work with!

**Experience-If your fresh out of university or college it is a good place to get your feet wet. Literally.

Cons**Top heavy on the operations management side-Senior Production Supervisor role is a NON value added position and only limits the channel of communication between Production Supervisors and Production Managers

**Lacks training and development of Leadership team- Internal training and professional development programs are non existent on off shifts and slim to none on preferred shifts.

**Talent Retention-This company and this location specifically struggles to retain top talent and young talent. The Veteran leaders who poured the foundation of the plant stick around for ever with the stone age mentality of operations management. This creates a road block for the young leaders who waste away on off shifts and ultimately leave. There is no succession planning.

**Work Life Balance-Be prepared to work night shift or evening shift for min. of 7-10 years before you even get a shot at working regular day shift hours.

**Environment-Cold and Damp.

Advice to Senior Management**Eliminate the Senior Production Supervisor role as it would force Production Managers and Manufacturing Managers to bridge the gap between them and the Production Supervisors. Too much information gets lost due to going through too many channels of distribution.

**Re-instate SLP program or offer some sort of post secondary program hosted by the company to further those leaders who want to gain more knowledge in engineering, business etc.

**Get on the bandwagon of succession planing with your younger Production Supervisors who have 30+ more years of service ahead of them to contribute to this company. It does not benifit the company to have a revolving door and high turnover of young leaders while the relics ride out their time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Management Employee (Current Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods

    Pros: Overall, Maple Leaf has a friendly environment and you are treated fairly. MLF company culture is great - everyone(mostly) lives the values and they are… Cons: Unfortunately, their compensation is on the lower side of market value and… Advice to Senior Management: Over the years, the environment is becoming more political - try and preserve… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Difficult organization, as they are their own worst enemy.

    Business Development Manager (Former Employee)

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods

    Pros: There are some good people trying to do the right… Cons: Convoluted processes that slow the advancement of the organization. Advice to Senior Management: Listen to your people. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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