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High stress environment. You need thick skin if you want to work here for any significant length of time.

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Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
Former Employee - Supervisor in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Wages can be good if you fight for it.
Some management are very helpful.
Almost unlimited overtime if desired.
Pension and benefits are good.
Plant market can be good depending on the location.
Transparent CEO, handles crisis well.

Cons

Almost no appreciation for good work, only recognized in extreme cases or the inner circle cliques. Old boys club.
No respect for employees, he who shouts the loudest wins. Bullying at all levels of the organization.
Toxic environment, nothing is ever good enough.
Ridiculous annual self evaluations tied to near impossible goals which cripple your bonus.
Cold, wet, smelly.
Not enough resources to operate effectively.
New management are low balled on wages. A degree is valued more than industry experience.
Lots of racism in the plants due to large amounts of foreign workers.
Work can be dangerous at times. Lots of repetitive strain injuries.
Lazy and incompetent workers protected by a union.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When your companies most important value is doing what's right by treating people with respect and acting with integrity, you had better treat people with respect. I have never in all my life been surrounded by more arrogant, loud-mouthed, back stabbing bigots. I had to leave a well paying job because I was rushed to hospital thinking I was having a stroke because I was so stressed out. Even years after I have left the company, this job has fundamentally changed who I am. I was becoming bitter, and angry, like all of those I was surrounded by; and I still carry a lot of that around with me and it bothers me.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Maple Leaf Foods

  1.  

    Excellent employer, would recommend this company.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    respectful organization, looks after their employees, advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    If you do not like change and project work this organization is not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to get back to regular employee feedback to improve relationship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance dept allows u to grow if u want it

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst

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