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Problems are not fixed they are blamed on people.

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Former Employee - Machine Operator in Roanoke, VA
Former Employee - Machine Operator in Roanoke, VA

I worked at Maple Leaf Foods

Pros

Hard hot work, it is like getting paid to work out. I lost 50 pounds in one year.

Cons

A culture of blame. If a problem occurs the way to fix it at Maple Leaf is to blame it on one person, rather than find a way to keep that problem from happening once more.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to prevent mistakes by changing operating procedures. Stop blaming people for mistakes, and use the mistakes as opportunities to fix a problem in production. I saw the same mistakes occur on all seven production lines over and over during my year. No changes in operating procedures ever occurred, but many employees were blamed for the recurring mistakes.
Also senior management at the Roanoke Plant did not live up to the companies core values.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Process Specialist in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Process Specialist in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good management and great work experience

    Cons

    Long work hours but not bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A clash between The "old" and the "new"

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods as a contractor

    Pros

    - very welcoming
    - lots to re-build and re-establish (work opportunities)
    - Maple Leaf is slowing changing its view to be more future-focused with acquiring younger talent. (a slow process due to the union)

    Cons

    - A lot of old stubborn employees who are just not competent nor compliant of today's job market
    - advancement is questionable due to the older employees "hangin' in there"
    - loss of cohesion between departments
    - too many rulers not enough leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not all Management has the right mind set nor is capable of the position they hold. This is something that should be addressed as its time for the rulers to be kicked and leaders promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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