Maple Leaf Foods

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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews in Canada

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
116 Reviews
3.1
116 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
76 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 6 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.  

    Maple Leaf has been a fair employer offering opportunities for individuals who have a passion for learning.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods

    Pros

    Through the years, Maple Leaf has gone through enormous changes. It's culture encourages employees to expand beyond their current roles and always keep learning.

    Cons

    Because of the changes that are happening, advancement at the moment are limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Be ready for uber change management!

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

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for 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
  3.  

    Marvelous

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coop Human Resources Placement  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Coop Human Resources Placement in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The management were friendly, ready to help in every situation and the cordial relationship amongst staff was excellent

    Cons

    Coop Internship was too short

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider the services of Coop Interns especially in respect of Internationally trained applicants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Satisfied

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    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    I thoroughly enjoyed working with MLF for over a decade.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management - Corporate Office  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Management - Corporate Office in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you work with a leadership team who follows the values and has your back when you follow the values, then you will love working for MLF.

    Cons

    Its unfortunate that not all MLF leaders live by the values or have the backs of their employees who respectfully challenge status quo with. Be sure to get to talk to people in the dept you are interested in working in. There are huge differences from one dept to another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the values. Make time to get to know your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very nice company, well known, as every one eats and buys food

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    Former Employee - Nurse
    Former Employee - Nurse

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Promotions, bonuses, continued learning opportunities
    Micheal McCain speaks to his employees

    Cons

    Pace of corporate change is fast, and if you dont catch on fast your left behind

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Focus on the wrong stuff

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager  in  Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good benefits
    diverse work opportunities with a large breadth of roles and locations
    strong brand name in the industry - stable employment

    Cons

    work life balance
    development institutionalized
    lead all hired to believe they can be a senior manager/director in 2yrs
    very high turnover
    constant change, not always good, yet the underlying problems never change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    live the values don't just talk about them
    truly talk to your teams for feedback
    culture is toxic foster teamwork - structure tends to foster negative competition and silo mentality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Base compensation and benefits packages are great
    - A lot of room to climb the corporate ladder

    Cons

    - Poor work/life balance
    - No sense of direction with the company
    - Systems are not reliable
    - Very difficult to implement new processes
    - Culture does not foster growth and development opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - listen to your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sadly the only thing positive was that I got to work with different OEM and learn the machines they built

    Cons

    - Overworked
    - Underpaid
    - Bad Upper Management
    - No proper direction
    - Too many cliques

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Up and Down

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Large company with opportunity to grow. Some very good teams and leaders. The benefits are quite good with good health and RSP matching.

    Cons

    Sometimes the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing. The departments are very disjoint. There is different rules for different locations throughout Canada.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider all the ramifications of your decisions - people, software, equipment. Sometimes decisions seem to be made on a whim and the results cause more issues than they solve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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