Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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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
80 Ratings

Pros
  • good training, bonuses, some good people (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people who care about what they're doing (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Hugely management top heavy, very bureaucratic, very difficult to make change (in 9 reviews)

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  1. IS Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IS Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IS Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Access to latest technology, great benefits and salary

    Cons

    Highly competitive within teams, Managers are egotistical and back-climbers, little to no ethics

    Advice to Management

    Grow and develop your staff, Managers need training to be a manager!!!


  2. Marketing manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Canadian ownership allowed for strategy to be built from HO, great people, strong values, access to senior management

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance, unrealistic targets set by management leading to constant misses

    Advice to Management

    Keep your teams motivated by setting stretch goals that have the potential to be remotely achievable


  3. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    The people who work at Maple Leaf are dedicated and dynamic. The company has a great culture focused on their Values, and most people really walk the talk.

    Cons

    Recent elimination of "layers" has left fewer opportunities for promotion. As well, the company is in the midst of a turn-around, and there is a lot of focus on hitting the numbers even in the midst of some ongoing operational challenges with new plants impacting product availability.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on rewarding the right behaviour and those that follow the values. Say thank-you more often and get the facts straight before you react.


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  5. Good experience

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    Former Employee - Shipping Operator in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Shipping Operator in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to earn some quick money

    Cons

    Work/life balance isn't the best


  6. Public company run by one shareholder

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    They pay well, no doubt about it.

    Cons

    No bonuses for a few years, extremely bureaucratic and top heavy power structure. Lots of trendy, money wasting ideas implemented that ultimately fail, ZERO WORK/LIFE BALANCE.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new senior management team - it's about time to put blame where it belongs.


  7. Worst Work Environment Ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    You get to eat meat all day long.

    Cons

    The leadership company is inexperienced and there is too much politics. Nothing ever gets done and projects are constantly being delayed and reprioritized.

    Advice to Management

    Get new marketing directors.


  8. Database Administrator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good helpful people, Great working environment.

    Cons

    not much growth for career.


  9. boring after a year

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    pays ok. autonomous. GREAT place to develop financial acumen

    Cons

    boring. no learning curve after A year

    Advice to Management

    rotaion. higher salary. more learning opportunities.


  10. Six Sigma Black Belt

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training for Black Belts

    Cons

    2-3 year tenure, then must move into another role


  11. Food Process Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The co-workers are really friendly and the work environment is really relaxing. The job itself is not stressful and very diverse.

    Cons

    The work hours are random and it may be a challenge to be available at those times.



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