Maple Leaf Foods

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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews in Canada

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
121 Reviews
3.3
121 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
79 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 9 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Great family to join

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people who care about what they're doing. Its refreshing to see that in a company

    Cons

    It's a big company that has been created by purchases of little ones. depending on which of these Business units you end up working for your experience may vary. Very fair yet at times hectic environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Chaotic at times with Poor morale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Surrey, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Floor / production employees cared alot about the product produced. Very concerned with quality and presentation.

    Cons

    Plant now closed. Local management had little regard for staff. HR was very ineffective...except good at planning decorations for all the seasons... hardly relevant to HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Michael McCain and his ego are the root of the problem. I understand building shareholder value but the sacrifice of hardworking people consistently and destroying the Schneider brand just to say he could is unbelievable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I thoroughly enjoyed working with MLF for over a decade.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  8.  

    Be ready for uber change management!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (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
  9.  

    Marvelous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    Very Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (more than an 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

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