Maple Leaf Foods

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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
126 Reviews
3.4
126 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
81 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Transparency, Respect, Good work life balance, Extremely strong leadership at CEO Level, (in 5 reviews)

  • Lots of good people, very encouraging and growth oriented (in 7 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Maple Leaf decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Management in Lynchburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Great company values, Exceptional ethics to public in business practices, Allows for personal growth, does not micro manage in most cases. Decent benefit package.,

    Cons

    Talks work/life balance, but does not always allow for it. Strict adherence to upper management dictates conflicts with operational needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more responsive to operational needs to need company supply commitments

    Recommends
  2.  

    A great wok environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, good work ethic

    Cons

    DEPARTment are not cohesive at all

  3.  

    Challenging Marketplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leadership values, strict business processes, starting to develop better HR pay bands, now has a great balance sheet. Good employee engagement and compensation

    Cons

    Too much overhead, poor top-led management decisions over the past 15 years. Doesn't understand how to make money!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build out a world class secondary processing business and drive costs out of distribution network. Need a new CEO or take the company private!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Boring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Steady work hours and good pay/benefits

    Cons

    not challenging, people tend to be catty (dont work well as teams)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The most terrible place to work in Roanoke, VA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Roanoke, VA

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    pay and benefits, good pay, good insurance (when you finally do get it)

    Cons

    management, work conditions, unsanitary conditions (saw maggots in machinery where they make bread)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open minded with employees and don't talk to them as if they are beneath you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Was a nice place until recently

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Roanoke, VA

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits competitive wages and mostly good people

    Cons

    Management at the Roanoke plant needs help!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new production manager!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Problems are not fixed they are blamed on people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging and rewarding work but little support and recognition.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are above average. 3 weeks vacation to start.

    Cons

    Expect to work long hours daily and many weekends. Company promises people a lot of things but rarely delivers. I don't think the change the company is going through is helping the situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just preach the company values, practice them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Good to work for

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

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Make your own hours, flexible
    Start at 3 weeks vacation no waiting period
    Benefits also have no waiting period. Deals on product

    Cons

    Lack of communication at times. Benefits could be approved on. Lots of moving parts that do always work good together

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of the little guy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good people, very encouraging and growth oriented. Relaxed office atmosphere, flexible hours

    Cons

    Going through lots of change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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