Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Need Tough Skin

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Build strong business management skills and financial acumen

    Cons

    Culture is abrasive and divisive Not team-driven Must be comfortable with confrontational style


  2. Dispatch

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

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods

    Pros

    good pay nice people dirty office

    Cons

    unionize environment too bad the plant closed down


  3. UNLOADING TRUCKS/RECIEVER

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receiver in Laval, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Receiver in Laval, QC (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they have good benefits

    Cons

    your just a number and they don't care about their employ's


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  5. plant closer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits wage was good work hours were good

    Cons

    Cold work areas new plant low wages

    Advice to Management

    be fair


  6. Project Manager

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

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people Good products Good distribution network Great relationship with customer

    Cons

    Shrinking company Less opportunities for more experienced workers

    Advice to Management

    Continue building on the team spirit and providing ways for people to collaborate


  7. Could be better

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

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great ethics, values are written on sleeves. Good meaning people that try their best. there is a lot of pride in the products that are produced here, and consumer safety is key.

    Cons

    Only a handful of top senior managers are allowed to make decisions, even the most mundane issues have to be escalated several levels.

    Advice to Management

    learn to trust your employees. start to operate like a decentralized corporation. Only when you do that will you be able to move to the next level.


  8. Plant Administrator

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

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work environment Excellent management at higher level but management at low level just do ;politics without caring others respects and company values

    Cons

    Some times Manager joins hands with Supervisor and plays game to shut down the plant then adjust supervisor in other plant Is there any way these games could be checked and fire such capricious supervisor who has history of shutting down two ;plants in order to save the third plants

    Advice to Management

    s there any way these games could be checked and fire such capricious supervisor who has history of shutting down two ;plants in order to save the third plants Basically such mentally retarded supervisor should be get checked from company doctors after getting the people working around Company should get rid of such persons playing with hundred of people live plus doing real damage to company


  9. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FSQA Technician in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - FSQA Technician in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn new things, Challenging environment and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Overall a great place to work. No cons whatsoever


  10. Helpful (1)

    Central Lab poorly managed, high turnaround!

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

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods

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

    Pros

    The best thing was bringing free products home after they had cleared testing. Sometimes we would get a free lunch.

    Cons

    High-pressure environment with culture of shaming. Too many schedules to keep track of. Chronically understaffed. Dramatic lack of middle managers pushes manager work onto over-burdened laboratory staff. Hard to get a break, so easy burnout. No budget for social activity, and no time allotted for it. Performance development review process pushed WAY too hard, you never hear the end of it, and you are encouraged to rate yourself unfavourably...probably because there is nowhere to go in the company (no promotions).

    Advice to Management

    Give development/performance feedback regularly so that people have more chance to improve. Stop relying on jealous idiots for your information...try being more objective. Try to avoid developing favouritism...it breeds mistrust


  11. Use to be a fantastic place to work, however has become crippled in internal process.

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

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some great people work there. You can learn a lot about a tough industry. Great way to learn CPG.

    Cons

    Little work-life balance. Crippled in internal process so limited time to focus on the customer. Can work in silos. Too many emails.



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