Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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  1. Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (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


  2. Very poor leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    - listen to your people.


  3. Up and Down

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


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  5. Worklife balance?

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salaried in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Salaried in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great co-workers and work environment in Winnipeg-Lag. Some opprotunity for growth if you work really hard and lots of hours.

    Cons

    Poor Management and Senior Leadership Team. Absolutely no work life balance. You could be on your death bed and still be expected to show up to work. You have to be a brown noser in order to move up in status.Lots of Supervisors with very poor people skills; lots of bickering and favortism between supervisors. Some supervisors let the status go to their heads, being extremely rude and disrespectful to hourly employees to the point of threats. They should be cleaning up the garbage people they have as supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the interactions between supervisors and watch how they treat their employees. Some of the supervisors have no business being supervisors and need to learn respect for everyone. There are supervisors who are so two faced and would throw you under a bus in a heartbeat just to make themselves look good.


  6. Great place to start a career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth. Lots of wonderful people to work with and a great culture

    Cons

    uncertain future, not clear on executive priorities


  7. A shrinking company without the fortitude to make the needed changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very willing to invest capital in staying current with equipment - Recognizes that they have cultural challenges

    Cons

    - Not willing to risk a different leadership style which results in continuing the culture challenges - Culture enforces working in silos - Cross department cooperation is dissuaded

    Advice to Management

    Issues are from the top down...the needed change will not happen until the senior leadership either act differently or are replaced.


  8. Very dynamic organisation, with strong values.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast paced, never bored, high respect for people, challenging, very diverse employee base, varied employee skill set. People are focussed in their jobs.

    Cons

    Goals change frequently, high ego, reactions to change, top down management style.


  9. Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Corporate structure, also nice employee activities

    Cons

    old school, seems set in their ways

    Advice to Management

    become new school


  10. It is great, useful and challenging

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership, knowledgeable senior management, and great culture. Great food safety and good corporate citizenship

    Cons

    Poor financial performance due to high cost production


  11. Helpful (1)

    My time at Maple Leaf Foods

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fast-pace environment - Great co-workers

    Cons

    - Very political - Managing up is a priority



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