Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated August 22, 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
43 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. 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


  2. 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.


  3. 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


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  5. 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.


  6. Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Drumbo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Drumbo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large Canadian owned and operated Good culture and values

    Cons

    Poor work life balance Continuous pressure to do more with less Unstable time of uncertainty and restructuring due to sale of half of company


  7. Excellent Company

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    • 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

    Pros

    - Great leadership - Bright future - Advanced technology - Competent employees - Tremendous opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    - Weak financials in the past few years - Low profit margin


  8. Packaging Technologist

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    Former Employee - Packaging Technologist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Packaging Technologist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Maple Leaf Foods had a decent work life balance but was depend on your boss, not the same for the company overall.

    Cons

    very little opportunity for promotion within, poor salary range for position


  9. Need Tough Skin

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Build strong business management skills and financial acumen

    Cons

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


  10. plant closer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits wage was good work hours were good

    Cons

    Cold work areas new plant low wages

    Advice to Management

    be fair


  11. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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



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