Maple Leaf Foods

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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 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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  1.  

    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
  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.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Focus on the wrong stuff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good benefits
    diverse work opportunities with a large breadth of roles and locations
    strong brand name in the industry - stable employment

    Cons

    work life balance
    development institutionalized
    lead all hired to believe they can be a senior manager/director in 2yrs
    very high turnover
    constant change, not always good, yet the underlying problems never change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    live the values don't just talk about them
    truly talk to your teams for feedback
    culture is toxic foster teamwork - structure tends to foster negative competition and silo mentality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    A shrinking company without the fortitude to make the needed changes

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

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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