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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Maple Leaf Foods President, CEO, and Director; Chairman, Canada Bread Company; Director, McCain Foods Group Michael H. McCain
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Pros
  • Great place to work, great people (in 17 reviews)

  • Work-life balance depends on the department/manager/VP (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is inconsistent (in 25 reviews)

  • Compensation, Limited Career opportunities, old boys club, Very Hierarchical, Very dated systems like BPCS (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    clean and easy job, best place I have worked

    Cons

    do not like the union,


  2. "Great for someone looking to be comfortable"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, supportive staff, happy to teach you, professional development opportunities on a case by case basis

    Cons

    no health insurance, poor PTO program, very small company makes it hard to advance, poor communication between staff and upper management

    Advice to Management

    Work on communication between staff members and update your benefits program and PTO to make yourselves more relevant


  3. "Management has favoritism among employees throughout plant. Management may be nice in the beginning but look out later"

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    Current Employee - Front Office in Tucker Post Office, GA
    Current Employee - Front Office in Tucker Post Office, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros to work here would only be to get a paycheck till you till you found someplace where you are appreciated and not treated badly. It is all great for awhile not long term.

    Cons

    Challenges would be working for the management in the front office. They may be nice to you but you should watch your back. They may act like your best friend but deep down they will turn on you and you will not know what hit you. I see this day to day as I am here. It is even worse now that they got purchased by Grupo Bimbo. No longer a Canadian Company. When it was Maple Leaf it was a good company. I am seeing they are getting rid of people that have been here 7 years and up.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect.


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  5. "Lots of yelling and swearing at employees"

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    Former Employee - Production Line in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Production Line in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can work same shift everyday rather than 3 different ones (in production line).

    Cons

    Lots of yelling and swearing of employees that from managment, especially to minority groups.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect, especially the vulnerable groups. They may not speak English, but that does not mean you should treat them so horribly.


  6. "Production Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay for the area

    Cons

    environment too hot in some areas, too cold in others, dusty from flour all over

    Advice to Management

    put a chain on the HR mgr, she's vindictive


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Oxnard, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy to perform job
    High profit margin business
    Managing to values of company is part of annual PA
    Development plan

    Cons

    International owned that wasn't in-touch with all business segments

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that Management understands stakeholders vs making "favorites" decision


  8. "TMA Analyst"

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    Current Employee - TMA in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - TMA in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Staff, associates, and management team are helpful and encouraging

    Cons

    No advancement structure.
    Often you are left out of the loop on what is going to happen within your team, and the company, until it has happened.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be some lateral movement is not promotional


  9. "Demand Planning Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Elgin, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment with Six Sigma process focus

    Cons

    Small company in US without much room for advancement


  10. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work envrionment, good advancement opportunity if you play your cards right

    Cons

    slow paced, pay is below industry


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Maple Leaf decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Management in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Management in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends

    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 Management

    be more responsive to operational needs to need company supply commitments



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