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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated November 28, 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
  • Excellent work life balance depending on department you work in (in 12 reviews)

  • Great place to work, great people (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/ life balance can be a challenge as the culture is extremely high-performing; expectations for work load are high (in 27 reviews)

  • Absolutely no work life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "Boring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Steady work hours and good pay/benefits

    Cons

    not challenging, people tend to be catty (dont work well as teams)


  7. "MRO BUYER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great learning experience working at a Corporate level.

    Cons

    The 401 commute to work.

  8. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Meat products at cost, nice co-workers

    Cons

    Overtime often required in accounting


  9. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work at, fun and friendly environment, great management. salary is not bad, fixed shifts, being safe and looking out for each other is main thing at the company

    Cons

    It's cold, loud, noisy......................cold, loud and noisy....


  10. "good place to begin and start with."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    get your hours
    weekly pay
    unionized benefits
    i dont know of any other pros for the moment

    Cons

    theres not much cons to mention. but the early start time like 5Am would be my dislike just cause i dont drive but thats a department i wouldnt enjoy.

    Advice to Management

    i don't have much words to say but don't treat people as machines. its the last thing that needs to happen.


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