Maple Leaf Foods Reviews | Glassdoor

Find your next job here

Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
107 reviews

Filter

Filter


4.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Maple Leaf Foods President, CEO, and Director; Chairman, Canada Bread Company; Director, McCain Foods Group Michael H. McCain
Michael H. McCain
65 Ratings

107 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Maple Leaf decent place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Challenging Marketplace"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership values, strict business processes, starting to develop better HR pay bands, now has a great balance sheet. Good employee engagement and compensation

    Cons

    Too much overhead, poor top-led management decisions over the past 15 years. Doesn't understand how to make money!!

    Advice to Management

    Build out a world class secondary processing business and drive costs out of distribution network. Need a new CEO or take the company private!


  5. "Product Development 8 month co-op"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods as a contractor

    Pros

    -Company has been on the upswing
    -Lots of free food
    -Good team atmosphere

    Cons

    - Occasional shift work that were 12+ hour days on your feet


  6. "Great place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very dynamic oranization you're always learning
    - CEO provides weekly updates on his vision and any tidbits he'd like to share
    -Never a dull moment you will always be challenged

    Cons

    - A lot of change in a short period of time. Trying to appease shareholders which has impacted results.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Pros

    Great people, passionate about doing what's right for the consumer

    Cons

    Challenging to innovate in a low margin environment

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Former floater at Maple Leaf Foods Saskatoon"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floater in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Floater in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you arrive on-time and aren't chicken about working in the cold, it's a good starter job for a fresh out of high school kid, which I was. Lots of overtime when I was there which paid really well! If you work holidays, the pay is even better at 3x. I loved the easy to learn work and being able to be on my feet and physical at the packing line.

    Also, the hours don't tend to change, so you're working 9 to 5 every day Mon to Fri. Nice and predictable.

    Cons

    Coworkers tend to be from the bad side of town and come in sometimes high on God knows what or come in beaten up. Also, some of the men can be sexually FORWARD, as in hitting on the younger women and making them uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    The job is what it is, so I can't really suggest they make the job more appealing in any way, besides perhaps paying more attention to employees that are obviously drug addicts causing potential accidents.


  9. "Qcontrol"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mrf Operator in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mrf Operator in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health and safety and they care about there employees

    Cons

    Cold environment/too far the washroom s short breaks

    Advice to Management

    Have a better communication with the employees.listen to them.


  10. "Amazing career experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Pros

    Canadian owned and operated
    Benefits of a large company while still somehow having a small company feel
    Strong commitment to the core Values
    Highly invested in developing people, both through experiences and programs
    Always something new and exciting going on

    Cons

    The pace can be a little intense at times


Showing 107 of 344 reviews
Reset Filters