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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated May 19, 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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  • Work/ life balance can be a challenge as the culture is extremely high-performing; expectations for work load are high (in 26 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Maple Leaf decent place to work"

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    • 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


  3. "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,


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  5. "Challenging Marketplace"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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!


  6. "Great experience and bunch of good people to work with."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, professionals, equal opportunity employer. Tremendous scope for personal and professional development. Fact based work culture. Great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Sometimes based on the job level your voice and opinion is not always considered. That happens very few times and is based on person. Not across the company. May need more opportunities to get trained and learn to grow within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing in partucular. It is already listening and trying to improve employee experiences at various levels.


  7. "Communication Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    compensation is acceptable, with a overall good corporate culture. Advancement is a norm for high-performing employees; both within and external current departments.

    Cons

    Work/ life balance can be a challenge as the culture is extremely high-performing; expectations for work load are high.

    Advice to Management

    Make connections and meet commitments to ensure on going success in the organization


  8. "IT Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Values and benefits, friendly environment.

    Cons

    Mississauga location is far if you live downtown

    Advice to Management

    doing a great job.


  9. "Summer Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, offers overtime sometimes

    Cons

    They usually would send you home early if they are not busy usually only applies to the students

    Advice to Management

    Stop sending students home early


  10. "Ap"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AP Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - AP Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very supportive and competitve analyst team

    Cons

    Heavy work load and time consuming


  11. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Friendly environment
    2. Clean and decent office
    3. Iconic brands in meat industry
    4. Open communication between senior and associates

    Cons

    1. Less room to grow
    2. Not that competitive salary
    3. Not many perks compared to other similar sized companies


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