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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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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
146 Ratings

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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. "A great wok environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, good work ethic

    Cons

    DEPARTment are not cohesive at all


  2. "High performance leadership culture."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent leadership culture. Focussed on building better leaders as a way to drive performance and shareholder value long term. Leadership at Maple Leaf is top down from Michael McCain providing a strong example for all employees. Relatively low degree of office politics, at least in the satellite offices. High degree of focus on career development and transparency of feedback.

    Cons

    Systems - Maple Leaf has terrible accounting and business systems. During the restructuring efforts currently going on there is a lot of inefficiency that occurs in the various project teams that frustrates other employees. Compensation structure should change to be brought in line with a more modern ranking system.

    Advice to Management

    Find better business systems solutions and build structure accordingly.


  3. "Assistant Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in London, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Old processes, facilities etc. Difficult to implement change with older workforce (union and management a like)


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  5. "A wonderful place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Maple Leaf has an extremely supportive team environment

    Cons

    As with any large company it's difficult to get noticed

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "PW"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and culture

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about. I would recommend to anyone

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Finance dept allows u to grow if u want it"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great ppl
    Good learning experience
    Consistently positive learning Curve

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Sometimes unrewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Hire me a minion.


  8. "Very Satisfied"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  9. "Be ready for uber change management!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Nothing


  10. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Six Sigma in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Six Sigma in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  11. "Good experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping Operator in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Shipping Operator in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to earn some quick money

    Cons

    Work/life balance isn't the best



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