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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated September 17, 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
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Pros
  • Excellent work life balance depending on department you work in (in 11 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)

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

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  1. "Marketing"

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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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Challenging to innovate in a low margin environment


  2. "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Territory was beautiful
    Company Vehicle
    Well recognized line of products

    Cons

    No management support
    Cost cutting culture
    Not competitive with pricing

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right people in their roles and develop them properly

  3. "project engineer assistent"

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

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    good professional environment, acceptable pay and benefits stable job with very good benefits. leader in food safety very strong in market place

    Cons

    it doesn't have a program for personal development of hourly employee.


  4. "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.


  5. "Master Data Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Easy access from the 407

    Cons

    Management need a wakeup call


  6. "just ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    busy and high paced; sometimes free food, some good people

    Cons

    no work life balance for Salary.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to your standards. No transparency, no chances for learning and expected to work long hours leads to high turnover


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Former floater at Maple Leaf Foods Saskatoon"

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    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.

  8. "Qcontrol"

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    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.


  9. "Data"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay incentives
    Huge company
    Tough security

    Cons

    Poor employee accommodation
    No designated space


  10. "Amazing career experience"

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    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


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