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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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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 19 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. "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. "Challenging Marketplace"

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    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!

  3. "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)


  4. "The most terrible place to work in Roanoke, VA"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    pay and benefits, good pay, good insurance (when you finally do get it)

    Cons

    management, work conditions, unsanitary conditions (saw maggots in machinery where they make bread)

    Advice to Management

    be more open minded with employees and don't talk to them as if they are beneath you


  5. "Was a nice place until recently"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits competitive wages and mostly good people

    Cons

    Management at the Roanoke plant needs help!

    Advice to Management

    Get a new production manager!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Problems are not fixed they are blamed on people."

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hard hot work, it is like getting paid to work out. I lost 50 pounds in one year.

    Cons

    A culture of blame. If a problem occurs the way to fix it at Maple Leaf is to blame it on one person, rather than find a way to keep that problem from happening once more.

    Advice to Management

    Try to prevent mistakes by changing operating procedures. Stop blaming people for mistakes, and use the mistakes as opportunities to fix a problem in production. I saw the same mistakes occur on all seven production lines over and over during my year. No changes in operating procedures ever occurred, but many employees were blamed for the recurring mistakes.
    Also senior management at the Roanoke Plant did not live up to the companies core values.


  7. "Wonderful"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility with work hours and work location

    Cons

    long hours, extreme fast paced

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    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.


  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. Helpful (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


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