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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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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. "cooler helper"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cooler Person in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cooler Person in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    company benifit good job quality porductions

    Cons

    no bad things

    Advice to Management

    make more washrooms


  2. "IT Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  3. "Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. Canning Facility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    The work shift is fixed, not rotational. There is ample overtime and it is only optional. Easy to learn jobs.

    Cons

    Very limited career advancement. No hopes for promotion. Your current job will be for life. Management is very old fashioned. They are not very open to modernize facility. Below average compensation and very limited health benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more leadership and management trainings and career growth opportunities to employees. Improve compensation and benefits package.


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  5. "Summer Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  6. "Ap"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  7. "Demand Planning Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Demand Planning Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Demand Planning Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location,
    Flexible work schedule
    Competitive rate of pay and decent bonus structure
    Better than average vacation time policy

    Cons

    Overwhelming demands
    Poor management decision making
    Bonuses rarely pay out
    Tough to advance
    Budgets are almost always unattainable

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building a strong business and keeping employees engaged. Do not delay in decision making and try to keep people from simply spinning their wheels trying to get things done and actually get them moving.


  8. "Sales Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, some of the people are nice,

    Cons

    No food court, no gym or daycare, too much politics


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Maple leaf foods"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    If you dont like attention.. then this place is good for you.. no one pays attentions to much ..

    Cons

    Management is messed up.. promotions are given out randomly it seems.. I personally saw someone off the street start a position higher then most people already working..


  10. "Associate"

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


  11. "Brand Ambassador"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great job to get into marketing and the hours are very flexible. You get a chance to experience different environments; whether it be a store, food events etc. The people are also really awesome to work with.

    Cons

    None in particular. Sometimes there isn't as many shifts, but the program is growing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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