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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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "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


  2. "Production Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    discount price on company's product

    Cons

    The working environment is Cold

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. "Great place to work!"

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

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are what makes this a great
    work environment. You can get
    assigned diverse work experiences where you are always learning. Excellent work life balance depending on department you work in.
    Many strong leaders.

    Cons

    Communication on objectives can be limited impacting the ability to set personal goals in a timely fashion. No other cons to mention.

    Advice to Management

    Coordination of common efforts including prioritizing initiatives.


  4. "Warehouse Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehous
    Former Employee - Warehous
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    -Financial stability
    - People first, production comes after.
    -Strong rewarding policy

    Cons

    Poor quality of communication between senior management and based staff

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs some improvement particularly excellent vertical communication is a must in big companies.


  5. "Food processing Specialist"

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

    Great learning opportunities
    Fact based company
    Good benefits

    Cons

    no work and life balance
    minimum training


  6. "Great to gain lots of valuable experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Brandon, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Brandon, MB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to speak up

    Cons

    Work environment rough around the edges

    Advice to Management

    it's ok to be outspoken but learn how to listen and be open to receive feedback.


  7. "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.

  8. "Data Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working at Maple Leaf gave me 13yrs of great experience

    Cons

    no room for growth my position was eliminated

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more supportive and help their employees move forward


  9. "Office Staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, great coworkers, flexibility

    Cons

    Some times work load can be a bit much


  10. "Logistics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    * Best place to learn and grow
    * Hard work is valued
    * Diverse workforce
    * Lots of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    * Pay could be increased


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