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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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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. "Great people in middle management but lots of challenges"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health and Safety Coordinator in Brandon, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Health and Safety Coordinator in Brandon, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Frontline workers and Supervisors is what made the job worth doing. They showed that they genuinely cared about the people who worked under them.

    Cons

    Language barriers caused challenges when it came to training, coaching and mentoring of employees. The work environment at times is stressful depending on the market price and production demands

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the very people who work for you.


  2. "Insights Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people, company tries to get people engaged and involved,

    Cons

    Lots of never ending work and tight deadlines. Recurring issues never get fixed because people are busy working on "big projects"

    Advice to Management

    There is a need for better project management and better cross-category team allignment


  3. "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good times and good friends

    Cons

    Cold temperatures and monotonous at times

    Advice to Management

    Chill out


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  5. "general overview"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Canadian Company, large enough to have career opportuniites and product development vs. US based

    Cons

    Aggressive culture with little focus on work life balance and limited focus on teamwork


  6. "Not bad"

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

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers
    Good pay and benefits package
    Fairly easy work

    Cons

    All about the production, didn't care about the employees
    Terrible hours

    Advice to Management

    Be more considerate to your employees, after all it's those people who are needed most.


  7. "Not Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best thing were the team members, they support you no matter what time it is.

    Cons

    Working in -4C was hard, what they provide isn't enough for you. They always want you to stay back if something goes wrong. Most of the times you will be working 11hours a day. They should consider paying more if they want you to stay for 11hours a day.

    Advice to Management

    Try to see how much your employees work and pay accordingly and you will see the difference


  8. "Food storage facility located in Saskatoon Distribution Centre"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Leaf, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Leaf, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job is not so stressful. Safety is always first.

    Cons

    Mentally your gonna be stressed due to some mind gaming people. Favoritism is in sffect on some shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor the attitude of your supervisors in your facilities. Give the small workers their right to speak by giving them the chance to rate the performance of supervisors so that these people won't try to abuse them but instead treat them right to avoid workplace politic due to racism and favoritism.


  9. "Sanitation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sanitation I in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sanitation I in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefit, 40 hours plus overtime in high season

    Cons

    Overnight shift. Bad sleep quality in daytime


  10. "Good Pay, benefits and people"

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

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Continual improvement in processes
    Finally looking at cutting costs
    Good communication from corporate

    Cons

    sometimes not fully aligned through the entire organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continually educate from beginning to end of the supply chain how product gets through the system.


  11. "Does not follow their Values"

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

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

    Pros

    Large company, diverse workforce, multiple locations within Canada

    Cons

    Too many levels. "Old" boys club when it comes to Operations Team. Recognition program needs work. Promotes Values but doesn't live by them. Onboarding program really needs to be updated and improved.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to force the new HR business trends out there and focus on doing the basics, like orientation/onboarding, right!



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