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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated January 13, 2018
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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 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)

  • Absolutely no work life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Qcontrol"

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


  2. "Amazing career experience"

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

    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

  3. "just ok"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "Great to gain lots of valuable experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. "Great experience and bunch of good people to work with."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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