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Maple Leaf Foods Reviews

Updated May 19, 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. "Bad Company Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    You will find great people with work with...specially cross-functional team...good salary

    Cons

    Worst work-life balance. Mid-management level politics. Many people have quit due to bad company/team culture. Lack of clarity on business objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond personal profit and compensation as the main driver of the business


  2. "Production /sanitation worker"

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    Pros

    I like the job and the company generally

    Cons

    Even If I like the job there is no promotion or appraisal in the comapny

    Advice to Management

    to keep the workers safety and interests as they need as well


  3. "Customer Insights Manager"

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    Current Employee - Customer Insights Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Insights Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Company is doing well.

    Cons

    Lower work life balance for now.


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  5. "Overall Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company with good pay/benefits. Management seem to care.

    Cons

    Appears to be lots of opportunity to progress within company but in actuality it is difficult.


  6. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, will move up the ranks fast if you put the grind in

    Cons

    People are overworked and stretched

    Advice to Management

    Start taking care of your employees, they're your greatest asset


  7. "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Over all good place to work.

    Cons

    Lost communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Work with other department manager to open communication lines between all departments


  8. "you can't just talk the talk - you gotta walk the walk"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, good CEO, espouses good values, committed to Sig Sigma, well positioned, Canadian company

    Cons

    The culture is not filtering down through the ranks. Very dated management style, top down old boys network. Sig Sigma black belts are not utilized for CI, but rather for project management. A general lack of transparency. Managers don't have authority to pull reports out of SAP. Reminds me a lot of government in terms of red tape and general lack of commitments from Mgmt.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your rank and file in continuous improvement, flatten out your hierarchy and stop treating Sig Sigma like its the silver bullet that will fix all your problems. Decentralize Sig Sigma and have your black belts report to the individual business unit so that they are actually engaged with the business. I could say a lot more.. but that would cost you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods full-time

    Pros

    Relatively nice work environment. Enjoy working with my colleagues.

    Cons

    Outdated leadership ideas and values.


  10. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well known company
    Plenty of challenges and interesting operations. Money is not bad

    Cons

    Lack of common direction. Although it is heralded as a company that works as a team there is a lack of cohesion. Most departments work on their own for their own goals but with no interdepartmental communication. If you like teamwork look somewhere else

    Advice to Management

    Practice the company values. They should not be meant only for performance reviews


  11. "nice company"

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    Former Employee - LABOUR
    Former Employee - LABOUR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent pay, payment made on time and good benefit, pay for leave and so on

    Cons

    too much hours, very hard labor and too cold environment


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