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Maple Leaf Foods Toronto Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Toronto, ON, Canada Area (Canada)

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Maple Leaf Foods President, CEO, and Director; Chairman, Canada Bread Company; Director, McCain Foods Group Michael H. McCain
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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. "Great experience and bunch of good people to work with."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  2. "cooler helper"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  3. "Great culture and team dynamics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Infrastructure Services Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Infrastructure Services Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team I worked with in the infrastructure department had a great culture. Everyone is very knowledgeable and supportive. People are kept busy with work and projects, but not to the point of workload being too stressful. There is good diversity.

    Cons

    Since the company is in the food industry, the profit margin is minimal. Hence, there is always the possibility of downsizing in case things go a little off in the market


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  5. "IT Consultant"

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    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.


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

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    • 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.


  7. "Ap"

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    • 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


  8. "Demand Planning Manager"

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    • 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.


  9. "Brand Ambassador"

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    • 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.


  10. "IT Technical Support Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Technical Support Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Technical Support Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is taken seriously, Good Benefits and Pension. Their company values are top notch when Management follows them.

    Cons

    Market conditions, 2008 Listeria Outbreak and sale of Canada Bread has caused a radical shift in the Company, mostly in a negative way. Instead of promoting and training from within they simply hire what they need, when they need it.

    Advice to Management

    Good Employees are hard to find, go back to the Mentality of the mid 2000's and start following your own Company Values.


  11. "Great team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people

    Cons

    Many hours of work


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