Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Employee Reviews

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It was okay hours, but the work enviornment sucks
Crib Unloader (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON22 August 2017
They don't actually care about cleanlines and quality, just so long as they make their quota for the week. They consistently change people's shifts without any empathy at all.
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Working at maple leaf food was good
Data Entry Clerk (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Hannon, ON9 August 2017
My experience there was good . New place and good experience. supervisor was good . working atmosphere was good.Most good part was working at enjoyable place and people.
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if you want to work 6days a week and have lot of overtime this place is for you
machine operator (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON7 August 2017
Machines are consistently breaking down and or not set up correctly, Lunch breaks are inconsistent and typically you are waiting more than 5 hours of work to have your lunch. Hiring practices for elevation are questionable, Not all employees are interviewed for the position and the most qualified person is looked over, typically for the employee who they have "cherry picked" for the positon or groomed for the position is promoted. Consistently hiring as people are always leaving. If you are ok with putting in overtime there is a ton of it. However you can be forced in with little notice and only end up with 1 day off a week.
Pros
union is strong enough that you will have a job for life.
Cons
work life/home life balance.
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fast pace
Production Labourer (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB5 August 2017
only worked here a short term, was laid off after 6 months. a great place to work, willing to teach employees and sometimes have advancement in the department. learned a lot during the short time there.
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good place to work.
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Thamesford, ON2 August 2017
working at Maple Leaf was a rewarding experience. I had excellent coworkers and the supervisors were fair. Everyones work ethic was awesome. Overall a nice place to work.
Pros
free bbqs and lunches
Cons
Fluctuating hours
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Hard labour
General Laborer (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON26 July 2017
Maple Leaf is a company that expects a lot out of their employees. Tasks are strenuous and unsanitary at times. Full-time employees are nice for the most part.
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Productive but fun Culture
Health & Safety Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON16 July 2017
Have a great team with a great work/life balance and an understanding management team. We have a lot of fun but our results also meet company standards.
Pros
The Team
Cons
advancement opportunities are minimal
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it is good company to earn more salary based on your work.
Staff Member (Current Employee) –  Brandon, MB15 July 2017
Maple leaf is playing vital role in Brandon. it is producing healthy foods. Moreover, they are selling product internationally. it is good company to earn more salary based on your work.
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Provide adequate space for lunch and snack breaks, supervisors and co-workers are helpful
Janitor/Cleaner- (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB14 July 2017
Preparing yourself with proper work attire and the hygiene required by the company while working. Gather the waste meat and clean the work area. Replace filled-up garbage bags and waste. Average waste per shift is 700 to 800 kilos.

The compliance to hygiene and work and safety standard is excellent.

Workplace culture is good. Discipline among workers is good and camaraderie is fine.

The hardest job is to ensuring that the workplace is absolutely clean for the next job and extending work hours just to ensure that the work area is ready for the next shift.

The most enjoyable is the break time where you are able to rest a bit and associate with your co-workers,
Pros
adequate break time is provided by the company
Cons
Physical work requirement can sometimes be tiring
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Productive
Crew Member (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 July 2017
Enter the facilities
Grab your lab coat
Proceed to your station
Work at desired station
Swap to another station after an hour.
Rince & Repeat.

The place was run super smoothly nobody was injured or anything during working hours.

Learned that i needed a roof over my head.

Mainly whites although Every type of ethnicity was here.

Nothing was quite difficult.

Was able to see my friends during my breaks.
Pros
It was very fast since I was doing Night shifts
Cons
Annoyingly little kids.
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Great Leadership team
Executive Assistant/Plant Administrator (Current Employee) –  Hannon, ON5 July 2017
The Senior Leadership team is very results driven and will provide the necessary tools for their employees to reach the desired results. A lot of talent and great people.
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great friends great work !
Forklift/Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Hannon, ON5 July 2017
spent alot of time here. had great time. met great people. work was safe and steady. great overtime opportunities. discount deli meats often. summer bbqs. A+!
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Not a good place to work
Xray/MX operator (Lead Hand) (Current Employee) –  Hannon, ON5 July 2017
Management is constantly changing and the ones that are hired have no idea what the job requires...this company is so micro managed it is very hard to get a straight answer to anything.
The company has no regards to any type of home life, they will change your shift mid week with no disregards
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Good employer
Health and Safety Co-ordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 July 2017
Was backfilling for a maternity leave. Maple Leaf Foods is very pro-active in providing modified work to those who are injured at work. In my experience, management value to contributions of all employees and have a terrific relationship with their union leadership.
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Good day to day work environment
Seasonal Employee (Wiener Stuffer) (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON28 June 2017
Overall working at Maple Leaf Foods was very great. Stuffing wieners for nine and a half hours may seem boring, but having to do 5 weight and length checks per hour, and the occasional machine issue made work little more interesting.
Cons
Forced overtime, having to work shifts that employees with higher seniority didn't want to do.
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Very accommodating and pays attention to employees' needs and complaints.
Live Hanger (Current Employee) –  100 Ethel Avenue, Toronto23 June 2017
Very accommodating and pays attention to employees needs and complaints. Supervisors create a warm and good working relationship. They show respect to every employees.
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Excellent place to work
Food Safety Quality Assurance Manager - Winnipeg (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB22 June 2017
ML really focuses on work life balance. The company believes in and follows their values that they have set out. I am very proud to work for the company and the only reason I am looking for employment is because my family is moving to Alberta.

One of the best things about the company is the collaboration between departments.

We work hard to produce high quality, safe products while maintaining a fun work place.
Pros
Employee engagement
Cons
Nothing
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Old Boys Club with no focus
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB20 June 2017
The business is being run by a bunch of old, out-of-touch managers that haven't made a real sales call in forever.

Out of touch with product development and economy and expecting growth in a market that is shrinking for everyone. Selling premium products under the tag lines of natural and ethically raised but adding no quality value to consumers.

Sales focus means to pick up any and all accounts based on the Maple Leaf name alone when other companies are developing sales staff and products that help gain market share.
Pros
Wages
Cons
Management
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Very routine work
Sanitation Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Brandon, MB19 June 2017
Fun place with the wide variety of people there. Not so much gun to see the favouritism in management. Good large company but need to enforce the little things
Pros
All the people
Cons
Stuck in doors. Traffic to and from work
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not ideal place to work
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB15 June 2017
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"
Pros
none
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none
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