Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Employee Reviews

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Heavy work load
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB18 September 2017
Central Ham processing has a very heavy work load, most employee were asian and very hard working. From Admin to production worker everyone was so nice.
Pros
Good salary and benefits
Cons
Heavy work load
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Decent Pay, high turnover, fast-paced
Data Entry/Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON15 September 2017
- personal shoes were not allowed in plant even in personal office area
- fast paced, lots of paperwork
- large teams
- dynamic environment
- strict quotas
- repetitive tasks
- contract based
Pros
competitive pay scale
Cons
personal shoes not allowed in plant
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Terrible and Dangerous place to work.
Robot Operator (Current Employee) –  Hannon, ON15 September 2017
This is by far and away the worst job I have ever had. While the pay lip service to health and safety they have no consideration for the safety of their employees.
A company operating various shifts with an approx total of 1000 employees who has burnt through 6000 in 3 years is proof enough of the way the company is run and the total lack of respect for it's employees.
Just glad to be out of there. It is the closest thing to a sweat shop in Canada.
Pros
None
Cons
No Safety measures that matter, Shifts, Management at Team Lead level.
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Good Job, Bad management.
Reach Truck Operator (Former Employee) –  Puslinch, ON13 September 2017
Good hours, wprking 12 hour shifts 3 days a week (Saturday, Sunday, Monday.) Ok pay, but NO opportunity for raises and that was a major concern. Good benefits. Poor management and cold storage environment.
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Great place to work for some
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON11 September 2017
Hard work, hours vary, job security is an issue and management changes very often. Good for single people who are willing to change shifts hours with short notice.
Pros
Unionized
Cons
Job security
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wonderful
General Laborer (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON10 September 2017
great place to be sad its closed down. made some great friends there I was the 5th generation from the Lyon family to work there. very sad its shut down
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Chaotic
Labourer (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON1 September 2017
Heritage Plant is a mess, management don't know what they are doing, machinery is not repaired properly due to lack of people and parts resources. No concern for your personal life.
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Good job security, hard work with poor wages
MACHINE OPERATOR/MEAT CUTTER/PACKAGER (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON31 August 2017
come to work, change into company garments, punch in then go to your department. work roughly two hours between breaks. breaks were too short, jobs were physically demanding and the work was repetetive and cold.

Management is mostly indifferent. Job rotation was not always done regularly or fairly.

Many cultures working closely together. sometimes positive, sometimes challenging. Learning new job skills on a moving line was difficult and stressful

Hardest part of the job is the cold, standing and repetition.

The best part is the benefits and 8hr shifts.
Pros
good food in the Cafeteria
Cons
poor pay
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Terrible place to work.
Production Technician (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK30 August 2017
Poor management no respect for workers, no fix hours limited hours in winter. Lot of time i was scheduled but supervisor sent me home due to no work. Hardly made 900$/month not good for long time job. No future no scope of good living.
Pros
None
Cons
No hours, no value of employees. Poor supervision.
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Fun
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 August 2017
Working here has always been a tough but very rewarding job. This was my very first job and despite having a somewhat difficult time learning everything there is to know here, I would love to return here.
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Fast paced, high energy work environment.
Production Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Hannon, ON27 August 2017
Maple Leaf Foods is a very fast paced and high energy work environment that allows you to grow as a leader. Management is always educating and mentoring to ensure you get the most out of your career at Maple Leaf Foods.
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Good starting job for new immigrants
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON26 August 2017
The working environment in the canning facility showcases the cultural aspect of canada in terms of diversity, workplace safety, and employee-employer respect. They are unionized so its a plus.
Pros
Good Basic Salary
Cons
There are greener pastures money-wise for the same job requirement
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Productive and fun work
Trainer (Former Employee) –  Brandon, MB22 August 2017
I looking for new experience and growing my skill job work and new place and a better life for family I have a construction experience drywall and finished concrete
Pros
Free ppe
Cons
Longs hours
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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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It's a place when everyday you learn something different, that's why this job is awesome.
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) –  Brandon, MB22 August 2017
it is a place where you work with different cultures and you learn how to deal with any situation. everyday you learn something new, there's no time to be scare of new things. the most enjoyable part of the job is that you get to get experience in the job environment and with cultures as well. you learn to deal with different behaviors. I may say the hardest part of my job is to keep your employees happy when you got more than 200, but it is possible to do it.
Pros
opportunities to grow up in bussiness
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Great atmosphere.Good people to work for.
Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Brandon, MB11 August 2017
Big facility,work on my own.Trust is rewarded with good performance.Able to make critical decisions in field.
Hours were great home everyday.
Need to have a strong stomach,as it is not something people see everyday.
Pros
easy drive to work everyday
Cons
Over night shifts
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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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