Maintenance Planner (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – October 23, 2013
Maple Leaf Foods has great cultural values for developing leadership and being accountable. It is committed to continuous improvement to refine its practices for the purpose of safer food and profitability.
Energetic, creative people will find lots of room to grow their skills amid skilled co-workers. Much of the supervision and management structure is very receptive to new ideas for improving processes, and let dynamic individuals work and advance their projects.
The one drawback is the occasional manager who doesn't want their employee to outshine them in a role, and lets personal opinion matter more than the fact based approach espoused by the cultural mission. This leads to some areas that are resistant to change and maintenance of the status quo -- so the hardest part of the job is staying motivated to conquer such roadblocks, because the rest of the company is hungry to develop and succeed.
lots of room to improve efficiency, processes, and gather data
some rough, out of date practices -- lack of automation and technology compared to other machine-based sectors.
PRODUCTION LINE OPERATOR (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – September 24, 2016
Get gear on one black jacket one long white lab coat rain boots hair net plastic gloves hard hat goggles and ear plugs what I have learned is that how meat is truly processed management is very busy all the time hardest part of the job is the lifting the most enjoyable part of the job the extra hours
Production Worker (Former Employee) – St. Marys, ON – September 16, 2016
-Their was a lot of drama between workers, and made you feel like you were not welcomed -Management was okay, wouldn't say it is the best -Hardest part of the job was the training process and all the paper work
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – September 14, 2016
Able to do my best in performing my job even though it is not related to my previous work. I learned a lot specially in dealing with past faced environment, standing for a long period of time and having a short break time. Exciting and a really much fun of learning.
Full Time Materials handler/ Shipper/ receiver (Former Employee) – 44 glover hannon ontario – August 24, 2016
minimal concern for the well being of product and employees lack of communication with the employees union is terrible they never learn to make things better they continue to do the same mistakes which makes it a very bad place to work.
there is a shuttle that takes tyou to the front door from upper ottawa.
long hours, Cold, Temperory employees, unorganized, unclean
Shipping and Receiving (Former Employee) – Canning, NS – August 7, 2016
Worked night shift.Work started with going over things with the day shift on what needs to be done.Picked orders that need to go out the door, loaded trucks with fork lifts and walkies.Worked computer printing off bills to go with the orders,cleaned up work area when finished.
Box Maker (Former Employee) – lethbridge, AB – July 27, 2016
Everyday from work is always busy. I learned how to take care not only my job but also my co-workers. I don't like some management because some of them they don't fix the problem or it would take a months, year or never. Some of my co-worker are good worker but some of them are lazy I hate lazy people. for me the hardest part of the job even your trying your best in work the supervisors don't see that because they don't know what's real happening on the site cause they are not always there to look what's happening. Most enjoyable part of my job is to have co-worker at the same time friends and some of them we had a team work but it doesn't matter to me if there is a team cause I could work alone or as a team.
sometimes there's free lunch and has games..
only 8 hours Monday to Friday and they are giving overtime if you want too, or sometimes there is mandatory overtime.
The machines were always having issues, they would frequently break down causing problems down the line. End of the line workers have a lot of trouble keeping up with the amount of product coming down the line because the workers are consistently taken away from the end of the line.