They say they're values is transparency. That's only if your upper management. Till than shut your trap or your deemed a trouble maker.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton – 12 October 2013
Supervisors if same culture will ride coat tails of management. Sneak behind others backs to catch them in acts to make themselves look better. And even bully their own cultures on floor to spy for them Management cares bout their own advancement and if that means making you look bad and taking the brunt of problems beyond your control . They will. They always have an escape goat for issues. You'll last two years tops if your not a rat
Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) – Brandon, MB – 11 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.
if you want to work 6days a week and have lot of overtime this place is for you
machine operator (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 7 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.
union is strong enough that you will have a job for life.
Production Labourer (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 5 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.
Provide adequate space for lunch and snack breaks, supervisors and co-workers are helpful
Janitor/Cleaner- (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 14 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,
Xray/MX operator (Lead Hand) (Current Employee) – Hannon, ON – 5 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
Health and Safety Co-ordinator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 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.
Seasonal Employee (Wiener Stuffer) (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 28 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.
Forced overtime, having to work shifts that employees with higher seniority didn't want to do.
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.
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 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.
General Labourer (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 15 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"