Fun place to work,lots of opportunities for growth.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 25 March 2014
Typical 5 days 8 hours shifts. Lots of health and safety training, and power equipment training provided. Great people to work with. Salary is OK. Management is fair.Most enjoyable part is to get the job done.
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"
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Brandon, MB – 6 June 2017
I was on the evening shft, most time working until midnight or later. I worked with various knives, cutters and saws, both hand held and stationary. I've worked with people of different ethnic origins and even learned how to speak some of their language. It was an experience that i will take with me wherever.
IS Team Lead Operations (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 2 June 2017
A vast majority of days are quite intense, being in charge of the Operations groups assumes that the monitoring of the infrastructure is watched all of the time 24x7. The culture thrives on the organizations zest and good nature. The interaction with the diversity and culture of the organization is the most enjoyable part of the work.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 1 June 2017
i worked at maple leaf for 2 years as a butcher and i applyed for corporate trainer\ backup leadhand. my duties are making sure the production line is up and ready to operate smooth and efficient. part of my duty is to train other workers on how to de bone ham, pork butts, pork loin and picnic ham. meet with the customers for specific cut of the meat and introduce to the worker. and make sure the yield of the product is low. the hardest part of the job is to deal with other employees to make sure the job gets done.
Blender opperator (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 31 May 2017
I loved working for Schneider's , but as it got bought out by maple leaf co, I ended up at the new plant in Hamilton. Where it was more machine orientated then people. And it was 10 times harder on the body. The bins that they use for meats are way to high, the lines way to closed in. And the way I was used to blending was meat % then spice, but at maple leaf co. they added the same amount of spice no matter the meat block. I just cant see my self buying that kind of product.