Food safety Quality Assurance Technician (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 May 2017
One of the best management to work. All employee benefits are provided. Only problem is the uncertain future. Its very hard to extend the contract positions. Even if u work a lot better and effective the current employees you are shown exit doors at the end of Contract.
TALENT ACQUISITION LEAD - Information Solutions (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 16 December 2016
Maple Leaf is barely profitable and this is a convenient way to justify no bonuses and minimal salary increases. The management level is highly political and populated by some people who spend their days being charming and managing up!
General Labourer (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 11 December 2016
It is brutally cold, fast past environment, had to lift very heavy items of the entire day, the gloves that are given do little ton nothing to protect your hands from the coldness. Lots of down time makes it easy to warm up and take a break
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) – Hannon, ON – 5 December 2016
-typical day at work
Was always hectic with broken down machinery in a cold and wet environment. Everything was always a 911 emergency and had to be fixed right away. The place was disorganized and never enough parts, resources or training. Radio etiquette of managers was rude.
-what you learned
learned a lot about food safety, was impressed and will eat their food after working there
When I was hired they told me I was going into a high performance workforce and all that jazz but that was not the case. I felt that I had to prove myself everyday if you wanted to keep your job rather than focusing on doing your job correctly. If something went wrong you needed to show you were on top of everything at all times and it was the other guys fault. If you Live, Eat and Breath Maple Leaf Foods and throw all your coworkers under the bus to make your self look better then you may get that promotion.They will push and push and when you start to burn out they will chew you up and spit you out.
co-workers were good but morale was very poor
-the hardest part of the job
the plant was designed for product flow and food safety, it was not designed for maintenance. if you will be working there for maintenance you will probably get lost in what's called "the interstitial" which is a second floor with all the equipment that doesn't need to be sanitized everyday.
Factory Worker (Former Employee) – Weston, ON – 20 November 2016
A manufacturing of food products like ham, corn beef, bologna etc. Confident in dealing diverse people. Has an ability to solve the problem quickly. Always coordinated to the supervisor . Their management always reminding us about our safety. We always have a good team work to achieve a good production in daily schedule.
Quality Assurance Technician (Co-op Student) (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 18 November 2016
i have learned a lot, everybody is helping and supervisors are available for guidance all the time, in a short time i am totally mixed up in their environment and love to be with them, defiantly miss them after completion of co-op program. it is an excellent experience to work with well known and huge poultry industry. thanks to Maple Leaf for providing me first Canadian experience.
Labourer (Current Employee) – Hannon, ON – 12 November 2016
Terrible pay, but a steady income. There is no real training, you pretty much have to train yourself and get your fellow employees to help you. There is a lot of down time and standing around. That being said, most of the employees are very nice and approachable.
Order Processing Administrator (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 27 October 2016
My job is billing, invoicing, printing pick sheets. I learned a lot and develop my skills. co-workers are very helpful and work as a team, Transparent open communication. enjoyable part of the job is balance between work and personal life.
Production Service Lines (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 24 October 2016
Productive and fun workplace, people work fast in the conveyor. Work area is cold because its food processing factory. Co-workers are hardworking but enjoying the job. Supervisors are strict but supportive and easy to approach.
Hardest part of the job if the machines are down, but have to continue working manually. Most enjoyable part of the job is working with others to reach quota.
IT Analyst (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 19 October 2016
Fast paced environment. Must be able to juggle multiple tasks and meet the deadlines. Excellent, knowledgeable co-workers. Most difficult part of the job is trying to educate management on a role which they are not familiar. Most enjoyable part of the job was the budget process and new technology. Company is technology focused.
Not much appreciation for work if you are in a support role.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Glover Road, Hannon, Hamilton – 9 October 2016
Very cold work place. A lot of downtime and standing in cold when machines are not running.No communication at all. Supervisors have no clue at all. Employee services is not good at all. The only best part was coworkers. Everybody get along and work together and have fun. Forced to work on every weekend. They do not care about employees personal life. No work life balance. No scope of advancement.
lunches on long weekend in summer.
Zero work life balance. Supervisors are clueless about anything. No respect for employees.