Operations Analyst, IS Services (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 17 January 2018
Company has gone through many changes that are good and bad. However there is a lot of uncertainty about job security and career advancement. Team sizes have been reduced on a yearly basis and offshoring of departments continues to grow.
Labourer (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 2 July 2017
normal 8 hour shifts, in a factory, very cold weather, safety boots provided were sub par in quality. management was good and to the point, easy going, job was very straight forward and on the fly from my experience.
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.
Chance to do many different jobs of many trades men overseeing
Third class power and refrigeration engineer (Former Employee) – North Battleford, SK – 31 May 2017
Refrigeration plant was overseen....operating and maintenance.I learned the responsibilities and dangers of running an ammonia refrigeration plant. Management was fair. Safety was the culture.Working with ammonia had its challenges but if ppe was used it was quite safe.The various types of maintenance I enjoyed
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.
General housekeeping (Former Employee) – Hannon, ON – 9 May 2017
They never explain properly they say just do it and to get proper training you have to essentially wing it or they won't train you for being "good" or they will simply say no training if you do poorly even on the first try.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 6 May 2017
I worked here for over 15 years and would have retired there if they hadn't have closed down my plant. Great staff and pay and other then having a hard time finding employment after I left there are no complaints.