Maple Leaf Consumer Foods

Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Employee Reviews in Canada

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Great company
Talent Acquisition Coordinator (Co-op) (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ONDecember 17, 2015
Great Company with great people, very professional and who love what they do. I was able to prescreen candidates for Leadership Track Program.
Pros
Training programs
Cons
Nothing
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Central Lab is not well managed, high turnaround.
Microbial Technologist (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ONMarch 10, 2015
Perpetually understaffed with high turnaround, makes training difficult, chaotic.

Lack of middle management pushes tasks onto lab workers who are already swamped.

Managers do not give suitable feedback for development improvements in a timely manner.

Reviews/personal development not truly supported, but the actual PAD process is pushed way too hard--takes focus away from the actual job (never heard the end of it!)
- also, on the PAD note, management at Central Lab does not support staff reviewing themselves favourably, seeing most people as below average.

Rampant favouritism to support management's opportunity for promotion.

No budget for staff activities (team building, fun)--no time allotted for these things either.
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Great place to work, room for advancement- new skills and trainings
Supply Chain Analyst - Planning (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ONFebruary 5, 2014
Many benefits, always room to grow and learn new skills. Team work as well as solo - good mix. Enjoyed the people and the job at Maple Leaf Foods.
Pros
training sessions- group and individual
Cons
keep closing facilities- ? job security
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A slice of the Corporate Cake
Production Clerk (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ONApril 8, 2015
Being the leading consumer packaged meats company in Canada, Maple Leaf Foods is one of the biggest and strongest food operation firms to work for as an employee. A typical hierarchal corporation, the time there teaches one the skill to climb up the corporate ladder if one strives hard enough. Tightly regulated, Maple Leaf is a specimen corporation run under parameters and guidelines. The management roles are highly evolved to accommodate to the growing competition teaching one flexibility and strategic advancement but also limiting the boundaries within which one can innovate and improve.
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work experience
Industrial mechanic (Current Employee) –  OntarioNovember 1, 2015
Working here at the maple leaf Is very exciting ,Every day here we face new challenge and after solving the problems we feel so proud, we learned so many different thing \maple leaf have a very advance working environment we deals with robot and a high speed machines as well, Work environment is really very motivated
Pros
Good team
Cons
\no vacation during summer
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very productive
admin asssistant (Former Employee) –  torontoFebruary 5, 2014
My typical day starts with checking all details and greeting customers and helping them with their debit and credit accounts.
Most enjoyable part is when we have a challenged projects and meetings.
My co-workers were very co-operative and worked well as a team.
Pros
nice salary
Cons
too much politics
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Fun place to work,lots of opportunities for growth.
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MBMarch 25, 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.
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stable employment
Skilled Labourer (Current Employee) –  Brandon, MBAugust 26, 2013
It's a highly stressful job. There is a lot of politics, supervisors and co-workers aren't always on the same page. But good pay, bonuses, benefits, and a stable job.
Pros
decent pay, able to charge up meals.
Cons
too much stress, supervisors are difficult to get along with.
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Productive and Fun Workplace
industrial electrician (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MBNovember 11, 2015
Its a very good place to learn, learn and learn.

I have really learned lot and gained knowledge on food processing equipment like GEA, COZZINI, POLYCLIP, HVF etc.
Pros
Good overtime
Cons
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Culture has changed over that past decade.
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, OntarioMarch 11, 2015
Long hours including weekends, holidays, over vacation as well.

Not rewarded for service or effort.

Cards played close to the chest from management.

Are some good people still trying to make it a fun place to work but morale is low ..

New direction of end products and wasted money on failed projects.
Pros
pension plan
Cons
extremely long hours unrewarded
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good place to learn
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ONNovember 19, 2015
good place to work as well as learn. the staff is very good aswell as just a great overall good place to work, hours are good and great place to learn
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Good company with very nice people
A/R Administrator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ONNovember 22, 2015
Everyone in the company is very kind and the managers are also very nice to help their team members. People are very professional and helpful.
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Hard work, but very rewarding!
Warehouse Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SKNovember 26, 2015
Learned a lot! I learned a lot about manufacturing, the specific machines used, how the material was used in said machinery, etc...
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Productive and efficient shop floor
General Labourer (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MBSeptember 27, 2015
To be worked in a good team and having fun as a team member.Having great co-operation between the teams.I am very well
treated as a team member.I learned the process as well as the working culture.
Pros
pizza party
Cons
hard woking hours
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Good pay, lousy environment
Business Development Manager / Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ONApril 18, 2012
Maple Leaf is a company run by its Marketing department, which "owns" the P&L, but execution of the strategy is done by the Sales team. This leads to aggressive positioning (finger pointing, etc) between Marketing and Sales that is often difficult to resolve.

A typical day at work as a Business Development Manager includes 3 to 4 hours of internal meetings, between 50 and 100 emails (most of them internal), and a couple of phone calls and emails to the customer. The largest share of the workload is to manage internal relationships, not to work with the customer. Work / life balance is not taken seriously.

The most valuable lessons I learned during my time at Maple Leaf were about the dangers of overspecialization and politics. Maple Leaf has very tightly determined roles, is heavily "siloed", and doesn't often welcome cross-functional expertise that challenges the status quo. In addition, Maple Leaf is run on internal relationships, making it very difficult to achieve meaningful change.

Individuals who are seeking well compensated specialized work will probably enjoy Maple Leaf. Those who are hoping to contribute on a cross-functional level would, in my opinion, be better served by pursuing a Tier 2 or Tier 3 employer instead of Maple Leaf. Those preferring a "Category Management" approach to Sales will probably not be comfortable at Maple Leaf. Relationships continue to run the business and fact-based selling is a distant second.
Pros
compensation, "free" company car.
Cons
work / life balance, politics
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Dynamic and fast-paced marketing department
Graphic Designer (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ONDecember 5, 2011
Maple Leaf Foods is a leader in the food industry. Their marketing department reaches a global market, and stays on top of the leading advertising and marketing trends.
Pros
excellent benefits
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A great place to learn a technology skill
SAP Architect (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ONNovember 4, 2015
If you are just coming out of university and are looking for an environment in which you can learn a core technology, this would be a great place for you to work.
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great place to work
Health and Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) –  kitchener, ontarioSeptember 24, 2014
Most enjoble part of the job was how rewarding it was. The hardest part was driving machines.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
they closed
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Challenging environment with plenty of opportunity
Inventory Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ONJuly 2, 2015
In my experiences, my current employer provides an exceptional workplace that offers plenty of room for advancement. Their commitment to their employees and customers is quite astounding and the company possesses a very strong sense of environmental awareness. Very strong measures are also placed on employee health and safety as well as food safety.
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Further Processing (Bacon)
Food Safety and Lab Supervisor (Former Employee) –  North Battleford, SKMay 27, 2015
The facility received pork bellies that were further processed into sliced, packaged bacon. This job entailed the implementation of the corporate QA programming ,verification of production records and management of nitrate levels in the brine and meat. I also worked as Sanitation Supervisor at the facility.
Pros
The facility was established and had a smooth operation, with strong relations with the inspector.
Cons
The facility relied greatly on 'tribal knowledge', thereby impacting the department's technical direction.
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3.7
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