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Work is fun but management not concerned about employees
Worker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB19 March 2019
The pay and benefits were very good but management tends to go for favoritism and not effort and sacrifice. Union is always pro management as well as HR. They rather see you suffer and leave. The ones who doesn't do much effort will always be rewarded as they never made mistakes. Too much politics.
Pros
Benefits and pay
Cons
Too much politics and favoritism
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Fast paced work environment
Saputo Forklift Operator (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON14 March 2019
A fast paced work environment, with early start times. The work involves packaging, building and loading skids and crates of product. Using the voice system to receive and collect order IDs and types and amounts of product per order.
Pros
Full-time benefits for part-time employees
Cons
Early start times
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Good company
Class 1 Driver (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON21 February 2019
The company is so big but the management is not so good too much paper work headache.. the company sucks even you do lil bit wrong even in paperwork.
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Weak IT Leadership
IT Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC20 February 2019
- IT Senior VPs and director are micromanagers, with no executive profile.
- Leadership team don't follow process in place and overtake the methodologies.
- Most employees are overloaded, decreasing the work/life Balance.
- Extra hours are not paid.
- Colleges try to help each other when possible.
- Family environment.
Pros
Friendly environment
Cons
Weak IT senior management
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GREAT job for skill, TERRIBLE TERRIBLE cooperation
Wearhouse worker (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 February 2019
I worked in the Calgary plant Wearhouse and LOVED the job I learned ALOT and genuinely liked the job, fast paced, lots of learned skill and good money , but TERRIBLE people to work with! Management does everything with political fear and intimidation and never was I bullied harassed and put down so much before not to mention continually picked on and a victim of racism. The union...... ....... ....... Useless !!!
Terrible place to work !!
Pros
Good money, learned lots, met a few good friends
Cons
Politicly motivated fear, bullying, harassment, long hours
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Great job in terms of pay and benefits
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB13 February 2019
A typical day here consisted of putting your head down and getting to it. Nothing complicated here: be on time, work hard, and help the team get things done.
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Benefits
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Very productive and busy place
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK7 February 2019
I was there as summer relief hoping for full time, which didn't happen at the time. They were very kind there and gave many opportunities and I made good friends there.
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prefer not to mention
confidential (Former Employee) –  Montreal6 February 2019
Where I felt racism was still existant , its a family business so privilege to those who are related, ethnicities will work in the production line manage by the "family member" . Where a billion dollars company lay off ppl for no reason and not considering out this affect the employee. a billion dollar company tha tdont care. I have boycotted Saputo product
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Overall a great place to work. If you wanna work hard they will pay wou well for it
Packaging Operator (Current Employee) –  Taistock5 February 2019
I have worked for this company for years and the environment at the plant is changing. It has been know to be tyrannically run but with a few shifts in management it seems to be getting better. This plant is a food producer and as such is governed by the CFIA which means many rules (rightfully so). Employees are to adhere to strict rules surrounding food safety. Typically we (packaging employees) have to wear a white uniform over our outside clothes, safety boots, earplugs, hairnet, bump cap, beard net (if facial hair) and safety glasses. When handling cheese we are required to wear an apron, plastic sleeves, and gloves. Shifts are 12 hours 6 am to 6pm with four 15 min breaks throughout the shift. There is no cafeteria or vending machine to supply you with a sandwich so you will have to bring your lunch. Mandatory overtime occurs frequently so you must be prepared to work any day. Typically if you are a day shift employee you will be scheduled all day shifts, If you are hired full time Shift A employees work Monday Tues Wed (Days) Shift B employees work Sunday Mon Tues (nights) shift C Thurs Fri Sat (days) shift D Wed Thurs Fri (nights) Sanitation comes in Saturday nights. anything after 40 hrs is paid at time and a half. Sunday is time and a half.
Very hard to get a Saturday off if you get scheduled to work a Saturday
Starting pay is 24?/hr for brand new packaging assistants
this can go up to 26.90 depending on length of employment and skill set. 1 dollar and hour extra for back up lead hands and 1.50 / hr extra for Lead hands???
Not a bad place to work. The pay is pretty
  more... good and the benefits are awesome.
$400 / 2 years for glasses
1000 / year for paramedical (chiro massage etc)
400 orthotics
80% dental coverage
90% drug coverage
Employee share program in which you put in up to 5% of your pay and the company kicks in a certain percentage plus dividends
Excellent pension plan in which you put in 3% and the company puts in 6%
Life insurance in which you have the option of increasing if you so choose
RRSPs can be deducted directly from your pay

Two weeks holidays until 3 or 5???? years employment then 3 weeks
four weeks after 9 years
Holidays have to be taken a week at a time and cannot be broken up.
Stat holidays are rarely given as holidays. Usually we have to work them but get paid time and a half if we do.
Overtime is usually readily available if you want to work more for more $
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Pros
Great pay and benefits, you are able to move up through the company if you are willing to put in time and long hours
Cons
long hours on cement floors, repeditive depending on where you work and what line you are on
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truck driver
Class 1 Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  brandon manitoba29 January 2019
typical day at saputo is loading and unloading trucks via forklift or by hand. i was able to deliver various goods to food establishments. the day started early about 2 am and ended about 5pm four days a week
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overall a great employer
production supervisor (Former Employee) –  Georgetown, ON27 January 2019
overall this is a great company to work for. they do tend to promote from within but you must push for this. the hours are long in some areas and at some times of the year.
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Product and a fun place to work
Shunter / Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON21 January 2019
Saputo had a great family environment.

The supervisors were professional and handled accordingly.

The pay was good and the houres were there for people that wanted them.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
small lunch room
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Productive, good co-workers, good overall
Laborer, Shipping - Local (Former Employee) –  Mount Pearl, NL9 January 2019
Co-workers are good company, fun to be around.
occasionally have to be called in on days off, or overnights. understaffed in some areas.
some little negatives, but overall good company
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Quiet days in an individual office
Filing Clerk (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB7 January 2019
Typical day a Saputo i would get a box of mail and sort through organizing them into routes and proper dates following up organizing them into proper cabinets. The management at this company is extremely organized and understanding plus accommodating. Everyone is the many is kind, understanding and gives you the help you need. The hardest part of the job is how busy it can get and trying to say in order and the most enjoyably part is the employees and how kind they are.
Pros
Potlucks and team bonding
Cons
Can often times be boring
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Decent Experience
Picker Truck Operator (Former Employee) –  Vaunt30 December 2018
Very Physical job, heavy lifting, tedious and heavy workload, various temperature changes working in cooler and freezer environment

Management tries to impose lots of unfair rules on employees trying to push for numbers. Supervisors are nice but have a limited capability to aid their workers with scheduling issues.

Workplace culture overall is good plenty of hard-working friendly people.

The Wages are good and its a good place to get yourself together financially.
Pros
Free Lunches, Friendly environment with employees
Cons
Cold Temperatures, Schedule
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5.0
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best work place I was in
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon Canada19 December 2018
It was my first job in Canada and was doing it until i moved to USA.
Well paid with one of the best benifit plan for the employees. Job security is comparatively better if you go more senior in the list. I still miss my job and still love what i did.
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3.0
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Fun
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB6 December 2018
Was a fun job I enjoyed working there had a lot. worked hard and met a lot of people and learned a lot of things in the time that I worked there. thank you
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Dynamic and fast paced company with high risk and high reward
Middle Management (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON4 December 2018
This company has grown incredibly over the last decade and as such brings both good and bad along with it. The foundation they preach sounds good but gets lost once it hits just above middle management and replaced with agendas and politics too often. If you are looking for growth, experience, great pay and benefits than this is the place for you. If you are looking for life/work balance, low stress, realistic workloads or long term employment to retirement please stay away. This company thrives on using its resources (people) for every last ounce and then spitting them out for their competitors to pick up and realize their true potential long term. Sad as this company was built on the backs of some of the best people in the industry....replaced with arrogant self serving management at higher levels who direct by fear of job security.
Pros
Top pay, good benefits, dynamic, great exposure and experience
Cons
Self serving management, culture and values not realized but promoted, negative morale
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cold place with fast pace environment
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB22 November 2018
A cold place with fast pace environment. I have learned there how to build orders with different types of milk, cheese, yogurt, pizza toppings and etc.
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Horrible place to work
Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) –  Boucherville, QC23 October 2018
People stabbing people in the back to get ahead in the compagny...racial compagny...dont care about personal family life...its all work work work...12 hour shifts...nothing familial about saputo...stay far away from working there
Pros
Nothing
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Everything
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