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Former Employee - IT Analyst (Co-op)  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - IT Analyst (Co-op) in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

I worked at Maple Leaf Foods as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Fun co-workers, excellent mentoring, non-intimidating work environment, clients are nice and appreciate your help, had fun with other co-ops after hours

Cons

IT department understaffed, a lot of issues are unresolved because of this

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire more employees in IT

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Common Sense is not So Common

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor

    I worked at Maple Leaf Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Associates- From Lead Hands, Machine Operators,Semi Skilled Labour, Mechanics, Sanitation department it is all of you that drives this company and with out your hard work and co-operation their would be no MLCF. Great bunch to work with!

    Experience-If your fresh out of university or college it is a good place to get your feet wet. Literally.

    Cons

    Top heavy on the operations management side-Senior Production Supervisor role is a NON value added position and only limits the channel of communication between Production Supervisors and Production Managers

    Lacks training and development of Leadership team- Internal training and professional development programs are non existent on off shifts and slim to none on preferred shifts.

    Talent Retention-This company and this location specifically struggles to retain top talent and young talent. The Veteran leaders who poured the foundation of the plant stick around for ever with the stone age mentality of operations management. This creates a road block for the young leaders who waste away on off shifts and ultimately leave. There is no succession planning.

    Work Life Balance-Be prepared to work night shift or evening shift for min. of 7-10 years before you even get a shot at working regular day shift hours.

    Environment-Cold and Damp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the Senior Production Supervisor role as it would force Production Managers and Manufacturing Managers to bridge the gap between them and the Production Supervisors. Too much information gets lost due to going through too many channels of distribution.

    Re-instate SLP program or offer some sort of post secondary program hosted by the company to further those leaders who want to gain more knowledge in engineering, business etc.

    Get on the bandwagon of succession planing with your younger Production Supervisors who have 30+ more years of service ahead of them to contribute to this company. It does not benifit the company to have a revolving door and high turnover of young leaders while the relics ride out their time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Management Employee  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Management Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Maple Leaf Foods

    Pros

    Overall, Maple Leaf has a friendly environment and you are treated fairly. MLF company culture is great - everyone(mostly) lives the values and they are not just a poster on the wall. The focus for performance is balanced between both development and results and they have a very good annual review process.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, their compensation is on the lower side of market value and annual raises are not that great. Advancement opportunities are there but limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the years, the environment is becoming more political - try and preserve your culture as it is a key competitive advantage in attracting top talent.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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