Sofina Foods Reviews

Updated 5 May 2020

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3.2
53%
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Sofina Foods Chairman & President      Michael Latifi
Michael Latifi
20 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Pretend to care for employees"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Markham, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sofina Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, good industry to be in

    Cons

    Old school management, innovation or new ideas are useless, old technology (seriously!), too much secrecy, no WFH, no benefits and the company stance on COVID showed they don't care about well being.

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    Sofina Foods2020-05-05
  2. "Great place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Supervisor 

    I have been working at Sofina Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Continously Growing business that has treated me well

    Cons

    Lack of communication in plans for personal growth

    Sofina Foods2020-02-19
  3. "Great place with a bright future"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Superintendent in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sofina Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunity to grow and learn, building great relationships everyday

    Cons

    Some, not all upper management out of touch with core business

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    Sofina Foods2020-02-19
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Company with Worst Culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Line Staff in Markham, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sofina Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Non-Executive Level employees are great to work with. Each employee is willing to help and cares about their fellow colleagues. Each employee cares about its client. Compensation and Bonus is fair

    Cons

    The old-regime executives are very egoistic, unemotional and only care about their bonuses. The "so-called" blueprint is very contradicting. The employees do not have the right to make any constructive suggestion for example: - Employees have recommended to raise more funds for the Sofina Foundation, but Michael Latifi has refused because it is not his standards; - Employees cannot make their desk make them feel like "home" because Michael Latifi does not like clutter on desks - Work from Home does not exist in this culture - No Town halls or communication of organizations direction and/or goals - In the past the executives who were extraordinary leaders were let go or fired due to their progressive view. - No Written policy or handbook to identify and clarify companies policies The worst is COVID-19 response, the company has been slow in deciding what steps to take, including allowing employees to work from home to avoid spread of COVID-19. Lots of turnaround. Employees are scared to speak up in fear of loosing their employment

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    Sofina Foods2020-03-17
  5. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deboner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sofina Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay. Overtime. Friendly. Benifits

    Cons

    Old school. Hard work. Heavy

    Sofina Foods2019-11-25
  6. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist 

    I have been working at Sofina Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work! Highly recommended

    Cons

    Nothing to note that I can think of.

    Sofina Foods2019-11-19
  7. "Very nice"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Packaging and Forklift Operator in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sofina Foods full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good management helpful very nice

    Cons

    Some people sometimes very angry

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    Sofina Foods2019-11-14
  8. "DO NOT WORK AT ETOBICOKE LOCATION."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Etobicoke, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation but fails to keep and maintain its top talent.

    Cons

    Management skills from plant top management to the floor supervision are. very poor. The lack of communications and coping skills. Understaffed and lack of resources are serious issues. Blueprint values are not followed.

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    Sofina Foods2019-12-10
  9. "couldn't leave fast enough"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journeyman Millwright in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sofina Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hourly wage is pretty good for city work all the works are super friendly

    Cons

    Straight night shift. very limited training sometimes left completely alone, as in no one else in plant at night safety is talked about, not really practiced- its really left in your hands it is a union job, but ran like a 1972 non-union plant

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    Sofina Foods2019-11-30
  10. "Great work environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sofina Foods part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good staff Fast paced environment Good salary Easy job Performance of different tasks

    Cons

    Cold environment Distance from home

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    Sofina Foods2019-10-24
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