Pitney Bowes Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
561 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company provides a great work life balance (in 55 reviews)

  • Company pays well, good benefits, growth opportunities (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • Entrenched senior management in India (in 21 reviews)

  • Unfortunately the support system from upper management did not coincide with this message (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent Pass through Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time

    Pros

    401k, health benefits, vacation when starting

    Cons

    Unprofessional management, constant safety violations, inconsistent schedule

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    A resuts oriented company with customer satisfation as a top priority

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Abiltiy to grow within the company

    Cons

    Through the years have found them to be top heavy in management and unorganized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Downhill progression - waiting for the worms

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    Current Employee - Research  in  Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Research in Danbury, CT

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work-life benefits. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    The leadership has made some improvement in the past, but overall the company is struggling. Recent hires are all bottom of the barrel. Top of the line, high quality employees have left for good long time back. The company is struggling, and employees are like zombies, like robots waiting for their death, no vision nor strategy is clearly communicated to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new leadership is better than the old one, but the direction may not be sufficient to make the kind of turnaround that is needed to sustain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    At one time a great company to work for, until the attack of the bean counters.No longer is the client first, just words

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Systems Specialist
    Current Employee - Field Systems Specialist

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable work enviroment, decent benifits. You can go as far as your talent will take you in the company depending on how much of your life you are willing to give up.

    Cons

    The company has become compartmentalized. Each Business Unit trying to squeeze as much revenue from each other at the cost of the client. Raises are done on a Bell curve at the insistance of higher level management. Every individual in a managers group could do an excellant job, but some would have to be scored low and others high to meet accounting goals. Higher level management has implemented automated systems that control our daily jobs that is inadequate and incorrect for our company. Any negitave feedback is ignored or met with termination in some instances. The highest level management has recently been selling off or outsourcing our Divisions.This results in job insecurity and fear for the future of Pitney Bowes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your front line customer facing employees. They can tell you what is going on. Management at manager level and above have become indifferent, isolated and just tow the line whatever the fact are. They just provide the facts that want to be seen. When I started, most of the employees had over 20 years, now there seems to be a high turnover and loss of technical knowledge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wish they would have kept PBMS

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead
    Current Employee - Team Lead

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    PBMS was very generous with there vacation and personal leave policy.. not may companies give you your hours at the beginning of every year and let your borrow against them which was very nice.

    Cons

    Since selling PBMS to Novitex a lot of former employees have left,, things certainly did not change for the better. Still no raises extreme micro managing,, with Novitex,, they took away 3 or 4 holidays Pitney Bowes was a far better company to work for

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A company that has given me many opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time

    Pros

    Great people, if you are willing to work hard you will have a lot of opportunities, the company is making much better decisions than it did 5 years ago

    Cons

    Low pay for front line employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less politics, be more transparent to clients and employees, make sure the people in senior leadership positions are making good decisions for the company and not their personal benefit, Really look at the compensation structure for front line employees,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pitney Bowes Software, Boulder CO

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time

    Pros

    First rate group of Software Engineers and Architects

    Cons

    Still has the bureaucracy you'd expect from a company of it's size

  9.  

    No opportunity for Growth/Dead end job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the work is fairly easy.

    Cons

    health insurance isn't affordable, not with their wages. Job is easy, but a joke.

  10.  

    Cold, "Old School" Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company has been in business since 1920, many people have been with the company for 30+ years

    Cons

    Lack of communication, employees that have been with the company for years are not helpful to new employees - there is an expectation that you should know everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    So far so good.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes

    Pros

    A good team of smart people who dont take themselves to seriously.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and guidance from upper level management. Thrown into multiple projects without the support/tools needed.

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