Pitney Bowes

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Pitney Bowes Reviews in Shelton, CT

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
607 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work from home is available making good work life balance (in 59 reviews)

  • Company pays well, good benefits, growth opportunities (in 45 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management didn't seem to listen or cre about all of us front line workes (in 26 reviews)

  • Entrenched senior management in India (in 21 reviews)

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    Client Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Shelton, CT

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

    Pros

    I like my coworkers and my boss.

    Cons

    Inflexible vacation, most holidays are blacked out every year.
    Company changes direction with little to no notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bit of transparency would be nice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A long ways from their glory days

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Shelton, CT

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

    Pros

    They pay relatively high salaries. Most jobs have very flexible self-regulated schedules. A lot of jobs (growing all the time) are work from home.

    Cons

    The products and services are market leaders in a dying industry. The only way the ever even come close to analysts numbers is by continuously laying off personnel. The work place is toxic, there used to be (for the past 8 years or so) an annual lay-off right between Thanksgiving and Christmas (nice timing huh, very thoughtful), but now the lay-offs are what seems to be every week from a different group or department so no one ever knows when they go into work on a given day if it will it be their last. The amount of work for each individual is enormous because the survivors have to pick up the load. They constantly bring in people from the outside as management, they don't promote from within very often, and the new management seem to be getting worse and worse. They finally got rid of Murray Martin who basically drove the company into the ground with no repercussions whatsoever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    C-Level personnel should look to clean house of VP and above who have been at PB for more than say 20 years instead of laying off all the workers that have all the domain knowledge. Get rid of the layers and layers of management. As a manager I have 11 people under me. Yet there are many groups in WHQ who have a manager (with no direct reports) reporting to a Director, who reports to a Senior Director who reports to a VP and that is the VP's entire organization, himself and three or four other higher management positions. But you keep laying off the workers. Really? And stop outsourcing all our jobs because you are losing the local domain knowledge and letting things like control of your data, of all things, be controlled by someone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good ol' boys club is full swing, good people, company is in a down spiral...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Launch Analyst in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Product Launch Analyst in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes

    Pros

    People and work life balance,

    Cons

    Salary level, HR, no room for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Throw in the towel, dump you administrative HR department they have no clue about the concept of talent retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    How a Market Leader Dies

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes

    Pros

    The people who actual work there are the best around. There is a lot of work to do. Are cash flow is great. We have the best products around. Our competition is crap.

    Cons

    Sr Management does not know how to grow the business so they cut the very people who create value. Too many layers of Management. We spend more time explaining what we are doing then doing it. Not enough resources to get a good job done. We are told to be more productive. I wish Sr Management would lead by example instead of telling us to be more productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire and let some inovated people lead us out of our mess.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Under Valued Stock but Under Valued Employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes

    Pros

    Everything that is non-work: of course, the people, fitness center, health care university, flexibility, and large company type benefits and competitive compensation. Good cafe (27) with variety and nutrition. On site medical a plus with a great staff. Public Company with espp and T Rowe 401K.

    Cons

    not a progressive environment, no room for growth, limited resources for most projects. After many years of this, even the talented people (there are a lot) are burnt out. No daycare or paternity.
    True understanding of business and customer lost with a majority of offshore or contract resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rather than give generic 'power talks' that could apply to any company, use real examples of how we are improving customer relationships and sales. Hire more employees to get to know the customer and bring that information back to engineering who develops new products that customers will actually buy. The Advanced Concepts group needs to take their innovative intellect and bring a product to market rather than stay in extended-Post Doctorate land. Senior Management should most importantly be leaders. Leadership is not management but retaining the people that you do have thru creative motivation, mentoring, and rewarding. Also, training of project managers to think outside the box. Scheduling not only their project tasks but all the dependencies outside the project that impact a date. Goals that are properly scoped with dates that are achievable. Bring back CPR for commication more regular.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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