Pitney Bowes

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Pitney Bowes Reviews in Shelton, CT

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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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  1.  

    Many changes, not sue what will happen. The new CEO is good, but the company mentality needs change.

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Shelton, CT

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, but with exceptions.

    Cons

    Old company, old products, old politics, resistance to change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pays well, but depressing climate

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pays well, decent benefits, pretty flexible work schedule, great co-workers

    Cons

    Continuous layoffs (they got rid of the fat a long time ago, so now every cut is into the muscle),
    very hard to get promoted unless you jump business units at a minimum,
    PB are the leaders of a dying industry,
    management jumps all over to the crisis of moment or big idea of the day - haven't figured out where to take the company next,
    don't count on bonuses - they are based on company performance measured against unrealistic goals & they grade on a curve so even if everyone in a group are A players, have to be 1's/2's, 3's and 4's/5's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at products on the shelf created by old AC&T, stop trying to make numbers through layoffs, soon there won't be anyone left.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity, Company is still stuck in the 'corporate' world of churn and burn.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    401K, Benefits - its a classic 9-5 job

    Cons

    Majority of Management is 'recycled' from other departments. Hardly ever brought new, young, or energetic people into positions that could make a change. Too many 25+ year employees who are set in their ways. Competency of these individuals is inadequate for growth as they do not foster new ideas or promote change.

    Hours are set 9-5.

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

    Pitney Bowes - an 'ok' place to work on balance and in an environment where good jobs are hard to find

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    Former Employee - Director Procurement in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Director Procurement in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    some wonderful people, but rare. lot's of potential, but it can feel like a slowly sinking ship as mail volumes and reltated service decline - maybe the new CEO can turn things around

    Cons

    lots of mediocrity and and politics and senior management not help accountable (that may be changing)

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

    If you ignore the chaos around you, and focus on the job and appreciate the benefits, you are good.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. 401K. Spiffs. Beneplace employee discounts. Tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Chaotic upper management. Slow reaction to market demands. Ineffective training and product knowledge for solutions beyond postage meters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hate it that you let me go. But one has to wonder why is inside sales being downsized after field sales has already been diminished. Who is going to sell all those solutions?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Going, Going, Going.....GONE!!

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    PB was able to enjoy a nice long run of 90% USA marketshare of cash cow products in a cash cow industry... mailing machines. That meant good salaries for managers, sales, marketing, and some tech employees.

    Cons

    Its all over. PB tried to get into other areas of business when they saw the end coming for the mailing industry. But it was all too late. They have now laid off the majority of their Engineers and the stock has tumbled. No improvement in sight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe find a new company to milk for a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was a great company to work for until the last decade or so. Executive mismanagement created continuous layoffs.

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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and salaries. Some jobs offer work from home option. Nice perks, e.g., team building events, rewards and recognition,etc.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs due to poor management and out sourcing. layoffs not uniform--loss of good workers with seniority and/or over 50.

  9.  

    Slow internship with minimal work but good enviornment

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Pitney Bowes as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, small teams that cared about each other, non cut throat and good work life balance as they will not be forcing you to work more than 40 hours a week unless it is absolutely necessary.

    Cons

    Engineering department is slowing down, less and less work for engineers to do, very few opportunities for young engineers with the lay offs also creating a nervous environment as who is going to be next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to attract young engineers and figure out how to get work for the ones there, as currently it is slow and the engineers are a bit discouraged about what they are going to be doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    If HR paid attention to it's employee satisfaction ratings, rid all bad manager based on that, it'd be 100% better.

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    Former Employee - Designer in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Designer in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant people and mutually supportive and collaborative.

    Cons

    It is often a living example of the Peter Principle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit the 'low hanging fruit' fixes and focus on the big problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A great company, that is slowly making it's way to join the Titantic

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    Former Employee - Advisory QA Software Engineer in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Advisory QA Software Engineer in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay was good, benefits not bad

    Cons

    As the company has lost it's way management is non existent, it's every man for himself environment. Opportunity has become stagnant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so selfish!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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