Canada Post Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
158 Reviews
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158 Reviews
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Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, vacation time (3 weeks to begin with), good benefits, unionized (in 15 reviews)

  • good pay, good coworkers, outdoor work if you like that, stay in good shape (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • I would love for someone in Ottawa to go 'undercover' and actually try to do what they ask letter carriers to do (in 8 reviews)

  • Very unprofessional, incompetence everywhere from upper management to the very bottom (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    I was able to earn enough to support my kids with benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Inside Postal Worker PO4
    Current Employee - Inside Postal Worker PO4

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    job security, pension, overtime, benefits

    Cons

    shift work, especially graveyard shift, giving most extra work to casuals/part time workers who are paid $6 hr. less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't reduce our pension

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overwhelming

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RSMC in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - RSMC in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Canada Post full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Delivering the mail, pension is good.

    Cons

    You have to love piece work or be young and eager or be just plain desperate for a job to succeed as a mail carrier. The monotony and amount of mail that needs sorting everyday is not worth it... in my opinion. The average thinking person knows that there are better ways to make the same money or more with much less headache!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The amount of work and pay don't match.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    On Call Postal Clerk for Canada Post Pacific Processing Centre plants

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postal Clerk in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Postal Clerk in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Canada Post part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    High pay for easy jobs

    Cons

    High union fee regardless of working hours, get call at the end of the month thus work for free due to high union cost, senior worker aren't working hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if the company should adopt performance review of their employee on a regular basis

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

    Absolutely horrible environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Letter Carrier in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Letter Carrier in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Bi-weekly paycheck-that's all! It's a sad reality.

    Cons

    Disdain for their employees especially Letter Carriers. It appears that supervisors and management only care about their bonuses if they come under budget. Therefore, greed is the driving force for some supervisors and management which results in the front line workers (letter carriers) to be used, abused and easily replaceable. Word of advice: Don't go work for Canada Post. Stand up for yourself and find another employer that appreciates and respects their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come down off your high horse and realize that you are replaceable too. KARMA will come to visit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Ive worked my tail off formany many years to be treated with suspicion in all we do

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Letter Carrier in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Letter Carrier in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Comraderie and healthy job. The pay is ok and benefits including a decent pension are resons many people stay , when certain working conditions compel them to leave

    Cons

    Working conditions under an oppressive employer can wreak havoc on ones emotional and mental state. Also, being totally misunderstood by the public we serve is to say the least frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat yoir employees with a modicum of respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Health and Safety Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Workplace Safety and Health in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager, Workplace Safety and Health in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canada Post full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really, none.... But you will learn how to deal with incompetent and under-handed WSH "leaders". And after you work here, you can survive in any kind of workplace.

    Cons

    The leadership in workplace safety and health is totally incompetent. Of the Safety GM and all the "safety directors" not one of them is actually trained in safety..... So as a cover up, they shut out anyone that actually knows anything about safety to hide their insecurity. In the last 10 years, they have lost every employee who held undergraduate and graduate degrees in safety. Every person they have promoted and hired has no formal safety background. The result is there really is no progress and support in creating a safer environment for the employees of CPC.

    If you are a safety professional looking to join a company where you can make a difference, and also learn more - then CPC is not your place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people because they are competent and qualified for the job and not because you have "relationships" with them.

    Stop creating director level jobs for a person when what they applied for (Safety GM) is not right for them.

    Stop lip-service around safety and start actually caring about the safety of your people.

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

    you will be better off making $20 per hours some where else in AB

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canada Post

    Pros

    none, nothing to pros nothing

    Cons

    no prospects, supervisor are not helpful,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Horrible organization to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canada Post part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Over-paid for doing unskilled labour. Benefits are good once you become an indeterminate employee.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional, incompetence everywhere from upper management to the very bottom. Management approach their relationship with employees in an adversarial fashion. A lot of management have no clue about postal operations which contributes to their incompetence. Most indeterminate employees are stereotypical union employees: lazy, grumpy, entitled. Some employees show up to work drunk or smoke pot during breaks. A lot of employees that show up just for the pay check and do not do any work. This place is a train wreck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only way to save Canada Post is by privatizing it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Rollercoaster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PO IV - Postal Clerk in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - PO IV - Postal Clerk in Red Deer, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, vacation time (3 weeks to begin with), good benefits, unionized

    Cons

    Balancing work and life, understaffed, over worked, management that doesn't care, fellow employees who don.'t care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the workers on the floor, when making shift changes ask the employees born their input, don't make radical changes just so you can get a bonus, stop cutting jobs because your creating an atmosphere of distrust.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The ship is sinking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Agent in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Delivery Agent in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Money is about the only reason i still work here...

    Cons

    Management bonuses for eliminating employees will sink this company faster than disappearing letter mail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the Nortel model and or the Titantic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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