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Canada Post Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
174 Reviews
2.7
174 Reviews
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Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra
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73 Ratings

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 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job, some improvements would help

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Halifax, NS (Canada)

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

    Pros

    -Competitive salary
    -Great benefits package
    -Interesting environment (who knew mail could be exciting!?)
    -Mechanized mail sorting is an engineer's dream

    Cons

    -Multiple bargaining units can make it tough to make changes
    -Some senior employees, both management and union, can be challenging to work with
    -Can take a long time to complete projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Work on building stronger relationships between management and bargaining units

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Unfortunate about the mis-direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fleet Safety & Training Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fleet Safety & Training Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with but needs to clearly understand the risks associated with driving a vehicle as part of daily activities

    Cons

    Poor OH&S organization. Not really looking for the well being of its corporate vehicle operators

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need serious change in their OH&S organization to provide clear concise direction to all support & user group instead of looking at head counts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Sinking ship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Business Manager in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Retail Business Manager in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I control my work hours. When and how long I work and no one checks up on me. I am the boss. Just keep telling people corporate propaganda and they all believe I'm doing my job

    Cons

    With the changes, everyone is in self-preservation mode. This corporation will not survive much longer. It's every man for himself. Retail outlets that keep calling and think I'm going to come and solve their issues. They can work things out on their own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late for advice. Too many mistakes. No one willing to take responsibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not the best but not the worst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postal Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postal Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canada Post part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent wage
    Job security
    Benefits
    Pension
    Some flexibility to work another job or education

    Cons

    Start off as a casual and takes years to get part-time and then decades for full time.
    Working conditions hard on back, lots of bending and carrying
    Shift work - day, evening or night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more organized, work on a way to reduce the gap between workers and management

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

    Postal Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postal Clerk in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Postal Clerk in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Canada Post

    Pros

    Stable environment, good benefits, easy work

    Cons

    Unionized enviornment ---no flexibility
    Only rules and regulations for front line staff, inputs are requested but generally ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to staff inputs, especially from those at front line positions ---they are often the ones who are most sensitive to the needs and issues of the clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    great company, well diversified

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Contractor - Postal Clerk
    Former Contractor - Postal Clerk

    I worked at Canada Post as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, easy job, light work, good hours

    Cons

    casual, on call, short term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    supervisor

    Current Employee - Supervisor in Dartmouth, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Dartmouth, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Canada Post

    Pros

    corporate company with benefits and mid range salary

    Cons

    not sure there is long term employment

  9.  

    Good Job to if simply looking for food on table and nothing challenging

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Process Engineering Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Process Engineering Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canada Post as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Not very challenging, fantastic benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes boring, not technologically advanced

  10.  

    Casual letter carrier

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Letter Carrier in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Letter Carrier in Moncton, NB (Canada)

    I worked at Canada Post

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of work. Working in poor weather.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Worse place to work in the world!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Letter Carrier in Grande Prairie, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Letter Carrier in Grande Prairie, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Canada Post

    Pros

    Some friendly people and decent pay the best trainers are the one who are empathetic nice people! Not military harsh people who are bully!

    Cons

    Getting bullied, no support, one mistake and your out the door! Don't work here during winter! Especially if your new! Expect to experience lots of pain from long walks while carrying heavy mail!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't bully your new employee no matter what mistake they've done. No one deserve to be yelled at or be a shamed for their mistake! Be supportive and sympathetic. I will always remember the harsh treatment from One trainer, and I will never make anyone feel as the way he had made me feel!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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