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Canada Post Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
162 Reviews
2.9
162 Reviews
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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 7 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    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
  2.  

    Horrible organization to work for

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    • 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
  3.  

    Rollercoaster

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    • 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
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  5.  

    The ship is sinking

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  6.  

    Letter Carrier

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

    work on your own !!

    Cons

    different day different route !!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go technical on route

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Like the work, to bad you can't make a living at it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSMC
    Current Employee - RSMC

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy the job. Enjoy being in the outdoors and doing something that is important.

    Cons

    There is just no way to support a family on the wages I was paid. Also I was required to find my own helper for when I needed time off and pay to train them out of my own wages. Not enough staff to cover holidays as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to fix your policies and procedures. Having to train and pay my own helper? I was not a contractor, I was an employee. It is managements responsibility to support the staff, not the other way around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    good organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Guelph, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    employee training is good for new employee

    Cons

    ambiguous company goal is lacking for management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Interactive Environment for Students!

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

    I have been working at Canada Post as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company thrives on trying to integrate students into all aspects of the company. HR has done a great job of setting up student wide events where you have the opportunity to meet people your age, as well as managers and directors from all departments in the business.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is sometimes the lack of work that you might have to do. You are assigned big tasks to complete by the end of summer, but it can be difficult to keep that goal in mind on a day-to-day basis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good work, poor work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Halifax, NS (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Most of my colleagues were fun to work with and had excellent technical and personal skills. Lots of opportunity to improve the company and put my skills to the test.

    Cons

    Some of my colleagues were particularly challenging to work with, to the point where I couldn't work with them (notably there was one individual who couldn't work with practically anyone. The overall atmosphere was incredibly negative and, in some cases, confrontational. Too much time was spent "fighting fires" rather than working to improve the business.
    The worst part, for me, was that to get a promotion you either have to be related to someone in upper management, or move away from home. Nepotism runs rampant at Canada Post!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better supervisors with more technical skills. Work on improving the relationship with the union (CUPW) at the local and national level. Cut back on the nepotism, it's glaringly obvious to the point where nobody, even the most qualified candidate, will apply for a job if they hear that "so-and-so" is going to apply.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Progressive ideas but dying a slow, painful death

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canada Post full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Works like a business and not like a government organization; management employees are pushed to achieve goals and objectives every year; progressive and innovative thinking; some old school VPs should be exited in order to continue drive to really innovate

    Cons

    Innovation is good but the lettermail business model is dying, parcels business ok but they can't compete with the FedEx's of the world when your mandate forces you to deliver items to the middle of Timbuktu at a cheap price. To really drive innovation, the company should be privatized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing experience senior officers, managers and directors in HR over the last 4-5 yrs...hhmm, maybe you should look harder at your General Manager cadre?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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