Canada Post Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Depressing work culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Stability. Go to work, do your job, go home and don't think about it again until the morning.

    Cons

    Boring, Uncreative, Depressing. Staff literally have calendars in their cubicles counting the days to retirement and they're 15 years out.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, even management is uninspired and depressed.


  2. Helpful (3)

    long days, heavy mail loads, intolerant to errors, supervisors are critical and discipline is degrading and severe.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sick Relief Tempoary in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sick Relief Tempoary in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Better than average start pay and compensation. If you can get your work done on time without error your are left alone by management. Good place for "different" or marginalized workers who want independence on the job. Uniforms are provided. Glove, boot, health care and meal allowance. You will get in good physical shape.

    Cons

    Physically and mentally and time demanding. Expectations to complete on time is stressful. Walking routes are 10-20 kms a day. Supervisors generally are intolerant of ALL mistakes or lates. Demands on time and energy leave little for a life outside of work.The pdts are a real pain to use. Co-workers are supportive, mostly helpful because they realize how little and ineffective the training is. Union talk and job place realities are very different. Supervisors are demanding, unhelpful as a rule, their instructions are often unclear. Speed and accuracy are primary, which leads to unwanted overtime stress and injury. Little(if any) time for breaks, meals or washroom use. Similar to the military. Don't get injured. You have to be permanent to get health benefits. Cell phone service is not compensated or provided(gps is invaluable for newbies). Information for routes is often out-of-date incorrect, incomplete or unreadable. In Calgary there is a shortage of staff and a stressful working environment.

    Advice to Management

    During interview and training; be more upfront about the requirement for speed and the long hours and physical demands for completion times. Also, more information about how the disciplinary process works. Have a non-demeaning option to get out of the job for those new hires that find it's not for them rather than allow supervisors to ride them till they quit.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Not the best but not the worst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


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  5. Sinking ship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Postal Clerk

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

    I worked at Canada Post

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

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good job, some improvements would help

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    -Work on building stronger relationships between management and bargaining units


  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. Worse place to work in the world!

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

    I worked at Canada Post

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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!


  10. Casual letter carrier

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

    I worked at Canada Post

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of work. Working in poor weather.

    Advice to Management

    .


  11. Great Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, resonable work hours

    Cons

    long wait time for full time



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