Canada Post Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
154 Reviews
3.1
154 Reviews
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Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra
64 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay, good coworkers, outdoor work if you like that, stay in good shape (in 12 reviews)

  • a good place to work back in the day, good pay, very good benefits, excellent pension plan (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • promote from within the Corporation, letter carriers, postal clerks (in 7 reviews)

  • no one cares when you lose your job due to cutbacks (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Temp/Cas letter carrier

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canada Post

    Pros

    good pay, good coworkers, outdoor work if you like that, stay in good shape

    Cons

    mandatory overtime once Postal transformation came in and you end up delivering in the dark in some shady areas and managers don't care as long as mail gets out. As a casual you have to be on list for up to 6 years before seeing a permanent position. constant threat of not getting a call for work and getting no hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lose some middle management....way too top heav

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    Long time tech

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    Current Employee - Postal Systems Mechanic  in  Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postal Systems Mechanic in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Interesting work environment, thorough training ( in the technical services department). Steady employment as a tech ( never hired any temp techs ).

    Cons

    Pay for tech's is 25% below unionized outside industries doing similar technical work, ZERO representation from the labour union that we are forced into, questionable promotion practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of at least 50% of head office, and 100% of all employees that have never set foot in a mail processing plant and have no clue what we do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A militant work environment and a lot of finely tuned bullying by management

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    Former Employee - Letter Carrier
    Former Employee - Letter Carrier

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    too many to list here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive and positively reinforce employees rather than be reactive with ridiculous and costly disciplinary measures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    postal clerk

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    Current Employee - Postal Clerk  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postal Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    easy to learn the job, not overly strenuous, decent pay for unskilled labour

    Cons

    more managers than workers, impossible to get day shift, low employee morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    VERY top-heavy organization. decrease costs by decreasing upper management, improve service to customers rather than decrease services.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Manager, project manage Customer Service IT initiatives

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Was a great place to work when letter mail was plentiful

    Cons

    Upper management wanted it done their way with no input from subordinates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes collaborative thinking is better than individual thoughts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Big company, national career opportunities, very questionable job security.

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    Former Employee - Mail Service Courier  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mail Service Courier in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, pension scheme and benefits.

    Cons

    Business is in decline and unprofitable. Future does not look bright at all. Extreme left-wing union without any business sense. Strike prone and confrontational.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up on the Electronic Delivery Network -- there is no serious money to be there at all. The future is in parcel delivery and direct marketing. E-business for Canada Post is going nowhere fast.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    counters

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canada Post

    Pros

    canada post has a good salary for the city in which I live in but in major centers its like minimum wage

    Cons

    the management treats their staff like garbage,never get any appreciation for the work that is done,no x-mas parties,and management lies to workers on a regular basis!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat staff better,show some respect to workers,praise workers when its due!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great coworkers, incompetent leaders

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    Former Employee - Manager, Human Resources  in  Toronto (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager, Human Resources in Toronto (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people for the most part

    Cons

    Long hours, ok pay, lousy bosses, poor leadership from the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HO get off your asses and live a day in the life of a GTA employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    excellent company great benefits

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Loads of oppotunity to advance, and move with the company

    Cons

    heavily unionized, and loads of interaction both good and bad.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It is great to work in Canada post.

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    Former Employee - Postal Clerk  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Postal Clerk in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Canada Post for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Canada post have an equal rules.

    Cons

    sometimes lack of people so you need to work for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need proper training before start to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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