Pitney Bowes

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Director

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Former Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
Former Employee - Director in Stamford, CT

I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Flexibility, remote work access, forward thinking in technology selection, great team and smart people

Cons

Senior management's inability to make decisions & motivate organization to move forward through difficult environment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Replace senior management team, eliminate unprofitable business, retain good people, not laying off by positions but retain talents

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    It was a good company to work for, but now things are bad for low level employees.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Time-off and Vacation. Great opportunity to gain Customer Service skills. Its a good place to start but not to make a career out of.

    Cons

    Promotions are scarce. No recognition for low-level employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A long ways from their glory days

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    Current Employee - Development Manager in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They pay relatively high salaries. Most jobs have very flexible self-regulated schedules. A lot of jobs (growing all the time) are work from home.

    Cons

    The products and services are market leaders in a dying industry. The only way the ever even come close to analysts numbers is by continuously laying off personnel. The work place is toxic, there used to be (for the past 8 years or so) an annual lay-off right between Thanksgiving and Christmas (nice timing huh, very thoughtful), but now the lay-offs are what seems to be every week from a different group or department so no one ever knows when they go into work on a given day if it will it be their last. The amount of work for each individual is enormous because the survivors have to pick up the load. They constantly bring in people from the outside as management, they don't promote from within very often, and the new management seem to be getting worse and worse. They finally got rid of Murray Martin who basically drove the company into the ground with no repercussions whatsoever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    C-Level personnel should look to clean house of VP and above who have been at PB for more than say 20 years instead of laying off all the workers that have all the domain knowledge. Get rid of the layers and layers of management. As a manager I have 11 people under me. Yet there are many groups in WHQ who have a manager (with no direct reports) reporting to a Director, who reports to a Senior Director who reports to a VP and that is the VP's entire organization, himself and three or four other higher management positions. But you keep laying off the workers. Really? And stop outsourcing all our jobs because you are losing the local domain knowledge and letting things like control of your data, of all things, be controlled by someone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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