Pitney Bowes

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A long ways from their glory days

Development Manager (Current Employee) Shelton, CT

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

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementC-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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pitney's downfall due to micromanagement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Pros: Work is good if they let you do the job Benefits… Cons: Upper management has become the biggest micromanaging group ever Let the people do the… Advice to Senior Management: Let you people do the job you hired them for and stop micromanaging… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Director (Former Employee) Stamford, CT

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

    Pros: Flexibility, remote work access, forward thinking in technology selection, great… Cons: Senior management's inability to make decisions & motivate organization to… Advice to Senior Management: Replace senior management team, eliminate unprofitable business, retain good people,… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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