Pitney Bowes

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Proud of work I did at Pitney Bowes.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

I worked at Pitney Bowes

Pros

There are many very good engineers and interesting projects to work on.

Many of the local and divisional managers are excellent leaders and managers. "Your mileage may vary".

The company sincerely encourages volunteer involvement in community affairs and is generous with accomodations for such activities.

Cons

Senior executive management is a group of very clever lawyers who know how to manage postal clerks and lobby Congressmen. This won't be good enough for the next business cycle.

They really haven't figured out how to manage engineers. Overall, the company has a entrenched paternalistic and bureacratic management style which will be difficult to change. [Congratulations to the current CEO for trying]

Quality of local management ranges from poor to excellent. Bad managers will outlast good staff.

Too many engineering and support projects have been offshored to the Indian subsidiaries.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Best of luck in the next business cycle. The offshoring model of paying 3rd world salaries and charging 1st world prices is losing viability with every passing quarter.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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    sales can be good

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Pitney Bowes

    Pros

    flexibility, big sales yield good compensation, large company with stable cash flow, cross training to lines of business, management is very hands on.

    Cons

    travel, lack of visibilty, management has favorites, smaller sales do not help in compensation, long sales cycles, hard to work across divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow sales execs to work at their own pace, in difficult economic times, making the number is very difficult with change each year.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, a great place to work for entry level applicants.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes

    Pros

    I have worked for Pitney Bowes, which is an office management contract company for hire contracted to fulfill office duties within a business. The work environment is professional. Typically, the group of Pitney Bowes employees assigned to a site can be 2-7 people assigned to perform all office functions included, but not limited to mail room operations, filing, faxing, answering multi-line telephones, greeting customers as they come into the office, etc. Because there is a small group of Pitney Bowes employees, the group is usually pretty close and the potential for lasting friendships is strong. Benefits are pretty average. Health Insurance is offered at a decent rate. 401K matching has been suspended until 2010. A useful benefit is the opportunity to get college tuition reimbursement, but a person would have to major in Business, Computer Science, or something related.

    Cons

    Pitney Bowes is a contract company. If the site that you are working for decides not to renew their contract, you might be out of a job until your managers find another site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job

    Approves of CEO
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