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Going, Going, Going.....GONE!!

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Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Shelton, CT
Former Employee - Project Engineer in Shelton, CT

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

Pros

PB was able to enjoy a nice long run of 90% USA marketshare of cash cow products in a cash cow industry... mailing machines. That meant good salaries for managers, sales, marketing, and some tech employees.

Cons

Its all over. PB tried to get into other areas of business when they saw the end coming for the mailing industry. But it was all too late. They have now laid off the majority of their Engineers and the stock has tumbled. No improvement in sight.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Maybe find a new company to milk for a while.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Its an alright company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes

    Pros

    good people to work with. Like all of managment

    Cons

    Market is slowing down and sales have declined.

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    only getting worse

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    Current Employee - PRESORTER  in  Fridley, MN
    Current Employee - PRESORTER in Fridley, MN

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Location is convenient. Some good co-workers still remain. Off street parking is provided. The water fountain works. I still have a "job"......

    Cons

    ....but the job still does NOT pay a living wage. The industry, service is shrinking. "Supervisors" permit "leads" to still favor their friends and relatives of friends. "Supervisors" allow "leads" to act as supervisor.

    Starting 2014, hourly employees are being cut from 8 hours (which includes 30 minutes paid break time) to 7.5 hours maximum paid hours per day with 30 minutes of UNPAID break time. This assuming there is enough mail to process each day. But those who are salaried will have to "suffer" just as much if not more, as their pay is not being touched at all; Their misfortune is that their pay is being frozen. (I would bet certain bonuses will remain available.)

    Overtime is frequently, literally 'last minute' notice; as in 5 to 10 minutes until punch out, then we are told there is mandatory OT the next day. We are threatened with everyone for mandatory OT when only 2 or 3 people are needed. This is their way of dealing with not having enough "volunteers". That certainly makes financial "sense". If people were paid a living wage and were allowed to keep their hours, to work a full week, perhaps then there would be less or no need to threaten people with mandatory OT.

    Additionally, some people get tired of volunteering for OT on one day, then having their hours cut a few days later; cutting 8 hours OT down to 4. If similar cuts happen multiple times in the same pay period then so much for the "over time".

    Vacation time approval frequently takes weeks to months.

    Minuscule "raises" are STILL weeks to, more likely, months late then paid retroactively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Leads" need management classes. "Leads" need English language fluency. "Leads" need to execute their functions professionally, consistently, based on logic, and without personal bias.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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