New Zealand Post

  www.nzpost.co.nz
  www.nzpost.co.nz
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

New Zealand Post Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
13 Reviews
3.2
13 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
New Zealand Post CEO Brian Roche
Brian Roche
8 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plenty of challenges in a changing market, however has been a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Wellington (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Accountant in Wellington (New Zealand)

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

    Pros

    Friendly and caring team
    Large organisation with opportunities to learn new skills

    Cons

    Change can be slow to implement
    Some of the systems are old and inefficient and require an amount of re-work of the data for the output to be meaningful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the systems (especially production) need some attention to reduce the amount of re-work and to make it easier to download/import data into other systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Understanding its business is transforming

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New Zealand Post

    Pros

    Some really neat people, a great history of delivering for NZ

    Cons

    Lack of capability in key leadership, "manage up culture",

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more commercially focussed, make the hard decisions, focus on culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    People are great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at New Zealand Post full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful people, a real community feel for some teams. Flexible hours for parents.

    Cons

    innovative people have had a hard time trying to move the business forward. Not a lot of young professionals in the core business areas.Some people are out of touch with the outside business world. Hard to get things moving. office lack modern equipment. average pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a talent programme going for middle level specialists/ analysts who have contributed a lot to the company. delegate authority for more innovation. mail is dropping but it will not be completely dead! Do not invest in another random new tech venture. there's been some poor decision made at the very top over past decade.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work; like a business but sheltered a bit from market realities, variety of jobs & people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Wellington (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Wellington (New Zealand)

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

    Pros

    Variety of people to work with; a NZ institution seen favourably by the public; variety of businesses; can move around internally; reasonably well paid; work life balance pretty good.

    Cons

    the reality of the fading importance of postal services; many restructures; tension between returning to the Crown, trying to innovate and keep within the required services so as to not step outside of the envelope.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to be better at innovating; hiring smart people in management - don't promote the non- performers to leadership positions in operations just because of length of service!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Datam Subsidiary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker  in  Christchurch (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Christchurch (New Zealand)

    I worked at New Zealand Post full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, great atmosphere. Management is awesome.

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great heart and values in a tough market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Family vibe, great progression opportunities due to scope of business, some great leaders to learn from, relaxed yet hardworking. Some really inventive work underway to deal with declining product volume and find new revenue streams.

    Cons

    Such a tough market meant big budget cuts which are always tough. Some long term employees who need to move on remain in the business and managers need to make the tough calls to move some of those people on. Some people are still blind to the fact that mail is a declining product which makes it difficult to implement needed change at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees in the loop, it is essential to take this employee group with you as much as possible through these turbulent times.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lovely people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New Zealand Post full-time

    Pros

    People in NZpost really enjoy their work, therefore create a positive working environment for everyone. Managers are open to conversation, and willing to listen.

    Cons

    The group is all over the country, it caused the communication problem

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Each department in NZPost is good - but somewhat a law unto itself

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postie  in  Wellington (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Postie in Wellington (New Zealand)

    I have been working at New Zealand Post part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    As a postie - a fantastic lifestyle job

    Cons

    Very very little career development. There is a job listing withing the company - but you must possess the required skills obviously, like most other companies. There is a real problem with commnuication structures between departments - a siloing effect. As such, the objectives of seperate departments do not take into consideration the needs of other departmants. This is obvious in a traditional organisation like NZPost - and can be seen in the inflexibilty of a changing macro-environment such as e-tech like email and e-commerce. As such, NZPost is constantly looking at ways to stay profiatable in this changing world - it seems to be trying to do this by reduction measures. Im not sure if its identifying any opportunities outside its walls - perhaps there are none or they are constantly scrabbling to keep their old purses from bursting due to drying out instead of buying new, cooler ways of keeping their money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate your departments - perhaps ideas can come from other people? Give recognition to staff who help you to stay in the market and open up communication lines. Brian Roche is a picture on a new letter - that is all. People reaching people? How can NZPost spout this when it is so dispersed culture wise in house - as the old saying goes "a house divided cannot stand"

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New Zealand Post

    Pros

    Pay was good for the type of work that was done and the skills required to do them. Good training also.

    Cons

    Management were poor and the company increasingly took on commercial outlooks at the cost of respect for employees.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great to begin with and then down hill as the mail volumes declined the staff where treated very badly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Dunedin (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Dunedin (New Zealand)

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

    Pros

    The people always the people. The posties and workers in general work very hard for the company with little reward for doing a job

    Cons

    Upper management not listening when they can see the problem. Sometimes bury their heads in the sand and hope it will go away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management need to listen to their front line staff Team leaders know exactly how the staff are feeling but management dont wont to hear what they are saying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Worked for New Zealand Post? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.