Pitney Bowes
2.7 of 5 409 reviews
www.pb.com Stamford, CT 5000+ Employees

Pitney Bowes Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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2.7 409 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Pitney Bowes CEO Marc Lautenbach

Marc Lautenbach

(77 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The work/life balance is stressed and the ability to telecommute is a bonus"
    in 34 reviews
  • "Company pays well, good benefits, growth opportunities"
    in 34 reviews
Cons:
  • "So Managing Senior management and work will be too difficult in Pitney Bowes Inc"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Upper management has become the biggest micromanaging group ever"
    in 12 reviews
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Transforming

Product Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time

ProsGreat management. Open to new products and ideas

ConsHabits are always hard to change

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great People, Interesting Work, Decent Management Overall

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Shelton, CT

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

ProsStarted as a co-op and gradually climbed the ladder to a senior level software position. Worked in R&D, but also worked on some infrastructure projects when necessary. Was exposed top notch experts in many fields, as well as multi-disciplinary teams where everyone was respectful and learned from one another. Had access to tools we needed when we could justify it.

ConsSenior management was too risk adverse and failed to pursue many recommendations from R&D, in retrospect they wouldn't be on their current downward slide if they had realized mail won't last forever and diversification was necessary to maintain growth. The "strategic transformation" of several years ago gutted much of the senior level, talent which decided to take package rather than go down with the ship.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake some risks and it looks like you'll bounce back.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time for more than 3 years

Pros-good pay
-good benefits
-good working environment
-good team atmosphere
-good opportunity to grow

Cons-Long hours to meet project deadlines

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Rewarding

Operations Manager (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe staff is great and display a great attitude

ConsCommutations and Tech could improve

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees and provide acknowledgements when neccessary

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Churn and burn, baby...!

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time for more than a year

ProsFantastic training and working environments. The people are great to learn from and there is a wealth of sales experience from which to draw...learn what you can, and move on.

ConsThe constant pressure for one cal closing leaves little room for developing quality relationships. The prospects feel the pressure and that generally end the discussions quickly if there is not an immediate perceived need by the prospect.

Advice to Senior Managementlighten up on the whip fellas...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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very good company with good benefits

Customer Service Technician (Former Employee)
Caldwell, NJ

I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time for more than 8 years

Prosno pressure at all, just take my time solving the problems

Consit gets busy when tax season starts, machine starts to act crazy.

Advice to Senior Managementnothing but good comment i could say.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working here has been a learning experience.

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time for more than a year

ProsThis job has benefits, and flexible.

ConsNo room for advancement any were.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement need to be in the same state as the employee.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The people was nice, the work was challenging but interesting.

Security Developer (Former Employee)
Shelton, CT

I worked at Pitney Bowes as an intern for less than a year

ProsNice office, with gym facility.

ConsSituated in a very remote area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging and interesting at beginning but can burn out quick.

Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people at the time I worked there. Flexibility with schedule b/c it's outside sales. You create your schedule and work your own plan.

ConsTowards then end of my time there corporate leaders were enforcing a lot of extra reporting for sales reps and managers that was redundant. The information required was already submitted into the CRM system and could be accessed by them that way. There also started to be a lot of micro-management that was not necessary with reps that were meeting and exceeding their goals/targets.

Advice to Senior ManagementThis is advice to upper corporate management. So to VP/Sales and above. Lead by example, honor your word and give credit to individuals or teams as things happen. Learn how to motivate instead of pulling people down. Don't take things so personally. If you hire successful reps with a mind of their own and creative ideas to implement who are successful don't be upset if they speak up and have opinions that may not be exactly as yours. That is what makes a diverse team and a strong team. Also, not everyone can stay in the same position for 20 years. When a successful rep wants to explore opportunities within the company in other divisions allow that to be possible. If it is mentioned in the beginning of employment and as a pro for the employee, why would senior management then block it when it is an interest to the employee after a couple of years of excellent performance. Create an environment where you foster advancement and growth without holding people back.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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a pitney bowes journey

Regional Competitive Manager (Former Employee)
Mobile, AL

I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood pay , great training

Consjob titles change like underwear.
if you are the best at what you do you may make it past two of three job title changes but in the end you will lose our job and your time in job

Advice to Senior Managementpick a set of titles and people and stick with them for more than six months

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

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