Pitney Bowes

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Pitney Bowes Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
625 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work from home is available making good work life balance (in 59 reviews)

  • Company pays well, good benefits, growth opportunities (in 45 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management didn't seem to listen or cre about all of us front line workes (in 26 reviews)

  • Entrenched senior management in India (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Run away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of one pro.

    Cons

    They do not give raises. Very low moral. No appreciation for employees. Very high turnover. I have never seen it so high at any company. You are expected to work 50+ hours with no overtime. Poor management. The company is losing business because more companies are getting away from mass mailings. This has caused a huge amount of lay-offs and off-shoring. No training. Expected to learn on the job, but not given adequate time to learn on your own and to have all of the answers. Terrible communication. Not an equal opportunity employer, only hires white males.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Cut hours, very demanding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pitney Bowes

    Pros

    none that I'm aware of...

    Cons

    Knowing which hoop to jump thru

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they're worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I worked in various finance organization for over 10 years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pitney Bowes

    Pros

    Most of the people are great to work with they all work hard to improve the organization and really care about PB and its reputation.

    Cons

    Senior leaders need a clear vision and a clear communication channel to employees. Work / Life balance is non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication. work-life balance needs to be addressed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fallen Giant

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    Former Employee - Collections in Spokane, MO
    Former Employee - Collections in Spokane, MO

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

    Pros

    In it's glory days PB was a great giant and everyone was proud to work for them. Today no real pros come to mind. You can trust nothing that is said or done.

    Cons

    The company is failing. There are continuing layoffs with no warning. Jobs are off shored daily. Experience is not valued and kicked out the door. Customers are at the bottom of the list of priorities. All in all terrible management from the top all the way down. I can not name a single sole that demonstrates leadership ability anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some leadership courses and implement what you are taught. Better yet BEG MIKE CRITELLI to take pity on you and show you how to run a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very dissappointed

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, Executives for the most part are approachable, people smile and nod or say hello in the hallways. Generally friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Year End Process includes reorganizing and downsizing large numbers of employees with out regard to how their skills and experience could be beneficial to other areas within the company that may be hiring.
    Internal candidates are not prioritized, coached, trained or developed to maximize skills and experience.
    Interns are usually related to an executive.
    Very top heavy company,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat exiting people with dignity and respect.
    The supplemental unemployment benefit is petty and cheap coming from such a large company. If there wasn't so much downsizing, you could actually pay severance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Software Support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Agile work environment and adequate benefits.

    Cons

    Minimal training, lack of adequate leadership.
    Time off is extremely limited.
    No opportunity for advancement or change in work schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders should focus on their department and the department's needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never Again

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Good stepping stone for other job opportunities

    Cons

    Received 2 measley "raises" while working at the company for 5 years. Started at $12.00 ended with 12.45.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Properly compensate your employees for the amount of hard work they do for the company. Maybe there won't be such a high turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    My Experience

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    Former Employee - Service Technician in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Windsor, CT

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good training program. Provide adequate training on existing equipment as well as newer models that will be available in the future. All air fares and very good accommodation provided for.

    Cons

    Managers rely on input of your performance from untrustworthy people that have only their own interests in mind. They don't care about whose careers they damage on the way. Constant strife between shifts. I worked all three shifts and everyone is blaming problems on the shift before them. At the weekly meetings when asked to speak their minds, no one has anything to say. They all fear loosing their jobs because of their manager doesn't want anyone rocking the boat. He is only interested in his monthly bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At the very least, replace that particular manager for a start. Maybe people will trust the new one and open up. Then and only then will the problem solving begin and have all shifts working as a team, not fearing reprisal for speaking out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Once a great company, no longer able to maintain relevance

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    Former Employee - Major Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Major Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time

    Pros

    I would say the best thing is their remaining employees on the front line. Tenured folks that have done a lot over the course of time for the organization and have maintained the company existence to even be any what relevant today.

    Cons

    They have no direction, mid to upper management are empty suits that are doing what they have to do for their own existence in the short term. Very much who you know company. For anyone trying to go into this organization as a new hire, I highly recommend running as fast as you can the other way. Unless you are one of the "Relationship" long termed employees, they don't put you in a position for success and will crumble you up and spit you out without any dignity. The core function of getting close to the customer isn't in any part of culture. The organization has everyone scared and is a miserable environment that doesn't allow for true creative ideas to grow again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some of the basics of today's environment and figure out innovation is the key to the organization. The fact that you haven't developed anything innovative out of your own resources should be a sign. If you took a minute to understand and empower thought, I believe that you will find that a lot of very intelligent people could offer some wonderful ideas to different topics. You haven't taken a minute to understand this and/or really understand much pass today.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company who bullies their employees and ruins lives . That's why they are shrinking so fast in Canada .

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    Former Employee - Division Sales Vice President in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Division Sales Vice President in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The money was good ...easy ..very relaxed environment depending on the leader at the time ...many leadership changes all the time .

    Cons

    very unstable environment . There is absolutely no heart in this company . The business ethics of the senior leaders is disgraceful .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    non ...their useless .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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