Pitney Bowes Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. It was great. only left due to RIF

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Pitney Bowes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The company used to be focused on the people. it was like a family

    Cons

    it changed around 2000. It became more cut throat and based on numbers versus results. The company cut itself for the next decade or so until it was no longer the same comapny

    Advice to Management

    Think of the people more

  2. Helpful (1)

    Pitney Bowes

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pitney Bowes

    Pros

    Was a good place to work...

    Cons

    ...until they ended my job.

  3. Pitney Bowes Company In Transition

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Danbury, CT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Work at home opportunities for many positions throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Inconsistent leadership. Some departments are very well led with ample opportunity for training and growth.
    Many departments are not led well with managers lacking the appropriate leadership skills and unable to lead and develop talent.
    There is a problem with layoffs since management cannot carefully plan and manage the business.
    As another reviewer mentioned, there are still too many of the old guard left not up to par with the new.
    Despite reorganizations, management is still top heavy, i.e. too many chiefs and not enough Indians.

    Advice to Management

    Consider middle management layoffs versus the front lines. Old guard middle management particularly in Danbury, CT is the key problem with the company.

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  5. Good company with Great benefits

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good Hours reasonable pay

    Cons

    Uncertainty around company's future, poor communication around future plans

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better to employees

  6. Something for Nothing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    If you are in the right location or the right organization, things can be great. A lot of new executive talent are doing some great things to change the dysfunction of the recent past. Generally a good work/life balance (don't believe me? look at the parking lot at WHQ before 8:30 am and after 4:30 pm).

    Cons

    Salaries are mediocre and merit increases have not come close to keeping up with inflation. In spite of some good, talent, the new executive team has no shortage of arrogance and condescension. Too much style over substance in some organizations. Too many executives are thin-skinned and bristle at identification of problems accompanied by solid solutions. Company wants to be world-class but doesn't want to spend the money for it.

    Advice to Management

    Staring hard at a piggy bank won't make the amount of money in it grow. Neither will constantly shuffling the deck chairs keep a ship from sinking. Stop bragging one quarter about how you cut back on the dividend in order to invest in the company, and then next quarter you start slashing necessary employees and budgets.

  7. A big, old, company

    Current Employee - Software Architect
    Current Employee - Software Architect

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Total compensation is competitive. Good work-life balance, including strong support for flexible work arrangements up to and including working from home full-time. While things at a big corp can change quickly, currently, job stability is high. Haven't been any layoffs in several years, and I don't see any on the horizon. If you want somewhere that doesn't require you to grow, keep your head down, and get paid, this could be the place for you.

    Cons

    If you want to make a big contribution to technology, and work with the brightest, most energetic people, look elsewhere. As a company trying to make the transition to a tech firm, change is non-existent or glacial. PB is best at attracting and retaining mediocre talent. As another reviewer mentions, there are many disconnected silos, partially the result of many botched acquisitions over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Be bold, speed up the pace of change. Build a recruiting organization capable of getting top talent, change HR and compensation policies to be able to keep it. Cull mediocrity.

  8. Moving in the right direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong leadership team that is moving the company in the right direction

    Cons

    Frustrating matrix making things difficult to accomplish

  9. electro-mechanic technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    worldwide company. other division have work ethic

    Cons

    Salary pretty low, management talk down to employees

    Advice to Management

    Poor management skills. Promotion only offered to management circle.

  10. Loved working for the company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pitney Bowes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Left to work on my own foir many years

    Cons

    Separated from other employees, no comradiry

    Advice to Management

    Consider bonuses for lower mgmt, recognition awards are few and far between.

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

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