Pitney Bowes

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Pitney Bowes Reviews in Shelton, CT

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
26 Reviews
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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.  

    Client Manager

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    Current Employee - Client Manager in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Shelton, CT

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

    Pros

    I like my coworkers and my boss.

    Cons

    Inflexible vacation, most holidays are blacked out every year.
    Company changes direction with little to no notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bit of transparency would be nice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great People, Interesting Work, Decent Management Overall

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Shelton, CT

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

    Pros

    Started 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.

    Cons

    Senior 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take some risks and it looks like you'll bounce back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The people was nice, the work was challenging but interesting.

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    Former Intern - Security Developer in Shelton, CT
    Former Intern - Security Developer in Shelton, CT

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

    Pros

    Nice office, with gym facility.

    Cons

    Situated in a very remote area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great while it lasted but I was caught up in a massive reorganization in 2010. Loved working there.

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Plenty of resources available to get your job done.

    Cons

    Even after the reorganization, management is still top heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up, there's still way too many chiefs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Many changes, not sue what will happen. The new CEO is good, but the company mentality needs change.

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Shelton, CT

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, but with exceptions.

    Cons

    Old company, old products, old politics, resistance to change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pays well, but depressing climate

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Shelton, CT

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

    Pros

    Pays well, decent benefits, pretty flexible work schedule, great co-workers

    Cons

    Continuous layoffs (they got rid of the fat a long time ago, so now every cut is into the muscle),
    very hard to get promoted unless you jump business units at a minimum,
    PB are the leaders of a dying industry,
    management jumps all over to the crisis of moment or big idea of the day - haven't figured out where to take the company next,
    don't count on bonuses - they are based on company performance measured against unrealistic goals & they grade on a curve so even if everyone in a group are A players, have to be 1's/2's, 3's and 4's/5's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at products on the shelf created by old AC&T, stop trying to make numbers through layoffs, soon there won't be anyone left.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity, Company is still stuck in the 'corporate' world of churn and burn.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Shelton, CT

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

    Pros

    401K, Benefits - its a classic 9-5 job

    Cons

    Majority of Management is 'recycled' from other departments. Hardly ever brought new, young, or energetic people into positions that could make a change. Too many 25+ year employees who are set in their ways. Competency of these individuals is inadequate for growth as they do not foster new ideas or promote change.

    Hours are set 9-5.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    If you ignore the chaos around you, and focus on the job and appreciate the benefits, you are good.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Shelton, CT

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

    Pros

    Benefits. 401K. Spiffs. Beneplace employee discounts. Tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Chaotic upper management. Slow reaction to market demands. Ineffective training and product knowledge for solutions beyond postage meters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hate it that you let me go. But one has to wonder why is inside sales being downsized after field sales has already been diminished. Who is going to sell all those solutions?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Pitney Bowes - an 'ok' place to work on balance and in an environment where good jobs are hard to find

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    Former Employee - Director Procurement in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Director Procurement in Shelton, CT

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

    Pros

    some wonderful people, but rare. lot's of potential, but it can feel like a slowly sinking ship as mail volumes and reltated service decline - maybe the new CEO can turn things around

    Cons

    lots of mediocrity and and politics and senior management not help accountable (that may be changing)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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 (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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