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Stamps.com Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Better than Direct TV

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stamps.com part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, stock options on permisis health club

    Cons

    small company so if you are looking to work for company with too many employees this is not for you

    Recommends
  2.  

    Worst company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stamps.com

    Pros

    No pros for this company, none that I can think of

    Cons

    Unpaid overtime is mandatory, they call you during the night to resolve their problems that they intentionally create in order to give you more work so they can justify their position and after the manager gets the bonus then they generate more and more work so you get sick and tired and then you quit. No management skills for those named managers and VPs. No innovation in what they are trying to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice for them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Don't go there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Stamps.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No pros except they give you few stamps for free

    Cons

    Very bad politics against their own employees. No management skills. They sabotage their own employees who tried to implement or at least improve new technologies like virtualization and cloud computing. No response from HR and no investigation was performed, so all are in the same bucket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and look what other companies are doing. Executives and higher managers, learn about your employees bad practices and take action

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stamps. Com

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Stamps.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a Great work environment

    Cons

    There are no cons at this job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stamps.com full-time

    Pros

    Company culture: I would say relaxed in the sense that you can wear what you want, and you come into work with very friendly people. It's not unusual to see the CEO in the kitchen and to actually talk with him. There is minor bureaucracy with getting things approved, but it isn't so much so that nothing ever gets completed in a timely manner. The company makes careful and thoughtful decisions. Everyone is friendly and willing to help. There is definitely a team environment.

    Benefits: Great healthcare coverage. You get 3 weeks of vacation starting... :)

    Individual Growth: The company hires a lot from within, which is excellent. Upper management has employees who started at very entry level positions. You can grow in the company if you want to.

    Food: There are free snacks in the main floor kitchen (each floor has a kitchen, but only the main floor has food). From fresh fruit to cereal, goldfish, mixed nuts, energy bars, sodas, juices, milk, almond milk, chips, and other snack items, you won't go hungry if you need a quick pick me up.

    Perks: The company has a ton of nice perks. The LA Metro line is near by and great if you want to take the train to work and then walk 10 minutes to the office. Access to a variety of discounts via their membership with discount sites. HR does a lot to try and bring events and activities to the employees and is very knowledgeable of all employee related benefits. There is also an employee grassroots initiative to start up employee run events, such as making lunches for the homeless (which we do once a month)

    Brand new building: The building is gorgeous and new. Lots of natural light, an outdoor deck and a small gym.

    Cons

    Depending on your department, your opinion of the team environment may not be so great. Some departments are happier with how they are run than others.

    A lot of policy changes need approval of upper level management, and sometimes that shouldn't be required. There are some things upper management should let go of and entrust to its employees to get done correctly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job! The company is doing great and you're making decisions to benefit its growth in the long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Surprisingly, I've been here much longer than anticipated

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stamps.com

    Pros

    One thing specifically missing in Stamps.com that I've experienced in most companies is the lack of politics and infighting. Maybe because the company is rather flat and everyone rolls up their sleeves to get work done, and of course top-down culture influence, but everyone seems to get along quite well and you don't have overt jerks mucking up the works.

    Cons

    The company can be a tad slow on updating to the newest technologies, choosing the stable, safer path at the cost of having faster, better or updated operations. It's understandable but I'd rather have more up to date systems to work with, which will free up time to do more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall they're doing a great job, I would say be more aggressive with staying up to date with operations and technology resources -- this will improve work flow and therefore morale and productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Zero innovation. Walk away.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stamps.com

    Pros

    Free snacks
    HR tries hard to build a culture

    Cons

    Zero innovation. No cutting edge tech or talent for that matter
    Mediocre and boring product
    Stale and depressing office environment
    Over-reliance on USPS's incompetence to support core business
    Young talent is over-worked and under-compensated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invent the future

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

    A company that cares about its employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Stamps.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Excellent benefits/PTO.
    - Relaxed and friendly corporate culture.
    - Lots of events are held for employees with free food and drinks.
    - Stock options help boost salary
    - Hires talent from within, lots of internal promotions

    Cons

    - Sometimes slow to change
    - For a technology company, some systems/processes are extremely outdated
    - Not enough QA testing of their software
    - Communication between departments is improving, but still not ideal. Customer Care is often left in the dark, whether intentional or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your low level employees and remove the filter on the Internet, there are other ways to maintain PCI compliance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Terrible management.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Stamps.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Perhaps you get a free stamp or two. The real worker bees are nice.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Executive management needs to take a class in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO needs a personality. Executive management needs to understand the core business of what managing a sales organization means. Just because you have a masters degree does not mean you are better than everyone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very talented and close knit group of people who like working with each other.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Stamps.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management is easily approachable and the company invests in its employees.
    Work life balance and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Promotions or title changes are almost impossible to get if you are in a technical field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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