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Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • They not just offer good pay but many job advancement opportunities (in 29 reviews)

  • Fairly easy work and good benefits (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • The only concern is it's not a full time job (in 25 reviews)

  • UNION, dogs, part time to start (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great pay
    - Friendly People
    - You won't work over what you're expected to
    - Unionized environment - i.e. pay is standard, standard work hours

    Cons

    - Management always has to follow procedure, so that may limit the scope of your work possibly
    - Not exactly a meritocracy - could be a pro or con depending on the individual

    Advice to Management

    Intern program was pretty great, perhaps introducing a rotational program would have been nice? I would have liked to experience other departments' work style.


  2. "Mails and Operation Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Post full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great pay and benefits. Team works well together in all projects. It's very dependent on how well the station is managed.

    Cons

    shift work (as expected) with a lot of unpaid overtime. You have to understand that it's one of the few middle class jobs left, so they abuse you.

    Advice to Management

    compensate your supervisors accordingly. listen to them. There's not many chances for advancement.


  3. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pension and wage good people

    Cons

    Occasional shift work but it's known at the start


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  5. "Commercial Sales Rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Post full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, unionized, flexible hours. Lots to learn. Decent vacation and personal days. Great people to work with in general.

    Cons

    Too many reports, job is glorified customer service, micro-management, sales organization changes every year. Pay is far below industry standard. Too many sales staff. Too many people hanging into their positions because of the union. Training is unfocused. They hire too many outsiders at roles they are unqualified for.

    Advice to Management

    Look for talent from within the company and cross-train people with strong talents. Reduce the amount of sales staff. Far too many employees.


  6. "Compensation and "Performance Management" is poor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting Work for the most part
    Great People to work with
    Passable Benefits but getting cut back all the time
    At this point, layoffs are not occurring.

    Cons

    Management can make less than employees with no chance for improvement
    Management jobs are given to people who play the game as opposed to being competent
    Performance ratings are based on a "bell curve" so don't be on a high-performing team or you will get screwed
    Very high workload is expected to be done no matter how many hours it takes. Oh yah, no pay for it either.
    Middle Management is always the first to get benefits and pay cutbacks


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    "Term Has The Worst Of The Worst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Post part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are helpful unlike any other jobs I've worked at before. Pay is decent for what the jobs entails. Exercise and meeting people from all parts of society.

    Cons

    One of the hardest most labour intensive jobs around
    Management is poor and selfish

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect


  8. "driver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Driver in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and short hours

    Cons

    Your a number, Like most large employers its hard to feel like your work matters.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees


  9. "Mail Service Courier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stress free work environment
    Fairly easy work and good benefits

    Cons

    Unionized so, gotta pay dues every month


  10. "Work at Canada Post"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postal Clerk in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postal Clerk in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Post part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its almost stress free but generally a good place to work. The pay is really encouraging especially when it's overtime (~$39/H).

    Cons

    Takes years before one can move from temp on call to part time/ full time.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canada Post full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, nice head office facility, processes well established

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs, cut-throat environment, little support from colleagues.
    People are jealous if you succeed and try to sabotage you.
    Many silos - Complex work environment.
    Little support for people who join the company mid-career - they often get fired in 2-4 years.
    Promotion opportunities are minimal. Employee training/ development is lip-service - they don't really want you to become more skilled/valuable employees. They just need to check the box to say the training was done.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tolerate workplace bullying. Foster a more supportive environment for workers at Head Office.
    Support real training - eg certifications, and longer courses. (vs 1-3 day courses)



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