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Canada Post Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Fairly easy work and good benefits (in 34 reviews)

  • They not just offer good pay but many job advancement opportunities (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Takes years before one can move from temp on call to part time/ full time (in 30 reviews)

  • UNION, dogs, part time to start (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great job before the pay cuts"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postal Clerk in Saint-Laurent, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postal Clerk in Saint-Laurent, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Post part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Union is very strong

    Cons

    Hard to become full time employee


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mail Carrier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mail Service Courier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mail Service Courier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Post full-time

    Pros

    The money was okay I guess.

    Cons

    The training could have been less stringent. I thought it intentionally discriminated against for age unnecessarily.

    Advice to Management

    Your qualifications are too strict considering the amount of advertising you need delivered. It is more important to hire more people if you want that number high. And I felt discriminated against for age when people before me didn't have to go through such rigorous testing-only a few years prior. I re applied but wasn't considered when I already went through training before, should have been reconsidered.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good Benefits but so much Senior Management Nepotism"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Post (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for CPC is beneficial for your retirement benefits if you can last long enough and are lucky enough to work with a good group of people. Unfortunately hiring is sometimes already done before the job is posted and the interview process is just to cover themselves from being deemed unfair.

    Cons

    Very much focused on Toronto and Ottawa employees for career progression. CPC does not realize how they build barriers to talented people by focusing primarily on location versus actual talent, skills, and experience. Promoting employees with only high school level education and poor management skills just because they reside in Ottawa is a real down fall. Then the same director's relatives (brother, wife, sister-in-law) also get promoted although their skill sets are subpar to their counterparts living in other areas of the country. Too much nepotism amongst senior management team.

    Advice to Management

    There should be no barrier with regards to location for promoting talent for positions that can be managed nationally. General Managers without people management skills should be removed from their positions until they can demonstrate the ability to lead by example and empathize with employees and customers.


  4. "Supervisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training and Development Manager Supervisor in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Training and Development Manager Supervisor in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Salary, benefits. No funny business as its a union company so you are paid for work and they cannot ask you to do things for free or not in your job title.

    Cons

    Strange culture. Seniority rules so you may end up with shifts you don't like.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to educate employees on the standards you want and the culture you want to change then do it. Practice what you preach and stand behind staff who enforce it. Come up with a plan and stick to it, don't change your mind.


  5. "Postal Clerk, Canada Post"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Postal Worker PO4 in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Inside Postal Worker PO4 in Kelowna, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Everyone is well behaved and helpful.

    Cons

    Does not give enough hours.
    Its an on call job, so dont know which day you will work in advance.
    Very labor intensive.


  6. "Mail Man"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mailman in North York, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mailman in North York, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, with a lot of benefits

    Cons

    a lot of physical work

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees better


  7. "Term. Letter Carrier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get exercise while delivering mail.

    Cons

    Worst job I have ever had! This job is both mentally and physically challenging. Management treats term letter carriers very poorly and you are not treated with respect. To become a part-time or full-time letter carrier, it can take anywhere up to a year (if you are likely) but most likely it may take up to several years to get your status changed. Meanwhile, as a term letter carrier you are moved around to all the different Depots and every day you get a different route to deliver mail. This organization is all based on seniority and not about job performance. So as a term being low man on the totem pole, you get the worst routes. The routes are long and then you have to also deliver parcels along that route. Every day you can spend up to hours in the Depot collating flyers for each day delivery, and you get paid very little in compensation. Delivery of flyers is 1/3 of your route is a must every day which means that at least 1/3 of the points of contact on your route to have to deliver to every house/business to deliver those flyers you collated. Management is the worst! I would. have stayed if it was just showing up to deliver the mail. Management gives you a hard time when you bring back mail but then won't authorize overtime. Most of the supervisors have never done the job themselves and have unrealistic expectations. I didn't want to be at a place where the employees are not valued and treated well. I would not recommend this job to anyone.

  8. "Job sucks"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    work everyday, challenging routes, no two routes are the same

    Cons

    Terrible working environment and extremely high expectations

    Advice to Management

    Fix things up


  9. "One of my best professional experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Safety in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Many opportunities to travel to different regions within Canada to take courses and support other teams
    - Flexible work schedule and non-routine work days to keep things interesting
    - Opportunities to demonstrate abilities and stand out within your department
    - Management recognizes talent and rewards good performance
    - Very good team culture and lots of networking opportunities among team members across Canada
    - the most fun place I've worked at

    Cons

    - On-call all the time - work can be consuming
    - Stressful and often brings work home
    - Dealing with strong unions can be frustrating


  10. "Human Resources"

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

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time

    Pros

    Great ability to learn and develop
    Meaningfully contribute to impact the business

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the transformation journey


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