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Canada Post Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  • Very difficult to get a full time job (in 27 reviews)

  • UNION, dogs, part time to start (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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


  3. "Typical government job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Little accountability, obviously great defined benefit pension. Lots of vacation time.

    Cons

    Great if you want to go no where and make no impactful change


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "On Call RSMC-High expectations for new hires"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - On Call RSMC in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - On Call RSMC in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I been working less than a year, they train you for 5 days (paid training) and expect you to come and cover a route on your own (everyday is a different route) the worst part is the sorting as a newbie you can be there for hours and leave station for delivery between 2 and 3pm if lucky, you will be working for long hours 10+
    You need to memorized different routes and organized your mail and number parcels it will all make sense when delivering mail. You meet nice people but also (old and experienced route owners) are the ones that are very rude and they treat on calls like you are not an employee of Canada Post, you have to deliver flyers and some days you do 4 or more and that can make your delivery even longer.
    Good days are when mail volume is low, at least you"ll know it wont be a long day.
    They are more cons than pros!

    Cons

    This job is not as described, worst job ever, no time for break, lunch etc... all you think about its to finish as fast and be able to see day light, and if you have small children forget about your family.
    As an on call relief you get pay 85% of what the route pays..NOT per hour, this is not a job to support a family, you can still try if your husband/wife makes good money.
    You feel like crying and giving up everyday :(

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors will tell you that your going to do your job in not time, they probably have never cover a route, they sit in front of a desk doing nothing taking breaks and having lunch.
    My advise for supervisors and management to give longer training and teach route owners to treat On Call employee with respect, because at the end we are doing the same job if not more for less pay.


  6. "Some great leaders, some terrible executives"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Post full-time

    Pros

    strong work/life balance
    a strong female representation at director & GM level
    some very knowledgeable employees

    Cons

    ancient technology (we had Microsoft 2003 in 2014)
    lay-offs and constant changes resulted in low morale
    poor cross department collaboration


  7. "Postal Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, nice environment, equal opportunity to move up in the company. Good benefits and pension. Management very professional and easy to deal with.

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get part time or full time position

    Advice to Management

    Advancement should be based on work ethic, not just seniority.


  8. "Pretty good part-time work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canada Post part-time

    Pros

    Good Pay for the difficulty of the work
    Stress Free - don't have to worry about work after you clock out

    Cons

    Not much to learn. Difficulty is very low so you end up getting a little bored.
    Very routine. Not much variety

    Advice to Management

    Not much there is to give as they all follow strict procedures and protocol.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Commercial Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  10. "Worst Company to work for. Don't believe the hype."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Letter Carrier (Relief) in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Letter Carrier (Relief) in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pension. Apparently it's one of the best. The interview process was pretty easy
    You get a lot of cardio as a Letter Carrier

    Cons

    What good is having a pension if you're too sick broken down or too dead to even use it? There's no time for breaks. When you're out on your route they don't account for breaks. I've only been doing this for 3 months but it's the worst job I've had in a while. You get no sense of accomplishment at the end of the day because you are so busy doing your route that you have to neglect basic human needs, like eating, drinking or going to the bathroom. That's right there is ever a time to go to the bathroom so you hopefully find one on your route. Or P in a cup in the back of your step van; yes I've done it and still have others. Not a great feeling. For the experience they can get everything done but as a newbie you will physically kill yourself. You get vilified for getting overtime because EXPERIENCED carriers do it faster. But when you ask, no one tells you how to do it quicker.

    Advice to Management

    You need to stop on boarding people's expectations are too high. Tell people to give it six months but the body's won't hold up for three months! There's a constant underlying rhetoric of us versus them in management and it comes through eventually just you get hurt or sick. Review how top 100 employers treat their employees and then model that! Oh and fire yourself!


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Term Has The Worst Of The Worst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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