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Canada Post Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Pros
  • They not just offer good pay but many job advancement opportunities (in 30 reviews)

  • Fairly easy work and good benefits (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • The only concern is it's not a full time job (in 27 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Trained lean six sigma
    Reimbursed travelling
    Modern building
    Conducive work environment
    Involve a lot of stakeholders
    relatively easy job compared to any other engineering position (seriously don't need engineering degree)
    Coworkers are friendly

    Cons

    Many deadlines, many overtimes
    Very little space to move
    Monotone job
    Interview/ job description didn't mention work as early as 4am or messy work hours
    Interview/ job description didn't mention job requires travelling
    union fees keep increasing
    weak HR relation
    Huge Office Politics
    lack of social life balance/ interaction between upper and lower position employees, leads to miscommunication, and misinterpretation

    Advice to Management

    So many conflicts, conflict of interest, role play with power, drama


  2. "Great place if you're willing to work hard!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fill In Part Time Mail Box Deliveries in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fill In Part Time Mail Box Deliveries in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Post part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well organized, friendly atmosphere, very respectful to each other, very good pay after you know how to do the job, unionized workplace. If you know how to move efficient and sort fast, you may end up making around $30+ per hour.

    Cons

    Learning curve may be a bit steep, but after 2 - 4 weeks you will be ok. Some lifting involved, don't go there if you have a bad back or bad shoulders. Use your brain and make sure you have a decent size car, best a minivan or hatchback.

    Advice to Management

    During the interview process the pay rate should be better explained. Otherwise a very good place to work! Respectful, honest, pleasant. Keep up the good work!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Tougher than I thought"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Letter Carrier in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Letter Carrier in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Union
    Co-workers
    Monday-Friday
    Summer
    Getting your own route
    Interacting with customers
    Trusting supervisors

    Cons

    Christmas
    -40°c
    Being on Term on call
    Being forced back out
    Untrusting supervisors
    Supervisors who can't answer questions that are related to your job(especially when your fresh out of postie school)
    Liars
    Two tiered pay scale
    Postal Transformation
    Long routes
    Flyer compensation
    Flyers not included during volume counts

    Advice to Management

    I feel as some supervisors have been taught to not trust the letter carriers, newer supervisors seem to have more compassion for the work we do and are not suspicious of wrong doing when/if there is a error made.


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  5. "I loved my time at Canada Post"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Finance in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director of Finance in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Post full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    there are a lot of dedicated people who work for CPC (from the letter carrier & front line staff all the way up through executives), the people around me made my time there enjoyable. I think it's easy to criticize management various decisions without understanding all the direct and indirect impacts. Sometimes, decisions are made on the least of two/three/etc number of unfortunate alternatives.

    Lots of opportunities for those willing to take risks and put themselves out there. I was privileged to have worked across the country, in a number of departments, and on a wide rage of initiatives.

    Cons

    CPC is clear on their position as a median compensation employer for management/exempt employees. I decided to leave for this reason alone - along with a number of other management employees. I worry about the future of the company and the ability to retain the best employees without a change / update to this policy.

    Advice to Management

    see cons - at the end of the day compensation is a big factor in employment ... not the only factor, but a significant one. the test for this is ask yourself, or your employees, what would you do if you won the lottery ... if the answer is anything other than "keep working in my current role", then you know money is a factor.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Garbage"

    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

    Pros

    Falsly accused of crimes. Union doesn't help.

    Cons

    All the worst place I've ever worked

    Advice to Management

    suck it


  7. "cr4"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it was ok to work there, if you can be full time, not on contract

    Cons

    being on contract, have to win competition in order to stay on longer


  8. "Postal Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Postal Worker PO4 in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Inside Postal Worker PO4 in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best workplace. No pressure from the management. Unionized. Safe environment and friendly co-workers. They not just offer good pay but many job advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    A couple of supervisors do not use correct approach to get work done from employees. No cons at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. So far I have worked with the best supervisors except a couple.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Letter Carrier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Post part-time

    Pros

    -You are your own boss
    -friendly co-workers, willing to answer or help you if you ask

    Cons

    -long hours, lots of responsibility, need to commit 480hours before you can apply for full time


  10. "Corporate manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, meaningful work and competitive pay with great work life balance.

    Cons

    Very political and lack process. Department directors don't have final say over who they hire

    Advice to Management

    Hold directors accountable


  11. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Representative in Laval, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Service Representative in Laval, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, vacation (3 weeks right off the bat)

    Cons

    The automation systems are quite antiquated.

    Advice to Management

    more employee empowerment



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