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Canada Post Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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Pros
  • They not just offer good pay but many job advancement opportunities (in 34 reviews)

  • Fairly easy work and good benefits (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Takes years before one can move from temp on call to part time/ full time (in 33 reviews)

  • Tiring by doing 2-3 jobs to meet expenses since only part time job is available which comes in hands after few years being as call-casual (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ok company is ok job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time

    Pros

    People are super duper nice

    Cons

    It was a bit too long


  2. "Canada Post Letter Carrier"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, salary and in most cases job security

    Cons

    Due to drop in mail volumes the company is forcing employees to do more work and not exceed the 8 hour daily shift.

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors , Superintendents and Managers need to support their working more.
    No consideration is give to volume of mail and parcels, they want it done in 8 hours or employees will be interviewed and in some cases disciplined.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Retail Clerk - Doing All The Work For None of The Pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Office Retail Clerk
    Current Employee - Post Office Retail Clerk
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My manager is incredibly nice and understanding, training went on until I felt comfortable to be left alone, hours are flexible (but only because my coworkers are so great and willing to switch shifts), You learn a lot about how Canada Post works.

    Cons

    Retail postal clerks are contracted out to the stores they work in, so Canada Post doesn't pay you, Shoppers/Lawtons/etc does. So even though you're doing a highly skilled and often stressful job you get paid only minimum wage. The Manager is the only full time employee as well and everyone else just works part time under them, so unless your manager leaves there is no opportunity for advancement.
    VERY often, people come in with packages missing, or delivered to the wrong address, or theyve got a slip for a package but it hasn't been brought in yet, because the delivery people are in the union so they don't seem to care about doing their jobs properly a lot of the time, and then you get to be screamed at for their mistakes. People also like to get very upset at the cost of a stamp, even though they'll be holding their expensive starbucks coffee at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers what they deserve and maybe they would stick around. 10.50 an hour to get yelled at when I have to know how to manage carded items, deliver items, do money grams, customer proofing, money orders, track packages, know how to send xpress, priority, regular and what customs needs/how long it will take, how to send registered mail, sell and renew PO boxes, calculate lettermail rates, find old receipts, do End Of Day and the other paperwork, FINTRAC, etc, why should I be paid minimum wage to do a job that requires twice as much training and the onus on you to make sure that the mail gets where its going? This is a super complicated job, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who expected a fair wage. Wait table instead, and at least you will get tips.


  4. "Not good if you don't belong to Union !!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Superintendent in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Superintendent in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security because Canada Post has unique infrastructure that can serve coutry coast to coast.

    Cons

    If you don't belong to Union, forget about raise. End of the year, company doesn't make much profit to pay healthy bonus or rewards. Management employees work under a lot of pressure and don't enjoy benefits as Unionised employees do.


  5. "Letter Carrier"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    independent, dont have someone over your shoulder

    Cons

    its harder than most people think

    Advice to Management

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Despite the public image, Canada Post is a company with an innovative vision; however it's processes are not as innovative. Good benefits. Ample training opportunities.

    Cons

    Difficult to obtain promotions. Very Hierarchical. Strenuous processes which take forever to get to the end result. Collective agreements make many projects much more difficult than they need to be.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more collaboration between functions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Canada Post as an RSMC is the worst job I've ever had."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - On-call RSMC
    Current Employee - On-call RSMC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part about Canada Post is your co-workers. They were always super helpful and always there to lend a hand.

    Cons

    Even though supervisors were easy going it seemed useless to approach them about any concerns you had. Some were even making racial and demeaning jokes. One supervisor in particular seemed incompetent.
    Being an RSMC at Canada Post is a joke. Save your time and find another job. The day you review your pay statement will be the day you realize you have been killing yourself for less than minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Tell all future on-call RSMC's the truth about the pay structure.
    Also let them know that they will be doing double the work of a letter carrier and receive a lot less $.

  8. "Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Officer in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Officer in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent education
    Excellent employments history
    Fluent in both English and Arabic languages

    Cons

    working in street when it is necessary under all sever weather condition

    Advice to Management

    Excellent personality


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great job before the pay cuts"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mail Carrier"

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    • 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.


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