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Updated May 26, 2017
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  • The only concern is it's not a full time job (in 28 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Commercial Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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!


  3. Helpful (4)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  6. "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


  7. "driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  8. "Work at Canada Post"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)


  10. "Canada Post"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities to move within the company. You can work on interesting projects if you are in management. Employee benefits are good.

    Cons

    People still think of Canada Post as a government department even though it's independently run. If you have a long time with the company you may not be as attractive in the job market.

    Advice to Management

    More diversity is needed in middle and upper management. A mentoring program is needed to develop young talent coming into the company.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Product manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Developing new products, leading projects, working with others, writing processes and procedure, data analysis, research, marketing plan, review web content, good customer service, liaison amongst stakeholders, giving presentations

    Cons

    Lack of support and unclear goals for between departments

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear concise communication plans and strategies


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