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Canada Post Reviews

Updated September 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 31 reviews)

  • UNION, dogs, part time to start (in 14 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time

    Pros

    You work outside and by yourself!

    Cons

    You work outside and by yourself in the winter.


  2. "Good beginner job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSMC-OCRE in Charlottetown, PE (Canada)
    Current Employee - RSMC-OCRE in Charlottetown, PE (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good entry level job. Helps maintain better life style. Friendly working environment.

    Cons

    No benefits for OCREs, wage is not based on hours for RSMCs. Winter is probably when you want to quit.

    Advice to Management

    RSMCs should be paid by hour as well as using company vehicles for work.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Read the Negative Reviews and make the best decision for you"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Letter Carrier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Letter Carrier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid two weeks of training.

    Cons

    In training they will tell you about how much money you can make from flyers and OT and will talk about how some Letter Carriers make $80,000 to over $100,000 and that there's a lot of room to grow so you're thinking "Oh hell yeah! MONEY!" And even though your on route training may seem difficult you think, I can do this. However, that's only because you train with a person who KNOWS everything about his route including all the time saving shortcuts and they'll most likely be walking at a speed that I imagine people on speed would walk.

    When you get called you'll get to the depot then wait for the supervisor to set you up with everything you need which takes time. Then if you're splitting a route with another person(s) you'll have to wait for others to finish using the case (if you don't get to it first) before you can get to your letter mail. Then you'll have to sort through and scan the packages and packets to make sure you have what's for your split, then load the vehicle do the pre-trip inspection and then you'll most likely want to use the washroom before you leave since you won't get to use it again, and guess what? You haven't even started delivering the mail and packages! Now you have to hustle to deliver everything to an area you're unfamiliar with, trying not to slip, trip, or get bitten by some animal (yes dogs hate you and there's always scraggly cats lurking around). Now if you have to claim overtime your supervisor may go apeshit. And while you're delivering you may also be picking up packages and mail to bring back to the depot at the end of the day so don't get them mixed up with your deliveries. At the end of the day bring all your pickups back to the depot and sort them out into their areas and its finally done.

    Is it really worth it? Depends on you. I personally think their metrics system to measure the routes is flawed since it seems to only account for you walking up to the point of call and doesn't account for the time needed for customer service, being aware of your surroundings so that you can work safe, environmental factors such as inclement weather, and changes in mail flows for example flyer days or high number of packages. I'm surprised at all the reviews praising the pay and benefits since all I heard in the depots was the people that were there for years complaining about their knee pain, getting caught for taking shortcuts, and for not getting a pay raise. My advice, don't quit your job because you got a job at CP. If you're able to keep your job and do the training great, but make your other job a priority. If you're unemployed and CP hires you, take the training and keep looking for another job because that's exactly how you'll feel when your bladder is full, you haven't eaten, you're nowhere close to done, the dog's barking at you, and you just realized you delivered all the mail to the wrong street :)

    Advice to Management

    Have some employees deliver just packages (maybe even packets) for one or more routes depending on the volume and another deliver just the mail and flyers. It is very difficult and stressful for one person to do both which may reflect high turnover rates and employees taking shortcuts that may imact their safety, the safety of others, and damage the reputation and image of Canada Post.


  4. "Retail Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Retail Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Retail Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Easy job if you work in a smal neighborhood, if you in a bigger location it get really busy

    Cons

    Customers can sometimes be rude expecting postage rates to be cheaper, but thats a normal day in retail


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    Former Employee - Cell Supervisor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cell Supervisor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shift hours - letter carriers rock - uniform - casual environment

    Cons

    Confrontational managers without any leadership skills or training. Treat staff like objects. Very disrespectful to staff and supervisors. No training during work hours. Overtime unpaid. Keeps adding more work without considering workload and priorities. If a supervisor is absent, all supervisors will have to add the work onto their day to manage that large group of letter carriers. Most horrible job in my career.

    Advice to Management

    The animosity between management and the union is impacting staff and middle management. The culture is unhealthy which is shown by a chronic staff turnover and high instances on injuries. Hire educated and "human" leaders. Stop lying and intimidating anyone who is not part of the click of bullies.


  6. "letter carrier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midtown Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midtown Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    steady job. great benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    weather sucks sometimes but for the most part its a great job

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "HR"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Post (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company benefits. Loved my 33 year experience

    Cons

    Too many employees abuse benefits

  8. "Union versus association"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time

    Pros

    There are good people working here.

    Cons

    There are a few people who are bad at their jobs and cannot be fired.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to fire bad employees.


  9. "Term delivery agent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No discrimination. With time you will occasionnaly finish before your paid hours. Overtime after 8 hours.

    Cons

    The union takes your money only to fight management.

    Advice to Management

    Above my pay grade


  10. "Cultural and Organizational Disaster"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time

    Pros

    1-Lots of opportunities all over the country, horizontally and vertically.
    2-Good opportunities for learning and training.

    Cons

    1-The culture is a disaster.
    2-The trust among the different layers isn't existent.

    Advice to Management

    1-Listen to the operational level and involve them in the process.
    2-Be bold and start innovating


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