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"A long ways from their glory days"

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Current Employee - Development Manager in Shelton, CT
Current Employee - Development Manager in Shelton, CT
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

They pay relatively high salaries. Most jobs have very flexible self-regulated schedules. A lot of jobs (growing all the time) are work from home.

Cons

The products and services are market leaders in a dying industry. The only way the ever even come close to analysts numbers is by continuously laying off personnel. The work place is toxic, there used to be (for the past 8 years or so) an annual lay-off right between Thanksgiving and Christmas (nice timing huh, very thoughtful), but now the lay-offs are what seems to be every week from a different group or department so no one ever knows when they go into work on a given day if it will it be their last. The amount of work for each individual is enormous because the survivors have to pick up the load. They constantly bring in people from the outside as management, they don't promote from within very often, and the new management seem to be getting worse and worse. They finally got rid of Murray Martin who basically drove the company into the ground with no repercussions whatsoever.

Advice to Management

C-Level personnel should look to clean house of VP and above who have been at PB for more than say 20 years instead of laying off all the workers that have all the domain knowledge. Get rid of the layers and layers of management. As a manager I have 11 people under me. Yet there are many groups in WHQ who have a manager (with no direct reports) reporting to a Director, who reports to a Senior Director who reports to a VP and that is the VP's entire organization, himself and three or four other higher management positions. But you keep laying off the workers. Really? And stop outsourcing all our jobs because you are losing the local domain knowledge and letting things like control of your data, of all things, be controlled by someone else.

Other Employee Reviews for Pitney Bowes

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Pitney's downfall due to micromanagement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work is good if they let you do the job
    Benefits are good and time off is above average

    Cons

    Upper management has become the biggest micromanaging group ever
    Let the people do the job you hired them to do and stop changing direction so willie nillie

    Advice to Management

    Let you people do the job you hired them for and stop micromanaging them. If you haven't done the job don't tell them how to do it


  2. "If HR paid attention to it's employee satisfaction ratings, rid all bad manager based on that, it'd be 100% better."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Designer in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Designer in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant people and mutually supportive and collaborative.

    Cons

    It is often a living example of the Peter Principle.

    Advice to Management

    Quit the 'low hanging fruit' fixes and focus on the big problems.

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