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"Great company historically coming to grips with new reality"

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Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
No opinion of CEO

Pros

It used to be a fairly humane and employee-oriented company. That seems to be changing. Nonetheless, the company has an excellent franchise in the postage meter and it is seeking out other businesses in which there are at least some barriers to entry. It is trying to get out of the the low margin, commodity type businesses.

Cons

As a slow-growth company, there has been pressure on the stock price. Current management is having trouble increasing revenues substantially, so it has instead focused on cost cutting (read: head cutting). A person going to work there should make sure he or she has an excellent package with lots of downside protection - because there is the potential for downside in this environment.

Advice to Management

Resolve all the lay-offs as quickly as possible so that the people who remain will be highly motivated to fulfil the mission. Give people the incentive to do their best rather than holding out the "stick" of potential job loss.

Other Employee Reviews for Pitney Bowes

  1. "Very low base pay, deffinately a starting point in your sales career."

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representive, Outside Sales in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representive, Outside Sales in Seattle, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Industry leader, well known, established company. Not going to be sold or bought out. Lots of opportunity to promote after 3-4 years if you are willing to relocate. THey have great sales conferences, though you feel like they are always changing the rules and you have to fight to get in if you should be in regardless.

    Cons

    Very low base pay, lots of turnover. Sales training needs to be in greater detail on the folders and inserters, thats where you can make some money. Lack of local leadership, lots of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Get better salaries for the sales staff.


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    "Beware of the department you apply to at Pitney Bowes"

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    Former Employee - Supply Line Customer Service Representative in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Supply Line Customer Service Representative in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits package and the flex time available. They do teach you how to sell anything to anyone. During the benefits package selection they offer a many packages tailored to your specific needs. The cool thing is the flex time that you can purchase which is an extra week of vacation for some. They do promote diversity in the company and have a gym to use during your lunch time, before or after work. They do have an in house doctor and chiropractor for your health needs. They ensure that you can be sick and be at work at the same time.

    Cons

    Depending on the department you work in, your dedication and hard work goes un noticed until you make a mistake. Then and only then do people know your name. The Supply Department Customer Service area is supposed to be about assisting the customers who have not been satisfied with product. Management monitors you to make sure that even if a customer is dissatisfied with their products, that you ask if they would like any other supplies. The raises: either you get one or you don't. The paint a different picture of the department before the interview. Once you are in the Supply Line, they turn the tables around very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    People who work in the Supply Line, the face of Pitney Bowes, should be paid more than just 10 dollars an hour. I think that is the base salary for all representatives. Supposedly they are the highest paid call center representatives. Not true at all.

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