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Pitney Bowes Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • company provides a good work life balance (in 141 reviews)

  • Flexible working environment - ability to work from home as needed (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management needs to listen to be more open to suggestions from the sales force (in 38 reviews)

  • People misusing work-life balance doing work from home for no good reason and eventually cost is paid by the employees who actually work (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Sad Commentary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pitney Bowes (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were outstanding along with tenure and vesting after five years

    Cons

    Nepotism was rampant. Not bitter, just sad for those still there waiting to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Open eyes to good and raw talent vs. intimidation


  2. "Compensation analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Compensation Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Compensation Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time

    Pros

    Many years ago, great employee benefits and room for advancement. Back then, they worked hard to take good care of their employees in order to keep them. Wonderful training and career opportunities.

    Cons

    For me, I left over twenty years ago in order to have a family. I've spoken to some old friends who say it's not as empoyee oriented as it used to be. I feel that is the way many companies have gone. I am hopeful to work for a company that recognizes and nutures the value of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture and respect your company, your bottom line and your employees.


  3. "Mailroom at Pitney Bowes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pitney Bowes (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great vacation package. Opportunity to try different jobs.

    Cons

    Pay, support, non uniform discipline among employees.

    Advice to Management

    One up managers need to support front-line managers.


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  5. "team leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Team Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Production Team Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A better retirement benefits for all employees

    Cons

    hiring some outside for high position and leaving the former employees that qualify.

    Advice to Management

    to make sure to follow the qualification policy before giving a position to anyone who is applying for a position inside pb.


  6. "Reinventing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits package

    Cons

    Moving from hardware company to software company at a very fast pace

    Advice to Management

    Remember experience is as important to a company as new hires with new ideas


  7. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Pitney Bowes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family life and work balance

    Cons

    Pay and compensation - upward mobility


  8. "Technical Formatter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pitney Bowes (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only pros about the job is that they gave you an opportunity to work.

    Cons

    You will have a very review, but will not get a raise.

    Advice to Management

    If you would pay your employees for the hard work that they do and give them a raise, they might want to stay with your company.


  9. "Senior Network Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Network Administrator in La Vista, NE
    Former Employee - Senior Network Administrator in La Vista, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pitney Bowes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay was good

    Cons

    Lots of travel, lots of meetings, new equipment is promised but takes forever to get. No time for training


  10. "Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Support Analyst in Troy, NY
    Former Employee - Software Support Analyst in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, fast paced environment, big company but you get to know the people around you, very relaxed environment for being so big

    Cons

    Chain on command can get tedious, work can get repetitive at times, reaching out to other departments can be difficult do to the size


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed Bag"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Instructor in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Established, large corporation delivers competitive pay scales, and very good benefits.
    Company tends to group-source decisions among SME's, odd methods but good results.
    Culture not intimidated by ambition or success of employees - cream will usually rise to the top.
    Tech-driven company is an early adopter, and makes it widely available internally, has a lot of the SaaS and Cloud Apps to use, and keeps the software rolling in.

    Cons

    Exempt employees (especially contractors hired by PB) own the expectation of working from home extensively after hours attending late-night conference calls, meeting suddenly restructured and unreasonable, next-morning deadlines as you will be hired to bear the labor-burden of those more veteran and/or senior to you.
    Heavily siloed, deeply entrenched culture caused by a hydra-like Org structure where these heads are so far apart from one another they don't communicate.
    In early 2016 PB turned off all legacy-system software globally and moved to 3-main systems.. SAP, Oracle, and SFDC - by early 2017 these systems will still be causing significant and impactful issues for clients this has caused massive turnover, many of whom have been PB employees in excess of 15-20 years.
    'Seniority and tenure above all' who stays and who goes mentality has led to a flight of high-talent, uncommonly-skill employees being shown the door and immedetely finding open opportunity on the other side.
    Little, inadequate, or no instruction on use of software and Apps made available - you are on your own.

    Advice to Management

    It isn't possible to bail this freighter dry with a paper Dixie cup or two,
    When the shareholders decide to replace Mark with me - not in any universe is that happpening - I would make my advice known at that time.

    Pitney Bowes Response

    Oct 25, 2016 – Director, Operations Center of Expertise

    Thank you for sharing your perspective. We are committed to promoting and creating a positive work environment where everyone is free to share feedback and is treated with utmost dignity. As a ... More


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