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  • Upper management needs to listen to be more open to suggestions from the sales force (in 40 reviews)

  • Work life balance is not very consistent (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Good company overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Few key individuals are really smart
    Good movement within the organization.
    Fair rate of pay

    Cons

    some people have been there for years and are job protective and not productive.
    Leadership are a little disconnected at times

    Advice to Management

    Actually get their hands dirty too see what is actually going on.


  2. "soon to leave the company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Account in Shelton, CT
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    people are friendly and easy to approach

    Cons

    Lack of collaboration between department.

    Advice to Management

    some high paid people hired did not have adequate qualification.

  3. "It is a typical corporate environment."

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Depending on whom you work for, you may, may not, or may occasionally, work from home. There are some opportunities to move around inside the company.

    Cons

    Too much politics, doing politics is much more important than doing good jobs. The mailing industry is declining, it is difficult for the company to re-position itself, engineer new products and enter new markets.

    Advice to Management

    Choose good people, use good people.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pays well, but depressing climate"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well, decent benefits, pretty flexible work schedule, great co-workers

    Cons

    Continuous layoffs (they got rid of the fat a long time ago, so now every cut is into the muscle),
    very hard to get promoted unless you jump business units at a minimum,
    PB are the leaders of a dying industry,
    management jumps all over to the crisis of moment or big idea of the day - haven't figured out where to take the company next,
    don't count on bonuses - they are based on company performance measured against unrealistic goals & they grade on a curve so even if everyone in a group are A players, have to be 1's/2's, 3's and 4's/5's

    Advice to Management

    Look at products on the shelf created by old AC&T, stop trying to make numbers through layoffs, soon there won't be anyone left.


  5. "Many changes, not sue what will happen. The new CEO is good, but the company mentality needs change."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, but with exceptions.

    Cons

    Old company, old products, old politics, resistance to change.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity, Company is still stuck in the 'corporate' world of churn and burn."

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    401K, Benefits - its a classic 9-5 job

    Cons

    Majority of Management is 'recycled' from other departments. Hardly ever brought new, young, or energetic people into positions that could make a change. Too many 25+ year employees who are set in their ways. Competency of these individuals is inadequate for growth as they do not foster new ideas or promote change.

    Hours are set 9-5.


  7. "Pitney Bowes - an 'ok' place to work on balance and in an environment where good jobs are hard to find"

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    Former Employee - Director Procurement in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Director Procurement in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some wonderful people, but rare. lot's of potential, but it can feel like a slowly sinking ship as mail volumes and reltated service decline - maybe the new CEO can turn things around

    Cons

    lots of mediocrity and and politics and senior management not help accountable (that may be changing)

  8. "If you ignore the chaos around you, and focus on the job and appreciate the benefits, you are good."

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. 401K. Spiffs. Beneplace employee discounts. Tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Chaotic upper management. Slow reaction to market demands. Ineffective training and product knowledge for solutions beyond postage meters.

    Advice to Management

    I hate it that you let me go. But one has to wonder why is inside sales being downsized after field sales has already been diminished. Who is going to sell all those solutions?


  9. "Going, Going, Going.....GONE!!"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    PB was able to enjoy a nice long run of 90% USA marketshare of cash cow products in a cash cow industry... mailing machines. That meant good salaries for managers, sales, marketing, and some tech employees.

    Cons

    Its all over. PB tried to get into other areas of business when they saw the end coming for the mailing industry. But it was all too late. They have now laid off the majority of their Engineers and the stock has tumbled. No improvement in sight.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe find a new company to milk for a while.


  10. "It was a great company to work for until the last decade or so. Executive mismanagement created continuous layoffs."

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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and salaries. Some jobs offer work from home option. Nice perks, e.g., team building events, rewards and recognition,etc.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs due to poor management and out sourcing. layoffs not uniform--loss of good workers with seniority and/or over 50.


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