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Updated 16 May, 2018
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  • Union pretty much makes it impossible for new people to get full-time positions (in 36 reviews)

  • If you are hired part time, you will stay on a (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canada Post full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, benefits and salary

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  2. "Current 2018 info"

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    Current Employee - Letter Carrier in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Letter Carrier in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Just trying to get the real info out there about salary, etc. If you get on as parcel delivery...don't expect to stay there and be able to get to full time. To get to full time you end up having to transfer to letter carrier. Which is parcels and letters and flyers. Everyone starts out as a "temp" or "term" employee. That entails having 0 guaranteed work and waiting on phone calls. In Calgary, parcel delivery gets live phone calls, while letter carrier terms get automated computer calls. You will start at 19.86 an hour, and will not get any raises from that until you "get on part/full time". Full time employees that have been there 7 years or so get almost $27 an hour, and once you are hired to part or full time you start to scale up to that wage over 7 years.

    So the question is, how long does it take to get part time? First, as I hinted, you need to go letter carrier. After that it depends. Right now (May 2018) it's a little hot with a bit of extra opportunity and movement, so it only took me 7 months. Previous employees have had 1.5 years to 2 years. That is JUST to be guaranteed work.

    So if you are a term, how many calls do you get? If you are brand new and in parcels, almost none unless it's the Xmas season, then you don't see days off. If you go letter carrying, expect fairly consistent work. I started in October, in parcels, and saw almost no calls in late January. Went temp letter carrier, and worked 40 hour weeks every week until I got part time. I got a little lucky though. Lots of others in same position had 25 hour weeks, etc.

    As for the 19.86 wage, it actually ends up being higher than that. All sorts of little bonuses in there like getting paid extra for flyers, or if you are on relief it goes up a bit, if you work in the evening it goes up a bit.

    Cons

    When you first come in the learning curve is extremely steep. Combine that with absolutely no guarantee of hours, and many that are hired don't make it past probation. By their own choice. They get extremely frustrated and quit. If you can get over the first few months hump, it starts to get much better.

  3. "PO4"

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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

    good pay for job
    manageable workload

    Cons

    poor management
    new hires will have bad schedules
    pay isn't fair between all workers


  4. "Postal Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canada Post part-time

    Pros

    High wages for the work you do, especially compared to minimum wage light industrial work.

    Cons

    The full-timers can be brutal and difficult to deal with.


  5. "Ok to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, Great co-workers

    Cons

    Leadership and Politics, Slow moving


  6. "It all depends on who you report to"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Nice office in central location (Toronto)

    Cons

    Painful bureaucracy
    Internal competition between senior executives
    Lots of unnecessary changes with little focus on underlying issues


  7. "P05"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time

    Pros

    Good job.good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Company and union are in flux

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (1)

    "mail delivery courier services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canada Post full-time

    Pros

    there are many pro such as the health benifits of staying fit by constanly walk and taking in that great Vancouver air and a daily. Not to mention that this job is most likely unionized which comes with other great benifits such as health care, optical care, and possibly dentient. And lastly it would be a great experience and would look good on my growing resume

    Cons

    Some of the cons i can think of are things like weather or rush hour traffic. The worst thing i could really think of is maybe getting chased by the neighbor hood dog, but even that seems like a good workout

    Advice to Management

    Dear Management,
    a little bit about my self is that the last few year of my life i have spent working in all kinds of job such as retail, clean, restaurants, but the job that stuck the most to me was construction work in steel stud frame, i also worked in a few other trades such as shafting, drywalling, taping, roofing, and cement work.


  9. "Great company to work with."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is solid Job security working with Canada Post, they company has survived lots of thick and thin. Good Promotion opportunities
    Canada post offers higher salary than market standard

    Cons

    Every level of operations has tons of politics involved, your management won't back you up.
    I experienced great deal of favouritism by upper management.
    Canada post can't enforce their policies and procedures especially related to health and safety.

    Advice to Management

    Hire skillful employees
    Recognizing of employees


  10. "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Processing Associate
    Current Employee - Processing Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of internal promotion chances

    Cons

    If you are hired part time, you will stay on a part time role for a long time


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