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Updated 18 February, 2019
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  • "being temporary will not give you a clue when are you gonna get a full time" (in 41 reviews)

  • "years to get part time and over 10 years to get full time permanent position as a postal clerk" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Letter Carrier
    Current Employee - Letter Carrier

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always opportunities for job advancement.

    Cons

    Union and corporate disagreements cause setbacks.


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time

    Pros

    Job autonomy, overtime opportunities, great compensation, great rate of pay

    Cons

    lack of communication and consistency

    Advice to Management

    keep things consistent

  3. "Letter carrier"

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    Current Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Calgary, AB
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outside (done when done)
    Very good exercise

    Cons

    Cold /slippery/ hard for body


  4. "Letter Carrier"

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    Former Employee - Letter Carrier in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Letter Carrier in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Dont have to interact with management often as you leave the building.
    - Get to work outside

    Cons

    - Management is a mixed bag. Some good some bad.
    - Physically taxing job. Easy to get hurt doing this.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to relax.


  5. "Commercial sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Canada Post full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits retirement plans, salary is low compared to what you have to perform

    Cons

    Management is trying too hard to push numbers for a crown corporation


  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Po4
    Current Employee - Po4

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

    Pros

    Wage and benefits are really good.

    Cons

    could be really busy during Christmas


  7. "Relief Letter Carrier"

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

    Pros

    In the winter, tons of shifts to go around. You will definitely be making some money. The training for the job is quite thorough.

    Cons

    Working here is like the opening scene of the movie "enemy at the gates". First off, they give you nothing. You will have to scrounge and scrape together any form of uniform that was given to you by a fallen comrade. It also is similar in terms of attrition. Within Id say 2 weeks I was probably one of three people out of my class of 11 who stuck with it. You will get the worst routes typically on the days with the most mail and parcels. Management who can barely walk 5 steps let alone 15-20 km with a 40 pound sack will call you lazy if you stay out for 12-13 hours trying desperately to finish a route even if its in a crack neighbourhood and you dont have a flash light. And dont dream of coming back with the route not finished (Let me be clear, there is about a 0% chance of you finishing a route on time that youve never seen before on a day where the mail had not gone out previously).

    Advice to Management

    The route system is ridiculous. You also cannot expect people to finish a route on time if they have never seen it before. Double bundle mail? Are you serious? So carry two bundles in your hands, then flyers, then also all the parcels, and walk up 5 steps each house 800 times... get real.

  8. "good job unreal expectations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time

    Pros

    uniform, 3 weeks vacation 7 sick days $20.40

    Cons

    Flyer money cuts. flyer delivery is the worst part.training is the same but the company is run differently in every depot. management claims that all walks are equal but there are senior walk and junior walk a.k.a junior walks are the donkey walks. 20 kms some of them. UNION

    Advice to Management

    YOU HAVE TO LIE TO PEOPLE ON A REGULAR BASIS


  9. "Lots of learning, not enough career growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Post full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of on going projects, very bright people in the engineering department, lots of things to learn, travel and over time generously provided, good vacation and time off benefits, yearly guaranteed salary increase since part of a union.

    Cons

    Management has a policy to make the employees work tirelessly without giving any form of recognition, no communication between different engineering groups, lots of old school managers and their bad managing skills, company has no easy way of career growth. Budgets are tight


  10. "great people"

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    Current Employee - Letter Carrier in London, ON
    Current Employee - Letter Carrier in London, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benifits, hours, gov job , pay

    Cons

    seniority preferences for permanent position