Mobile letter carrier (Former Employee) – Keswick, ON – 1 January 2018
It was a pleasure working for such a large company. You were provided with all the tools to become a productive employee. Job opportunities were available if you want to change jobs. The personal were made up of different cultures and back grounds. The company made it easy for you to get adjusted to working with the public as well as your fellow employee's. I loved working outside as well as being independent.
Benefits and uniform were provided
Weather was a big factor in performing your duties
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) – Charlottetown, PE – 30 December 2017
Canada Post was great to work for. The hours were sometimes long and took physical demands on the body. I learned a lot on human interaction with different types of personalities. I got along good with management. The workplace culture can be clicky so need to find your comfort level and not get caught up in drama. The hardest part would be completing delivery efficiently on extremely heavy parcel and ad mail days. The most enjoyable part is meeting new people on my route.
Contracted Rural and Suburban Mail Carrier (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 27 December 2017
Never moving forward, always laterally in the freezing cold. Overall a good place to feel secure about never losing your job and if you didnt like anything to begin with you can just complain and they will accommodate you.
Letter Carrier (Former Employee) – Dauphin, MB – 17 December 2017
Very poor work environment. Treated like children from supervisors/superintendents. Weight loads are hard on the body and are only going to get worse with more flyers and shorter times to complete them starting in Jan. 2018; Very long walking routes. Very unhappy workers.
lots of walking, hard on body, very little pay for flyers
post Canada is a place where i really used to enjoy working at and all my colleagues were nice and fun. management was ok and not demanding and following the rules of work properly. it is a multi ethnic workplace which makes you live many friendship experiences. the job is enjoyable as we were spending most of our time outside the offices and working with people.
Mail Clerk - Mail Carrier (Former Employee) – Okotoks, AB – 8 December 2017
A typical day with Canada post as a deliverer or as a clerk is very similar from office to office. The jobs performed each day are quite a wide range of different jobs such as sorting, bundling, redirecting, imputing parcels, dealing with customers, and opening and closing the office. The hardest part of my job is often dealing with customers. Since dealing with mail can often be dealing with people's livelihood if there are any mistakes in the system, it affects people in large ways which can cause frustration with customers, understandably so. I have learned a great deal of skills working with Canada post which is quite valuable and will be useful in the future. The hardest part of working for Canada post is the politics involved with the current management.
Multiple assignments with this firm have provided an interesting and varied work history
Manager, Supply Chain Engineering (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 6 December 2017
Primarily Project management related work in conjunction with staff and internal Stakeholders. It is a huge company, pace of reaction / change can sometimes be slower than one would prefer Because the scope of Projects was typically nationwide, implementation completions / closeouts with positive results are very satisying
Varying projects dealing with a broad spectrum of issues
Operations / letter carrier (Current Employee) – Timmins, ON – 4 December 2017
It was a great place to work and I would never leave if it wasn't for the fact that I could only get part time work. Pay is great and benefits are nice. The other issue was that there is no opportunity for advancement unless you are bilingual.
Letter Carrier (Current Employee) – Pickering, ON – 3 December 2017
Sorting and tying out Mail Collating Neighbourhood Mail (Flyers) Loading Mail, Parcels and Packets and Neighbourhood Mail in vehicle Delivering above mentioned to businesses and/or residents Performing customer pickups Clearing mail from Retail Post Offices or Street Letter Boxes Picking up mail from Retail Post Offices
I learned how to efficiently sort and deliver mail and parcels
Friendly and understanding supervisors
Hardest part of job - delivering heavy amounts of mail door-to-door, the excess mail and parcels to deliver on Monday and after long weekends and collating too many sets of flyers most days
Most enjoyable part of job - delivering mail to Community Mail Boxes and interacting with clients
Delivering heavy amount of mail door-to-door, Excess mail and parcels to be delivered on Mondays and after long weekends, Collating too many sets of flyers per day, Driving errors affects your personal driving record
Delivery Agent (Current Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 29 November 2017
Depending on your position your day will start off usually around 8 am (I am term or "on call" so my day is 8-4) if you were lucky enough to get a call in the first place.
More than a few times I've come in, sat in the lunch room for 3 hours and was sent home with 3 hours pay due to "no work" which I do not believe to be true, there was always something to do if you looked hard enough.. also, you are assigned to work based on your seniority (your hire date) so if you're new like me, don't expect to work much.
If you were called in and got to work, your job consisted of gathering the mail from several different locations around the depot, sorting the mail into a case, then you had to sort flyers which, depending on your route and volume of flyers that day, could take anywhere from 15 minutes to 1.5 hours. After that, you are responsible for gathering little packets and large parcels. Typical volume will be around 35-40 packets and parcels per day, however some unlucky folk like myself have been on routes with more than 130 packages total. This is not something I would wish on my worst enemy as a day like that leads to a lot of new people quitting.
Let's talk about Management. Your supervisors, if you can call them that, basically walk around shouting at the top of their lungs, loving the sound of their own voices, chastising you for things you haven't even done yet or never will do.
Every day I have reported to Canada Post I have seen at minimum one or two interactions between workers and supervisors and it's normally a toxic exchange. It seems like everybodymore... is at each others throats for reasons I can't understand, nor do I care to.
If you apply for this job thinking it's going to be a piece of cake, you are dead wrong. This was my mindset going it and it turned out to be one of the hardest jobs I have ever done.
The hardest part of the job is the actual delivery part. Your satchel is only supposed to carry 35lbs, or that's what they tell you. In reality you'll be holding closer to 50-60+lbs on your shoulders for hours at a time. This is only if you've got nothing but letters in your bag. Packages are a whole different story.
I would say the best part of the job is minimal supervision once you're actually out delivering your route, however the toxic atmosphere of the depot really doesn't make it a perk and instead you tell yourself "thank God I'm not in that building anymore"
the pay is not worth the amount of stress and anxiety this company puts on you.less