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Exciting time to work at Canada Post.

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Many terrific people work at Canada Post. Most difficult thing is size and complexity of organization. Culture is in transition--hopeful for improvement. Many people work far too many hours.
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if you can transverse within a heavy biased political environment, you will survive.

when i was first hired by CPC i was hired because i held certain soft skills they had lacked, in people management. they were trying to change the culture there. but over a decade later, that same culture still exists, and those who are trying to change that culture, become targets. politics reign supreme, and if your in the "it" group, you have nothing to worry, well until the players change. its stressful and exhausting.CPC has so much potential, but the old culture will never allow this company to evolve properly. you will always find yourself on guard, stressors that are never supported by your superiors. 9 things you do perfect? will not matter, when you have done 1 thing wrong. focus is on only that. proper advancement is not easy, you will have to fight yourself tooth and nail to do so, most superiors will be only focused on their own job security.

Pros

decent pay, and broad choices of work.

Cons

lack of proper training, and individual diversity respectability. management does suffer from survival attitude issues, developing into a silo mentality. many peers are wolves, so its hard to find a team you can trust. most times its a popularity contest, and not proper management.
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Clear sense of purpose
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  • Trust in colleagues
  • Support from manager
  • Sense of belonging

Good stable job with above average benefits and long term stability

Great job if you have a family. With overtime your salary can easily go to 70-75k. Everyone starts at evening or graveyard shift which are the toughest shifts and since the training process is very poor, most people leave within 3 months. But if you can tough it out it is a super stable job long term with high probability of movement after two years to try something else within the company or get closer to home if you want. Heavy union presence is a big daily challenge. Way too much paperwork than what you expect and no time allotted to do it. Your team and the emp you supervise are never at full staffing with adds work and stress to you.

Pros

Salary, weekends off, benefits, long term stability, pension plan, uniform provided.

Cons

Heavy union presence, Poor training+culture, Lots of personnel changes monthly, Noisy Factory setting, Always short staffed, poor support from head office, very closed to change.
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Politics and advancement over honesty.

Very political, your own boss has his buddies working under him even though it's not allowed.. extremely based on who you know.It all depends on who, and where you know. Better hope you have friends, otherwise, everyone is an enemy.

Pros

Great benefits

Cons

Poor management
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Team Work environnement

My time at Canada Post was very enriching, I have learn a lot in all aspect of the business from operations to training with the transformation. I left for a job offer in management in paper industry. Looking back at my move, with the news in fast decline, I never would have left.

Pros

Team work

Cons

Fast past every day.
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Good place to work

Good group of people. Its hard to advance on your work ethic and merits alone because it's union and goes by seniority. Once your can secure a regular position and get off the casual list, it's a good solid job.
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mismanagement

Mis management is no 1 set back at canadapost due to putting the wrong people in high positions, There's absolutely no need to ha ve superintendents, you should eliminate superintendent position to empower supervisors.
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Terrible & degrading to women in management

Unfortunately for such a large organization the ‘Old Boys Club’ in Management & above still exists. Appalling & discrimination towards women specifically as Supervisors, I had never been so disgusted in my life.
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Ok job

Schedule is done weekly very hard to plan life especially if you have children. Very strong union in the plant more relaxed in the delivery side of the business. Overall pretty good place to work.
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Poor management

Poor management, precarious employment. Temp assignments only for 3 years before a permanent position is available. Poor middle management, especially the superintendents.
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can be a lot of fun with a properly developed team all working together to achieve the same goal

start the day with all engines on go, always problems to solve, many people to take care of with unique issues...customer service always a priority, very fast paced, although sometimes seems upper management is immune to the day to day floor operations and logistics of getting mail routed correctly and on the street in a safe and expedient manner...overall i stayed for 28.5 years so did present challenging opportunities
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Excellent place to work.

I am been working at different position at Canada post from last 3 years. Canada post is the best place to work with from all aspects. Great culture and working environment. Great opportunity to work for Canada post. The best think i like at Canada post is Canada post will prefer their own employee for next level position and second option will be from outside. I love Canada post. I will be retiring from Canada post. I want my kids also work for Canada post.

Pros

Great place to work and excellent pay

Cons

Nothing
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If you enjoy crazy then work here

A typical day of work will be having to deal with managers who play politics 24 hours a day, a number of incredibly lazy and unmotivated supervisors (not all), and some very very angry, lazy, mental staff members to run the machines etc. There are good people here, amidst the incompetence and depression. Good wages, terrible work environment, aggressive unprofessional and unrelenting unions, aggressive unprofessional and unrelenting managers. - a total gong show!

Pros

paycheque

Cons

everything else
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Fast paced

A fast paced environment with room for growth into many different avenues. After probation you are able to transfer all over Canada, wherever your family takes you
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Horrible Culture and Management

Pros: work life balance, actual front line employees are some amazing people, if you have minimum education and or options this may be the career for you. Cons: politics, nepotism, horrible cuture, directors and managment. You are just a number to them. Backstabbing by overachievers or uneducated colleagues. If you can put up with the BS this company is for you
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Canada post offers an inclusive work environment with room for advancement

My role with Canada Post was both challenging and rewarding. I learned some great coaching techniques while leading a diverse team, and there is room for advancement should one want.
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N/a

Job security, salary, benefits, and pension are all great. Horrible culture. The majority of employees here do their jobs well and care, but all that is ruined by the select few that lie, cheat, and steal with impunity.
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Not for the experienced.

Not the Canada Post many thought was a great job to get - that image ended many, many, years ago. Very toxic culture. 20/80 rule with staff (20% work and 80% put in bare minimum) and strong union presence. Back stabbing, deceitful, and petty co-workers/leadership. Average pay, coupled with prehistoric work tools and environment. HR seems to hire anyone with a pulse, no sense of truly diversified backgrounds - it's really fine to hire blanc candidates now. Best suited for new supervisors, or for those getting paid less in private sector. You choose to accept employment here, just make sure to not trust anyone. Just as your parents told you not to talk to strangers.

Pros

There is other jobs.

Cons

Soulless career in a dying industry.
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toxic people, toxic environment

Most toxic environment, period. Worst company ever. Culture is stab everyone in the back. Superintendents no hesitate to step on top of you in order to get a promotion. Management don't know what they are doing and treat people with disrespect and disdain. Don't believe the advertisement, they'll manage to pay you less and give you no benefits. They think they're doing you a favour. You can't trust anyone and they work you down to the bone. On top of that union do not help at all. Worst experience of my life. Stay clear. But if you dare, you need to document almost everything and cover your back all the time.
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Great set of benefits

Typical day at work is professional. Health and safety along with diversity is promoted. The dress code is simple; decent closing, no loose clothing, tied hair and no jewelry.

Pros

Pension plan and very competitive wages.

Cons

Union environment protects unproductive workers
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Productive environment.

Great Place to work I learned a lot about delivery service and how day to day operations work.Canada post is an great place to work. I would recommend.
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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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