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great company!
Collection and Delivery Supervisor (Former Employee) –  London, ON23 February 2018
Great pay for the work - however the art of coaching an employee has been lost to the sixth sigma revolution - you now have to PROVE you are coaching with endless paperwork it seems.
Pros
Compensastion, vacation time
Cons
endless paperwork to prove you are working - but hey! they pay you for the time to do it lol!
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Good as a casual job
Postal Worker (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON23 February 2018
Really good paid as a general labour kind job. Not high work load. Nice coworkers. Some supervisor can be lazy and mean.Everyone begin as an on-call role, generally takes 7~10 years to become permanent full time. It's good for students, housewives or people need a flexible work time. If you want stabe income to pay your bills, you need another job.
Pros
Good paid for the work load
Cons
Take years to get decent hours and become permanent employeee
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Enjoyed working foe Canada Post
Private Contractor (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 February 2018
Sort the mail at the post office outlet into pigeon holes. Load said mail into boxes and then into my car and drive to postal mail boxes and sort into individuals mail boxes
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Good Work for the ERA I worked There.
Mail Sorter - Sub Contractor (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON17 February 2018
The company has changed so much that any review by myself would be in accurate. When I did work here it was fun and laid back. As I know it know the job I had here doesn't exists any longer.
Pros
Laid back enviroment
Cons
Limited Advancement
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always had good experience withcoworkers and supervisor
Letter Carrier Assistant (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON15 February 2018
Being a letter carrier was mostly fun, meeting people and business associates on the route and helping customers with relevant enquiries
Learned a lot how to interact with customers and explaining company policies when necessary. enjoyed training new hires,
Most difficult part of job, working outside during snow storm
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Fast-paced, unionized work environment.
Postal Clerk (PO4) (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC14 February 2018
It's repetitive shift work. Once recruited into a particular shift, it can take a long time to move shifts. Postal clerks are paid reasonably well for the workload and most find the biggest difficulty is boredom and/or getting stuck on night shift.

Being a strongly unionized workplace, there is little trust between unionized employees and management. There is also a lack of consistency between various Team Leaders, with some pushing hard-line, almost military regimes and others adopting a more open work place.

Currently (2018), it takes less than a year from hiring to achieve full-time standing, however all positions are bid based on seniority so that almost all new full-time postal clerks will be stuck on evening or night shift for several years before being able to successfully bid into day shift.
Pros
Benefits, salary
Cons
Shift work, difficult to transfer/relocate, repetitive work.
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Canada Post
Canada Post Mail Driver (Former Employee) –  Yarmouth, NS14 February 2018
Very good job, however canada post is loosing business its products are too expensive and delivery times are not the greatest. they need to up their service and rehire people.
Pros
great hours
Cons
working in all kinds of weather
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A typical day
RSMC (Current Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB14 February 2018
Can be long hours if you volunteer more than contract allows because they will never tell you not to work for free but expect it, wages averaged over a year as an employee, Union support or lack of support, good pension and benefits
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Fun Place
Supervisor/Acting Superintendent (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON13 February 2018
I have enjoyed my time here. I am always looking and growing professionally and am always looking at new and exciting opportunities that present themselves. Canada Post presented a lot of opportunities to grow.
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Noble but costly
Letter Carrier (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 February 2018
Consider that my opinion is weighed based on the Christmas season as this is the busiest time of the year. As such, experience may vary depending on location and season. This review reflects the "delivery agent" role.

Work days were typically 12 hours on most days, which means completely engaged both physically and mentally at all times. After training, you are left to your own resources. Collating ad-mail and organizing mail can take the novice upwards to 4 hours to complete, which includes scanning of all material; parcels and registered mail and loading into vehicles. You are sent out to new neighbourhoods each day in unknown areas left to figure the route to yourself. Time becomes a significant commodity. Supreme organization and quick thinking is a huge asset. You are not to bring back any undelivered items. You deliver in all weather, in night or day.

You are relocated on the daily to different Depots. Having a vehicle is an asset. I take public transit and spent 4 hours each day commuting to and from work on top of 12 hour days. I gave myself 5 min lunch breaks on route to save time to complete as much during daylight, to come home as early as I can. You are only with coworkers during the depot at the beginning of your day.

Management is political. Heavy union presence. Changes per depot. Mgmt will not take Kindly to excuses on undelivered mail, regardless of skill or lack of knowledge.
Pros
ok pay, lots of chances for OT especially on busy seasons: time + 1/2 after 8 hrs, dbl time after 10 hrs. could be done shift in 5 hours, paid for 8 on slow periods
Cons
lack of personal life on busy seasons, physically enduring and repetitive, lots of commuting, on road in all conditions etc.
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Not a good work environment
LR/HR (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, CA11 February 2018
Not only do you not get compensated for overtime, but all of the time worked on top of your set hours are considered your own work when in reality you just get piled up with tasks they expect you to complete with no compensation. They have many positions do several tasks that are not on our job requirements. Would not recommend Canada Post as an employer. Very negative work dynamic and have had management stop me from advancing internally for no valid reason other then leaving their department.
Pros
Pension/Benefits
Cons
Negative work dynamic/no overtime compensation
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Terrible
Data Entry/Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC11 February 2018
Terrible place to work. Management treated its employees like dogs. You are expected to hit an impossible quota everyday even if its your first day. Management constantly berates its employees.
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Fun Environment
Seasonal Postal Clerk (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON9 February 2018
Lifting, sorting, scanning mail, parcels, and packages
Great safe environment to work
Great working with direct supervisors
Friendly employees and management
Would work there again
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christmas help
Mail Sorter (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON7 February 2018
I only worked as a Christmas help at canadapost. pay are good too! I wish I worked longer. always busy at that location but never regret working there
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Large corporation burdened with a union culture that has hampered companies ability to adjust to market conditions
Director of Operations (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 February 2018
Canada Post is a large corporation that employs thousands of people Nationally. The eroding industry of first class mail has caused for the organization to retool and adjust to the ever changing market place. The Achilles heel is the stranglehold the multiple unions have on them in order to affect the necessary changes.
As the old guard changes the new leadership attempts to change the climate and the business as a whole
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not a good place to work
Letter Carrier (Former Employee) –  west mall5 February 2018
if you are new dont expect any help from your supervisor. they all ignore you and being rude to you if you ask questions from them. and if you need any equipment most of time you cant find anything. totally opposite to what they inform you while training days . resigned after 1 month . never recommend anyone to apply . as letter carrier they offer you to take break but they place you on worst route so you wont get time for break.
Pros
pay, union.
Cons
long hours, rude staffing people
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Fast-paced, challenging environment, subject to weather
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 February 2018
Canada Post can be a fun place to work once you are established, but the road to a permanent position it is very challenging.

You must be high energy, very organized, detail oriented, physically capable and willing to work under any circumstances, including but not limited to extreme weather conditions.

Taking on random routes as assigned to get your career started can be overwhelming.

If you survive training, the pay and benefits are awesome!
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Really matters who you work with.
Post Office Assistant - Term (Current Employee) –  Victoria, BC2 February 2018
I don't mind the work, the wage is great however because I'm a term no promises on hours. One office was wonderful to work for and other really sucked.
Pros
wage, people if in right office
Cons
typical nepotism environment if in wrong office
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Friendly and Respectful Place
Analytics Consultant (Current Employee) –  Analytical Consultant1 February 2018
Friendly and Respectful Place.
I have worked in Canada Post Head Office in Ottawa for almost 9 months. I would say, the people are knowledgeable and professional.
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front end cashier
Postal Clerk (Former Employee) –  St. Lawrence, NL31 January 2018
sorting mail, and entering packages into the system for delivery, organizing stationary and office supplies, directing phone call to the right department
Pros
working close to home
Cons
no cons
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