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Pitney Bowes Reviews

Updated 17 November 2017
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  • Upper management needs to listen to be more open to suggestions from the sales force (in 40 reviews)

  • Work life balance is not very consistent (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great Memories"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible in sales arena when you had good ideas for profitable business.
    Great network of people who were superb to work with.
    Learned a lot from them which I've been able to take into future roles in terms of sales, management and training / coaching methodology

    Cons

    Company changed a lot in last couple of years

    Advice to Management

    Keep the "Customer 1st" thinking, it's a great mantra.


  2. "Not worth it"

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

    Pros

    Some of the staff were tolerable

    Cons

    Everything, management especially. Horrid in general.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of staff!


  3. "Pitney Bowes Software Europe Ltd."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall, this is a good company to work for with very dedicated staff. Flexible working culture, good offices and benefits.

    Cons

    High turnover of staff and constant changes from senior (US based) management.
    UK management is fairly ineffective and company more or less run my middle management. Products and services are sold in vertical towers with very little cross over. Every vertical for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the model you have and think more about Corporate decisions and the impact they have local countries. If it ain't broke don't change it..


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  5. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, good managers, good training

    Cons

    misplaced priorities, demotivating, need to apply common sense

    Advice to Management

    listen to frustrations of employees and make changes


  6. "A large corporation made up of hundreds of acquired companies."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Watford, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Watford, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours.
    Family like atmosphere.
    Good medical cover.
    Relaxed working environment.
    Result oriented so even if it looks like you only worked 1 hour, if you produced results nobody cares.
    Very good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Pitney Bowes is a very large organization made up of hundreds of acquired companies.
    Each group you join is probably what used to be 1 company that was acquired, along with its staff. Culture among each group differs, depending on what the original working culture of that company is like.
    All the pros I stated may not apply if you transfer to another working group.
    Apart from your base salary, expect not much else in benefits. No free lunch, no free coffee, etc.
    Your career with Pitney Bowes depends on how much profitability your acquired product still provides. Once your group gets reorganized to report to product managers in the USA, your career with Pitney Bowes is coming to an end.

    Advice to Management

    Have a long term plan for all your acquired companies and their products. Don't just acquire them, milk them for profits and then dispose them.


  7. "Software Support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time

    Pros

    Flexi time, great teams, good benefits

    Cons

    Expanding knowledge outside of company


  8. "A software company that needs an identity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Local management work hard and try to keep the business relevant. Employees are encouraged to progress their roles.

    Cons

    The company has no enduring plan and restructure every three to six months. Speculative software purchases and a lack of focus is causing irreversible damage.

    Advice to Management

    Take time, create a long term plan and stick to it with realistic expectations.


  9. "Brilliant Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - UK Sales Agent - Ink Supplies in Harlow, England
    Former Employee - UK Sales Agent - Ink Supplies in Harlow, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Pitney Bowes (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family like feel to the office

    Cons

    You can't get away with slacking

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking after your top performers


  10. "Sales Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pitney Bowes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture with mature hard working people

    Cons

    There is limited IT resources offered

    Advice to Management

    Become more savy with the new IT developments


  11. "Hard to progress"

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    Former Employee - New Acquisitions Account Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - New Acquisitions Account Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Training Programme
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    not enough opportunities to advance career


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