US Postal Service Letter Carrier Interview Questions

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    CITY LETTER CARRIER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at US Postal Service.

    Interview

    The postal service has no interview processes. The way a person is hired is through a series of tests. The original tests were conducted in person with about 500 other people and would that take about 5 hours to compete. Now the testing is conducted online. The tests and application are accessible online throughout the postal service website www.usps.com. There are now interviews included in the hiring process, which are conducted by the HR department.

    Interview Questions

    • I am not sure what questions are associated with testing process, but if it is remotely close to to the written test it will ask things associated with numbers, and comparing house numbers and addresses.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation phase, everyone is hired at the same level of pay which is consistent with the position hired for.

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    CITY LETTER CARRIER Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    interviewed at US Postal Service in June 2014.

    Interview

    interviews are done in a group setting. There are about 4-6 other people in the room being interviewed at the same time as yourself. Interviewer was very polite and was very thorough in her explanation of the job responsibilities. once started, the process is quick.

    Interview Questions

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    CITY LETTER CARRIER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a year or moreinterviewed at US Postal Service.

    Interview

    It may be different now but when I signed up I had to sign up to take a test that gave you a score and the interviews and hiring was determined somewhat based on the score of the test, whole process took over a year between first applying for the test and actually getting an interview. The hiring took over a month after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The toughest part about getting hired would probably be keeping a clean driving record. I have one, and if you don't it might keep you from getting hired because driving is a large part of what a carrier does.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Nothing is negotiable, everything is based on set pay, unchangeable work hours (pretty much everything is at the management's discretion regarding work schedule) and if you're unable to work any day of the week that isn't sunday, you will pretty much exclude yourself from the hiring pool.

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    CITY LETTER CARRIER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    to begin with this is done by computer. You must answer emails as they come in or you will be taken off the list. Interviews are pretty laid back. Hiring process can take some time depending on how quick the need and if they (USPS) decides to freeze hiring like they have done from time to time.

    Interview Questions

    • Make sure you understand the physical demands of the job. Safety is utmost a concern.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Pay is on a pay scale unless you are requesting a "contract" position and then low-bid always wins.

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    CITY LETTER CARRIER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at US Postal Service.

    Interview

    Take civil service test, interview, placement in temp position and what for carrier slot to open up.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you afraid of dogs? Do you mind working in inclement weather? Is carrying heavy objects a problem? Can you be punctual, timely, and efficient? Can you work six days a week 8-10 hours a day?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    None

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    CITY LETTER CARRIER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at US Postal Service.

    Interview

    It took a while between the time that I took the test to the time that I was interviewed. It was about a year and four months. The higher you score on the test the quicker you would get called in for an interview.

    Interview Questions

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    CITY LETTER CARRIER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at US Postal Service (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    The hiring process takes about three week. You take a computer test, a background test, and a drug test.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview process was a group interview. Where they lecture you for about two hours on how hard the job is. Then you get individual interviews. They don't ask anything hard. I asked more Questions then the interviewer.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    none you get what they give you

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    CITY LETTER CARRIER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at US Postal Service.

    Interview

    you need to take the civil service exam. even if you not currently looking for employment it never hurts to take the test and have scores on file. It take a while for you to ever be called but if you have scores on file then when an interview is given then you may have a chance, not test taken your name will not be called.

    Interview Questions

    • questions are not difficult or unexpected, very basic questions and answers   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    there is not negotaition

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    CITY LETTER CARRIER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sterling Heights, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at US Postal Service (Sterling Heights, MI).

    Interview

    It takes a while but be patient and polite.

    Negotiation

    There was none

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    Letter Carrier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shrewsbury, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Postal Service (Shrewsbury, MA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    LONG PROCESS....SEVERAL INTERVIEWS...COMPUTER TEST...ONE WEEK DRIVING COURSE IN BOSTON....weeks in between all the interviews.had to .go to many different locations ,shrewsbury,worcester,boston for a week lots of e-mailing.,.phone and locations to complete the hiring process..

    Interview Questions

    • mostly basic questions...nothing tricky   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no....

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