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US Postal Service PSE Mail Processing Clerk Interview Questions

Updated Nov 7, 2014
Updated Nov 7, 2014
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PSE Mail Processing Clerk Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at US Postal Service in October 2014.

Interview Details

The whole process from applying online to getting a job offer took 7 weeks. Sucks I'm only on for the Holidays but if evaluations are great we have the possibility of being extended longer for the position. During the mass interview paperwork are filled and someone from HR calls you over to make sure everything is done correctly from your online application, then you are called by a manager I believe or supervisor to do a one on one interview. General questions are ask not hard. I was able to make my interviewer laugh which was a good thing I think... as she just got off a graveyard shift.

-9/6/14 Applied online on USPS website
-9/6/14 Scheduled to take the assessment at a test center location the same day I applied
- 9/9/14 Took Assessment at a test Center
-9/9/14 got my score that same evening via email.

fast forward a month

-10/8/14 Received a email for invite to interview (CAN NOT change interview date/time)
-10/15/14 Mass Interview with 50 other applicants. Process took about 4 hours.
- 10/24/14 Received a call at 9:30am to come in at 1pm the same day to complete more paperwork w-4, finger print, picture done for badge. I received a conditional offer for the Holiday.

future dates
- 11/15/14 Orientation then start Work a few days later!

Interview Questions
  • no hard questions. Have you done physical work before?
    how do you react with a difficult co worker?
    did you get along with your supervisor?
    are you flexible since holidays we will possibly have you work 6 days a week 10+ hours a day?
    describe and explain how you handle difficult situations.
      Answer Question
Negotiation Details
No Negotiation...it is a set hourly salary for everyone
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    PSE Mail Processing Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at US Postal Service in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The entire process took a month. I applied on 9/30 and I'm scheduled for orientation on 11/15. First I had to take an onsite exam...scored a 83.5, then I had to attend a group meeting (interview) there were about 35 people in the meeting. We just went over the job description and filled out paperwork. Later on that day I received an email to go take a drug test and I had to fax a form for a background check. This position is only seasonal...they did state that out of the 80 people they hire, 10 will receive a more permanent position. It will all be based on your exam score....exam score = seniority(the higher you score, the more seniority you have)...Pay is 15.26/hourly (in my state)

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    PSE Mail Processing Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at US Postal Service in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    You have to follow a bunch of steps like faxing a form, urine test, computer exam, background check, fingerprint card. The actual interview was like a cattle call, very quick and basic questions like why do you want the job, nothing hard. They seem to want to hire as many ppl as possible because like 80% quit or get fired on the job.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing other than keeping track of all the steps you have to complete to progress to hiring. I think those steps are meant to measure your ability to follow directions and not question authority. Also the computer exam facility was extremely hard to find. Probably to measure your tenacity!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation, the wage and schedule is set by them. In fact if you try to negotiate a schedule they will probably pass on you. They hold the cards in the deal, and you better be willing to accommodate them or you're out.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    PSE Mail Processing Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Bernardino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Bernardino, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at US Postal Service in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Has anyone done the medical assessment for this position? What did it consist of?
    I went to the interview, did the process of filling out all paper work and now have to do the medical assessment and finger printing before the orientation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    PSE Mail Processing Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at US Postal Service in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and took the exam 2-3 months ago. Finally got an email for a drug test last week. The position is only for the holidays. (Sucks!) Went to the interview. It was a lot of other people there. They just went over the paperwork, finger printed us, and then met one on one to go over the paperwork. Just waiting for an email back with the position to start.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    PSE Mail Processing Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at US Postal Service in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position online, I had already taken the exam for this position since this was my second time under consideration. I was contacted via email for my interview. Then received an email a few weeks later for pre-hire orientation. I passed the drug and background screening, but there were no opened positions. A few weeks later maybe two I received an email about some opening in my craft and was able to choose an location.

    Interview Questions
    • They were really standard questions about safety, time work, ensuring that I met the qualifications in the job description i.e. lifting up to 70lbs, working long periods of time, and etc   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The starting hourly rate wasn't negotiable but my location and tour was. I was able to choose the plant and tour I wanted to fit into my schedule.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    PSE Mail Processing Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at US Postal Service.

    Interview Details

    interview went fast just explained details of the position

    Negotiation Details
    no
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    PSE Mail Processing Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at US Postal Service.

    Interview Details

    Its takes about 2 days for the whole interview process, and no felonies are required. Also you have to list if you were ever fired or terminated from a job and why.

    Negotiation Details
    Follow all the instructions that they tell you and no writing on your paperwork while the HR person is talking. No looking at your cell phone or texting and please do not wear jeans to the interview and no high heels. Dress in casual business attire.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    PSE Mail Processing Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Ana, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Ana, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Postal Service in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Filled out an online application, took a personality test, took and exam at a nearby location, got an email for an interview for a week later, was about 30 people for a group interview, group interview had the supervisors tell a little bit about the job after that we were taken individually by a tour supervisor for the interview, interview was fairly easy were just yes or no questions, got the job and will do drug and background check a week from today.

    Interview Questions
    • do you work well with your co workers? any absent or tardy problems? dealt with a difficult customer before? can you lift 30 lbs?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    PSE Mail Processing Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at US Postal Service in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online usps.com Oct 6 my 479 exam score was already taken in March 2013 my score 77.80 you need a score of 70 or higher to get the job. I was placed on the hiring list Oct 18. Then I was place on pre screening Oct 20. I'm looking to get an email for interview next week. I was told the hiring process takes 3 weeks. If you don't hear from them call because they will not call you, only correspond via email.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for usps?
      Any conflicts with a coworker or supervisor?
      Tell me a time when you went above and beyond
      for a customer?
      What would your pior employer say about you?
      Have you had any safety incidents in the past?
      What would you do if you have a item that is
      too heavy to lift?
      What would you do if you seen a coworker
      doing something he/she don't suppose to be doing?
        View Answers (5)
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation on wage. $14.89
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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