I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at US Postal Service.
Interview Details – More of an explanation than anything else. As far as hiring it was pretty streamlined. As of right now I was offered a conditional job offer. I'm just waiting for official job offer after medical assessment. Then I would get an effective date of appointment.
Negotiation Details – Not negotiable
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at US Postal Service in May 2013.
Interview Details –
Applied online and received an email the next day telling me to schedule the 473 exam at a testing location. I passed the test with a 81.80 score which I'm told is a decent score. The test consists of address checking, forms completion, and coding and memory. The test is intimidating because according to the Postal Service, exam 473E carries an 80-90% failure rate.
2 weeks after taking the test I received a phone call to come in for an interview. There were a lot of people there for interviews (100+ people at least). There were about 25 postmasters there conducting interviews all in the same room. They basically went over what the job required and made sure you were OK with it. After the interview I was taken to another room to fill out 2 hours of paperwork including background check papers, w4, and I9 for payroll and income tax return. I was also fingerprinted right there on the spot and drove from the post office to the drug testing facility.
One week after the drug test on a Thursday I received an email stating I was hired and my orientation starts the following Monday. During orientation you get your training start date and you start immediately on your own after training.
Interview Question –
Are you afraid of dogs?
Are you prepared to work in all elements of the weather? (rain, sleet, snow, extreme heat, extreme cold) View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – No negotiation all City Carrier Assistants are paid the same rate across the US.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at US Postal Service in November 2013.
Interview Details – Was Very Easy. I took the test and made a 96 and heard back from them within a week and i interviewed at two locations one for RCA and the other for CCA both the same pay. RCA was unfortunately only about 9 hours per week so i decided to take the CCA offer.
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. All pretty standard questions. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 2 months - interviewed at US Postal Service in March 2013.
Interview Details – I initially applied for the Position Online at USPS.com. After doing a personality exam online from home I was then scheduled to take the Assesment exam for the position. After taking the exam and driving about an hour to get home to my surprise my reluts where available to me via email. I scored a 80.XX.... 2 weeks later I was then scheduled to come into a in person interview at both of the Locations I applied to work at on different days..I was then advised that I would hear back from them within 1 week of my interview if I was selected for the position.. Well a few days short of 2 weeks I got an email from the 2nd Post office requesting that I fill out document for my background check and to do the drugscreen for the Job.. In about a week after that I was asked to come into the post office to fill out my info for Payroll... At this point I am only waiting for my official start date for the job.
Interview Question – Have you ever worked outdoors in the different type of weather? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation, and my rate of pay was never discussed in person.. All I know is the rate that was sent to me in email and during the application process which are actually 2 different rates.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at US Postal Service in November 2013.
Interview Details – Filled out app online, Took personality test online, took proctored exam, got a score of 83.6. 2 weeks later got an email to take a drug test and background check. I was surprised it took that long to hear back. A few days later was invited to a group interview in a location 45 min from where I applied at. The Group was very large, they had to call in extra Postmasters (5) total, in order to get through all of the interviews, it seemed very unorganized. It took 3 hours before my name was called for my individual interview. The Postmasters all were very nice and had a good sense of humor. It made the process very comfortable. No hard questions just basic information about your past job experience, safety & accountability, etc. It took 1 week after interview to get an offer. I Will start training in 2 1/2 weeks in one of two locations (they are still not sure yet) the training facilities are 1-2 hours away from the location on which I applied to and will work out of. The post office will reimburse your mileage for having to travel, it is just very inconvenient and time consuming. If I wasn't in a desperate situation for work I don't know if I would go through all of there hoops, it gets really old fast. It is a VERY long and dragged out process! Hard to wait weeks for an answer or instructions for the next step when you are unemployed and need immediate work! Every step of it took 1-2 weeks. You are on edge the whole time wondering what is going on & it is not clear or told to you how long you will have to wait before being informed of the next step. There is nobody to contact in the meantime to see if you are still in the running to be hired being everything is done by computer generated e-mail. You just wait and hope it was very stressful!
Interview Question – What Drives you? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied online - interviewed at US Postal Service in June 2013.
Interview Details – Very easy interview, just basic questions and answers. Anyone can pass the interview. Alot of people in the room. Long time waiting in the room to process paperwork, after this is completed you are taken to another room by the interviewer.
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at US Postal Service in April 2013.
Interview Details –
You will be in a room with other applicants, you will fill out a lot of paperwork on top of the stuff that you had to bring filled out and go through each step.
You will be fingerprinted and checked that all your forms are in order. This is very boring and took a very long time, there were about 15 guys in our group and this process took almost four hours.
Make sure you have your selective service number printed out, it IS mandatory!
Than you will be interviewed 1 on 1 by a local Postmaster, there were numerous of them. The actual interview was very pleasant. He gave me what seemed like a no BS explanation of the job and what it entails. We spent very little time on the usual generic interview questions and had an actual conversation. They seem to care more about your job history and how you ended up applying to the USPS than anything else. All in all the actual interview was good. The paperwork process not so much. Four hours is a long time to sit around before getting the actual interview.
Interview Question – None, Liked the process because we spoke more of whats expected of the job and what its like rather than the typical robotic questions. Probably depends on who interviews you though. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at US Postal Service.
Interview Details – It pretty much boils down to whether or not you can pass a drug test. There was very little question asking at the interview. They just made it perfectly clear that you must be flexible, you might get 4 hours a week or 50 and you must be available pretty much EVERY SATURDAY!
Interview Question – All they really asked was why I wanted to work for the Post office. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at US Postal Service in August 2013.
Interview Details – Interview consisted of face to face with the postmaster of the station I applied to, along with the postmaster of another station on the phone. The one on the phone asked all the questions and he was very personable. After I would answer his questions, he would tell me why this question was asked and how it pertained to the position, so it gave me an inside look as to what he was looking for in my answers. Some questions he asked were: Are you a perfectionist? How do you handle change? Is your schedule flexible? Have you had a job where you were on a tight time line? How do you deal with customers that have problems?
Interview Question – What would you do if you disagreed with something your supervisor told you to do? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at US Postal Service.
Interview Details – One of the interviewers tried to grill me. She wasn't pleasant at all. Then she said don't follow the law. like what?! My second interview really wasn't an interview. It was really easy. He took my information down and I was on the job a few weeks later.
Interview Question – There weren't any questions that were difficult. The first interviewer(which was for another city) made herself seem difficult. You ask me a question about safety on the road. I tell you to follow all rules and regulations. Follow the law. View Answer
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