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UPS is still a good place to work if you are willing to work hard.

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Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Paramus, NJ
Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Paramus, NJ

I have been working at UPS

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

UPS is a big company with a lot of resources. There are plenty of procedures to make sure everything is done correctly. UPS is not a perfect company, but it really try to do the right thing.

Cons

Because UPS is a big company, there are a lot of red tape and paperwork to get things done. if you don't like following orders or procedure and paperwork, UPS may not be for you.

Advice to Management

Always be honest and humble. Always listen to your customer and employees. Wall street is not always right. Always do what is ethical and right. UPS reputation is the most important asset.

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    UPS - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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    Former Employee - Manager in West Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Manager in West Columbia, SC

    I worked at UPS

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The sky is the limit. Tremendous amount of opportunity. Cutting edge technology. Ability to carve out a career with multiple facets within the same company is unheard of - at UPS you can do this. Training for FT supervisors is excellent if taken advantage of. Many excellent employees both hourly and management. Very good Corporate Vision. Very good Corporate Citizen.

    Cons

    UPS has a problem executing at all levels; Corporate ideals not played out on the local level at all times. Message given by Corporate is often contradicted by the time it reaches the district level. UPS operates much like a Federal and State system of governance. Each District is accountable to Corporate but has flexibility in how it accomplishes goals. Methods of accountability fosters and rewards "erronious reporting of numbers" and often mistakenly reinforces "the ends justifying the means." This is not intentional but it is widespread. UPS is a company that focus is on numbers and loses sight of the larger picture at times. UPS has a strong Union presence (Teamsters) and it does make the business struggle to maintain a profit and productivity. There is a "them versus me" mentality that doesn't work on either side of the fence. UPS has a serious problem with how they treat all employees. There is no such thing as "work life balance" at UPS. The hours are very demanding: scheduled 50/week with actual hours worked almost always 60-70+ depending upon your position. Expectation of 24/7 availability with holiday and weekend work expected also. Wage and benefits plan no longer premier.

    Advice to Management

    Buy back your company and run it once again independently of Wall Street. Treat your management team well. Treat your hourly team well.


  2. You take the good with the bad, Or leave

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    Former Employee - Part Time Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Part Time Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at UPS

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best benefits available! Clear and concise goals. Great workout, I had beautiful biceps! Tuition Reimbursement up to $4000, and I used it all every year. Friendly employees. Different and challenging

    Cons

    It is still the good old boy system. After you are in management, you don't really have control of the sort that you wish to work. The senior management team, the ones who built the place, didn't like women in positions of authority. I had to play delicate flower so often, because I refused to play strong and lesbian. There was no place for creativity or external views for making changes. Long hours, full-time supervisors endure long hours, usually 11-13 on average without any typical lunch break. You know, where you can sit down and just get away from the operations? No, you better grab a Coke and keep it moving. I can't wait for lawsuits to start pouring in from Il like they are in CA. But for some reason CA management team seems to have all the courage.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the this organization is successful because of the employees and respect them. Put a recognition program together that will reflect the work that they do and make sure that they are rewarded on time and consistently. Full-time supervisors can win discretionary days for a month of safety, but you can't reward employees with something more concrete besides a key chain? Make the employees rewards more significant and you will see a reduction in turnover.


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