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Working as preloader

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Current Employee - Preloader in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Preloader in San Diego, CA

I have been working at UPS part-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good Coworkers Good Bosses Good Benefits Decent Pay

Cons

Not enough hours Early Mornings Tiring Work Drivers always complaining about something Always getting rushed

Advice to Management

Stop rushing the preloaders especially at the end of the day.

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  1. Not the best job on earth but not the worst.

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Hodgkins, IL
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Hodgkins, IL

    I have been working at UPS part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The whole UPS community can agree that insurance benefits are (were) some of the best any worker could ever wish for. I wouldn't know about them personally as I have not been there for long enough. Then there's tuition assistance at $15,000 and at least $1 raise per year. The work is challenging yet can be fun, a lot of the people who work for this company are amazing and there is never any worry about having to work weekends or holidays.

    Cons

    Knowing that you're working for one of the largest companies in the world, and while they continue to generate record profits in the billions: they'll occasionally request concessions on benefits and things of that nature. The supervisors are usually rushy, unsatisfactory work ethic is practiced regularly to meet deadlines and the amount of money you are looking at from the end of the week is not always pleasant. Especially if you do not have a second job or have not been there for at least 10 years. The starting rate of pay is abysmal, being promoted is very highly unlikely (unless we're talking about P/T supervisory positions) and because of all these things one must deal with on a regular basis: lots of people do not stay for any longer than 3 months.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that some parcels are very heavy, very damaged, or incredibly numerous. It is not easy to load or unload a truck filled with very heavy, very damaged, or copious amounts of parcels. Also understand that 10 minutes to cool down for "break" is not enough for the average human doing such hard labor.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Below Average Pay, Oppressive Environment, Almost No Oppurtunities for Advancement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Specialist in Coppell, TX

    I worked at UPS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the few upsides for employees of the company is the decent healthcare benefits. Was in a position that no overtime was allowed, work/life balance was not a problem.

    Cons

    Management does not want its employees who are not in management to receive advanced degrees, CPA or certifications for fear of the employees leaving. The salaries are below average. No overtime was allowed for my department. More work was continually being added with no additionally staffing or work hours being added. Managers feel like they can talk to the direct reports anyway they want. Advancement is a joke. There is a procedure in place that is rarely followed. This procedure is frequently circumvented. The highest percentage of turnover in my building was for the specialist position. Specialist is the position that is between the hourly and management. You have so many specialist who feel frustrated with the promotion process and management that the majority of them have found better jobs that paid more and offered other benefits not offered by UPS such as tuition re-imbursement for Masters, paying for membership dues, providing and/or paying for training, etc.

    Advice to Management

    The all of the consolidation that the company has gone through the past few years, it is no wonder that the specialist are frequently leaving. When you reduce the all of the management positions other than oeprations and business development, there is no where for the specialist to go.


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