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UPS....expectations are high, morale low, benefits OK.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Admin. Assistant in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Admin. Assistant in Seattle, WA

I have been working at UPS

Pros

With 20 plus years at UPS I am 'grandfathered' into the old pay scale which is average in todays work place. Medical benefits have decreased and are average. Getting time off for personal reasons is usually not an issue.

Cons

Stress levels are high. Senior management under pressure to "improve on the numbers". This all rolls down hill to whom ever is in it's path. Supervisor morale is low. If you're a while male, forget about being promoted past the first level. (Although it stll has the flavor of a good ol' boys club!) If you don't have a family or can handle stress well.....then check it out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lighten up! I've seen too many Managers retire recently and within a year they pass away! Treat people under you with some respect. Everyone has the same goal. Raise the pay scale for part-time warehouse employees. You get what you pay for. When you moved up the corporate ladder, don't forget what you left behind. Be realistic.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Longterm investment, need to have a lot of patience working here...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at UPS

    Pros

    Job Stability, benefits are great (pension, medical, 401k, stock bonuses). You get personal days (min 5 days) in addition to your vacation days. Sick days are unlimited. The new pension plans gives the younger and new employees more flexibility.

    Cons

    Not young or dynamic, very conservative and older staff. Tuition reimbursement is pathetic. The IT staff is so old you don't get any new innovation, IT works on old technologies and does not create an environment for innovation. College degrees are not valued much as most of the older generation were part-time workers. Upper Management gets rewarded on a different scale than regular Manager and supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more aggressive, take risks, do layoffs if necessary, improve employee morale, option to Telecommute.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Only if you're desperate for college reimbursement, become a PT supervisor.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part-Time Supervisor in Brockton, MA
    Former Employee - Part-Time Supervisor in Brockton, MA

    I worked at UPS

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the tuition reimbursement is the only reason you should ever become a PT supervisor.

    If not, STAY IN THE UNION.

    Cons

    All they care about is numbers, not you. You have to beg for time off, the pay is poor compared to what you have to do, only recently did they pay if you worked more than five and half hours, you never get repairs for your equipment when you needed it, all the departments work against each other, they constantly under staff you and forces you to work which then leads to some of the union workers to correctly file a grievance with you.

    They lie to you about being promoted to full time management and they expect you to lie to your workers that they'll be drivers within 2 years, when it's realistically a five to seven year wait.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They're getting pressured as well. Generally cut throat PT supervisors get promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
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