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Good College Job

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Grand Forks, ND
Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Grand Forks, ND

I have been working at UPS part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Good environment with nice people, everyone's nice, great job to have while in college, makes you work out which is nice

Cons

If you don't like to be on your feet and busy, this isn't the job for you, it is very fast paced

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    I've worked for this company for 30 years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver

    I have been working at UPS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    UPS is a solid company that has been in business since 1907. It is one of the largest delivery companies worldwide delivering 15 million packages per day to over 6 million customers in 220 countries. The company has a national contract negotiated by the Teamsters Union for hourly employees and pays a full-time worker between $25-$35 dollars per hour plus time and a half for over 8 hours per day. Managers and supervisors are paid on average 20% more than the hourly wage. The full-time hourly employees have a benefit package in their contract that equals an additional $12-$19 dollars per hour for medical and retirement benefits. Full-time managers and supervisors have an inferior medical plan and retirement but as they advance will receive substantial bonuses of stock. An hourly career at UPS will put you in a upper middle class position and management can earn over $100k per year or more.

    Cons

    UPS has a guards verses the inmates mentality. Management rightfully expects production from their employees yet is extremely aggressive in its procedures and policies. Harassment in the company is rampant on both management and hourly employees. Many employees would trade this lifestyle of massive overtime and stress of production for lower paying jobs for a better quality of life. The part-time employees have been overlooked for decades. The starting wage in 1984 was $8 per hour. Three decades later the starting wage in $8.50 per hour. In many locations it can take 13 years to get a full-time job at UPS because they have thousands of part-time employees working full-time hours at part-time wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The majority of United Parcel Service employees are dissatisfied with the treatment they receive from their superiors. The excessive overtime and push for production does not produce a satisfied employee that can balance their work life and home life. The part-time employees opportunity to advance is limited by the companies "need of flexible employees". UPS provides a good living for thousands of employees but is decades behind many employers that allow their workers to balance their work life and home life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    UPS Package Handler

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Package Handler in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Package Handler in Houston, TX

    I have been working at UPS part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great and opportunity to advance to a driver or into management are always there.

    Cons

    Management, Hours, Employees, System. EVERYTHING is about numbers and they will sacrifice anyone to meet them. An employee is just a number to them. System is typical. They punish the hard workers with more work and make it easier for those who work slowly and aren't efficient. You will start from the bottom and there is no predicted timeline for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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