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Strong culture, competitive wages, great training, poor work/life balance.

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Former Employee - Engineer Supervisor in Rockford, IL
Former Employee - Engineer Supervisor in Rockford, IL

I worked at UPS

Pros

UPS has a very strong culture of promoting from within. It is very easy to move up in the company if you display good management qualities and can work with people. Most management people do give 110% to get the job done everyday. The compensation plan is geared toward long-term employment and you can definitely raise a family on the salary and stock bonuses provided. Upper management clearly defines your job responsibilities and many opportunities for additional training are available to those wishing to improve themselves. The corporate culture that surrounds employment at UPS is very strong and gives employees a true sense of purpose. Every employee is well aware of the story of the founder James E. Casey, the man that created UPS in Seattle in 1907.

Cons

The hours that employees are required to work can be challenging... especially around the holidays. The expectation is that employees put in 50 hours each week and 60 hours each week during peak season, which lasts from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. The work/life balance is also a major detractor from working at UPS. It is good to receive recognition for a job well done, but there is a cost. The company attempts to increase the quality of life of its employees, but the discussions on work/life balance appear to be just that; discussions. Concerns about brought up by individual employees regarding work/life balance usually fall on deaf ears.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management need to realize that the front-line situations are drastically different than the ideals rolled out by the corporate office. Knee-jerk reactions cause more problems than well thought out solutions. The front-line supervisors are very insightful on the inner workings of the company. Listening to their suggestions could really help the company as a whole.

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    Packages mean more than the employees

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    Current Employee - Driver in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Driver in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at UPS

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits. Free clothes

    Cons

    Too much overtime. All they do is focus on the negative, you never get a pat n the back when things go right. Very Stressful. No time for lunch. Always looking for reasons to fire you.The job takes its toll on your body big time

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    Treat people better than the packages. We are the face they see when we walk in with thier packages. You want it to be a happy face dont you? When you treat us like crap, we treat everyone else we come in contact with like crap

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    UPS-For the right minded individual this could be a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Specialist in Traverse City, MI
    Current Employee - Specialist in Traverse City, MI

    I have been working at UPS

    Pros

    UPS has some great people as part of the team that you interact with on a daily basis. The learning curve is huge, so you are always challenged to succeed in a mostly positive way. There is room for advancing your career and you can move into different departments and you have some input in career reviews. The benefit package is very competetive. The day absolutely flies by because you are so busy so it seems like you get to see your family soon after you wake up.

    Cons

    The stress level is very high, and the monetary compensation could be higher for the level of responsibility that you have. I believe that most people feel overloaded withing their respective jobs. The training is poor. The praise and positivity is low when you do a good job so its hard to know how well you are doing with very little feedback unless you make a mistake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People work better with positive reenforcement, offer opportunities for feedback from people in the field.

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