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good for part time work but hard work

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Former Employee - Package Handler  in  San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Package Handler in San Diego, CA

Pros

benefits 90 days, set hours, stable job set pay, potential for overtime , able to become truck driver if u put in the time

Cons

hard work, a lot of carrying boxes, its basically hard labor if u can can handle it do it, if not then dont try. it is probably better to get some other part time job that doesn't require you to work odd hours and also hard physical labor.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

more patience

No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    UPS - Don't work for them- the Union Sucks.....

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    Former Employee - Loader  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Loader in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    To provide a little extra income. The income is very minimal, though, and the Union takes alot of it- in exchange for underrepresentation. The union is simply the Mafia- skimming money from the person doing all of the hard work and making the unions/reps richer.

    Cons

    You are litterally overworked and underpaid. The pace is too fast for most individuals. Turnover is 50%, as they tell you when you are hired. The work is dangerous and the equipment is outdated and not kept up. The lighting is poor. The climate control is absent. The working conditions are horrible- I don't know how the Union employees put up with it- did you ever notice that UPS employees never strike- I think that UPS pays off the Union to avoid strikes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lighting and climate control for loaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Entry level work but you should try to get a better job after a year.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    Pros

    True entry level sales, mail, and shipping experience for other shipping or packing work. You also combine the skills of working with customers along with packing and shipping. They offer higher prices for packing, stamps, office supplies, and moving boxes, but that leads to an almost unparalleled convenience in regards to shipping. Seriously, I know that sounds like a company line but if you need to copy a document, send insured mail, send a weirdly shaped item, and buy stamps all at the same time, the UPS store is very convenient if you're willing to pay a little more. Also at Christmas time if you want to just get all your presents wrapped and out as quickly as possible, the UPS store is a good bet. So if you work there, you gain a lot of experience in the way things are shipped and the best and cheapest ways to get it there, and you can parlay this into a better job. Otherwise, all these conveniences mean that you, as the worker, get all the hassle of a post office, a copy shop, and just a retail store along with having to ship some poor dudes antique baby crib to Alaska for 400 bucks.

    Cons

    The pay is not the best. Also, you feel as if you're competing with UPS itself with higher prices. UPS wants customers to have accounts with them, and these accounts would bypass money going to the UPS Store, which is just a franchise. Also, the UPS Store represents the actions of a much bigger company, like UPS and the US postal service. If these companies screw up a delivery, you as the sales associate receive the full brunt of the customer's dissatisfaction, when you might have done a fine job yourself. And since UPS and the post office are less accessible than some poor slob at the UPS Store, that slob tends to be blamed more readily than a faceless organization, considering the fact that we as sales associates often have to argue with UPS and the post office too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make the UPS store the enemy of its much bigger sister company.

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