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Great Employer but with current financial problems

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Current Employee - Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at US Postal Service

Pros

Treat employees with respect, diverse workforce, good pay and great benefits, defined retirement plan, opportunities for advancement, listen to suggestions

Cons

Bad financial position at the current time. Post offices are closing, salaries are being frozen, some jobs are being eliminated

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Managers are doing a great job keeping the workforce informed about the current situation and what is being done to help move the USPS forward.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    The worst working environment I've ever had.

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    Former Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at US Postal Service

    Pros

    The pay was pretty decent.
    I was able to lose a lot of weight by doing walking routes all summer, so that was pretty cool.

    Cons

    Management is a joke. They are the precise picture of everything you never want to work for. Management through intimidation is a big thing. Constantly adding more work to the people who work harder and taking more work from those who don't work as hard, which leads to employee frustration, as it is absolutely impossible to schedule anything after work Monday-Saturday. Constantly pushing the harder workers to go harder, go faster, while simultaneously letting the grumpy, lazy workers have a free ride. Managers who have never actually performed the job for which they are assigned to manage.
    Added to this, the constant fear of not having a job, as the USPS is not in very good shape financially.
    The incredible bureaucracy of the United States Postal Service makes everything at least twice as hard as it needs to be. But then, I guess that's the government.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your good employees with respect, allow your hard workers to take a full weekend regularly, or at least have two days off regularly. Listen to the carriers about how the mail is delivered. If you haven't done the job before, don't carry a clipboard and act like you know how everything is done. You don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work doesnt always pay off

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN

    I worked at US Postal Service

    Pros

    The starting pay is excellent.

    Cons

    Long hours if you are not a regular employee.
    As a casual/transitional employee they will work you 20 days or more straight.
    If you get injured on the job, even a dog bite, you will be let go!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the casual/transitional employees more...they do the hard jobs without reaping the rewards.
    Don't have a its "my way or no way" attitude. Only makes employees want to do less for you.
    Do the job yourself once to completely know what the job entails.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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