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It has it's good day & bad days just like any other job

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Mail Carrier
Current Employee - Mail Carrier

I have been working at US Postal Service full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great benefits, easy job great pay

Cons

hard work, very physical , long days

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Positive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rural Carrier Associate
    Current Employee - Rural Carrier Associate

    I have been working at US Postal Service part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The interview process is rare. You dont have to formulate the STAR method or get asked scenario questions.

    Cons

    Not what it use to be as afar as the benefits and work entails. You work part time as a sub and build seniority which can take up to 1 yr to 10 or 11 yrs before you go full time (depending in the post office)..Must be on call literally all the time. If they see you want to work they give you more hours and even sometimes that varies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay for the subs since we are not full time or minimize the time it should take anyone to go full time..you should not have to slave as a sub for 10 or 11 yrs before you become full time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Extremely poor management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at US Postal Service full-time

    Pros

    For a full time employee, it is a great job, with good benefits, and a union that is strong enough to protect its employees from poor management decisions, whether they are local, or national.

    Cons

    Typically, the management is hired from within. In most cases, that means they select the best qualified of the candidates, but if the none of the candidates have any experience in management, the "best" isn't that good. The management courses offered to new hires/promotions pale in comparison to other companies. Once a new supervisor has passed a management course, they are considered fully qualified and there aren't any follow on training requirements. Unfortunately, they make mistakes, and with the current mind set, they are told they can't be wrong, so things spiral to a bad place soon. Newly promoted people with a strong background in management are able to see the shortfalls and have a solid, tested and approved method of supervision. Unfortunately, since their method varies from their superior's or other fellow supervisors, they are immediately made to stop "rocking the boat" and continue with status quo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If something or someone works well, then don't beat them up, just because upper management says to treat everyone the same. If an employee needs personal attention, it doesn't mean all employees are bad. Don't allow employees to run the show, and stop promoting an unhealthy work environment between employees. Do your best to award what's right, change what's wrong, and not allow quibbling and rumors to tear apart a potentially great working team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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