UPS Airlines Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Crew Scheduling

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Scheduler in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Crew Scheduler in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at UPS Airlines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really good pay, benefits, a lot of vacation time, paid hourly, a lot of chance to work over time but never forced, only required to work 40 hrs. per week, and a lot chances for promotions. UPS promotes from within. 401k, and pension are really good if you stay until you are over 65. There are a lot of benefits to employees in the airline such as travel, legal, mental health and substance abuse programs to help support employees with what ever they might encounter in life. Jumpseating on a UPS aircraft as an airline employee has been one of the most amazing things I have ever gotten to do in regards to a job in my whole life. The company is very active in the community and donates millions of hours of service and millions of dollars every year to United Way.

    Cons

    Rotating shifts and rotating days off. required to work holidays and weekends a lot. Health benefits keep getting more expensive every year. Due to the fact that management is usually promoted with in not always is the best person for the job the one who gets it. Experience with the company is held at higher regard than education. Some management could really use some formal education in how to manage people correctly, it is not just about the bottom line all of the time. Your people are you biggest asset. Treat them like they are.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to take on a servant leader role. Anyone can be a dictator but your employees will be much happier, and engaged if you make them feel significant.


  2. First Officer, Pilot

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Officer in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - First Officer in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at UPS Airlines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits package among the best...

    Cons

    ...everything else the airline has done since I've been here. Management lies among the worst I've experienced in corporate America and/or the military.

    Advice to Management

    Resign and/or stay home...


  3. UPS Airlines is a mess….

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Provisioning Analyst in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Provisioning Analyst in Louisville, KY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Good vacation time. Decent benefits package.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Overall its ok place to work. But the expectations are unreal because most management personnel have had their careers handed to them. They couldn't spot real talent, potential if it landed in their laps & called them Mommy. Pretty sad really.

    Advice to Management

    Quit playing games. Learn the job yourself. Train. Train. Train your employees.


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  5. High performing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in Louisville, KY

    I worked at UPS Airlines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Highly motivated, highly skilled, dedicated work force. Great compensation plan. Very organized.

    Cons

    Work life balance leans more toward work, few opportunities for advancement, busiest time of the year is during the holidays, shift work required

    Advice to Management

    Allow more schedule flexibility. People work overtime when things get really busy. When things aren't so busy reward them for the long hours by letting them go home.


  6. Continuous improvement !

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Roanoke, VA

    I worked at UPS Airlines full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Via UPS, one fully develops his/her performance (& other) potential to the maximum.

    Cons

    Well, there's no such thing as Nirvana ANYwhere, but that's life! :-)

    Advice to Management

    Work/Life (family) balance: room for some improvement.


  7. UPS-Pretty decent job if you don't mind working 3rd shift.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Position in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Administrative Position in Louisville, KY

    I worked at UPS Airlines part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation Time
    Sick Time
    High Pay
    Easy job most nights
    Fun environment if you are on the right belt

    Cons

    Few hours
    Noise Level-Loud
    Shuttle System
    Temperature
    can be highly stressful
    supervisor can be lazy or just disappear leaving you to do both your job and theirs.


  8. Company asks alot, returns very little

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I worked at UPS Airlines

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is very stable. As such you dont have to worry about it going out of business. As part of UPS airlines you get extra benefits that other UPS employees do not which are related to being part of an airline.

    Cons

    Pay for I.T. employees is VERY below market wages for similar jobs. UPS classifies their IT employees as "management" which means they get stock as part of their compensation. This leads UPS to treat IT employees as "partners" in the business when the business needs them to do something such as work constant weekends, or go out in the middle of the night during a blizzard to move boxes. When it comes time for UPS to do something above employees it rarely happens. There is very much a one way "take take take" culture from the company towards its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees fairly and you wouldnt lose your best talent constantly. Its ok to ask extra from your employees so long as you are willing to be willing to give back.


  9. It's good if you're trying to pay for college

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at UPS Airlines

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Semester bonuses, college hour milestone bonuses, great benifits, able to move up in company if willing. Stable job. Pays for college education in Louisville area

    Cons

    Dealing with Weather elements, no heating or cooling in work areas, unpaid tram rides around air port property just to get to area of work

    Advice to Management

    Race and gender should not matter when it comes to promoting an individual. The individual that is best fitted for the job should get promoted, but that's not how it works there. they follow a race/gender ratio


  10. Stable, Secure, but cheap

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Programmer in Louisville, KY

    I worked at UPS Airlines

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A very stable company to work for. Very secure, safe, reliable and will not let any employee down.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive compared to similar industries in the same region. I beleive that the extremely lower salary does not motivate employees as much as it should.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees with money rather than just a "good job".


  11. UPS- A stable and great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Scheduler in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Flight Scheduler in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at UPS Airlines

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great, management is flexiable and understanding. The company is always moving individuals for self development and new experiences within the company. The company is great to the community that supports our growth. We do alot of volunteer work as a group and help those in need. I know that if something were to happen in my personal life that my work group would be there to support me during a time of need. The company also cares about employee relations and focuses on improving a problem instead of letting it fester and worsen. Overall I would reccommend UPS as a great employer.

    Cons

    I rotating shifts, and days off are a downside. However, it isn't always the best to work M-F 800-1700 because you never get to really get those everyday things done. By the time you get off work, get the kids. The banks are closed and you have to take the kids to the store with you to pick up food. So it isn't always bad if you work 3rd shift because you have the days to take care of things. Other than that I can not think of any other downside other than dealing with lazy co-workers, which would be a drag at any company.

    Advice to Management

    I would say that as long as management focused on building up the employees knowledge and giving them opportunities to advance in the company while focusing on the employees needs they will continue to grow. It is nice that management sits down with you and ask so, what are some goals that you want to set for yourself! Then management needs to follow through and help us as employees complete our goals. It only adds value to the company, when you focus and grow your employees knowledge!



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