UPS Freight

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UPS Freight Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
141 Reviews
2.6
141 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have GREAT benefits even if your only part time (in 14 reviews)

  • Shares some of the good benefits with UPS Parcel (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be difficult to achieve with the work load (in 8 reviews)

  • If seeking full-time work, it will take a while here as start off is always as a part-time employee (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Rialto ups freight

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Rialto, CA
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Rialto, CA

    I have been working at UPS Freight

    Pros

    Easy job compared to anything else I have ever done.

    Cons

    They give no full time to anybody including people being there 10+ years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people on FULL TIME and they will work harder and put people in the effort

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Union above all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, CA

    I have been working at UPS Freight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highest paid dock workers, clerks and drivers in the industry w/ guaranteed yearly raises
    Great benefits - medical, dental, vision (401k + match, tuition reimbursement, bonuses for non union employees)
    Plenty of career opportunities (operations, law/labor, HR, specialist, safety)

    Cons

    Supervisors work mandatory 50 hour+ weeks and typically earn less than a dockworker & driver
    Union employees run the show (work as hard or as slow as they please with no true discipline)
    Little incentive given to work hard (those that do minimum work still earn the same raise, if union)
    Terrible communication throughout
    Most supervisors are asked to change schedules constantly
    Little consistency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication needs to be improved greatly between upper and lower level management, as well as between departments.
    The amount of wasted hours is unreal.
    Consider hiring individuals who are more organized and proficient throughout.
    Give non union employees (specialists and lower level management) the option of adding spouses to their insurance.
    Find a way to fix the low morale of non union employees/supervisors, especially those at lower levels.
    Increase consistency between terminals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    If an individual is looking for a very demanding job and enjoys a challenge this company provides that opportunity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Local P & D Driver in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Local P & D Driver in Kansas City, KS

    I have been working at UPS Freight full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Full-time company drivers are highly compensated for their contributions. The company also provides a pension along with the opportunity for employees to purchase stocks and invest in a retirement program. Paid vacation is provided for full-timers and the number of weeks allotted are determined by one's years of service.

    Cons

    Too much micro-management. The focus has shifted away from servicing the customers needs to meeting production numbers. Little to no input in solicited from those on the front-lines, which demoralizes the workforce. The company relies too much on computer models, and thus neglects the individuals who make it possible to function as an organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust yourselves. If you have hired the right people and trained them properly they will not disappoint you. There is a tendency to treat the employees as if they are children, which is a reflection of the choices made during the hiring process. Too much time is spent on corrective action and too little on training. The more information the employees have the better understanding they will have of how the processes work together. Work on improving communication between the employees and management. Foster a team environment instead of the current "us verses them" mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very serious

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Old Forge, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Old Forge, PA

    I worked at UPS Freight part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Money, consistent raises for non-salary, fast-paced, interesting, challenging

    Cons

    Unprofessional, dirty, hectic, no pto, not offered full-time shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remodel the terminal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Loosing customers on purpose

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at UPS Freight full-time

    Pros

    Nothing good to say right now

    Cons

    Very difficult to work with the current management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would seem to me that not sending a driver out on his full bid run would be a formula for loosing some very profitable customers. Many of the people I see every day are asking questions about the Tucson service center and why they don't get the delivery schedule that they have been promised.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Horrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at UPS Freight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of anything positive to say about the company or management. People have actually committed suicide because of the pressure they are under. Very unethical people in management.

    Cons

    Horrible company. They could care less if you die on the job. Unethical, cheat customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Demanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor

    I have been working at UPS Freight full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent salary and Great benefits... But based on 40 hours a week when in reality you work close to 60

    Cons

    Terrible schedule, up to 12+ hour shifts, no lunch break, no breaks period, additional weekend hours...your just a number here....modern day corporate slavery at its finest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do t be afraid to spend a little money, hire more management personnel, would help disperse responsibilities and lighten the workload, improving the work/life balance, which would improve the morale and commitment of your management team, which would improve your ever so coveted "numbers"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Brand

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at UPS Freight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very well branded in the LTL industry. The name recognition can get you in the door on cold calls and the rest is up to you.

    Cons

    Some service issues when I was there and a lack of community with the drivers / dock workers and Sales team to the Management. Work life balance is a challenge for anyone working in this industry, but at UPS Freight it tends to be more difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you inspire community within your work force and you usually will establish some loyalty and champions of good service

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    descent but very hard work for the pay...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre Load in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Pre Load in Newport News, VA

    I have been working at UPS Freight part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits are great and quite a few people can be a joy to work with

    Cons

    hours, pay and work load...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the employees that do the job day in and day out that want to help make this company successful...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good and bad.its a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Truck Driver

    I have been working at UPS Freight full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, union protection, pension, vacation, sick pay, holiday pay, health benefits not 100% paid like package decision but are ok

    Cons

    tension between Union and company, somewhat poor attitudes of management, lack of trust of employees, tight with money on everything, want perfection out of employees in paperwork and driving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work with us not against us, we're not the enemy, get rid of contractors and find better ways to employ ups freight people rather than giving freight away to competitors hauling for cheap rates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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