UPS Freight Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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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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  1. City driver

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPS Freight

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, benefits.

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to care about the customer, only there production numbers

    Advice to Management

    need sales rep in all areas to get more customers ups gets beat in a lot of areas where there is a lot of freight but we don't get it

  2. Loader -Not for lazy people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loader in Landover, MD
    Former Employee - Loader in Landover, MD

    I worked at UPS Freight

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great way to stay in shape, good benefits, get a raise every year, fun employees, everyone feels as a team even though you are graded as an individual , coworkers are the reason most people stick it out, you can become a driver without any credentials as long as you're physically capable and willing to put in the work

    Cons

    Pay is based o seniority and as a loader you start with Very VERY low pay, average 31/2 hours a day, you get paid weekly but checks were usually around $150,Only full time positions are driver supervisor and driver , every other position in ups warehouse are part time, holiday rush season breaks a lot of people who aren't ready for the physical demand, seriously I mean it gets crazy

  3. It's been a good experience for me.
    It was an easy job.

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Clerk in Irving, TX

    I have been working at UPS Freight

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits were great and it was very job.

    Cons

    Being outside in the dock.

    Advice to Management

    Need more structure.

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  5. Fast pace environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at UPS Freight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Upbeat, good benefits, paid vacation

    Cons

    Too many hours, not enough recognition, pissed off customers

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the good help you have before you lose them.

  6. Cold,wore out loved the paychecks

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    Former Employee - Preloader/Package Handler in Scott City, MO
    Former Employee - Preloader/Package Handler in Scott City, MO

    I worked at UPS Freight part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pays good,always busy meet cool people

    Cons

    Gets cold in the colder months

  7. Sales Specialist

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPS Freight full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I work with lots of good people.

    Cons

    There's no communication from management on most topics.

  8. Senior Accounts Rep

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPS Freight

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

    Pros

    Good hours vacation pay. Not stood over.

    Cons

    Management, benefits are mediocre, small raises

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees

  9. very demanding but rewarding company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPS Freight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -pay
    -benefits
    - weekends off
    - salary
    - vacation time

    Cons

    -hours
    -support from upper management
    - staffing
    -union

    Advice to Management

    take better care of your full time management. get more staffing to help them out.

  10. City Driver

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - City Driver in Montgomery, NY
    Former Employee - City Driver in Montgomery, NY

    I worked at UPS Freight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, Not a boring lob.

    Cons

    Log work hours, Time pressure

  11. Where to begin ...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Administrative Clerk, General Office in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative Clerk, General Office in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at UPS Freight full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    My immediate supervisor and VP are good as are most of my coworkers

    Cons

    When this company was Overnite we worked hard but we had fun. Management looked out for us and we were not worked to death. But FedEx got a freight division and UPS, which is terrified that FedEx might get a leg up on it, had to have one too, and so it bought Overnite. Although the name and logo are UPS, the main division known around here as Small Pack (a/k/a the little brown trucks) made it very clear that we were not equal to it. It had and continues to have no clue that LTL operates entirely differently than delivering packages and therefore expects very unrealistic production goals to be met. Maybe Small Pack gets all the nifty technology UPS brags about in its commercials because we sure don't. Our main computer operating system? Is TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OLD. Seriously. All upper management cares about is generating that revenue. It gives very small or nonexistent raises, then runs a two-month-long campaign for United Way and does everything but kneecap people in the parking lot to give even more. When people retire--and my department is full of old-timers--they aren't replaced. We are at the mercy of national account managers who have been terrorized by upper management and therefore demand ridiculous things and throw tantrums when they're told it can't be done or would take more work than it's worth. Our benefits are nothing compared to Small Pack. We ostensibly have a dress code but UPS hires contractors who walk around with hideous tattoos and wear pretty much whatever they want--seriously, the other day I saw a girl walking around in pajama bottoms. The building is horribly maintained with elevators that are going to kill somebody someday, not kidding. Then again when Overnite's 102-year-old founder dies (the family still owns the building) everything will probably go down to Atlanta anyway, so be prepared to move.

    Advice to Management

    Again, LTL is nothing like Small Pack. Maybe if UPS had done its research before doing the Panic Buy it would have realized that and adjusted accordingly. Stop with the meetings where memos are read to us, and PLEASE stop with the United Way extortion and concentrate on treating the people who actually work for this company a lot better.

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