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UPS Freight Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
149 Reviews
2.6
149 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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  1.  

    It was a very professional work environment and very helpful to employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPS Freight

    Pros

    The hours were great and it's Monday-Friday got off at 5pm. Trainer was great and helped us out tremendously never felt left behind.

    Cons

    Parking was HORRIBLE sometimes would have to park blocks away. Team leads were somewhat unprofessional if they didn't like you they could get you fired for no reason at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees and watch who you make your team leads.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Okay experience

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

    I worked at UPS Freight

    Pros

    Co-workers
    Difference experience
    Room to move up

    Cons

    Physical work for not great pay
    Short breaks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome

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

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

    Pros

    Advancement fast paced team atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours and off the wall shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on growing the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Ups Freight in Irving, texas

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    Former Employee - Operation Support
    Former Employee - Operation Support

    I worked at UPS Freight

    Pros

    Steady Work and steady pay

    Cons

    exposed to the elements dust, pollen, tire rubber
    Don't become a supervisor here!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a terminal manager that is sensitive to labor conditions as well as the bottom line.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Rialto ups freight

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    • 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
  7.  

    Union above all

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    • 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
  8.  

    what a disappointment

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    Current Employee - City Driver in Montgomery, NY
    Current Employee - City Driver in Montgomery, NY

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

    Pros

    the UPS brand name on your resume

    Cons

    Low pay til top rate is reached in 3 to 4 years, fear-mongering management, they preach safety safety safety but will send you out with 20 stops and send you ten more pickups throughout the day while driving a 48ft trailer in the city like the driver is not gonna feel overwhelmed, then grill the driver on why hes might be late or miss stops, drivers are just a number, managers are super rude and could care less about drivers, lots of throwing others under the bus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the use of fear mongering, us against them managerial tactics, treat everyone , drivers, dock workers, and even other managers with respect. stop preaching safety safety safety then pile drive a driver with 25 stops a day! this isnt parcel, these are not little box trucks we are driving here, these are semis! if a driver is given 20 plus stops a day, even 15 stops a day is a lot, then that driver might feel overwhelmed and RUSHED, who cares how many safety meetings or training we have , you give a guy in the city too much hes gonna feel like hes behind and thats how accidents happen! even though legally the company can always say its up to the driver to make the call and drive carefully, giving a guy too much work is a safety hazard that ups and most other ltl companies are guilty of, the difference is ups should be a cut above the rest and be a safety example, but as it stand now its anything but that! be nice to people!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Where do I begin?

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I've only been with the company a few months but so far, NONE!

    Cons

    This has got to be THE MOST unorganized company I have ever had the displeasure of working for. One would think a company of this size would have its act together. NOT EVEN CLOSE! Training is a joke. No one will assist with anything. I'm a huge believer of first impressions and I made a GIANT mistake take no this position. I regret it every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a training program in order and put it to work. You WILL lose potentially great employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Poor Management

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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

    Pros

    Receive benefits after thirty days.

    Cons

    Horrible work life balance. Poor management. Terrible morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training, better hiring and hiring of more individuals to cut down on incredibly lengthy work days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Stepping Stone Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UPS Freight

    Pros

    OK place to stay 6-12 months to get experience and then move on to a good job with another company

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay. Moved from position to position at whim of Management with no employee input.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for and the low pay structure will keep turn over high

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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