UPS Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
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  1. Best entry level work around if you can handle it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver Helper in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Driver Helper in Laurel, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good part time pay
    Plenty of work
    Physical activity
    Fast paced, fairly solitary work. If you hate being bossed around, you won't be so long as you don't slow your driver down or do things too out of line.
    No drug tests, if that's your thing

    Cons

    A bad driver will be a drag on you
    Hours are inconsistent and require either a car of your own or a ride.

    Advice to Management

    A nicer website would be nice, but other than that I haven't had enough experience with management to say.

  2. Package Loader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Package Handler in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Package Handler in Laurel, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great part-time work with great benefits.

    Cons

    The challenges of working for UPS are the lack of workers (on some days) depending of the flow of packages and the lack of relationship between the supervisors and employees.

    Advice to Management

    The advice to management is to not only think of their customers, but their employees who are people too and are the backbone of the organization.

  3. Work conditions not great, benefits were though.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Laurel, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Great to have as a part time if you need a little supplemental income. Benefits are awesome. Free health insurance can't be beat. Plus dental and vision.

    Cons

    If you're a package handler the health insurance will come in handy. Work conditions can become dangerous at times.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to make working conditions safer

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  5. Good Company, Bad Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Plant Engineering Maintenance Technician in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Plant Engineering Maintenance Technician in Laurel, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Great Pay and even better benefits, as in free very high quality health insurance. The healthcare package is probably nearly unbeatable.

    Cons

    Management runs the place like a Nazi concentration camp. Poorest environment I have ever worked in with regard to employee health and safety.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the ivory tower and learn about what it is your employees actually do. Stop treating people like tools.

  6. Draconian Management, Unreasonable Expectations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Plant Engineering Maintenance in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Plant Engineering Maintenance in Laurel, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and even better benefits. The health insurance is unbeatable.

    Cons

    They are all for safety, that is, as long as it doesn't interfere with package movement. It was routine to be threatened or even written up or worse for violating a safey rule, unless of course the sort was shut down. In that case management turned a blind eye and even pushed you to go faster, faster, faster expecting you to do whatever it takes. If you followed all the rules you would get written up for dragging out the job, if you "did whatever it takes" you would get fired or written up if you were injured or damaged something. Management, especially mid level and upper level management could care less about the people. They consider the workforce disposable. If management was issued UPS approved whips, they would use them as often as possible.

    Advice to Management

    People are one of your greatest assets. Start treating people with respect and dignity. There is no good reason to push people to the breaking point on a regular basis. Live by your own rules. Put away the whips.

  7. package handler

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Laurel, MD

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

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

    Pros

    fast pace environment, learn supply chain process fast.

    Cons

    Be ready to do some physical work and work for a year before thinking of having any insurance

    Advice to Management

    Please increase the base pay to at least $12 hr to motivate and retain your workers. $8 hr is not enough.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits but you will be worked like a dog

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Laurel, MD

    I worked at UPS

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

    Pros

    if you need benefits its great

    Cons

    good luck getting time off to use your benefits

  9. Overall experience depends on driver, but it is physically demanding anywhere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Winter Driver Helper in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Winter Driver Helper in Laurel, MD

    I worked at UPS

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent wage, easy, no drug test.

    Cons

    Physically demanding, sometimes long hours.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. The position is not really important.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good part time employer for someone not looking for career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part-Time Supervisor in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Part-Time Supervisor in Laurel, MD

    I worked at UPS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits for part time employment. Health insurance, stock options, college reimbursement, vacation, discretionary days. You work fairly short days.

    Cons

    Cutting back on benefits. Less than ideal work environment. Company doesn't stay true to their "promote from within" motto, especially if you are in operations.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Laurel, MD

    I worked at UPS

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    UPS provides excellent management opportunities. Hours are long and management within the operations work very hard. The salary, benefits and stock make the hard work well worth it. Also, UPS is one of the only companies left that offers retirement benefits. Very smart company in hard economic times. Diversity is very big in UPS and females and males are working along side each other in the operations.

    Cons

    Work hours especially during holiday season.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doing.

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