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UPS Reviews in Memphis, TN

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Pros
  • Part-time supervisor position is helpful due to possible tuition reimbursement (in 248 reviews)

  • Very structured organization with great benefits and hard working employees (in 246 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is the biggest challenge, specifically for Management employees (in 94 reviews)

  • part-time but sometimes you only work for an 1 hour which total waist of time (in 169 reviews)

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    Part-Time Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Supervisor in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Part Time Supervisor in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    As a part-time supervisor at UPS, I probably make more than most of my fellow college students. Despite having to pay for insurance, the cost is almost miniscule. You get 5 days off a year as well as two weeks of vacation starting out which bumps up to three weeks after 5 years. It's a great stepping stone to get into other jobs. I've been considered more heavily for other positions at the company since I have the management experience.

    Cons

    How ever many bad days you have as an hourly employee, multiply that by 5, possibly even 10. It is extremely stressful and demanding. The raises are performance based and you can only do so much as your employees will want to. You aren't guaranteed job security by the union although its still very low-risk. You have to enforce rules and boss people around with practically no authority to do so. I've had employees cuss me out and flip me off to my face and I could do nothing about it except go get a union rep or my boss.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Wonderful!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Accountant in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    The pros are the co-workers.

    Cons

    No cons to report at the moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Its was a good job if your in a position to sacrifice your time.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Its a hard company to work for until you put in your first year. Until then expect low pay for backbreaking work. If your in a position to give year making vary little money your investment will be grand. But I have a family, I cant work for $10 an hr only working 6 hrs a day not to work much more than that. Delivery drivers make good money but its a bidding WAR to get that far.

    Cons

    Need to be in a good financial situation to allow for your time to be invested in the company. Packages get thrown around by people who are to high to be fired over. Its union. Good luck getting on full time, the terminal in Memphis, manager told me its been over 10 years since they hired full time position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job. Although closer attention needs to be drawn on package handling and whos handling them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great!!!

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

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

    Pros

    If your in college this a great way to go. Insurance is always nice to have when you are young and sometimes dumb. All the other benefits here really provide some nice options when you finish with school. And in the summer you can pickup an extra job if needed for extra cash. A lot of the older guys run there own bushiness in my hub and don't mind extra hands in the summer. There could also be opportunities to drive package cars also.

    Cons

    Its hard work to most people, but if do your stretches and preserve your body you can turn it in a workout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know there is a union handbook, and so do we....so why try to "trick" us? i.e. unloading 900 boxes per hour is not a requirement to go into management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A Work in Progress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Picker in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Picker in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at UPS

    Pros

    Management has changed drastically within the past 3 months. To say the least it has improved morale. There seems to be a genuine intent to improve existing conditions and allow employees to be more involved with daily operations. The benefits are as good as advertised and the discounts come in handy with a wide variety of categories.

    The work is not difficult and with the right training, is actually easy. Of course, that depends on which account you work in.

    Each department is different but overall the people in the company are helpful, cheerful, and willing to help. There is a team atmosphere that has developed lately.

    Cons

    The most obvious is the pay scale. When you bust your tail for six months and are told that you have reached the highest levels of evaluation seen in years, it brings you back down to earth when you are only compensated with a $.25 raise. In theory, you would have to work 12 years to receive a $3 dollar raise. Considering this company deals with medical supplies, starting out at $10 is almost laughable (and that includes forklift operators). The biggest cons under that were inconsistency in management. That and extreme micromanagement of the managers which to some degree, trickled down to employees. Honestly, this is appearing less with the change in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to focus more on the well being of the people. They have been told to offer advice to help management but there have been those who offer it but have been ignored bymanagement or put off. What's worse, after nonchalanly ignoring the feedback, some managers would ask again for the employees advice, thus annoying them.

    Employees would be more productive if you just tried to listen. By attempting to understand the employee's situation, they would be more apt to comply with your direction and invest more trust in your leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    the realism of a ups driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UPS Driver in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - UPS Driver in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at UPS

    Pros

    the salary and the health benifits

    Cons

    it is a vrry physically demanding labor intenion job , with very long hours for ups package car and feeder divers like myself which takes very valueble and important time away from the family life. also we never shut down due to weather of any extreme . also trying to get permission to get time off is often denied . when package car drivers need help on a route we rarely receive any or none at all. often times working during our1 hour of lunch time, which time we are required to take each day by our collective bargining contract agreement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always remember where you came from or started out at , what it was like as a part-time employee before you were promoted to full-time employement.

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