UPS Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
2,635 Reviews
3.4
2,635 Reviews
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David Abney
57 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Part-time supervisor position is helpful due to possible tuition reimbursement (in 241 reviews)

  • Very structured organization with great benefits and hard working employees (in 239 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is the biggest challenge, specifically for Management employees (in 91 reviews)

  • part-time but sometimes you only work for an 1 hour which total waist of time (in 165 reviews)

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Great Unionized Company

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

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

    Pros

    Starting pay is $10 an hour, I've only worked for this company 14 months and I already make $12.50.
    Hours are perfect for anyone going to school or who has a second job.
    Lower management (i.e. supervisors) is always friendly and willing to help out.
    Safe work environment
    Keeps you in shape.

    Cons

    Very physically challenging job.
    Higher management loves to put everything off til the last minute.
    Can take quite some time to move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making "safety" rules that slow down the process then getting angry at the workers for following them. Either I work safely or I load 500 packages per hour, but I can't do both.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in South Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in South Charleston, WV

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

    Pros

    longevity,benefits, perks, vacation, insurance. Good benefits and they promote from within.

    Cons

    there are no cons but I have to type at least 5 words on here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Demanding job that prepares you for greater responsibilities and positions within.

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

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

    Pros

    If you're overweight, YOU WILL LOSE LBS! It is demanding in that the job specifications state that you will at times have to lift packages over 70lbs. This is factual and in fact you'll be doing it quite often but that comes with the job. Persist, prevail and move forward! Pay is consistent and there will be opportunities to advance when the time is right, but the main key point in achieving greatness, is your personal attitude.

    Cons

    Supervisors are at times lacking in the training department because of time constraints getting packages offloaded and sorted to package cars. Some care and others don't. That's people, which requires that you, the employee, must have thick skin to deal with the daily pressures until your time to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employees, who make you look good, a little better!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A good experience.

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

    I worked at UPS as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Straight-forward expectations, few distractions, resources, colleagues and leadership available when needed. Great work life balance, good pay, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Quiet environment, maybe too hands off, maybe not enough interaction, and maybe not enough room to grow but it is all relative to what you are looking for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Horsham, PA

    I worked at UPS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    No Job in the country will pay you with just a state level drivers licence the rates that UPS will As a part-timer the Benefits is the money. As a full timer if you like overtime there is nothing but over time.

    Cons

    The pay just enough so you cant afford to quit and in the end you discover that you just another number if you ever get hurt. Full timers cant make plans during because the job is so unpredictable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work great pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UPS Driver in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - UPS Driver in Manchester, NH

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

    Pros

    good pay long hours no weekends

    Cons

    no christmas time with family lots of stress you have to run your but off every day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they don't listen to the drivers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    $80k + yearly! Not bad without a collage degree.

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

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

    Pros

    Job security, union sticks up for you. Happy people everywhere you go, especially when your delivering their shoes phones electronics etc. oh and don't forget the overtime!

    Cons

    Not enough time to spend with my kids but i can support them financially. Stress when stuck in L.A. traffic but you learn to deal with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher more drivers, put out more routes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    UPS is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Supervisor in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Part Time Supervisor in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Generous benefits package and fair compensation

    Cons

    Must have years in before you can be full time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great career for someone without a college degree.

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is way better than my older jobs and even if it wasn't the benefits are.

    Cons

    In the process of getting into this career be prepared to wait a long time and sacrifice your current job and more for something you might not get at the end make sure if you do quit the current job that you end in good terms just in case it doesn't go well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company just tough conditions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Driver Helper in Rome, GA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Driver Helper in Rome, GA

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

    Pros

    Good overtime, friendly people...it's a steady job as well, which means steady income at the end of the week and/or month

    Cons

    Very stressful and tiring...it takes getting used to. Having to life (1000) 50lb packages wears you out pretty quick in the beginning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It doesn't matter...they're unionized. Everything is set in stone when you start. If you make it past 90 days, the perks and job stability gets better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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