UPS Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
2,610 Reviews
3.4
2,610 Reviews
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David Abney
48 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Part-time supervisor position is helpful due to possible tuition reimbursement (in 240 reviews)

  • Very structured organization with great benefits and hard working employees (in 237 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is the biggest challenge, specifically for Management employees (in 89 reviews)

  • part-time but sometimes you only work for an 1 hour which total waist of time (in 164 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 9 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    I loved working for this company.

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits after one year. Good pay to start and regular increases. I loved it here. Do your job and management leaves you alone. There are opportunities to gain more hours by working as a driver helper.

    Cons

    If you want to drive full time it takes a long time. Working environment is warm in the summer and cold in the winter, but it is a warehouse setting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Unlimited opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPS

    Pros

    Amazing company focused on people development.

    Cons

    Difficulty with managing work/life balance.

  6.  

    good place

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

    I worked at UPS part-time

    Pros

    fun job for a short time

    Cons

    pay was a bit low but job was easy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Been great while going through school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Works with schedule if your in school, or at least they did with me.

    Cons

    Logistics isn't as easy as people might think. You need to know weather patterns, international rules and regulations, what type of goods you can or cant send, be aware a weight limit restrictions among other things. It's not just ship it and it goes. So when people first start, they get overwhelmed, but once you build up your knowledge, you should be good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more structured pay scale for the retail part of the UPS organization...AKA The UPS Store. Yes, they are franchised, however, if the owners weren't having to pay such high royalties then the employees could earn more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging and Stressfull . . . but Rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UPS Part-time Supervisor in Maspeth, NY
    Former Employee - UPS Part-time Supervisor in Maspeth, NY

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

    Pros

    Great benefits , opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    High turnover rate, inconsistent work hours, physically demanding for most people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on more on Quality and production numbers will improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    not bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UPS

    Pros

    the pay was good and the people I worked with were very nice. it was a good transitional job during school.

    Cons

    it was a lot of hard work and running. it was very cold. there was a lot expected of you and no sick days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't punish other helpers for being better at their job

  10.  

    Was a great experience for someone in school.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UPS Preload in Unadilla, GA
    Former Employee - UPS Preload in Unadilla, GA

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

    Pros

    Paid weekly, pay rate is good, good benefits

    Cons

    Work is difficult, constantly lifting, environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept advise from the actual employers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    "Stable but unpredictable"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The people are wonderful to work with and strive to have a positive team environment. A great group of employees.

    Cons

    It is a well organized company, but I think it could grow more current with the changing face of technology.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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