UPS Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
2,543 Reviews
3.4
2,543 Reviews
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David Abney
23 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Part-time supervisor position is helpful due to possible tuition reimbursement (in 236 reviews)

  • Very structured organization with great benefits and hard working employees (in 233 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is the biggest challenge, specifically for Management employees (in 88 reviews)

  • Union dues seem steep when you're making just over minimum wage part time (in 159 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Good company, easy to get lost in a sea of fellow employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at UPS

    Pros

    I enjoyed UPS. The people are great, the pay is fair, and the benefits were good. Most managers really cared about their staff.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is office drama. It is difficult to progress in one's career because there are just so many employees. It is easy to get stuck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep your eyes on opportunities to grow your employees. Also, be cognizant of office politics so it does not create a dreary work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Logistics and teamwork is key

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineering Intern  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineering Intern in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at UPS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Job stability, Diverse projects, Freedom of schedule. The company gives to one of the best charities, united way, and is neutral in political stance.

    Cons

    Payroll can be an issue at times. A lot of employees are not serious about their jobs which can effect your performance and time spent on projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Rewarding work, high stress, micro-management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at UPS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job stability, opportunities for lateral and upward mobility, ability to purchase company shares of stock, no work during weekends.

    Cons

    High stress, micro-management, difficult/ high sales goals, very conservative and strict corporate culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company has lasted 107+ years. Upper management must be doing something right. However, corporate culture is still reminiscent of the 1920's and should offer its employees more overall flexibility. Also, total compensation - primarily salary - does not seem equitable considering the fact that Inside Sales is a revenue generating role and on-the-job demands are very high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Company review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Applications Developer  in  Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Applications Developer in Paramus, NJ

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, focus on productivity, safety. Work-life balance adequate. Non-union position.

    Cons

    Old infrastructure, slow in adopting new technology, opportunities for career growth are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep with industry wide standards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Low to high intensity workout with excellent benefits and guaranteed wage increases due to union

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    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler  in  Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Maple Grove, MN

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

    Pros

    benefits and guaranteed wage increases provided with the union. UPS will only grow in the future and can just about guarantee continued wage increases and benefits. Pension is included

    Cons

    it is a low to high intensity workout, you will hate this job if you hate working out and get stuck in certain work positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at UPS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, great company, plenty of ways to move up and advance your career. The employees really care about the success of the company as well.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I could think of. I am very happy to work for UPS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company to work for, challenging. and fast paced.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Operations Supervisor  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Part Time Operations Supervisor in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at UPS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work is stable and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Month of December can be hectic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Unionized Company

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Driver Helper

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Driver Helper  in  Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Seasonal Driver Helper in Murfreesboro, TN

    I worked at UPS part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hard-work for a seasonal job at 8.00/hr

    Cons

    No set schedule, and you have to drive to where ever the driver is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place if you work hard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Easy to advance if you work hard. Managers will generally listen and help in any way possible.

    Cons

    Tough physical work. Not for everyone. High stress environment at times. Starting wage is low until you prove you are worth more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your loaders more. They know more about the trucks than they are given credit for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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