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UPS Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
2,709 Reviews
3.4
2,709 Reviews
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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. 17 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. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great Part Time Job

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

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

    Pros

    Variety of work schedules available, excellent benefits for a part-time position, good if you want to move up from within.

    Cons

    The work will put a strain on your body, just make sure that you pace yourself. Human Resources could also do a better job of communicating with employees when they put in requests for transfers, for example I was not granted an educational transfer even after completing all the required steps. I had to be the one advocating for myself and I didn't really get much help from HR when I needed them most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the In-n-Out trucks and reward the package handlers with simple things like pizza or some food every now and then.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people 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.  

    Great

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

    I worked at UPS part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits Pay Time off retirement

    Cons

    Part time peak season management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more full time positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Pay and Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Revenue Recovery Supervisor
    Current Employee - Revenue Recovery Supervisor

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

    Pros

    You cannot beat the benefits. There is no way in the world I will work anywhere else

    Cons

    Union runs the business and sometimes effects the productivity of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advise. We all just need team work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good learning

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPS

    Pros

    young people, fresh atmosphere, international,

    Cons

    stressful, sometimes lot of hours, peak period

  8.  

    Very successful company, pays well if you work hard.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dock Hand in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Dock Hand in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Strong Union, feels good to be a part of a successful company.

    Cons

    Tough manual labor, routine gets old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More room to move up in company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good, but you will work hard.

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is good and it is easy to get hired as they are always hiring. It is a union shop so things are very structured.

    Cons

    Long hours are normal and the work is very demanding. Staff typically do not last long because the work is outside and demanding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company, could be better...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Coppell, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great experience and looks great on Resume

    Cons

    Pay is below market, no work life balance and no room for growth.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It's a challenging environment where you can work literally to the top.

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

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

    Pros

    Manual labor, internal hiring, diversification, the ability to work as much willing, great union relationship. I love that if you put in the hard work and dedication towards the company, you could one day be the CEO, or in another Chief Executive position.

    Cons

    Communication while in training. Maybe it would help in training to be more technologically advanced. I have some ideas on training, but I won't share here. It's great, no worries!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure everyone is on the same page. Help those who want to help themselves grow within the company local and foreign.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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