UPS Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
2,602 Reviews
3.4
2,602 Reviews
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David Abney
45 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. 7 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. 2 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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  5.  

    My experience with UPS is great!

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

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

    Pros

    The hours are great for if you are a student.

    Cons

    No bus goes to the facility so if you don't have a car then you can't get to work unless you bum rides which isn't always successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well I haven't started as a package handler yet but when I was a driver helper I rarely saw management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    "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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with old ways!

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

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

    Pros

    I love getting to meet new people all the time and seeing all the different things that we import as a country. I also love the challenges of solving the problems of supply chain and getting items to the go old U.S. of A.

    Cons

    Cons are not a lot of room for growth. Commission structure is almost impossible to understand. And promotions sometimes seem to be based on tenure and not hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step into the new and out of the old. UPS folks are still carrying blackberries. Really????

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Hard work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPS

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits. Recession proof.

    Cons

    long hours with an odd schedule. Very intense and stressful

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Temp Driver Helper

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temp Driver Helper in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Temp Driver Helper in Sarasota, FL

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

    Pros

    Great exercise and fast paced. Interesting route along beautiful waterfront properties. Grateful, friendly customers.
    Uniform is supplied. Make sure you ask for one size larger because uniforms are mad in China and run small.

    Cons

    Very Low pay for the work you do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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