US Postal Inspection Service

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Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Federal Law Enforcement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Postal Inspection Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Oldest and greatest federal law enforcement agency. Great flexibility in working cases, very professional agency, and great working environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Does require long and irregular hours and considerable travel at times. Being a law enforcement position, you do have the potential to deal with dangerous situations and people.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make progress with new technology to assist with conducting quality investigations. Continue to focus on developing employees to become future leaders.


  2. Asset Forfeiture Experience, criminal database searches and analysis

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Postal Inspection Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Federal law enforcement / government job, equal employment opportunity, training provided, must not have any felony arrests, college degree highly recommended.

    Cons

    No cost of living increases in several years, minimal and infrequent raises, infrequent recognition.


  3. Security Specialist

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    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Northeast, NY
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Northeast, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Professional colleagues.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is often challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Create advancing P/T development scales.


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  5. diverse workforce and really diverse investigations make this place interesting

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    Former Employee - United States Postal Inspector in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - United States Postal Inspector in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at US Postal Inspection Service (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    wide variety of investigations, lots of experience can be obtained with this agency. well-respected mostly by prosecutors in a lot of jurisdictions, and lots of networking opportunity. the work is interesting, and the people are generally really nice. training standards are high, and with the right mentorship you can really develop your skills.

    Cons

    very old-school in a lot of ways, can limit opportunities if you're not in the right place at the right time with open-minded leadership. not always well-respected by other law enforcement agencies. you can usually tell who was a postal employee before.

    Advice to Management

    take a good look around the field and you will find good people who work hard for their pay...and not so good people who don't work hard at all. learn to measure better, and offer equality and balance. some offices don't have that.


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    Part law enforcement part corporate security

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at US Postal Inspection Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rich history that not a lot of people know about. The pay is ok, some would say great but it has to be based on a minimum mandatory 50 hour work week. But I am enjoying my retirement no so that is nice.

    Cons

    Not a true 1811 and a lot of corporate security work. Cut throat agency that places a hiring emphasis on people currently working for the Post Office. Meaning your clerk or mailman would get hired to be a federal law enforcement officer with the Inspection Service before someone with actual experience or even an advanced degree. Don't trust anyone is more than a motto there, it's a way of life.

    Advice to Management

    When I was there the majority of managers were prior postal employees that had no concept of family and believed work should always come first. Fix LEAP to be what it says it is or don't put people on call if they are required to work their LEAP daily.


  7. Excellent experience working with great people.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very welcoming and professional work environment.

    Cons

    I did not experience any cons while employed here.


  8. The United States Postal Inspection Service is one of the best employers I have had.

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    Former Employee - Inspection Service Technician in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inspection Service Technician in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at US Postal Inspection Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employee benefits are excellent and management, and co-workers are good. The job environment is friendly and safe. The different aspects of the job assignments were interesting and helpful to the general public

    Cons

    The opportunities for advancement in the same office were limited. Most of the higher level job opportunities were outside of the area where I wanted to live and that can be difficult when raising a family, because you are required to move out of state and the changes can be disruptive for growing children.

    Advice to Management

    Management are already the best they can to keep a pleasant and safe environment. The creation of new positions at higher clerical levels can contribute to raise the morale of the employees.


  9. Great cohesiveness among the agents and received full support from middle mamgement on day to day basis

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    Current Employee - Postal Inspecvtor
    Current Employee - Postal Inspecvtor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at US Postal Inspection Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Given autonomy to investigate cases, provided all needed equipment and personnel support to investigate, sufficient training opportunities, good verical communication from management

    Cons

    too slow in developing changes in national policy in any given area

    Advice to Management

    award and recognize employees efforts based on their results.


  10. Nice people and well-intended, but the bureaucracy reigns.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Their motivations are good, but the execution is sketchy.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy and groupthink stifles individual ideas and initiative.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and *use* good ideas for progressive improvement,


  11. Very rewarding as I was afforded the opportunity to meet executives for around the world.

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    Former Employee - Inspection Service Senior Secretary in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Inspection Service Senior Secretary in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at US Postal Inspection Service full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are interested in law enforcement opportunities then this is a great place to work because you can learn all avenues of the profession.

    Cons

    You sometimes are arresting your peers who have committed a crime.

    Advice to Management

    Take the job serious but learn to relax in the position as well.



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