US Postal Service Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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US Postal Service Postmaster General & CEO Megan J. Brennan
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits if you are a regular employee (in 77 reviews)

  • Good pay (as a 19yr old in college (in 153 reviews)

Cons
  • There were no benefits - repeat none for Temps (in 88 reviews)

  • Veteran's Preference means nothing until you become full time which could be never (in 52 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    though job with great pay and benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at US Postal Service (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    more money then you know what to do with and great benefits. You will make lifelong friends with your coworkers. Awesome retirement. Keeps you in great physical shape.

    Cons

    It will be the toughest job you have ever had with a great deal of stress. No home life because of all the forced overtime. Most of the stress comes from management.

    Advice to Management

    Disipline is a corrective action meant to change a persons behavor. It becomes useless when you write every carrier up everyday


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - PSE Clerk in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - PSE Clerk in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at US Postal Service full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay especially when you work the required overtime.

    Cons

    Whatever you do don't be late you can and will get fired for that alone especially during your probationary period.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Carrier Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at US Postal Service full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Almost always Carrier Assistants are needed in most major cities. Starting pay is not bad (a little over $15/hr.)

    Cons

    This job is not for everyone. Management can be brutal. Work can be 7-10 days straight.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees, it will benefit USPS in both the short & the long-term. This will result in less turnover, and lower overhead.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    CCA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Postal Service

    Pros

    Truly can be challenging and pressure it's up to the individual how to channel the energy,but it is a life lesson you will learn how the company works! So if you need adventure this is the place to be,do your best and work hard for you and the customers they keep us in business!

    Cons

    Have you ever had a quitting spirit of course you have because of deadlines or you're not doing something right the super is always on your back somehow dig deep within and say and do I'm not a quitter/I am a fighter if you do quit there is always something in our life we must accomplish make sure it enhances your life not cause you to exit out of everthing;because you believe you can't do it! Let's do this!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Listen First!!! Compassion Second!!!+equals positive results+


  6. PSE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PSE Clerk in Parsons, KS
    Current Employee - PSE Clerk in Parsons, KS

    I have been working at US Postal Service

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule good working environment

    Cons

    In many cases you will have to put in years before you can become a full time employee


  7. Part time flexible clerk (Ptf)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PTF Clerk in Nixa, MO
    Former Employee - PTF Clerk in Nixa, MO

    I worked at US Postal Service part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great pay for (possible) no education Thrift savings plan Choice of excellent health insurance plans

    Cons

    typically, little control over schedule--split shifts are almost always assigned to PTFs Can have workplace bullying, especially from PTFs higher up in seniority Can take forever to be converted to a career position

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of people who have their own ideas/think less traditionally Don't witness abuse in the workplace then deny that it happened. Don't honor and respect bully employees Don't be so casual about assigning split shifts, especially all to the new person.. Under these circumstances burn out is almost inevitable, and you're going to lose all your good employees.


  8. USPS is Great!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved it. Great benefits. Good pay. Good pension. Very Satisfying.

    Cons

    The hours can be difficult. You may be placed on any shift.


  9. Government

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PSE Sales and Service Distribution Clerk in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - PSE Sales and Service Distribution Clerk in Detroit, MI

    I worked at US Postal Service (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Employees very helpful.

    Cons

    Mail volume was extremely high.

    Advice to Management

    Be polite at all times.


  10. CCA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Elmont, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Elmont, NY

    I have been working at US Postal Service (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Job for all who want to work long hours

    Cons

    Working long hours and good compensation


  11. Carrier

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Postal Service

    Pros

    job security with federal agency

    Cons

    A lot of mgrs. should not be in the position

    Advice to Management

    Please learn people/communication skills



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