US Postal Service Reviews

Updated July 2, 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)

    CCA

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. I can do whatever I want on the street, no people watching me! After two month I know every route, I take 20 mins lunch and 40 mins nap and finish on time (go back before 6 pm) plus 1 hour extra work!
    2. pay is OK!
    3. Listen music is the best thing when I walking on the street!--(Bring a charger so you can charge your phone when you take 40 mins nap!!)
    4. They pay me for the weight lost! I lose 20 lbs. after 3 month work at USPS, what a best deal!!--if you wanna lost some weight, I suggest you go work for USPS, make couple thousands dollar, lose some weight and leave after three month! better than pay gym fees and make no money!

    PS: I work 4 month and quit USPS after, not because I lose 20 lbs., make some money and go. The reason is mail carrier is not my forever job. I got Master degree from college, and I want to experience all the life! MY manager asks me "why you wanna work as a carrier after you had Master degree?" I said I see other carrier deliver mail to me every day, I thank them and I wanna try it, especially drive right hand side truck is fun!
    Now I work as an analyst at international Bank in Manhattan, in office job all day and I miss the day back to when I carry the mail, listen to the music and deliver on the street door to door! Cause that 20 lbs. come back to me and gain even more!!

    Cons

    1. Bathroom problem. If you are in the country or suburb, finding the bathroom is what I think the worst thing. Especially in the middle on the street, go back or keep going? That's a question! Pee is OK but what if...?!! I cannot hold it for another 15 mins!!! If you can, good for you! I pee in my truck, true story!
    2. Weather issue.
    - summer hot like hell, remember drink more water, but do not forget rule#1 : )
    - Winner cold like hell, hope you are not in Buffalo area!
    3. No dogs like you at all. When I walk on the street, I got shock by dog more than twice, case I didn’t pay attention and my blood pressure goes up! It’s just like you go to the haunted house and someone shows up and scare you!
    4. Extra work! There will be extra work waiting for you! Most of time is 1 hour extra. I suggest don’t try to show manager you are the best, cause they will push your limit again and again! If they tell you come back at 5:30, don’t come back at 5:00, cause they will sent you to help other!! You do more job and pay just same as you come back at 5:30! So balance you time!
    5. Seniority! I hate this!!! Because I am new and I always get the worse route. Or when a route split by 5 or 6 people, I pick whatever it’s left over and always the worse one! I pick LAST!
    6. Shift station! I hate this one too! Because I am a city carrier assistant , then I don’t have a stable station that I can go regularly. They sent me to another station whoever needs my help, sometime 20 miles away from the station (happen one time), sometime it’s just the city that I don’t wanna go! One time I remember I went to a city that has NO regular mail, all they wanna me to do is sales paper! Cheap city! “Can I have a sales paper?” “Sure, you want one? Here, all yours!”

    Advice to Management

    Give those new CCA sometime to learn, don’t push too hard with extra! (Half hour extra is reasonable I think) if push too hard, they will quit fast!


  2. Helpful (1)

    CCA

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

    I worked at US Postal Service

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is good and coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Disorganized, no respect for employee, company that only sees numbers not people.


  3. Helpful (8)

    City Carrier Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - City Carrier Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - City Carrier Assistant in New Haven, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You'll work every day, all day. After you make 90 days of on job training. You lose your social life and gain a lot of cash on hand, because they'll force you to work as much as your co-workers, except your co-workers make double of what you do.

    Cons

    Do not expect off days. I've worked up to 29 days straight. Since you signed a contract saying you have to work without reasonable accommodation, you're screwed. Just do it, you signed up. Plus its more than you made before you got hired.

    Advice to Management

    Pushing people to their limits will not make them better, it'll upset them and make them want to quit, respect the individual and they'll respect you.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    RCA

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Pay was great and most of the co co workers were helpful

    Cons

    Very rural route using own vehicle that is not RHD is not recommended

    Advice to Management

    new RCA's need to spend most of their training learning their case. driving the route will come natural after a while,


  6. City Carrier assistant

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

    I have been working at US Postal Service

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

    Pros

    Pay check, ability to move up in the company, and always different positions incase you don't like what your doing.

    Cons

    Walking long hours, the weather, driving on right side of trucks.

    Advice to Management

    Good job as long your focused on the goal either to make money or use it as a stepping stone to move up in the company.


  7. Cca

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wooster, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wooster, OH

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    Long wait to become career


  8. Good place to work if you don

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Postal Service

    Pros

    Nice pay if your young without bill and flexible with school schedule

    Cons

    Work everyday take over your life


  9. Administrative Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pleasurable working environment with excellent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Lost job due to Reduction in Force (RIF).

    Advice to Management

    Career employees are more dedicated than contract employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    PSE Mail Processing Clerk

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

    I have been working at US Postal Service part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Once you become career employee the sky is the limit. Vacancies that needs to be filled.

    Cons

    Management can discourage but only the strong survives in any busy.


  11. posmaster

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

    I worked at US Postal Service

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

    Pros

    great benefits good working conditions
    good managers

    Cons

    working hrs change every week

    Advice to Management

    let managers manage



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