US Postal Service Reviews

Updated August 26, 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 (4)

    USPS

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CCA in Reedley, CA
    Current Employee - CCA in Reedley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pay. Long term job so plan to stay there a long time

    Cons

    Weather, pressure, dogs and a few more


  2. Helpful (3)

    CCA

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CCA in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - CCA in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting pay was good at $15.68 per hour (they have since raised it to over $16) and the overtime was excellent. The other Postal workers (CCA's and regulars) were all wonderful. They went out of their way to help me figure things out. A couple of the supervisors were really good. The town I was at had a really great setup with an indoor garage so you load and unload out of the elements.

    Cons

    Some of the Supervisors seemed to want to beat you down. Nothing was fast enough and they did not accept ANY reasons for coming in later than what they thought it should take. One day I got written up for taking too long (with good reason). The Supervisor rated me with all "U"s meaning unacceptable (he even U'd my "conduct towards authority") because I tried to explain why I was late. It seemed pretty unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Pitch the "old school" way of thinking. Yelling, dogging and berating the CCA's doesn't work


  3. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TE City Carrier in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - TE City Carrier in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Postal Service part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All of the walking kept me healthy full of energy and worry free, I was able to help provide for My family.

    Cons

    The changes in weather was a challenge, you had to work when it was raining, snowing, or sleating, the degree that your willing to go through to provide for your family.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and the way you want to be treated


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  5. Great Company & Opportunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Postal Service full-time

    Pros

    The was really good since I was a student. The center I worked at was 24 hours so I was able to get graveyard hours in order to fit with my school schedule. There are plenty of snack machines in the break room, so you always have a way to get something to eat if you have long hours. There is no dress code, so you just come in anything comfortable and do your job. After training, you are able to listen to music while you encode mail, so that makes time go by really fast.

    Cons

    Overtime can be called at any time during your shift and it is mandatory for everyone to stay until overtime is called off.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with overtime calls because there are plenty of people who would love to stay, but there are others who just can't stay for the overtime.


  6. Mail handler assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job, plenty of hours

    Cons

    Long hours, not much time off


  7. Postal Career

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mail Carrier in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Mail Carrier in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary after you become regular. Management works with me as I am in the Army Guard and deploy often

    Cons

    It will wear your body out after carry mail for a lot of years, repetitive motions and always in a hurry

    Advice to Management

    Every day is different, at the end of the day your computers and printouts are not putting 1 piece of mail in a mailbox, rely on yours carriers knowledge and input.


  8. Sales Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Consistent trainings to upgrade skills & daily meetings to get suggestions from staff on how to improve metrics

    Cons

    Part time positions only. Don't provide the benefits that so many families need.


  9. Decent

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Postal Service part-time

    Pros

    Hourly wage amount I enjoyed working with some of my co-workers My supervisor was very considerate and flexible with time off requests

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours, was hired at part time, but typically worked full time hours Multiple shifts during short time (Like one week working 1st shift, 3 weeks later 3rd shift, then 2nd shift a couple weeks after that, then back to 3rd shift, all with minimal adjustment time periods) The UNION No/very rare opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Hard to say, but the Unions really seem to hold the company back...I was probably one of the only people that felt negatively about the Union.


  10. letter carrier

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Working outside and dealing with people.

    Cons

    Management are very mean people.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better and better workplace environment.


  11. Quazi-Gov

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work:family balance. Good work environment. Expectations are clear.

    Cons

    Quazi-Gov with no bonus opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Employee retention might benefit with a better salary package +bonus.



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