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US Postal Service Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
1,495 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are great, the pay and benefits are good too with semi- flexible hours (in 77 reviews)

  • Good pay with excellent medical benefits plus you get plenty of vacation time (in 153 reviews)


Cons
  • Waiting to go full time can take years and you have no benefits until then (in 88 reviews)

  • Very likely that you have to wait many years to move into a full-time position (if ever) (in 52 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    SUB RCA's needs more HR's

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rca in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Rca in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at US Postal Service part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Has ok Starting pay

    Cons

    does not give benefits and does not give hr's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should give more hrs

  2.  

    It is a large unskilled labor force. People are not promoted based on knowledge but relationships.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    The best part of job is the salary. You don't need education to be considered for promotion.

    Cons

    Most jobs are very stressful because of unrealistic expectations and top down decisions with little input from employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be reevaluation of the promotion system in which people are promoted based more on combination of education and experience and less on buddy system in order to be profitable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's an okay place to work but it does have great pay.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Conversion Operator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Data Conversion Operator in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at US Postal Service

    Pros

    The pay is great. It's an easy job for such a great pay.

    Cons

    Managment is not all there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    BE READY TO WORK

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Automation Clerk in Watertown, NY
    Former Employee - Automation Clerk in Watertown, NY

    I worked at US Postal Service

    Pros

    They have good benefits if you are able to get in. A lot of ot if you are up to it.

    Cons

    Not as easy as people think. They are short on training because they are so short shafted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more machine operators and stop closing offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A fulfilling customer service job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Mount Laurel, NJ

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

    Pros

    You get to interact with a wide variety of people on a daily basis

    Cons

    Working in the cold winters and hot summer days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Life at the post office...

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

    I worked at US Postal Service

    Pros

    Good salary. Good retirement if you are CSRS. Good vacation/sick leave benefits. LOTS of over time, so makes it harder to take that time off, because many times it is mandatory!

    Cons

    HORRIBLE management! Most have no experience. Was told once, by somebody that considered going into management, they want to promote the worse employees, to get them out of the numbers game! Too many games allowed to be played by management favorites, making others miserable. (THAT could go on forever! Best thing I found out when I retired, was the same people were doing the same things to the person that replaced me! Wasn't a personal thing, but spoke more to how these people were!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get educated in HOW to better manage employees! DON'T play favorites! Which, I know will never happen!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very Easy Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Postal Service

    Pros

    Worked on Tour 3 received night differential
    My Co-workers were ok
    Supervisor was also ok

    Cons

    The regular employees were set in their ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the regular employees run the plant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent pay but if not a full time regular, pay not so great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CCA in Zephyrhills, FL
    Former Employee - CCA in Zephyrhills, FL

    I worked at US Postal Service

    Pros

    Great pay if full time, advancement opportunity, plenty of overtime. Great work environment, constantly stay busy.

    Cons

    If not a full time regular, then pay not that great compared to full time regulars. Do most of the work for half the pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Micro managed to the max

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Postal Service

    Pros

    Paycheck, safe working conditions. Good job for minorities.

    Cons

    Slackers were not corrected by mgmt. Unions protect the bad employees & the hard workers get more work put on them. No appreciation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get upper mgmt to realize the people moving the mail dont need to be spied on daily. Let local mgmt make decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    An experience of a lifetime!

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

    I worked at US Postal Service

    Pros

    You experience how nice some customers are and how helpful the coworkers are. You lose weight.

    Cons

    Scheduling is not always consistent. You are likely to get hurt alot on the job if not careful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to do weekly schedules, be more organized as to where they want to send workers. Management also needs to learn how to talk to people.

    No opinion of CEO

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