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US Postal Service Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
1,348 Reviews
2.9
1,348 Reviews
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US Postal Service Postmaster General & CEO Patrick R. Donahoe
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are great, the pay and benefits are good too with semi- flexible hours (in 73 reviews)

  • Good pay with excellent medical benefits plus you get plenty of vacation time (in 145 reviews)


Cons
  • Waiting to go full time can take years and you have no benefits until then (in 81 reviews)

  • Very likely that you have to wait many years to move into a full-time position (if ever) (in 47 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard for the money

    Current Employee - Rural Carrier Associate in Gainesville, VA
    Current Employee - Rural Carrier Associate in Gainesville, VA

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

    Pros

    You're your own boss, awesome to get outside on nice weather days, awful during bad weather

    Cons

    Crappy rundown trucks/equipment, dirty work environment, waiting for mail to arrive from plant, mail is delivered no matter what... 2 feet of snow? Too bad...Expected to be at work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help get mail out verses criticize carriers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    watch your hours

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Postal Service

    Pros

    great exercise yearly raise decent pay.

    Cons

    Very time demanding, Working 6 days a week. no health benefits until you reach your year mark.

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

    Time consuming

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PSE Clerk in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - PSE Clerk in Trenton, NJ

    I have been working at US Postal Service full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay easy work kinda

    Cons

    Horrible management that talks down yo their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Like every job, has its ups and downs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - City Carrier Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - City Carrier Assistant in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at US Postal Service full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is alright, consistent hours.

    Cons

    Treated poorly when you start, get the bulk of the work others don't want and are given more work on top of that if you finish early.

    Work like balance is poor due to working six days a week.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Limited benefits, Union only helps full time employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - City Carrier Assistant
    Former Employee - City Carrier Assistant

    I worked at US Postal Service part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    livable wage, most of the co-workers were great, day shift, exercise. In some offices you can convert to a full time status very quickly. most customers.

    Cons

    weather, sunday delivery, the union(being forced to work late because a full timer has life time medical restrictions). can be scheduled 7 days a week as a part time employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My immediate management was great and their hands are tied on a alot of what can be done with because of union contract.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was okay. Some good days some bad days

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CCA in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - CCA in Dayton, OH

    I worked at US Postal Service full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and plenty of hours

    Cons

    Over worked at times and management cab be a little shady

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Shrinking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk

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

    Pros

    Always paid regularly. Opportunities for over time

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours. Little continuity in employment in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay by merit.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Hard on your back and feet. People get impatient when their tax documents are slow to get to IRS or they seem anxious .

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postmaster Relief Worker in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Postmaster Relief Worker in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at US Postal Service full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of policies are standard and they have a website you can look up information.

    Cons

    USPS kept changing pricing on stamps and rules with their postage scale amounts. Can be confusing as a lot to remember especially when you have a customer standing at your counter waiting for you to figure it out. If you forget to keep a receipt while doing a money order, you will have to pay out of your own pocket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Rural Carrier Jobs at the Post Office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regular Rural Carrier in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Regular Rural Carrier in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    If you can work independently from others at a fast pace, this job will work for you. Pay is more than what most jobs have for starting pay. If you can handle the work load and don't need the benefits, it would make a good part-time job which means you could be working over 40 hrs/week depending on the office.

    Cons

    Pay is based on a route evaluation which normally doesn't pay what the work is worth. The job is much more active than most people would think. Very little attention is given to safety and welfare of the employee. Part-time employees receive no benefits and it takes years to become a regular with benefits. Very stressful due to micro-managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The job is much harder than it used to be due to the low route evaluations which is why hiring is so difficult for this craft. Bonuses for management are motivation for abusing the carriers with threats of discipline and firing. Very little cooperation between crafts/unions for the betterment of the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    CCA please read

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

    I have been working at US Postal Service as a contractor

    Pros

    Great exercise
    They will hire anybody
    CCA's can get into supervision

    Tons of hours during holiday

    Cons

    CCA's can get into supervision without supervisor pay your 1 supervisor told me your expected to work off the clock for free

    Prepare to be abused
    Pay for CCA position was almost $23/ hr the job tittle was TE

    could take 10 yrs before you make career & your pay will only increase about 40 cents while other career employees make close to $30/ hr

    Weather can be horrible.... Thunder & lightning so what, freezing buy a bigger coat.... Btw good luck getting your clothing allowance!!!

    Keep up with your hours because I have seen people's hours disappear and be changed & after orientation it took them a month to pay me

    Sometimes 56 hrs then it could be cut in half so don't budget off overtime

    It's not as easy as it looks

    Supervisors can be jerks but that's because upper management tries to abuse them to death

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train CCA's right train Supervisor's

    Stop lying

    No opinion of CEO

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