US Postal Service Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
1,279 Reviews
3.0
1,279 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 142 reviews)


Cons
  • Waiting to go full time can take years and you have no benefits until then (in 80 reviews)

  • I can only scratch the surface of what a pain it is to work for the United States Post Office (in 46 reviews)

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  1.  

    Transfer

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    Current Employee - CCA in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - CCA in Lawrenceville, GA

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

    Pros

    Atlanta district is very organized my station in Lawrenceville very nice people I can't complain management is wonderful

    Cons

    It's a lot of memory use hard work few hours u have to be very motivated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    USPS has a lot of opportunities, but management can really screw up their retention rate!

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    Current Employee - City Carrier Assistant in Westerville, OH
    Current Employee - City Carrier Assistant in Westerville, OH

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

    Pros

    Nice pay to begin with. Freedom once you leave the office.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is very hard. I have a 7 month old daughter and wish I spend more time with her, but I need to work to pay the bills and make sure she has everything she needs. Also hard to find time to have quality time in my relationship. Some supervisors DO NOT have people skills and know how to talk to employees and be tactful in conversations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit expecting the impossible! Do you want all of the mail delivered or not?? I know some of us want to work a lot and get overtime, but at least offer a weekday off every once in a while. We also have appointments and things we need to get taken care of.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent job that made me wait to long to get in.

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    Former Employee - Transitional Employee - Letter Carrier in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Former Employee - Transitional Employee - Letter Carrier in Wilkes-Barre, PA

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

    Pros

    It was really nice to be able to take your work out on the road and just be responsible for yourself and your work, setting your own pace to make sure you got the work done in a safe and quick manner.

    Cons

    For me working as a TE (Transitional Employee) was great but when they hired me they said that I would be hired on in two years max. I worked there for 6 years and then they eliminated my job and tried to rehire me at a much lower rate of pay. (6 dollars an hour less) for the same work with a different title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through with what you promise. Try to understand that if you send someone out on the road with 8 hours of work they are not going to be done in 6 hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Don't go Postal on me

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    Former Employee - Mail Handler in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Mail Handler in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Good salary lots of overtime great benefits

    Cons

    terrible management, grumpy co-workers, work holidays and weekends

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Postal Service full-time

    Pros

    Salary & Benefits and satisfaction with providing millions of Americans exceptional service

    Cons

    Long hours and way too many meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Okay

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    Current Employee - PSE Mail Processing Clerk in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - PSE Mail Processing Clerk in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The pay is ok and there is some room for advancement in the later future.

    Cons

    Some older workers are rude.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pays well but poor management

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    Current Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER
    Current Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, work outside, walking

    Cons

    People with no management skills or education become Supervisors, Mangers and Postmasters. Nepotism (somehow). Pressure to hurry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only promote qualified individuals into management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great pay, but negative environment

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    Current Employee - PTF Clerk
    Current Employee - PTF Clerk

    I have been working at US Postal Service full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Can transfer to other locations in the country

    Cons

    Weird shifts
    Negative environment
    No room for advancement
    No employee input

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees
    Try to be more positive about our jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The post office is ok....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Postal Service part-time

    Pros

    Definitely the pay! You can make good money here if you work more hours.

    Cons

    You are on call which sucks. You have a set schedule that can change at any time. You need to request all time off for ANY type of appointments that you have. Even if you have an appt and you have not been scheduled that day, If a regular carrier calls in sick or whatever, you will get called in to work. This happens a lot in the winter months or anytime there's bad weather. You basically need to have zero plans and no life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some compassion for subs that may have kids that get sick or they themselves have appointments. Make regular carriers accountable for random days missed.

    Recommends
  11.  

    love it

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    Current Employee - Mail Processing Clerk in Moreno Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Mail Processing Clerk in Moreno Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    slow advancement, poor communication for advancement

    Cons

    long career opportunity, stenth of longevity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better training and communications throughout the service

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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