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US Postal Service Overview

Washington, DC
10000+ employees
1971
Government
Logistics & Supply Chain
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) handles cards, letters, and packages sent both domestically and internationally. The USPS delivers 145 billion pieces of mail a year to some 153 million addresses in the U.S. and its territories. The independent government agency accepts ... Read more

US Postal Service Reviews

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    "USPS is a Solid Opportunity if You Know What to Expect"

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

    Pros

    The United States Post Office provides a solid base pay and plenty of overtime, which is made better by the fact that you receive night differential if you work overnight, which is when the vast majority of the post office's operations are performed at its large processing facilities. As long as you are willing to spend up to 12 hours a night on your feet and perform either highly repetitive tasks or fairly physically demanding tasks (depending on what function you are assigned to) this can be a very strong working opportunity. You will become familiar with the Post's operations and daily/nightly routines very quickly and know what to expect when you walk through the doors and you'll be making good money.

    Another benefit of working at the Post is that as long as you are at your station, you are allowed to wear earbuds or a headset to listen to music, talk over the phone or listen to your latest audio book... If you are interested in being able to listen to podcasts or books for 8 - 10 hours a night, this job will allow you to do that.

    Cons

    Even if you are prepared to work hard for long hours, other people may not be - so be ready to hear them complain at times.

    Because everything at the Post Office is based on seniority, the relationship between the Post Office's regular full-time employees, their "360s", who are not considered regular employees, but are on a yearly contract, and the people who are brought on for temporary positions, such as over the holidays, can be somewhat confusing at first. It can also be somewhat contentious when a manager's directions for a full-time employee or a 360 are not properly understood. If you have any problems or confusion related to who has what rights based on seniority, ask a manager and they will clarify.

    If you are hired for a temporary position, it does not give you a guarantee of receiving a permanent position, so keep in mind that this is not likely to become a long-term vocational option.

    If you are hired as a 360 (on a yearly contract) after you have worked a temporary position, expect to work very long hours and receive very little time off of work throughout most of the year. You will be told by other employees that you cannot, for any reason, miss a single day of work, or consistently clock in or out late/early by more than a minute or you will be fired and replaced.

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US Postal Service Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at US Postal Service.

    Interview

    you have to make an account to apply for the position, then you are asked to upload your resume, if you qualify you will be asked to do a video pre-screening, then in-person interview where you are asked different interview questions

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US Postal Service Awards & Accolades

  • Top 20 Government Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
  • America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities -- Top 25 Government Agencies(#1), DiversityBusiness.com, 2012
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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