UPS - Hard mindless labor but a source of job security, health benefits, and college tuition assistance | Glassdoor
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"Hard mindless labor but a source of job security, health benefits, and college tuition assistance"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Primary Sort in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Primary Sort in Portland, OR
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at UPS part-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

-Job Security is rock solid
-Health Benefits
-College Tuition Assistance, up to $1,500 every 6 months
-Union Protection
-Free lawyer services (even for speeding tickets!)
-Company discounts

Cons

-Dangerous work environment
-Claim that safety is a number one priority, however, that is just PR legal BS to shield them from lawsuits.
-Harassment and coercion of injured workers
-Fail to provide safety gloves or hearing protection that other far less profitable labor firms provide.
-Health benefits don't kick in until 1 year now, versus 3 months in the prior contracts.
-Low starting pay

Advice to Management

If safety is your number one concern, put your money where your mouth is and provide safety gloves and hearing protection. I've had hand injuries and now tinnitus for the rest of my life because of these unsafe deficiencies. Other labor companies I have worked for provide these free of charge, yet UPS a Fortune 500 company is too poor to provide safety equipment when "Safety is our number one priority". Most laborers are barely paying the rent the first couple years working at such low wages and you expect them to pay for the "privilege" of working safely? Spend less on your laughable PCM info sessions and safety zone, and provide tangible safety equipment.

Other Employee Reviews for UPS

  1. "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Feeders in Maumee, OH
    Former Employee - Feeders in Maumee, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UPS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast environment - shifts go by very quickly
    Good Pay
    Off holidays
    Great management (depending on location)
    Great coworkers
    Pay was average but not great for the job
    They usually hire from within which is very uncommon recently.

    Cons

    Late hours usually
    Slow advancement opportunities - you really have to suck up like crazy to get anywhere
    Pay was average but not great for the job


  2. "hard work, great benefits and plenty of opportunity for advancement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loader in Mesquite, TX
    Former Employee - Loader in Mesquite, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UPS part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    they pay for higher education

    Cons

    it is hard physical work

    Advice to Management

    the team stretching before shifts is a unique approach and very beneficial


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