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"Advancement in MGMT is only for the best. Otherwise just wait and a FT worker job will open up"

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Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Willow Grove, PA
Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Willow Grove, PA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at UPS part-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Company will always be here. They run it very well (aside from a hiccup here and there...COUGHTNTCOUGH) Numerous employee discounts and benefits. Full benefits for part-timers. Once you make full time in mgmt the sky is the limit, and the pay is great. Part timers face fierce competition and politics. Fortune 50 company (the top 50 of fortune 500).
Any tier 1 company will have a discount for UPS employees. All the big wireless companies do for example.

You will never be wondering what your boss thinks of you. They will always be forthcoming about it.

Cons

Very physical and demanding job. If you aren't up to it you will be harassed to perform better until you do...or until you quit. Some workers learn they have a "can't get fired" card from the union and slack off, which makes everyone else's job harder.
 A pat on the back happens far less often than a slap in the face (not literally) Operations people put up the best numbers ever and the performance based bonus checks (MGMT) and Christmas turkeys (Everyone) -- poof-- disappeared, and haven't been back in 4 years.

Advice to Management

Invest in foreign markets. UPS is an economic indicator in the USA and thus its fortune is tied to the US economy regardless of what it does.
Continually driving numbers has to have an end at some point. Every year plans for man hours are more aggressive yet improvements in the equipment to achieve these goals are non-existent.
Tighten the screws in some other placed, small package division is already a 3 hour sprint.

Other Employee Reviews for UPS

  1. "Good ol Labor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UPS part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Workout, fast paced, short shifts

    Cons

    busy as f*&k all the time, one 15 min break random, poor management in areas, hard on body

    Advice to Management

    more experience and less attitude of a know it all


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    "Disappointed Package Handler"

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    Current Employee - UPS Package Handler in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - UPS Package Handler in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UPS part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only pros to this job are the benefits and the overtime (after 5 hours in a shift you get time and a half)

    Cons

    Oh, where to begin.
    Coworkers - Scum of the earth
    Management - Also scum of the earth, the only thing that saved me was the shop steward.
    Hours - Prepare to not have a life at all, there were times where I'd wake up and go to work, then get home and sleep till it was time to work again.
    Workload - You're expected to complete an extraordinary amount of work every day, which absolutely no breaks. In fact if you take breaks you're penalized for it.
    Salary - Yeah you know how minimum wage is $7.50? Well entry level is only $2 more.

    Advice to Management

    Ya'll haven't changed the beginning salary in the past 12 years, what's up with that? $9.50/hr was a lot back then, now it's barely anything. The low salary makes it harder to retain good people which then in turn affects employee moral. You need to take a close look at how you're treating your employees and change it.

    For instance - I worked at UPS for 6 weeks before I received my first paycheck. WHY? IS IT THAT HARD TO SEND OUT A CHECK? That's just incompetence.

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