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"Hard work at high stress levels."

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Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Chapel Hill, NC
Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Chapel Hill, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

UPS pays pretty well and offers plenty of opportunities for advancement and raises. Working at UPS gives you a chance to see what you are made of, because you will have to work hard and you will want to quit often.

Cons

The work is grueling and most of the management is under high levels of stress to increase profits. The stress levels in the management get passed down to everyone else. There is very little spoken positive reinforcement and most meetings consisted of discouraging language about the need for improvement.

Advice to Management

Create a positive environment. Hire more supervisors to reduce stress levels of current supervisors. Hire more employees to help ease the workload to a more reasonable level.

Other Employee Reviews for UPS

  1. Helpful (1)

    "If you need a job, it's definitely a job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee Relations in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Employee Relations in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement
    Tuition assistance
    Fair amount of autonomy
    Weekends off

    Cons

    Used to see a lot more recognition, benefits, bonuses, free holiday turkey, volunteering, etc. So, now, UPS has paled in comparison to its former self.
    Not all management deserves or is qualified to be in certain positions.
    Unionized.


  2. "Good people, need a tough skin"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sense of teamwork, employee parties and fun events, supportive people. Decent benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Forty hours a week of almost constant abuse from incoming callers, with a few nice ones. As is normal in retail, the customer is always right so you just had to take the abuse unless it got really really bad.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees ability to stand up for themselves more.

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