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"Strong culture, competitive wages, great training, poor work/life balance."

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Former Employee - Engineer Supervisor in Rockford, IL
Former Employee - Engineer Supervisor in Rockford, IL
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Approves of CEO

Pros

UPS has a very strong culture of promoting from within. It is very easy to move up in the company if you display good management qualities and can work with people. Most management people do give 110% to get the job done everyday. The compensation plan is geared toward long-term employment and you can definitely raise a family on the salary and stock bonuses provided. Upper management clearly defines your job responsibilities and many opportunities for additional training are available to those wishing to improve themselves. The corporate culture that surrounds employment at UPS is very strong and gives employees a true sense of purpose. Every employee is well aware of the story of the founder James E. Casey, the man that created UPS in Seattle in 1907.

Cons

The hours that employees are required to work can be challenging... especially around the holidays. The expectation is that employees put in 50 hours each week and 60 hours each week during peak season, which lasts from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. The work/life balance is also a major detractor from working at UPS. It is good to receive recognition for a job well done, but there is a cost. The company attempts to increase the quality of life of its employees, but the discussions on work/life balance appear to be just that; discussions. Concerns about brought up by individual employees regarding work/life balance usually fall on deaf ears.

Advice to Management

Senior management need to realize that the front-line situations are drastically different than the ideals rolled out by the corporate office. Knee-jerk reactions cause more problems than well thought out solutions. The front-line supervisors are very insightful on the inner workings of the company. Listening to their suggestions could really help the company as a whole.

Other Employee Reviews for UPS

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid like the plague."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IE Management Trainee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - IE Management Trainee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to rotate to different positions every few months. They're flexible when it comes to experience level of incoming employees. Younger managers are great to work with and you are often called to leave the office.

    Cons

    Long hours, manual labor, poor work life balance. Prepare to work crazy shifts and long hours during peak season. Also be prepared to deliver packages, sort packages, and be a "helper" to drivers during snowstorms, heavy rains, and peak season (Thanksgiving to January).

    Advice to Management

    Respect the fact that your employees have lives outside of work even if you yourself do not.


  2. "Should have stayed private since the strong culture is not very conducive with the public scrutiny."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Ramsey, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Ramsey, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable, Conservative, Good Benefits. Challenging, demanding environment. Very strong culture, with good camaraderie among rank and file.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, hierarchical and political. Entrenched upper management with poor people skills. Some what rigid in that they are very focused on tasks and 'just do it' mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Show more trust, breakdown the functional barriers to promote more collaboration. Be more constructive with rank and file when providing feedback.

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