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"good for part time work but hard work"

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Former Employee - Package Handler in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Package Handler in San Diego, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

benefits 90 days, set hours, stable job set pay, potential for overtime , able to become truck driver if u put in the time

Cons

hard work, a lot of carrying boxes, its basically hard labor if u can can handle it do it, if not then dont try. it is probably better to get some other part time job that doesn't require you to work odd hours and also hard physical labor.

Advice to Management

more patience

Other Employee Reviews for UPS

  1. "UPS - Don't work for them- the Union Sucks....."

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    Former Employee - Loader in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Loader in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    To provide a little extra income. The income is very minimal, though, and the Union takes alot of it- in exchange for underrepresentation. The union is simply the Mafia- skimming money from the person doing all of the hard work and making the unions/reps richer.

    Cons

    You are litterally overworked and underpaid. The pace is too fast for most individuals. Turnover is 50%, as they tell you when you are hired. The work is dangerous and the equipment is outdated and not kept up. The lighting is poor. The climate control is absent. The working conditions are horrible- I don't know how the Union employees put up with it- did you ever notice that UPS employees never strike- I think that UPS pays off the Union to avoid strikes.

    Advice to Management

    lighting and climate control for loaders


  2. "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
    Recommends
    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.

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