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UPS Airlines Reviews

Updated May 30, 2018
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  1. "Great Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Manager in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UPS Airlines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity, compensation, partnership, and stability.

    Cons

    Evolving into "just another place to work". Doing away with all management incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty earns loyalty


  2. "Ground School Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ground School Instructor in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Ground School Instructor in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UPS Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My fleet coworkers were great! Some really fine people! Work was steady.

    Cons

    I felt that I was unvalued compared to the rest of the industry. Perception was considered the complete truth.

    Advice to Management

    Have the integrity to investigate a whole situation and not allow people to railroad their agenda.

  3. "Best Flying Job On The Planet"

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    Current Employee - First Officer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - First Officer in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UPS is a fortune 100 company that has a family-business feel. Values, ethics, character, and work discipline are at the top of the company's priorities for its employees. The new contract signed in 2016 is phenomenal. The IPA (pilots union) did an outstanding job of negotiating with UPS management to secure some of the best pay and benefits in the airline industry. The airline management is solid and they all work hard to make labor/management relations productive. International flying is outstanding. Great equipment, well maintained, very professionally run airline. Online shopping demand will ensure continued growth and financial viability for years to come. Even though stability in the airline industry is hard to come by UPS airlines is the most stable place to work in the industry.

    Cons

    Sometimes corporate HQ doesn't recognize airline specific needs and makes decisions without consulting those with aviation expertise. The company has been around since 1907 and sometimes UPS still makes decisions like a trucking company that has an airline, but there are indications that's getting better.

    Advice to Management

    The airline is the heart of the business. With the rapid expansion of E-Commerce demand driving revenue, it would be smart to work with labor unions (pilots and mechanics) in a more cooperative/mutually beneficial way to better foster a sense of trust and teamwork.


  4. "Positive, mostly"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer
    Current Employee - Web Developer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the department where I work the management is super - creative freedom and support in all respects. Unlimited sick days is a plus.

    Cons

    Salary is really meh (entry level, in my view), and the benefits have been squeezed out. Vacation policy sucks - 10 days for the first 5 years (though you get 5 discretionary days every year in addition to the usual holidays). Still a . "no jeans and no beards" policy, which is kind of ridiculous when you miss out on great candidates who have an opinion on either of these.

    Advice to Management

    To the management really high, high up there - we are talking about changing, fast, yet the company leadership is extremely slow to catch on its own motivational slogans.


  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UPS Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Not much that I can say

    Cons

    Everything seems to be getting worse

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the DM's in M&E


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    UPS gives steady hours and friendly staff. They also give paid breaks even if you're in the corporate office.

    Cons

    Technology is way behind and they try to not rely on IT as much as they should.

    Advice to Management

    The job market has changed greatly and UPS has been left behind. Payment and benefits are below par.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company but old fashioned"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UPS Airlines full-time

    Pros

    Lots of vacation time, flexible schedule, ok pay.

    Cons

    rotating shifts, a lot of part time work with very little full time, cutting benefits every year, pay is lower than the market average, stock program is ok.

    Advice to Management

    Promotion from within is good but it should not take an experienced and educated individual 20 years to make it to the manager level. Hiring people off of the street has a lot to offer a company like UPS but you will never be able to get the best people in the world if you continue to expect them to start part time moving boxes for very little pay. In the past UPS was all about taking care of its people. Ever since it went public, every year something else is taken away while the bonuses for the top tier keep getting bigger and bigger. It is going to destroy UPS. The market is changing and so must to company. Don't be like the Titanic... it sank because it could not turn fast enough. Jim would not approve.

  8. "Great company that continues to expand opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Engineer I in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Aircraft Engineer I in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The airline offers more job security than any other since people are buying more online every year going forward.

    Cons

    It is a package company first and the airline is a sub part of the overall company, so sometimes airline decisions aren't made by people with airline knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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    Current Employee - Amt
    Current Employee - Amt
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UPS Airlines full-time

    Pros

    None. Avoid at all costs

    Cons

    Hostile work environment. Enter at your own risk.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Do not apply if your an Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is nothing positive about working here.

    Cons

    Low morale workplace for engineers. Management are agenda driven. Little fish in big pond and succeeding at your job does not take precedence over seniority during promotions. Be prepared to sort packages, work 3rd shift and weekends without warning as an expected team player. Benefit package is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Retire!


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