UPS Freight Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2020

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2.6
34%
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UPS Freight President Jack A. Holmes
Jack A. Holmes
200 Ratings
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  • "Upper management is all about hitting their monthly goals to receive a bonus that they add extra work for you to do thinking it will help(in 30 reviews)

  • "Long hours, stressful conditions, difficult union contract restrictions(in 28 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Forklift/ Warehouse"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UPS FREIGHT FORKLIFT WAREHOUSE OPERATOR 
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UPS Freight part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learning experience between former amazon and UPS Freight duties, operate new machinery

    Cons

    Inconsistent with work schedules

  2. "owned"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Center Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UPS Freight full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    solid comp and a good bonus program

    Cons

    you will feel owned and not enough PTO for the effort

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  3. "Abusive, bullying, intimidation culture - Lexington, KY"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Operations Supervisor in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at UPS Freight full-time

    Pros

    There are a few good people to work with.

    Cons

    This company used to be known as Overnite Freight before UPS decided they wanted in the Freight industry. So when you tell your friends and family you work for UPS they’ll all assume you got this great job. Jokes on you, because you’re more like UPS’s ugly step child, and management here is like something out of a movie. They compensate for not knowing squat about how the business is actually ran, or knowing how to fix any real problems, by bullying lower level management - like actually shouting at them, talking to you like you’re stupid, giving you 20 questions in front of your subordinates and then still explaining it to you even though you answered correctly. Your subordinates by the way are members of a union, which protects them from any real discipline. You can’t even look at them the wrong way without earning a grievance, something you have to answer for at a hearing, which could cost you your job. These employees make twice what you make as a Supervisor, and they get away with murder. Literally, one guy threatened to shoot the place up one day. They fired him and hired actual police officers to guard the entrance, and the union got him his job back. So since management can’t make their lazy workers work any faster, but they can treat you however they want to, you get to pay for anything that goes wrong, and goals not hit or deadlines missed, it’s your back side. Managers have learned to thrive by barking at their supervisors to fix everything instead of actually seeking out the root cause of a situation or trying to understand what went wrong. One of my duties is to make sure there’s always a fresh pot of coffee for upper management and lead supervisors... and I have a college degree. The only time the Region Manager would ever acknowledge me was to complain when there was no coffee. Occasionally he would compliment my leadership skills, referring to the fresh pot of course. You’d think that someone in that position would have the good sense not to mistreat the person making his coffee, or else drink a lot of coffee that is a little too special order. Oh well. They pride themselves on giving charity to a local children’s hospital, which is great don’t get me wrong, but they expect you to sign up for a donation out of your paycheck, not just the company giving a donation out of their bottom line. I was a broke college student drowning in medical bills (I won’t bother you with my personal problems), so I committed one dollar and told them I would give more next year. They made my life a living hell. Do yourself a favor and find a better place to work. Somewhere that will value you and treat you with respect. Unless you’re applying for dock worker or truck driver, then go enjoy yourself!

  4. "Poor management"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at UPS Freight full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great, the days fly.

    Cons

    Poor management and inconsistent results.

  5. "Good resume booster"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at UPS Freight full-time

    Pros

    Good resume booster major holidays off

    Cons

    Rediculously long hours for supervisors..union workers..no work life balance

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  6. "Can be frustrating"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UPS Freight full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Security, pay is good, different divisions for growth opportunities

    Cons

    Poor leadership, culture of blame, terminals more interested in covering up issues so audits aren't failed.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "The Full Time Supervisor position is a joke!"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UPS Freight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Perfect job for lazy, unmotivated, and uneducated workers. Ideal for those that need to feel like they are tough even tho we are not. Anyone that says this is hard at all is obviously has one or more of the following traits. The pay is not bad for the simple work. The vacation is not terrible.

    Cons

    Hours, benefits, and working conditions. Although the pay is high for the actual work, its really pathetic for having to work 10 hours a day for 5 days a week. Its embarrassing that the drivers and road drivers make more than the supervisors. Plus we are always under pressure to actively pursue and seek disciplinary action to the hourly employees.

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  8. "Perfect Job for those who are career orientated."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UPS Freight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work Remotely From Home, Great Pay, No Micromanaging, Many learning tools & training class, helpful coworkers & it's a reputable company to stand by.

    Cons

    Health Benefits for non union reps are awful!!!!

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  9. "Don't work for Julie Estes at UPS Freight HQ"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UPS Freight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Flexible Schedule. Opportunities for advancement are great

    Cons

    Some managers micromanage, they seem to always try to find something someone is doing wrong to address it. Power-hungry. Old offices, not a clean environment.

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  10. "Will work for you money"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales AE in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UPS Freight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company Car with Gas Card

    Cons

    A lot of Koolaid Drinkers

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