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UPS UPS Loader Reviews

Updated May 29, 2018
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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UPS Loader in Shrewsbury, MA
    Current Employee - UPS Loader in Shrewsbury, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Union Benefits Package
    Super Flexible
    Advancement Opportunities
    Great People
    Great Workout

    Cons

    The pay is low, the benefits make up for it, however it's still low.
    The hours can be tough depending on shift.
    Staffing can be an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Offer bonuses for performance, attendance or something to give people incentive to work hard and show up. The pay is pretty poo,r people need something extra to keep them motivated and happy.


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    "Loader"

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    Current Employee - UPS Loader in Sumner, WA
    Current Employee - UPS Loader in Sumner, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice company to work for and nice people.

    Cons

    it can get very tiring at times

  3. "Loader"

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    Former Employee - UPS Loader in Hodgkins, IL
    Former Employee - UPS Loader in Hodgkins, IL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good amount of potential to move up if you put in work.

    Cons

    Get worked really hard when a supervisor notices that your able to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Relax on the new loaders, turnover rates are definitely high.


  4. "Great company with excellent management and growth opportunities"

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    Former Employee - UPS Loader in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - UPS Loader in Garland, TX

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

    Pros

    -Excellent training to prepare you for the work.
    -Supervisors were very supportive, friendly and helpful.
    -Management was very attentive to recognizing and rewarding those who worked hard and did their job correctly.

    Cons

    -Workload can be overwhelming at times.
    -Stressful work environment during peak season.


  5. "Tuition"

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    Current Employee - UPS Loader in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - UPS Loader in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    not many hours needed to work

    Cons

    the work can be overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    more encouragement and better pay rate


  6. "Hard work. Long hours needed for any real $."

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    Former Employee - UPS Loader in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - UPS Loader in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good honest work, reliable and steady pay, monotonous work.

    Cons

    Monotonous work, good chance of injury overtime, very fatiguing with high loads work.

    Advice to Management

    Eh .


  7. "Over worked under paid"

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    Former Employee - UPS Loader in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - UPS Loader in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer tuition reimbursement for student that work while going to school. So it a great job to have while taking classes

    Cons

    Pay is low for the amount of work you will be doing. The hours are horrible. Most days you will only work 3-4 hours if that.

    Advice to Management

    Shouldn't punish the people that work hard by putting them in the heaviest volume truck.

  8. "I LOVE Loading Boxes!"

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    Current Employee - UPS Loader in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - UPS Loader in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UPS part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Where do I start?
    UPS is the best! I love it!
    Even after starting my own business, I ended up coming back to UPS For the workout! Loading will replace any gym memberships that you have.

    - UPS has the best people; You'll make so many new friends
    - Most of the supervisors are awesome.
    - The pay is decent compared to fast food places.
    - The Benefits are AMAZING!
    - The tuition reimbursement is easy to use And will cover the cost of your schooling.
    - The workout is nice; I lost 40lbs in 6 months.
    - Loading boxes is super fun! And building box walls is even funnier!
    - The scanners are fun to use! And they make a super awesome beeping noise!

    Working as a loader has been a blast! I get excited to go to work every day.
    If you are a loader, Unloader, Or sorter, Pickoff.
    You'll do the same thing each day.
    I find it fun to have competitions with coworkers. It's a great job for anyone who is shy And doesn't want to deal with people. If you work in the hub, you work with the same people every day! I love that we can wear whatever we want (Except you need good shoes/boots). But no uniforms if you work in the hub! I worked throughout the building as needed, And always enjoyed it. UPS is big on safety, Which is a plus.

    Cons

    - You will NEVER EVER Forget the zipcodes to trailers, Or the safety questions. After 1.5 years of not working at UPS. I still have everything memorized. LOL... Walk don't run, Establish firm footing, Stay off chutes, Slides, and rollers, Look around you, Adjust to changing conditions...

    - Sadly UPS sometimes gets desperate to hire new Part-time supervisors. So they'll promote almost anyone. Which is scary, I don't think they realize how much a part-time supervisor can impact the morale of the employees day in and day out. A big reason I quit a couple of years ago, Was because I had a Part-time supervisor that was hard to work with.

    - The chance of you being able to go full time is small. If you want to go, driver, Sometimes you get lucky. But if you want an in-hub job. (Aka Combo) you may have to wait ten years or longer to get up the seniority list. (That's my hub)
    It's hard to make a career at UPS when you don't have the type of opportunity.
    New hire pay is currently: 10.20 an hour, With 19-25 hours a week.
    Which isn't enough to live off of. But still a nice check for those who need part-time work.

    - Working a second job with UPS can be difficult, While your shift stays the same every day. You get exhausted physically so the balance can be hard. Loading 1,500-3,000 boxes in one night, Then working somewhere else is difficult. Which is another reason why Full time would help!

    - If you quit and come back, You'll start off back at New hire wage, And NO seniority. I think that we should get 1 chance to come back and still get our seniority Or at least, Most of it. And our old wage. I worked for UPS for 4 years, and came back 1.5 years later. It's a bit frustrating being back as a "New hire". Which makes me less likely to make this job that I love dearly, a career.
    UPS is losing a lot of amazing people due to this. Sometimes big things in life can interfere with our ability to stay. So 1 chance of coming back would help a lot of us. But also having that "limit" would make it fair for everyone else. (So people can't abuse it).

    Advice to Management

    Work with the union on coming up with a combo job that maybe pays a little less (I Understand that it's expensive for the company. ) That way you can easily promote more combos, but also not exceed payroll budgets.

    - Because this job is physically demanding, UPS probably wants younger people who can handle the work. So why is it the benefits are amazing, But the pay isn't as good? Raise the starting pay to encourage us younger people to apply. Younger people want money!

    - Offer more time off to those of us who WANT it. Even if it's UNPAID. I would love to see "layoff" coupons Or something that way everyone can have one now and then. (Not just the higher seniority people, or the slow loaders.) I feel like I have to get my leg chopped off, To get a day off. And for a part-time job, We have other responsibilities, like other jobs. That may occasionally interfere.


  9. "I load packages"

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    Current Employee - UPS Loader in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - UPS Loader in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's not a horrible jobs but it's hard work and has good benifits

    Cons

    It's very difficult and you will put in work very physically demanding

    Advice to Management

    We need to be paid more and need new equipment


  10. "UPS"

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    Current Employee - UPS Loader in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - UPS Loader in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    As long as you put your time in UPS is a great job to retire from settle down and be financially stable to raise your family never really want for anything.

    Cons

    Since I have been there they have been constantly messing up my pay we get paid one week but I will have to wait 2 weeks to get my check.