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US Postal Inspection Service Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. "Excellent Organization and training"

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    Former Employee - Postal Inspector in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Postal Inspector in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at US Postal Inspection Service full-time

    Pros

    Ability to follow a case lead from arrest to prosecution. Case file belongs to one team/Inspector. No issues in material/facts being lost or case being mishandled by other government entities.

    Cons

    Us Attorneys Office only cases. Not at the District nor state level

    Advice to Management

    Merit reviews should be tied to efforts of case handler to thoroughly present case regardless of acceptance/rejection by Court due to uncontrollable issues from Inspection Service.


  2. "United States Postal Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Postal Inspection Service full-time

    Pros

    The salary, benefits, and work autonomy.

    Cons

    Subpar training. Negative workplace environment. Senior management lacking leadership.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Inspector-in-Charge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Postal Inspection Service full-time

    Pros

    A lot of freedom
    Interesting work

    Cons

    Slowly leaving law enforcement
    All they want all day our dumb meetings and people don't have time to go do their jobs
    INC's are too young and fail to prove to the rank and file they are true leaders. What they proved is they can kiss butt to get ahead


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "NY Division"

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    Current Employee - Postal Inspector in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postal Inspector in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Monday - Friday. If you wanna get paid and do nothing, you'll fit right in. Only 20% of us actually work real criminal cases.

    Cons

    One word... BOGUS!!! At the end of the day you are a postal worker, doing corporate security. They promote people who have never worked a real federal case and know nothing. Have fun sitting in front a mailbox and arresting someone for J walking. Oh and No take home ride! Gotta love it!

    Advice to Management

    Look around and reward people for doing their job! Give people take home rides. Stop making everyone drive piece of junk cars!


  6. "USPIS"

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    Current Employee - Office Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Office Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Postal Inspection Service (Less than a year)

    Pros

    THE USPIS was an amazing opportunity for me to learn and observe various techniques that Inspectors/Investigators use while conducting cases.

    Cons

    None to report. Come in prepared to work, be attentive and you will benefit from it.


  7. "Asset Forfeiture Experience, criminal database searches and analysis"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Postal Inspection Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Federal law enforcement / government job, equal employment opportunity, training provided, must not have any felony arrests, college degree highly recommended.

    Cons

    No cost of living increases in several years, minimal and infrequent raises, infrequent recognition.


  8. "Security Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Northeast, NY
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Northeast, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Professional colleagues.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is often challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Create advancing P/T development scales.


  9. "diverse workforce and really diverse investigations make this place interesting"

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    Former Employee - United States Postal Inspector in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - United States Postal Inspector in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at US Postal Inspection Service (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    wide variety of investigations, lots of experience can be obtained with this agency. well-respected mostly by prosecutors in a lot of jurisdictions, and lots of networking opportunity. the work is interesting, and the people are generally really nice. training standards are high, and with the right mentorship you can really develop your skills.

    Cons

    very old-school in a lot of ways, can limit opportunities if you're not in the right place at the right time with open-minded leadership. not always well-respected by other law enforcement agencies. you can usually tell who was a postal employee before.

    Advice to Management

    take a good look around the field and you will find good people who work hard for their pay...and not so good people who don't work hard at all. learn to measure better, and offer equality and balance. some offices don't have that.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Part law enforcement part corporate security"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at US Postal Inspection Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rich history that not a lot of people know about. The pay is ok, some would say great but it has to be based on a minimum mandatory 50 hour work week. But I am enjoying my retirement no so that is nice.

    Cons

    Not a true 1811 and a lot of corporate security work. Cut throat agency that places a hiring emphasis on people currently working for the Post Office. Meaning your clerk or mailman would get hired to be a federal law enforcement officer with the Inspection Service before someone with actual experience or even an advanced degree. Don't trust anyone is more than a motto there, it's a way of life.

    Advice to Management

    When I was there the majority of managers were prior postal employees that had no concept of family and believed work should always come first. Fix LEAP to be what it says it is or don't put people on call if they are required to work their LEAP daily.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Federal Law Enforcement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Postal Inspection Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Oldest and greatest federal law enforcement agency. Great flexibility in working cases, very professional agency, and great working environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Does require long and irregular hours and considerable travel at times. Being a law enforcement position, you do have the potential to deal with dangerous situations and people.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make progress with new technology to assist with conducting quality investigations. Continue to focus on developing employees to become future leaders.



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