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US Postal Service Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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US Postal Service Postmaster General & CEO Megan J. Brennan
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  • "Long hours/ willing to work extra hours" (in 380 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be difficult to manage for some positions" (in 108 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Give it a try"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Postal Service full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work, overtime, good benefits

    Cons

    Personality over principles. Poor management

    Advice to Management

    Do better


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Postmaster in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Postmaster in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, opportunity for advancement without having to have a college education.

    Cons

    Hiring practices are antiquated and too mired in rules that no one in private industry has to follow resulting in unnecessary overtime because units are constantly running short handed.

    Advice to Management

    Should be able to post a help wanted sign on the PO door and recruit local talent without having to vet employees like they are going to work for the CIA or Secret Service.

  3. "Carrier city"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at US Postal Service full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits for old contact employee

    Cons

    Forced overtime 65 hours per week
    Bad management.

    Advice to Management

    New hires no benfits, lower wages, forced over time.


  4. "Great place to be"

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    Former Employee - City Carrier Assistant
    Former Employee - City Carrier Assistant

    I worked at US Postal Service full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meet new people every day. Environment keeps you on your toes.

    Cons

    Since everything is changing every day, that comes with its own issues.


  5. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at US Postal Service full-time

    Pros

    They had very good hourd

    Cons

    Regular Carriers always calling out


  6. "Work what's called Sunday Amazon and holidays"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Rural Carrier in Meridian, ID
    Current Employee - Assistant Rural Carrier in Meridian, ID

    I have been working at US Postal Service part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Independent and good position to get your foot in the door

    Cons

    Not alot of hours at all


  7. "Mail processing maintanice"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mail Processing Mechanic had to keep the mail running.

    Cons

    Work was very good, I really enjoyed working there.

    Advice to Management

    service the mail equipment, sometime you had to work overtime.

  8. "CCA"

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    Former Employee - USPS CCA in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - USPS CCA in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Postal Service part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of hours, Good managers

    Cons

    Work on Sunday, not consistent hours,


  9. "Rural carrier associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Postal Service part-time

    Pros

    Work independently, get paid evaluated time,

    Cons

    Usually work every Saturday, Christmas season is awful, no A/C in trucks

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more


  10. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Rca
    Former Employee - Rca
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Postal Service full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I Love this job, If you find the right Place to work , its awesome

    Cons

    Training is Different in Areas