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US Postal Service Reviews

Updated September 23, 2018
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US Postal Service Postmaster General & CEO Megan J. Brennan
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  1. "Great place to work, great benefits when hired on full time."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hours are great, benefits are good once you get hired on full time. Good people to work with, helpful.

    Cons

    Takes time to get on as a full time employee. The weather can be brutal some times

    Advice to Management

    More communications with staff.


  2. "Training Technician PS 07"

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    Current Employee - Mail Processing Clerk in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Mail Processing Clerk in Green Bay, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reliable union representation; prorated earned Annual Leave and leave selection by seniority; once "career" reliable schedule and days off. Market comparable Health Insurance options.

    Cons

    What I do is labor intensive. The body takes a toll from repetitive motions. Everybody does not get along all of the time. Management is NOT the best of the best because the best know better than to become managers, usually.

    Advice to Management

    RE: LDDC operations: Admit when you make a clerical mistake especially in an email. Leave messages on voicemail and answering machines when you are trying to contact someone. Do not make excuses that you did not have the email address correct when you received the first email just fine. When sending out any kind of correspondence always include your contact information. Do NOT waste my time or use me as a cover for your true intentions. GREET people as the first thing you do when you meet them for the first time! Be VERY careful about what you say and who you say it to especially after an interview about those you are screening....it can get back to them very quickly.

  3. "USPS is a great company"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Temple, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a competitive environment

    Cons

    Hours can be long but worth it

    Advice to Management

    Hire more military and disabled military


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Entry level clerks and carriers"

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    Current Employee - PTF Clerk in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - PTF Clerk in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay (~$16-18 an hour as an entry level temporary employee)

    If you make career it's a great deal. Good pay, federal benefits, 5+ weeks of vacation at highest level, you'll never get fired, etc. But it's hard to know when or if you'll get a career position somewhere, and in many places you could wait 10+ years. In other you could be promoted within a month. The modern Post Office is all about being in the right place at the right time.

    Cons

    Sticking it out as a temporary employee can be really rough, especially depending on where you're hired. Some places you will work 60 hours a week and never have days off. Some places will give you 20 hours and then you have to find other offices that need extra help if you want to work full time.

    Like most places, your bosses and coworkers will make or break the work environment. And in my opinion, the smaller the office the better.

    Advice to Management

    I've seen so many offices that ask their employees to work unreasonable hours, constantly change their schedule for no reason, deny all requests for leave, and then wonder why they have high turnover and can never seem to keep their office properly staffed. Meanwhile other offices that treat their employees like people run smoothly and are well staffed.


  5. "Postal Carrier"

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

    I have been working at US Postal Service full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good exercise, postmaster was great

    Cons

    Upper level management, getting time off


  6. "PSE"

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    Former Employee - PSE Mail Processing Clerk in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - PSE Mail Processing Clerk in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at US Postal Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady work if you work hard

    Cons

    Just another Number , get the job done

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your work horses..


  7. "Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at US Postal Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good, pay good benefits, and you have a union

    Cons

    No weekends, long hours, work every holiday, every Sunday.

  8. "Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Postal Service full-time

    Pros

    It was a great place to work and the pay was good

    Cons

    The unpredictable hours. Can be all around the clock


  9. "Great job"

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

    Pros

    Great pay, you can leave when you finish your work instead of sitting around and still get your daily pay

    Cons

    Trucks need air conditioning and there needs to be a better way to sort boxes


  10. "rca"

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    Current Employee - Rca in Stanchfield, MN
    Current Employee - Rca in Stanchfield, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Postal Service part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    USPS pays well and have a union backed contract.

    Cons

    It is part time to start and takes awhile to become a regular.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to keep communication open with employees.


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