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Updated February 27, 2017
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US Postal Service Postmaster General & CEO Megan J. Brennan
Megan J. Brennan
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3,976 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • The postal service offers above average pay and benefits (in 203 reviews)

  • Good pay, nice co-workers & close to my home (in 533 reviews)

Cons
  • You get NO benefits except 1 hour annual leave per 20 hours worked but good luck taking it (in 267 reviews)

  • Long hours a lot of walking and heavy equipment (in 214 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Its up to you"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at US Postal Service full-time

    Pros

    Lots of overtime and when the going gets tough the postal workers who are "regulars", always have your back and let you know that you are doing a good job.Im not going to lie the job is difficult but but if you stick to your guns and never give up you will become a regular and reap all the benifets that come with it. Just be strong!

    Cons

    The bad weather. Thats not really a bad thing if you can withstand 100 degree heat outside and 110 degree in you mail van.

    Advice to Management

    Stop telling the new people they have 3 hours to complete a route that takes 6 hours, you scare them and set them up for failure.


  2. "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Postal Service full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Government agency with reasonable benefits, secure position

    Cons

    Government agency position vulnerable to vagaries of political appointments

    Advice to Management

    Try to implement and practice some level of ethical standards that are not geared to satisfaction of management.


  3. "Reasons whythe post office is a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Entrepreneur in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Entrepreneur in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, career development, a lot of overtime, they have a union, great team workers and good benefits.

    Cons

    Gets really hot in the warehouse but they have fans, may be over worked but its worth it just pace yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being great at leading the workers to getting the mail out on time.


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  5. "USPS Rural Carrier"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Postal Service part-time

    Pros

    Excellent Pay
    Compensation for use of a POV on a per mile basis
    Good Benefits for Career Employees
    Union

    Cons

    Heavy Workload
    Work Hours vary depending on mail flow

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Great career for the young"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CCA in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - CCA in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to meet all different types of people. The pay and future benefits. The respect you get just for doing your job. Daily exercise but it's not a problem because I'm young.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful at times but that comes with all jobs.


  7. "PMR"

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    Current Employee - PMr
    Current Employee - PMr
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Postal Service part-time

    Pros

    Great environment and good company.

    Cons

    Not enough hours or customers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Talented HR Professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience in busy and timed delivery

    Cons

    Now the system is under a great decline.

    Advice to Management

    Input all you can to restore the integrity of the service.


  9. "Ok place to work. Fast paced and pretty nice coworkers."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rural Carrier Associate USPS in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Rural Carrier Associate USPS in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. People are friendly and generally ready to pitch in to help. They will also help you if you are a newbie.

    Cons

    Takes awhile to move up - I believe. Usually an encouraging atmosphere but it is not always easy to advance within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "$16.70/HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CCA in South Holland, IL
    Current Employee - CCA in South Holland, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    everything but mostly pay, and no ones hanging over your shoulder just do your job and go home lol

    Cons

    acts of god lol ( weather)


  11. "Letter carrier career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Paid to exercise.

    Cons

    Heavy workload. Winter conditions. Dogs.



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