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US Postal Service Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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US Postal Service Postmaster General & CEO Megan J. Brennan
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  • No benefits until you become a regular (in 280 reviews)

  • Long hours if you are a CCA (City Carrier Assistant) (in 256 reviews)

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  1. "Cca"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, work with the public

    Cons

    No work/ life balance, no set off days


  2. "USPS Carrier"

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    Current Employee - Carrier in Fair Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Carrier in Fair Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Once you make regular carrier status, you get paid benefits, paid sick leave, paid annual leave. You get a ton of exercise and have the security of the federal government behind you.

    Cons

    The job is very taxing on the body. The average carrier walks 5 to 10 miles a day and carries 20 to 30 lb satchel. 100 plus degree weather. No AC in metal trucks. Have to deal with dogs and occasional irate customers.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest. We know when you are putting pressure on us with unreasonable expectations. We know when you violate union ethics. Just be honest.

  3. "OK, Night Shift"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Night Shift Hours Available, Advancement Opportunities Available

    Cons

    You work with ex-cons sometimes, but only a few give you trouble


  4. "City Carrier"

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    Current Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Palm Springs, CA
    Current Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Palm Springs, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    work by yourself, good benefits

    Cons

    hours can be very demanding, working within the confines of a small and old postal truck.


  5. "City Letter Carrier"

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    Former Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Clinton, IA
    Former Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Clinton, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Lots of exercise.

    Cons

    Extreme weather conditions are physically hard to work in. Management is demanding. You work a lot of hours which can mean loss of family time.

    Advice to Management

    Give more recognition and encouragement to employees. Be more family oriented. Be more respectiful to employees


  6. "US Postal Service Clerk Position"

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    Current Employee - Level 6 Clerk in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Level 6 Clerk in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to make up to 33 percent over your base pay with overtime, sunday premium and night time shift pay. Five weeks paid leave after 15 years of service.

    Cons

    Long hours....boring repetitious work....with on clear cut achievable goals.

    Advice to Management

    OMG! Don't get me started. LOL!


  7. "Great place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - PSE Mail Processing Clerk in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - PSE Mail Processing Clerk in Waterloo, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Great place to begin a career
    You learn how to do a variety of different duties and will find what you're best at and what you prefer
    Night time differential

    Cons

    Can be stressful
    Loud environment
    May take time to become a career/regular
    Hours may greatly vary based off of location and this job is a night shift

  8. "Okay money but a huge headache"

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

    I have been working at US Postal Service full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Great for people person. Lots of overtime

    Cons

    Unorganized. Stressful. Tiring. Rude management

    Advice to Management

    Understand we are not machines.


  9. "Right place if you are a hard worker"

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

    I have been working at US Postal Service full-time

    Pros

    Best pay, Friendly, Excellent benefits, lots of overtime even if you don't like it

    Cons

    no appreciation for quality work


  10. "Meh..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Postal Service full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, a very secure job, various shifts and schedules, opportunity for transfers, overtime available.

    Cons

    Disorganization, terrible employee and management culture, quite a few scandals, uncaring attitudes toward the job and customers, minimal rewards for accomplishments, no bonuses unless you're in management, unwillingness to change or conform to today's ever changing consumer and buying habits of costumers. There's also a severe lack of knowledge or understanding on how best to combat the various competitors and other factors that are now threatening the existence of the postal service.

    Advice to Management

    Major changes need to be implemented or the postal service will soon be a relic


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