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US Postal Service Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • The postal service offers above average pay and benefits (in 206 reviews)

  • Good pay, nice co-workers & close to my home (in 539 reviews)

Cons
  • You get NO benefits except 1 hour annual leave per 20 hours worked but good luck taking it (in 272 reviews)

  • long hours and schedule constantly changing (in 218 reviews)

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  1. "long days long weeks"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Postal Service full-time

    Pros

    decent pay good job if you can make regular

    Cons

    long days and long weeks no home work balance


  2. "Sales and Service associate, retired"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Service Associate in Phoenix, NY
    Former Employee - Sales and Service Associate in Phoenix, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    30 years of service. Now retired. Career employment with benefits and a pension.

    Cons

    Starts part time and required to go to other offices within a 50 mile radius.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those on the front line. They truly know what their customers really want.


  3. "Only time will tell"

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    Current Employee - Operations Industrial Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Industrial Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low stress most of the time, respected position in the organization, promising future, stable job, good first year training program.

    Cons

    Underutilised for the engineering skills and overworked (sometimes), a lot of frustration when dealing with floor management, unclear / conflicting expectations, leadership change within months, poor communication from top.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term rather than short term. Focus on engagement and accountability.


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  5. "decent pay, but hard work"

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    Current Employee - Rural Carrier Associate in Sparks Glencoe, MD
    Current Employee - Rural Carrier Associate in Sparks Glencoe, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay is great! As long as you are strong, this job is easy.

    Cons

    Must lift 70 pounds regularly. Some cattiness between carriers and clerks. Must have no life or other job, to do this one. You can be called in, and you are not allowed to refuse.

    Advice to Management

    Make the rules across the board. Either enforce them, or get rid of them. Quit trying to cover your butt, and telling us not to do stuff, that you know we have to do, in order to do our jobs.


  6. "Rural Carrier Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rural Carrier Associate in Gorham, ME
    Former Employee - Rural Carrier Associate in Gorham, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Can get many hours.

    Cons

    No control when those hours would be. No time for family and other events.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in vehicles. Try to train new carrier associates rather than just throwing them out on the road. They're overburdened as it is.


  7. "Good growth, lacking creativity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Postal Service full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good managers
    Good growth opportunities for recent grads
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    No creativity
    Slow
    Poor benefits and low salaries


  8. "I love my job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - USPS Window Clerk
    Current Employee - USPS Window Clerk
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good amount of flexibility with scheduling
    Good retirement savings plan
    Good pension
    Good working environment

    Cons

    Long hours on feet
    2 hour lunch break, sometimes


  9. "city letter carrier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great pay, and lots of earned PTO

    Cons

    work outdoors in all weathert

    Advice to Management

    be real


  10. "Stable job with good benefits"

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    Current Employee - City Carrier in Hemet, CA
    Current Employee - City Carrier in Hemet, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Overtime if you want it because of terrible mis management. Working outside. Providing a service to the community.

    Cons

    Management. This is the most poorly managed company in the entire world. Most of the new programs and strategies they implement are terrible for customer service and costing the company money and time.

    Advice to Management

    We are all on the same team. Why does management and craft employees work against each other constantly?


  11. "Can be a good job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Lousy hours and no one accepts their responsibility. No one ever says you did a good job

    Advice to Management

    Learn to deal with public instead of hiding in the office



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