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US Postal Service Reviews

Updated December 18, 2017
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  • No benefits are provided for contractors (in 299 reviews)

  • Long hours if you are a CCA (City Carrier Assistant) (in 297 reviews)

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  1. "CCA"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CCA in Pekin, IL
    Former Employee - CCA in Pekin, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay for no experience
    can join the union
    good co-workers
    day shift

    Cons

    bad weather
    little benefits
    work 6 days a week

    Advice to Management

    quit micro managing


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Rual carrier"

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    Former Employee - Rca in Saint Charles, IL
    Former Employee - Rca in Saint Charles, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and medical from day one

    Cons

    Zero work life balance. 6 days a week plus every other Sunday so sometimes only two days off a month. Unless you file for a day off.

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone two days off a week. No matter how busy you are. Make it a priority. People get burnt out and miss their families.

  3. "Postal support employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Postal Service part-time

    Pros

    get to work alone if you're assigned a small office

    Cons

    Training is not enough to actually run an office by yourself, other employees (including supervisors!) don't know how do to everything, so you may need to make multiple calls to solve a problem, management does not care if workload is to great for the hours they set and number of employees in office, supervisors may tell you to falsify records so it looks like everything is done on time

    Advice to Management

    simplify policies and procedures, understand that not all small offices are 4 hour jobs, provide more/better training


  4. "Customer Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - City Mail Carrier in Covington, GA
    Current Employee - City Mail Carrier in Covington, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are phenomenal; love customer service and assisting others. The coworkers are great individuals and always there to help.

    Cons

    Extreme manual labor; working in the winter elements can be strenuous and hard on your body. There’s a lot of standing and walking.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "RCA"

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    Current Employee - Rca in Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Rca in Emporia, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on your route it can be an easy job with good pay. Management never bothers me.

    Cons

    Depending on your location you may not get a lot of hours. I average about 25 hours a week. In other locations you can easily get 40 hours per week.

    Advice to Management

    The supervisor and postmaster do a good job. Upper management is horrible with the way day to day operations, and rules and regulations.


  6. "Love/hate relationship"

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    Current Employee - CCA in Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - CCA in Bellingham, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highest paying job I could find without requiring college education or relevant experience. Working outside. I can listen to my own music all day. Constantly moving so time goes by FAST!

    Cons

    At first you won't feel sore and achy all the time, but trust me it will happen. My bones crack and pop with every move nowadays and I have constant lower back pain. Don't even think about talking to management about it, they couldn't care less about your physical well-being. They like to lie to you about how soon you will make regular. They told me 8 months and now it is looking like closer to 3 years. The scheduling is also a BIG problem here as they change it constantly. I am often left off the schedule entirely and will receive a text message in the morning giving me a start time. If you are fast and do a good job you will only be rewarded with more work! Bottom line: CCA's are used and abused.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect.


  7. "Great work/life balance - decent pay"

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    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

    Safe/secure job
    Decent Pay
    5% TSP match
    Work from home 1 day per week
    Work/life balance

    Cons

    outdated systems / processes
    limited upwards mobility
    limited raises

  8. "Ehhh ..."

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

    I worked at US Postal Service full-time

    Pros

    Pay is decent, enough to get some good money.

    Cons

    Everything else. Management tends to be overly bitter in almost every location. Work to life balance sucks. 6 days a week is terrible, to cheap to properly hire and train. Longer hours every Monday and horrible during Holidays

    Advice to Management

    Leave the bitterness and attitude behind.


  9. "To each his own."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - USPS CCA in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - USPS CCA in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Job Security. It's a job you could retire from if you wanted too.

    Cons

    A LOT of walking.


  10. "PSE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Postal Service full-time

    Pros

    great job love the people

    Cons

    non at all great pay to work

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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