Not my employer, but the project that I worked while at IBM
IT Consultant/Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – September 16, 2018
This is not a company, but a project. Why don't you give users of your system the option to complete these reviews, especially when the system does not understand the difference between a company and a project.
Mail Carrier (Current Employee) – Upper Marlboro, MD – September 16, 2018
Working for this company will allow you to comfortably take care of your family. It’s an environment where you control you of course with stipulations. It’s a great career for people with no college degree. Awesome money and benefits!
Mail Clerk and DCO Operator (Former Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN first then to Peoria, Illinois – September 16, 2018
I enjoyed my time at the postal service, would probably still be working for them but had a freeze on at the time I left which is the reason I retired early when I moved to Michigan, then just never went back.
City Carrier Assistant (Current Employee) – Rock Hill, SC – September 16, 2018
USPS offers stability, but it comes at a cost. In the carrier craft, expect long hours, minimal time off, and an environment that is non-stop. Once you become a career employee with USPS, the tempo slows down to something more realistic. You have to be hard-driven and dedicated to get through the first couple of years as a CCA.
Rural Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) – Lake Havasu City, AZ – September 16, 2018
If you are a relative or friend of management you are favored and entitled. If you are not either of those you are give the impression that you are of no value and can be replaced. It doesn't matter if you have been there 2 months or 20 years the treatment of management is the same, step up or step out! The USPS spends 10's of thousands of dollars training their employees and it makes no sense to not work with the ones that have a difficult time or relocate them into another more fitting position.
Rural Mail Carrier (Current Employee) – Richland Center, WI – September 16, 2018
Working for the post office has been very stressful but I like the job. If I could find a job near where I'm moving, I would transfer. I have been looking for that transfer but would for sure change occupations.
POSTAL SERVICE CLERK (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 16, 2018
Starting off as a PSE in the postal service is tough. There is no benefits and the hours my vary for your position. Because you are not garrenteed 40 hours until you become regular. The work can be challenging depending on the office you work at.
Mail Processor (Former Employee) – White Plains, NY – September 15, 2018
I liked the pay, my coworkers were good as well. I didn't like how I didn't have any benefits at the time. It's been four years since I've worked there and I heard that things have changed and that most people now have benefits.
Mail Processing Clerk (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – September 15, 2018
The USPS is a great place to start your career in the Logistics industry. The Service standards imprinted onto you as you first enter their doors carries a great responsibility as you are partly responsible for helping move the Nations Mail.
The standard is you show up and don't leave until the mail is out of the building and into customers hand. This involves very mundane work and long hours, it is not uncommon for Non Career Employee's to have to work long shifts (12hrs) and 6-7 days a week..
Competitive compensation and a very generous Federal Benefits package are great incentives for your career at the Postal Service. Once you make it as a Career employee many doors are open for you in terms of Advancement. You can move up into administration or Transfer to a different craft and learn something new.
The Job Culture is very cut and dry. The USPS has many Union's that represent each different Craft of work. Clerks, Carriers, Mail Handlers, and Maintenance Crafts are a few to name. Each Craft has a contract tied to them that will regulate policies enforced onto each Craft. Some examples include penalties for Management if an employee of one craft does work in another's. Everything has a policy that is strictly enforced.
With each Craft having contracts and a powerful Union presence their to represent it the relationship between Management is also very cut and dry. Seldom are situation's dealt with on a case by case scenario, at least at the Entry Level.