If you are a physically fit person that does not need much personal time, this job may suit you well
City Carrier Assistant (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – March 12, 2018
The job is physically draining, but rewarding once you learn to perform your duties well. Most career carriers are generous with sharing their experienced base knowledge to help City Carriers become successful.
ARC (Current Employee) – Spokane, WA – March 12, 2018
I only work weekends and holidays, and so far it has been good to do for this short working hours as an extra income. I enjoy driving so, this job was good for this, to see new areas and deal with many persons.
I had a great 24+ years, and my coworkers were very team oriented.
Electronics Technician (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA – March 12, 2018
On a daily basis, you'll receive your work assignment, then proceed to work within your assigned area.Two fifteen minute breaks,a half hour lunch. Great if you like people-a very diverse population, 21-70 years old.
Most employees have post secondary education and training, coupled with diverse talents, skills.abilities, hobbies, etc.. . The most enjoyable part of the job for me was the variety of people I met and had stimulating conversations with.
When I worked 10 pm until 6:30 am that was the hardest part of the job for me.It is a 24 hour operation.
While there, I learned much about myself and validated my gift for reaching people effectively.
Management at the USPS was very open to adapting to the continually changing face of the American economy.
It's a great place for energetic, and open minded people, willing to work in fast paced arena having changing priorities from time to time.
For skilled personnel, can be a solid career-unskilled as well.
You more than likely will work shift work based on 24 hour service.
This is a high volume work environment and it is understaffed. The two offices I worked for the employees did not get along with management. Many associates from other offices expressed same dissatisfaction from other outfits. I do not recommend working as a part-time associate. The understaffing made my part-time stay between 60 and 87 hours a week. You are not paid hourly. (RCA) You are compensated based on full time associates contract. This is not ideal for someone with a family. Explanation of training and work details/environments are not given properly. This is a review of one job title. Usps has many job opportunities. Be vigilant and communicate with employees in departments you intend to apply. Be open minded that the paper mail is declining and packaging has become the dominant customer priority. This is a very physical job. Good luck
RCA (Current Employee) – Prospect, KY 40059 – March 11, 2018
Subs are treated POORLY by the career Fulltime employees and management allows it. Management is horribe on giving certain days off to subs even if they are IMPORTANT days such as court, doctors appointments etc. You are on call 7 days a week, can NOT plan vacations or anything
Rural Carrier (Former Employee) – McComb, MS – March 11, 2018
I was up at 5:00 a.m and I drove to the post office where I was faced with maybe about 4 vacs of packages and 4-5 stacks of mail that had to be sorted and cased, pack everything back in the vacs. Then, take it to the car pack the car and then delivery it to the customer in a timely manner. Doing the delivery period you will delivery the mail and packages.
Great pay and benefits
They just do not give you the effective tools to be successful
City Letter Carrier (Former Employee) – Lancaster, PA – March 11, 2018
One of the few places that'll pay you great without a degree beyond high school. It's hard work, but the pay is spectacular and once you "make regular" you can opt to not work overtime, so it gets easier to manage. The benefits are great and all of the positions are unionized which helps a lot. You have to be careful if you're in a 90 day probation though, because they'll fire you for just about anything.
union, benefits, pay, pto, call off system, annual uniform allowance
City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) – Saint George, UT – March 11, 2018
The USPS is by far the worst job I have ever had (and I've worked for banks and several Fortune 500 companies.) They treat their employees like dirt, have no consideration for things such as giving a current employer sufficient notice before leaving and make you travel for training and pay for your own hotel (sure, you get reimbursed, but after the fact, and it's 8 nights in a hotel - expensive!)
Your co-workers are great, but management is horrid. They will start bullying you to get better from your first day out of training. I have NEVER had a job where as soon as I was trained, I was expected to perform up to the standards of someone who had been on the job for 30 years.
The starting pay is very good, but in all honesty, if I'd known how bad the USPS was, I would never have thought the pay was worth it. It certainly wasn't worth losing my current job, health benefits, and pro-employee atmosphere.
Horrible management, atrocious working conditions, extremely high stress
Clerk (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 11, 2018
I have worked at many stations and many different hours . I can bid to new jobs whenever they are available based on seniority.I come in at midnight ready to work. The hardest part is taking over from the other tour. They leave a mess . The easiest part is I have a good crew to work with.
Rural Mail Carrier (Former Employee) – NC – March 11, 2018
Very busy days and a lot of work but I liked it and it was a fun job. Great working with other carriers and I worked in many locations so I was requested to work a lot by all the locations I worked in. you have to hustle to get work but it's there if you go get it
PSE support employee (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – March 11, 2018
A typical day at work is physical and manual processing the mail has various steps to get it to your mailbox.I learned how important it is to put your return address on the mail, management works well with employees the culture varies which makes for a wonderful atmosphere, the hardest part of the job is the manual dispatching the mail for delivery to the locations, Are the relationships you form with your co workers.
Unit Lead/Mail Handler (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – March 11, 2018
If you are dedicated and maintain a positive attitude you will do well at the U.S. Postal Service. The supervisors push you to your limit, but if you are a hard worker and can handle the challenge you will be rewarded.
I like the app so far not quite sure as to what I’m doing.
Time and Attendance Collection Specialist (TACS) (Former Employee) – Eagan, MN – March 10, 2018
The post office is a great place to work. It is easy to advance to any position. The pay is great the work can be hard at times and so can the hours. Overall I loved it I decide to retire and move to some place warm. I didn’t realize how much I missed working.
City Letter Carrier (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – March 10, 2018
You're gonna work hard, every day but so long as the managers at your station are good human being the environment will be enjoyable. If you wanna show up and get paid you're in the wrong place. Work hard, show how good you are and you'll keep your job.
You work solo most of the day, schedule your own lunch, some paid days off, can request unpaid days off.
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) – Miramar, FL – March 9, 2018
i loved my job it was hard work but I am a hard worker I was there for a number of years and enjoyed every minute of it until I retired and I still wish I was still working for the united state postal service