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TE/Mail Carrier (Former Employee) –  Staten Island, NYDecember 12, 2017
Good place to work and retire from. Independent job, work at your own pace according to the route. Working in all conditions of weather; pay is alright not the greatest but will get you by.
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Overworked, Stressful, Not Flexible With Hours, Postmaster is a Jerk
City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) –  Shenandoah, VADecember 12, 2017
The pay is good if you can overlook the fact that your postmaster is a jerk who talks about employees behind their backs, spies on them several times a day, makes them drive a massive promaster for the smallest route in the building, which means you have to stop and get out of the vehicle every time to deliver to a mounted mailbox, etc. Takes years to move into a permanent career position, and you'll be working upwards of 6-7 days a week, average of 9 hours a day because of late trucks. Also made to walk 6-8 miles a day while carrying a heavy satchel (10-20 lbs.) full of magazines and packages on your shoulder.
Pros
Salary, Healthcare, Dental
Cons
Overworked, Stressful, No breaks, bad supervisors, no advancement opportunities in the foreseeable future
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large volume of mail
Clerk (Former Employee) –  Buffalo, NYDecember 12, 2017
Mail comes in, sort mail. Open window, most customers are friendly and make the time pass. Learned how to do passports. Learned how to operate post office equipment.
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Stressful
CCA (Current Employee) –  El Segundo, CADecember 11, 2017
This job is good but not to be working there for a long time. I think its more of a temporary job for some people. Most carriers tell me they should of found something better a long time ago but now its to late to change job.
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Management is a joke
Rural Carrier Associate (Former Employee) –  Chelmsford, MADecember 11, 2017
DO NOT WORK HERE. Management is horrible. you will be hired under the impression that it is a part time job and then be required to work 60+ hours a week and that wasn't even the busy season. I give this place 10 years tops and then they'll be closed. The management is seriously that poor. p.s. you can take a lunch or break, but be prepared to not finish in time and then get yelled at. so basically no breaks or lunch with days that are easily 10 hours long
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Bad Timing
Rural Carrier Associate (Former Employee) –  Carmel, INDecember 11, 2017
I was hired as seasonal/temporary help with the hopes of getting hired on full time. That process on average at that certain facility would have taken over a year. That means a years worth of full time work with no benefits. I was also working 16 hour days 6-7 days a week. Since I was a rural carrier associate I was asked to come in on my scheduled days off. I worked there over the holiday season for three months and had a total of 11 days off. If you like going to work not knowing your delivery routes because none of the routes are updated then you will enjoy working as an RCA. The post office used to be a great place to work according to the old timers but ever since the EDDM and the FSS most of what gets delivered now is all junk. Just take a look at your own mail box and see how much actual mail you get compared to all of the useless stuff that just gets thrown straight into the trash.
Cons
No time to take a break, damages come out of pocket within 90 days or you are let go
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productive
PSE Mail Processing Clerk (Current Employee) –  Rocky Mount, NCDecember 11, 2017
long hours working 6 days a week. barely have any time to do anything else besides work. the staff is sometimes hard to deal with and so are the supervisors
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Productive and fun
Mail Handler (Former Employee) –  Lawrence, MADecember 11, 2017
mail carrier and as a mail carrier it was my responsability and duty to make sure that customer received their mail on time and received excellent customer service
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Productive job
clerk/mailhandler (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSDecember 11, 2017
Must have a lot of spare time cause they have very long hours up to 14 hours a day. Also can work up to 10 days in a row with two days off but not back to back they split the off days compensation is very good
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Union Job
Mail Handler (Current Employee) –  Goleta, CADecember 11, 2017
It's a union job with the pros and cons that come with it. They can't lay you off and it's really hard to get fired. This means that your coworkers are unmotivated and low quality but you have great job security. Good benefits 5% 401K matching. 13 days paid vacation to start. Low stress. Working a graveyard shift is no fun. Promotions from the inside provide career advancement but this also means managers are low skill.
Pros
401K matching 5%
Cons
Night shift
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Fast paced
Postal Clerk - Distribution Center (Former Employee) –  Fircrest, WA 98466December 11, 2017
Seriously fast paced work environment with lots of moving equipment. Work is constant with each person moving and walking all of the floor moving parcel posts.
Pros
Consistent fast paced work
Cons
Fast paced work
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False Promises
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) –  Neenah, WIDecember 11, 2017
Was promised 45 to 50 hours a week, and to become career in a year. After a few weeks found out I was only going to get 6 hours or less a day. Wouldn't be able to become career for 9 years.
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Nothing
Processing Clerk (Current Employee) –  Capitol Heights, MDDecember 11, 2017
Clock in
found out where/what station your working
set up
get to work
making sure that your mail pieces are good and up they want you to have about 100,000 pieces by the end of the day
Pros
3 breaks
Cons
short lunch always on your feet
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Great Place to work.
Mail Handler/Clerk/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GADecember 11, 2017
The pay is good but the hours are stressful, especially if you have kids. The work is easy but plentiful. There are nice sized break rooms and restrooms. Its basically what YOU make of it.
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It's all about what you make it
City Carrier Assistant (Current Employee) –  Dayton, OHDecember 11, 2017
This job is for anyone that will be able to handle diverse work conditions. The most enjoyable part of the job is the customers and being able to be out of the office. I've learned that you can do whatever you put your mind to do. Stay positive and prayed up.
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City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ridley Park, PADecember 11, 2017
Work more than regular employees, but wages are less. Would rather get more time off. Work environment was unprofessional and bias. Regulars talked down on new employees and management did nothing about it.
Pros
Plenty of work
Cons
No time off when new. WOrk 6 or 7 days a week at times
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Horrible Work Place
Mail Handler (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIDecember 11, 2017
Everyone was not treated the same and very unprofessional there. We were treated like slaves. I got hurt on the job multiple times and didn't receive workers comp. and didn't pay me a dime. They force you to take their health insurance.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Physical job
Processing Service Employee (Current Employee) –  Gaithersburg, MDDecember 10, 2017
They always advertise permanent position but once you get approved they may tell you that it's a holiday position. It's misleading and makes many people quit their jobs in hope that they got a better one.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
It;s difficult to get a regular job
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Training to secure all communications from internal to external for the internal and external customers and employees
Manager Customer Services (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 10, 2017
Great place to build up customer service skills with the community. Great team building experiences.
Upper management needs to work more closely with their teams because after all we all are a team that should stand together.
Pros
Determination
Cons
Upper Management
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Stressful, low man power, poor management.
Casual (Former Employee) –  Utah County, UTDecember 10, 2017
Do not work at the USPS! They treat people horrible, the management are not nice at all. You’ll regret working there, specially at the Provo, Utah..........
Pros
There were some nice new coworkers
Cons
You’ll feel like someone beat you up so bad! Supervisors are horrible
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