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operations supervisor (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MIJuly 11, 2018
very busy every day. Must be ready to work. most work is on night
shift so you must change you sleeping schedule and habits. Most
people are good to work with. Can be hectic with daily deadlines to meet.
Pros
good pay and benifits
Cons
very physically demanding.
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Tough to have a life
City Carrier Assistant (Current Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLJuly 11, 2018
As I was the new guy I only had one day off and it was Sunday. It was hard to do other personal errands while at this job. The supervisors and managers are not understanding of the situations that may occur on your life. Overall is a great job with great benefits and great pay just make sure you don't get sick or request days off.
Pros
None
Cons
None
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Cut throat and back stabbing
Postal Clerk (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJuly 11, 2018
It does not matter how hard you work or the amount of work you complete. Management plays favorites and if you are not in the "IN" group then you are treated unfairly and even cruelly.
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Stressful and physical
Letter Carrier (Current Employee) –  Toms River, NJJuly 11, 2018
If you don’t mind not having a life outside of this job, then it is for you. It is also taxing on the body and they put time constraints on you. However, there are plenty of benefits and security if you can handle it.
Pros
Job security, great benefits
Cons
Stress, No adherence to the contract
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Great experience
Rural Carrier Associate (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 11, 2018
My days Usually started at 7:30 am, sorts mail in delivery sequence for the assigned routes, receive and signs for accountable mails, classified packages to the specific route, loads mail in the vehicle, delivered mail on mailboxes or directly to customers depending on the size of the packages or the requirements for an specific mail, the hardest part of the job is that you have to work under extremely weather conditions, I enjoyed my job because you work by yourself you are responsible to make up you're time while you are delivering,
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typical day at work
Supervisor Delivery/Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVJuly 11, 2018
The USPS is a great place to work as long as you maintain a positive attitude and are willing to put in a fair days work for a fair days pay.

Plenty of opportunities for advancement.
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Decent pay with holidays
Rural Mail Carrier (Former Employee) –  Land O' Lakes, FLJuly 11, 2018
At the beginning your a sub, they run you to the ground, working up to 7 days a week. It does get stressful when your just starting out there, but 2 out of 5 catch on pretty quickly. After going regular you get your benefits, your insurances and you start making paid holidays and sick days and vacation days.
Pros
The pay is great
Cons
Most times u don't get a true 30 min break
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Rural Carrier Assistant (Current Employee) –  Union, SCJuly 11, 2018
Long Days - Driving Stress - Minimal Hours and all on call - Only guaranteed 1 day per week of work - Personal Owned Vehicle expenses are astronomical unless you can afford a new vehicle however with only 1 day per week guaranteed you wont be making the monthly payments - Long (years maybe 11) before you make regular - your time as a sub doesn't count towards retirement or anything for that matter - no benefits NONE
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Never going back
Letter Carrier (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJuly 11, 2018
I loved seeing my customers on the route and I loved the excercise I would get. But what made it not worth those things I loved, was management. Very stressful when everyday you’re embarrassed in front of your peers being chased down to your casing area, being harassed as to why did you go over an hour and thirty mins on your route when it’s timed by the fastest guy that works at the station. It’s very unfair. If you’re not fast on your route, you don’t make it on the favorite list.
Pros
The customers on the route
Cons
Management cares about short times on route, nothing more
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CCA - City Carrier Assistant
CCA- City Carrier Assistant (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVJuly 10, 2018
This is what to expect as a CCA: Fast paced, a lot of mail to get delivered accurately, pay is decent but def not balanced with the work load. Supervisors are extremely disorganized, schedules are chaotic, you will have no life but USPS life. Forget about planning anything as they will call you on the day you are suppose to work and tell you to not to come to work as they will call you in on your off days. Schedules are SUPPOSED to be posted 1 - 2 weeks in advanced yet are posted daily and some days you have no clue when to report to work, I’ve been given a Sunday off made plans with the wife and bought tickets to a show to only have them schedule me on the same Sunday after I had taken a picture of the schedule and told that I was working..... Workload is straining that it’s impossible to get a second job or maintain a school schedule since they are constantly changing your schedule to business needs, some weeks you may work 50 - 60 hours and some you may work 20, say goodbye to having weekends off, say hello to baking inside the tin can mail truck (LLV), say hello to getting sick in a van with A/C as you are getting in and out of cold to hot and hot to cold, You will be getting in and out of the vehicle atleast 200 times in a shift, Regular carriers are helpful, The Union is great, you get uniform allowance when you pass probation and someone is still waiting 2 months after ordering uniforms, you can wear your own clothes with a USPS vest or opt to wear hand me downs, health benefits are expensive, if you finish your work / mail / load and get back there’s a 1000% chance  more... you will be sent back out to help someone else or take more mail (in other words pick up slow people’s slack), supervisors are known to call you and tell you to stay home as you are pulling into the parking lot, once you have delivered a route 2 or 3 times and get familiar with it the put you on a different one or just keep switching you routes on a daily and also sending you to different stations at any moment (business needs) so if you can make it through this for 2 years congrats you have made Regular and can now have your own route.  less
Pros
Decent pay, overtime
Cons
Schedules, workload, weather conditions, planning anything
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City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) –  Springfield, OHJuly 10, 2018
Don’t work here it is run poorly. Management don’t care about you. All they care about is getting the mail delivered. You will be working late into the evening delivering mail. They don’t care about your safety!
Pros
Pay
Cons
Everything
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great benefits
Finance Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJuly 10, 2018
benefits are great! Veterans start with 4 weeks of paid vacation and 12 sick days and 12 paid holidays. Lots of overtime opportunities. Micromanaged to the point of failure. Used to be a great place to work.
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harder job than most people think
Mail Carrier (Current Employee) –  Kingsville, TXJuly 10, 2018
stressful job, most days are fast paced, you are timed on every thing you do, management is constantly on your back especially when you are just starting your job at the post office, union does not really help out like they promise, i really did not like this job because the costumers really do not respect postal workers especially dog owners with undisciplined dogs, being a postman is not what it is all cracked up to be.
Pros
stable job
Cons
lack of job advancement
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Management are lying thieves!!!!!!!
Letter Carrier (Current Employee) –  Midland, TXJuly 10, 2018
Sick leave is a benefit.........but if you try to use it they will AWOL you and not approve your sick leave. Then they will lie about it. I feel sorry for the City Carrier Assistants, management will falsify your times and not pay you for hours you worked. Run away from this job, not worth the trouble.
Pros
Most customers are great
Cons
With out a doubt, the thieving managers!!!!!!!!!
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Office was poorly managed, hours were deducted from paycheck so managers could get their bonus checks
Assisting customers delivering mail (Former Employee) –  Winter Haven, FLJuly 10, 2018
Bad experience at the winter haven office due to the management . They are inconsiderate when it comes to family issues, they will over work you without giving you a day off. Make sure to keep track of your hours because they will steal those as well especially if your not aware.
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Management always throwing you under bus for their mistakes
Rural Carrier Associate (Current Employee) –  Antioch, TNJuly 10, 2018
If I was hired 20 yrs ago I think this would have been a wonderful job to take. It’s physically and mentally exhausting. With management calling you constantly wanting to know where you are how long are you gonna be. Gotta be back by 5 no exceptions. Change schedule daily so you can never plan to take any time off
Pros
Pays good
Cons
Management talks bad about employees
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Great pay, but physically hard job
CITY LETTER CARRIER (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKJuly 10, 2018
pay and benefits are excellent. The union does a great job of protecting your job. Don't like the way management scrutinizes everything you do. You are watched by GPS all day.
Pros
great pay
Cons
watched by gps all day
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Variety, fast paced,some labor intense
Processing/Collection Clerk (Former Employee) –  Knoxville, TNJuly 10, 2018
The United States Postal Service is a good place to work. Lots of team work. Pleasant atmosphere. A little room for advancement. Jobs and days off are based on senority.
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Friendly atmosphere
Clerk (Former Employee) –  Falmouth, MIJuly 10, 2018
I enjoyed working at the post office as I sorted the mail as it came in and ran the front counter. I would have stayed working there if was getting more than 10 hours a week to work. I was more on a contract side and if I had advanced there would have been great benefits and time off.
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Fast Pace
Temporary Mail Carrier (Former Employee) –  New Orleans, LAJuly 10, 2018
the post office is a fast pace environment to work. you have to pay very close to details. the downside is that you might have to work as a temp long term to become permanent
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