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Great place to work except around holidays
Rural Carrier Associate (Current Employee) –  Champaign, ILMay 14, 2018
There's usually enough hours to make a decent living. The main downside is from about late Oct through Jan it is SO busy with the holidays that you could be working anywhere between 60-75 hour weeks. It leaves you little to no time for a home life around the time of year you want to be with your family the most. During that time $ is GREAT! But I don't think the pay is enough to outweigh the lack of home time.
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Fast paced work environment
Contractor/Consultant - Contractor (Former Employee) –  Lady Lake, FLMay 14, 2018
Typical workday started at 2:00am and ended at noon. Learned many opportunities existed to improve moral and work productivity. Management was very weak, former postal employees with limited or no outside management experience. Workplace culture was a challenge because of the management versus employee mentality. Hardest part of the job was management experience and managers not holding employees accountable. The most enjoyable part of the job was completing tasks within the provided deadlines and interaction between employees.
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i should have quit and become a fireman instead, very prejudicial place
Mail Handler (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLMay 14, 2018
you work you, you don't work, as long as you've passed your probation period, they would have a hard time firing you. Very resentful place if you are a worker
Pros
salary
Cons
idiot supervisors
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Rough employess
Customer service oriented. Delivery (Former Employee) –  Gary, INMay 14, 2018
Most USPS employees are nice and understanding while others are definitely not. One has to get used to the environment and conditions of such. There are definitely rules and guidelines to follow in order to comply with the agreement to work for the USPS. Background checks are intense as it is the government after all.
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Great Career
Mail handler (Former Employee) –  Sandston, VA 23150May 13, 2018
The workplace environment is fast paced and productive. They have great benefits and multiple advancement opportunities for growth. Overall, a great place to work.
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Get Ready To Work
Rural Carrier Associate/Clerk (Current Employee) –  Hephzibah, GAMay 13, 2018
With the constant onslaught of commercialism in our field of vision it is never as evident as when you work for the post office. There is an ever increasing amount of packages with fussy and rude customers to go along with them. The mail never stops and never sleeps. You will be up early and out in the elements. The pay is decent but with the workload ever increasing it is not competitive with other delivery options and sometimes is not simply worth the effort.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Always on call, tons of packages, weather
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Manager was cool
Processing clerk (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYMay 13, 2018
Working here is for someone who is completely flexible with days and hours of work, they care zero if you have any other obligations. I personally cannot work for usps.
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Not the best place to work
Data Conversion Operator (Current Employee) –  York, PAMay 13, 2018
Post office jobs have declined over the years. Management's performance has deteriorated severely with the hiring of very new and inexperienced employees.
Pros
it's a job
Cons
too many
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great work exspierce
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Rochester, MNMay 13, 2018
working for the company i would say i have to say very good work environment east to get along with co workers good working environment very safe place to work
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stressful no time for life duties
RCA Rural Carrier Associate (Current Employee) –  Atlantic Beach, FLMay 13, 2018
It's stressful because we would always have to split extra routes because we have call outs all the time, work six days a week , have to come in on your off day and be threatened with disciplinary action if you didn't come in. work a minimum of 10-12 hours a day, and would have to run other routes packages because the regulars would leave before the delivery truck would get there so the weight fell on the subs.
Pros
the overtime pay
Cons
no time off, do more than supposed to do.
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nice
Casual Mail Handler (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 12, 2018
good hours, nice pay, area was a little isolated, accessible via MARTA transit, diverse group of employees, room for advancement, managers weren't as knowledgeable as you would expect
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Good job
Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMay 12, 2018
First, the post office is a very easy good. Especially for Tractor trailer operators. Don’t expect to make a lot of money your first 3 to 5 years. The older drivers are going to suck up all the OT but you will get your fear share.
Pros
Great fed benefits 401k
Cons
I hate doing the same job but getting paid less
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Working for the United States Post Office is a very unique experience.
United States Postal Clerk (Current Employee) –  Hartford, CTMay 12, 2018
I provide Customer Service and mail distribution services for the United States Postal Service. The U.S. Postal Service Distribution Service offers a very fast paced environment. Team work among postal distribution clerks contributes to meeting required deadlines. The schedule however changes constantly, however.
Pros
Pay scale
Cons
Schedule
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very exhausting, not enough resting time, have to work Saturdays
Carrier (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMay 12, 2018
It wasn't too bad when I started a few years ago, but now you walk the route and deliver a ton of packages, I don't believe I am being fairly compensated.
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hectic
Mail Handler Assistant (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CAMay 12, 2018
The days are long and rough with a little team effort.I learn how to be a team lead and over see 7 people in a priority sorting unit that sending out packages to its final destination.
Pros
free donuts every 3months
Cons
Short breaks and lunch
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Busy and productive work day.
Mail Processing Clerk (Current Employee) –  Lubbock, TXMay 12, 2018
A typical day would be: Getting your machine assignment and what city or stations mail you would be running that day. Prepping and setting up your mail and machine. Run the mail on the machine the rest of the day switching jobs with your partner every run from sweeping the machine to feeding the machine. After each run you have to pull the mail down into its containers and stage the mail to be ready for the trucks to pick it up. At the end of the day when you finish your runs you would go to the building where you sort parcels and throw off parcels into containers for the rest of your 10 to 12 hour shift.
Pros
Nice pay, benefits
Cons
Hard hours to have family time, lifting and pushing equipment is hard on your body
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Relaxed Atmosphere, good pay
Data Entry Specialist (Former Employee) –  Wichita, KSMay 12, 2018
The pay was nice and the atmosphere was relaxed. The company downsized and had to move to Salt Lake City, UT. They offered moving costs so that employees could move with the company
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Great Job For A Single Person
City Carrier (Current Employee) –  Elizabethtown, PAMay 12, 2018
This is a great job for a single person, not ideal for someone in a serious relationship or with a family. The lack of time off can be terrible at times. As a City Carrier, it gets better (still not great), but when you're a CCA, it's extremely difficult at times. The office feels like people trying to do the least amount of work possible, and the excess falls directly on the person with the least seniority. Miserable culture and work ethics to deal with on a regular basis. The pay and benefits are good, as long as you're willing to devote yourself to the USPS.
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Not good place to work
City Carrier (Current Employee) –  Benbrook, TXMay 11, 2018
The managers are not considered and they think we don't got family and walk 37,000 steps every day. Not a good place to work for a family person. Good pay, not too good benefits since you are regular and to be regular needs to wait 3 years.
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Productive and work place
Distribution Clerk/ Sales Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Pueblo, COMay 11, 2018
This job was very strenuous and very demanding. I learned all about the different types of mail through out my career. The hardest part of the job was getting along with different types of people who looked at you as a threat to their job. The most enjoyable is when things went right and you were able to take your days off and your vacation.
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