Clerk (Current Employee) – Herndon, VA 20170 – January 2, 2018
A typical day working for USPS is fast paced and busy. You have to handle a lot of parcels and mail. Working in the front you have to deal with customers, helping them with mail and money transactions.
Clerk (Current Employee) – Monroe, CT – February 22, 2018
This job allows you to start out with above minimum wage hourly pay and provides experience with customer service. Typical days consist of unloading trucks, sorting, and staging mail. The hardest part of the job is the physical demand that comes with sorting the mail.
Window Clerk (Current Employee) – Munster, IN – February 17, 2018
I love my job and I am a productive worker. I made the customers feel at ease. I received the most 100% survey and rewards for them. And the customers would pass their post office to come to the one I work at. They would tell me it's hard to come across a good Clerk like me. Always friendly and very helpful. I worked back and forth from Valparaiso to Munster. I enjoyed Munster but the management in Valparaiso made it hard for me to want to work there.
Clerk (Former Employee) – Little Rock, AR – February 15, 2018
At the Little Rock station, you have to work hard to get recognition. Managers are helpful in making sure you have information. The post office is a busy yet rewarding job! Good benefits and make sure to sign up for the Union!
Clerk (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – February 14, 2018
I served in the military and I got yelled at more at the USPS more than I did in boot camp. The only thing that kept me there was the people I worked with. The hardest part of my job was the constant lifting of the mail which weighed around 30 lbs repetitiously.
Not a good place to work if you do not want a life outside of work
Window Clerk (Former Employee) – Maple Grove, MN – February 14, 2018
When people would call in, I was expected to work past my normal hours. Every week this occurred. The other employees that were calling in every week did not have any discipline. Treated very poorly here, especially when trying to ask for time off..
Holiday Clerk Assistant (Former Employee) – Palatine, IL – February 10, 2018
I worked for the post office for 6 weeks as a holiday clerk assistant and i loved it. Very busy and face paced but not over powering. The managers were awesome as well as my coworkers. I had the opportunity to work more than 50 hours a week due to holiday season. The pay is good and i would love to get a permanent position at USPS.
over time, very collaborative, great hours
can be bad if you are a person who can't stand all day
HOLIDAY CLERK (Former Employee) – Alpharetta, GA – February 10, 2018
Lots of packages coming in during the holiday. There was a time requirement to get the packages sorted and out to the appropriate characters. It was s very physical job but the folks I worked with were a really good team. Everyone supported each other.
I worked a total of 6 weeks from Nov.27th-Jan.5th holiday work only. It was so fast paced it was unbelievably hectic at times. It would go from total calm to a complete nightmare in a heart beat. Little or no breaks were allowed sometimes for 10hrs. Even tho' clearly in the training they said we were allowed 15 min. breaks every 2 hrs. and a 1/2hr. lunch after 6hrs. I was never given that opportunity in fact scolded for taking a 10min. break getting a drink in my car. The only breaks they took were at the complete end of shift or if a truck didn't show up due to bad weather or a break down. Then came the best part. They promised me compensation for hotel room and expenses mileage etc. That was like pulling teeth. First they told me I would have to check my email. That was a lie. I had to sit down and physically sign up for the compensation with the Postmaster. That was done 3-4 weeks after my 1st day. I was never fully paid completely until February 8th when my last day was Jan.5th. The hotel and expenses was something that occurred in Nov.27&28th and that was not reimbursed until February as well. DO NOT WORK as temporary/Holiday help for the U.S.P.S.!!!
Possible permanent positions if you can cope with adversity.
Bi-weekly pay, sometimes no pay for weeks, little or no breaks.
Being a clerk really isn't a hard job. How ever dealing with the public can be a challenge. Also management isn't the best, they under staff making it harder for everyone else. But the pay isn't bad, the best you can do is stick it out, do your job and go home.
pay is good, over time opportunities
under staffed, poor management, have to work weekends
CLERK (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – February 7, 2018
Stressful, rude, no place for advancement, very combative, poorly management, on going harassment, and fights. The post office is a place full of drama and chaos. The allow employees to fight, and harass each other. Management is rude to employees and customers also.
decent pay for someone who has a high school level education
I give the post office job a Five star review.A quick pace wotk environment with plenty to do. Very friendly and helpful coworkers and management who were always willing to help you improve and learn more