Letter Carrier; city carrier assistant (Former Employee) – Idaho Falls, ID – May 22, 2018
in general the other employees were easy to work with. The management however was very unappreciative of the city carrier assistants. Throwing them into routes with no knowledge and a constant stress on making times.
Rural Letter Carrier (Current Employee) – Clarksville, TN – May 22, 2018
The United States Postal Service is first and foremost, a very demanding job. You will work a lot of long days, and its possible to work 10-12 days in a row without a day off. However, the pay and compensation, along with your fellow employees, make it worth the hard work and stress.
Mail Carrier (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – May 22, 2018
Most enjoyable part of job is freedom no supervision while doing job .. hardest part of job is the hours and the work out on your body every day Good pay only with overtime with out doing overtime unless you have 5 or more years in you won’t really see much on check for the amount of work they expect you to do
Short breaks . Track your every move . No set time to get off some days poor management
CITY CARRIER ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Flushing, NY – May 21, 2018
The work is very monotonous. You can easily learn and do the job but be ready for a lot of walking. The training for this job is very quick. You read some of a handbook then you shadow a person then you're on your own.
City Carrier/Driveer (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – May 21, 2018
Overall the job is doable. At times it gets hard during weather conditions or scheduled days off. But management makes the job harder when they constantly demand that you be back on time even when it is not always possible like they believe.
Rural Mail Carrier (Current Employee) – Saint Anne, IL – May 21, 2018
A typical day at work varies with the post office. some days you would have a lot of packages and little letter or alot of letters and little packages. Every day was different. Hardest part of job is in the office, putting up letters and flats, and marking parcels. Once out on the route it is easier and time just flies by. Everyone i work with is very friend and helpful. If I ever had any questions they would all answer or help me in any way possible. Love working for the post office, but i only work 1 day a week unless needed. That is not enough hours to help provide for my four children.
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) – Pleasantville, NY – May 21, 2018
The work overload is excessive and you work in all weather conditions and are lucky if you get any help at all. Upon completion of your work, you must go back out and assist the regulars and work extra long hours and are not allowed to attend college if working for the USPS.
City Carrier with USPS (Current Employee) – Ranson – May 21, 2018
If you like to work hard or have a job that lets you get your workout in while you are indeed working you will love this job. You can lose your gym membership if you can use the time spent walking around all day efficiently. When you see at like a sport it makes the job more fun and you don’t end up trudging around and dragging your feet at the end of the day. Great for a high energy person.
City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) – Brandon, FL – May 20, 2018
The office i worked at was unorganized, the management wasn't on the same page with most things. a lot of favoritism towards certain individuals. The Union really didn't work with you on a lot of things.
was once a good job, management is overwhelmed too often
Rural Mail Carrier (Former Employee) – Leland, NC – May 19, 2018
I was bullied by management for a lot of issues.. the morale in the PO is beyond sad, everyone beats each other down and no one wants to do the job anymore. it was once an amazing place to work, I truly loved my job, until about 4 years ago, Amazon has made that place a nightmare and it trickles down to everyone there.
Great place to work, you make it enjoyable or stressful.
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) – Chantilly, VA – May 18, 2018
I’ve really enjoyed my time with the Postal Service, and would return. I started as a sub. Being a carrier you are in some respect your own boss, you still have to follow policies and time frames for your assigned route. You are the one that makes it enjoyable or stressful. Time on the street was the most enjoyable for me.