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stressful environment with no acknowledgment
Letter Carrier; city carrier assistant (Former Employee) –  Idaho Falls, IDMay 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.
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An excellent place to start a career
Rural Letter Carrier (Current Employee) –  Clarksville, TNMay 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.
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Stressful/Fast Paced
Letter Carrier (Current Employee) –  Erlanger, KYMay 22, 2018
Long Days. Physically demanding work. Supervisors that can be demanding at times. Low morale. The job is enjoyable when the weather is nice. Benefits are good.
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Great job If you have no kids or no life
Mail Carrier (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMay 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
Pros
No supervision
Cons
Short breaks . Track your every move . No set time to get off some days poor management
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Good place to work and a nice career to retire from.
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) –  Nanuet, NYMay 22, 2018
I loved my time there. It wasn't pretty in the beginning but it was worth it. I would recommend anyone to get in the career young and retire at a young age.
Pros
Sundays off.
Cons
Short lunches.
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good
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) –  turlockMay 21, 2018
busy work excellent benefits and retirement plan.secure job, treat to you with respect. over time available, can transfer to any place in U S. has nice tsp plan
Pros
good
Cons
weather
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If you don't mind putting up with bureaucracy this is the job for you. I don't play games.
City Letter Carrier (Former Employee) –  Asheville, NC 28804May 21, 2018
Fast paced. Frequently regular carriers were rude and not helpful for new hires. Management was rude.

The hardest part of the job was putting up with the mind games the managers play.

The most enjoyable part. The public/customers.
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CITY CARRIER ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Flushing, NYMay 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.
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Great place to work
Mail Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) –  Henderson, TXMay 21, 2018
The typical day at work was great. Rewarding career. Manual labor was a day to day task due to the amount of parcels. The management team was great. Co-workers were great.
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Post Office
Postal Carrier (Former Employee) –  Greenfields, TNMay 21, 2018
Great pay but they treat their employees terrible. They would push safety but right you up if you were late even if you informed them that u needed extra time to do it a safe way.
Pros
Pay
Cons
job itself
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management makes it more difficult
City Carrier/Driveer (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYMay 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.
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Great place to work
Rural Mail Carrier (Current Employee) –  Saint Anne, ILMay 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.
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Fun, but work overload.
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) –  Pleasantville, NYMay 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.
Pros
Union
Cons
Union only backs you 100% if you are a regular.
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If you like hard honest work
City Carrier with USPS (Current Employee) –  RansonMay 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.
Pros
Working independently
Cons
Tough time restrictions and physical demands
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Not the same as back in the day
City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) –  Brandon, FLMay 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.
Pros
placement, the people were great
Cons
management
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terrible place to work
Postal Carrier (Former Employee) –  Beverly Hills, CAMay 20, 2018
a lot of back stabbing, ,management , was terrible to employees, would talk behind your back, and try to get you demoted, or fired
was trying to get promoted to other unit, but never got chance,
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was once a good job, management is overwhelmed too often
Rural Mail Carrier (Former Employee) –  Leland, NCMay 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.
Pros
benefits
Cons
mistreatment
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A good, secure job
Letter Carrier (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOMay 18, 2018
This is a hard working job. Long hours, on your feet a lot. Starting out, you get one day off a week, sometimes not even that. But the pay is very competitive, and you get benefits from day one.
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Great place to work, you make it enjoyable or stressful.
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) –  Chantilly, VAMay 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.
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Horrible job
City Carrier Assistant (Current Employee) –  Peachtree City, GAMay 17, 2018
I would NOT recommend a job as a City Carrier Assistant. It's stressful, heavy lifting, long long days, 7 days a week (no off days). You have to pick up the stack of others.
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