Pros: low stress, no standards, fun crews, decent hourly pay, physical
Cons: dirty, unpredictable, unsystematic, cheap, low quality standards
The goals are based on quantity. The policies are extremely forgiving, attendance and timeliness are not expected. Because of this, you regularly work understaffed. The job can be fun though it is hard work and very dirty. There is exposure to the weather but limited. No outdoor gear is provided.
The worst part of the job is the favoritism and unpredictable hours. It is a great second job, or job – more... while in school. People are often sent home early on already short shifts (3-4 hours). Hours are around the clock and wildly fluctuate due to mail volume predictions. It pays to be in the club, or to complain a lot. All policies are subjective.
Human resources, IT department, corporate in general is not proactive and is difficult to get any form of support. They regularly fail to provide promised resources necessary for the job. Equipment is not maintained and is quite dangerous. There is not training, though you will need to sign off on it.
Hourly rate is not bad, and the work is not usually stressful. It is not a job you take home with you. They sometimes give out t-shirts.
The company is based on contracts and is not a good long term plan, as they could lose the contract at anytime. They bid contracts very low and shave the expense off hourly employee time and benefits. – less