My job was to ensure the sorting of packages and loading of the package cars in service to the Gwinnett County portion of the greater Atlanta area. I supervised 16 people in 13 different work stations. We got 40 package cars ready to roll out with packages loaded in good sequence stop order after the packages were sorted. I learned that when you have ultimate responsibility in an area, sometimes there are no excuses other than you just have to make things happen (within guidelines and policies). The leadership at UPS is very hard-nosed and stern because they have to be. My co-workers understood the demands of the job and had to rise to the occasion. The hardest part of the job was when some kids would call off and their workstations had to be manned. I often had to drop down into their vacated spots but still had my normal duties to get done. The most enjoyable part of the job was at the end of each shift knowing that it took a full team effort to get the package cars loaded and rolling out after dealing with what troubleshooting cropped up on each given day.
Charter was a great company in regards to pay and they have amazing benefits. Although the pay can be great it have become an unstable job due to all of the metrics they are required to hit. You are truly just a number.
Package Handler (Former Employee) – Hodgkins, IL – September 23, 2016
Physical demanding job but It suited me. I loved my co-workers and supervisors, The pay didn't quite match the work. I stuck around for 9 months simply because of the weekly pay and my co-workers who turned to friends
Assisted Driver (Former Employee) – Manhattan, NY – September 23, 2016
working for ups is a great career to start off with. A typical day at work is quite simple for a driver to get his or her shift started. If you are a commercial driver you are expected to have 1 specific route that you are assign to and you deliver packages daily and collect pick ups. The management works with you very well and there are very little mistakes with the pay roll system. Most of the employees are friendly and easy to work with, there are some that rather work alone. What I've learned from working with a Worldwide company is that you meet a lot of people they provide great benefits and they have a lot of flexible hours.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Burtonsville, MD – September 23, 2016
Work very short shifts and just to load boxes into different trucks. I learned how to do sort and load boxes into trailers. Management is cool each belt has its own supervisor. Co-workers are nice, cool minded people.The hardest part is dealing with the conditions in the workplace the building is very dirty and the fans blow more dirt in the trailer.
A typical day at work consists of clocking in and logging into your scanner. The company has wonderful benefits and depending on location will have good employees. There are competitive wages, and opportunity for advancement.
Package Operation Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 22, 2016
hardwork, safety and awareness was a big must, management kind of two sided. Great co-workers and some not so great. the hardest part of the job was trying to stay on time while practicing a safe work method. the best part of the day was meeting new people and making it home safe.
Meeting new people learning to work in a time frame
Package Handler/Loader (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – September 22, 2016
Typical day at work load trucks on little coffins I learn to work at a fast speed with a small window of time the management stepped in when we're really busy you're backed up two people that are really outgoing friendly helped you with your work told you things you didn't know you needed to know to get the job done better and ffasterh ardest part about working there was rush of work outta the blue at times when the work was light
There was always a chance to give you a hope if you really needed it
Small short break periods sometimes you'll be in the truck by yourself