A typical day at work consisted of being told where you were working. After you were told where to go you began loading/unloading Semi-trailers. The walls of boxes would either shift due to driving conditions or would fall due to improper loading/restraint. During the winter overtime became a mandatory thing because it is the busy season. The co-workers come and go because it is one of the highest turnover jobs.
UPS Package Handler (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – April 28, 2017
I literally only work here for the college reimbursement and the healthcare. Other than that this place isn't the best, but it is the best part time job in Louisville hands down when compared to the benefits that employees get.
UPS was a very hardworking job but i enjoyed it. I learned the in's and out's of UPS warehouses. I didnt really get to communicate with my manager there because i was too busy working but he was a nice guy. The workplace was very 'in the zone' and quick place we really had no time to converse with other employees but i liked the work because im a hard worker.
Driver Helper (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – April 28, 2017
Took each box given to me by the driver to the right house. I worked about 5 hours every day. The work is a little bit physically demanding; the boxes can be a bit heavy. The driver I worked with was laid back. He picked me up every Mon-Fri at the same location.
My short lived seasonal rush with UPS was truly an amazing one. To be hired as a driver assistant during the 2015/2016 holiday rush is easy since all you need to do is prove you're human, can meet the driver enroute, and pick up packages above 70 pounds. The management is also easy has the "manager" is actually your driver. Hardest part of the job is the rush, after every shift you feel sore but this is compensated by the weekly paycheck which keeps your spirits high. What you'll learn from this is efficiency, safety, and organization skills. If you want to purse being a UPS truck driver that is something I did not look into.
Great pay, always getting hours, learn good skills
Hard to balance free time and work time, Long hours leave you sore and tired
Package Handler/Supervisor (Former Employee) – Earth City, MO 63045 – April 28, 2017
I worked with the company for a while. The Hub in particular I worked for was poor in communication. The management lacked communication. Safety is priority but overall care of well being for employees was lacking. The hardest part of the job was getting the paper done while attempting to complete other various tasks. The best part of the job was working with my team of workers. The management provided me with the most stress. I enjoyed working with the people
Benefits, Tuition assistance, Stock. Gain Friendships
Store Manger (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – April 28, 2017
As a store manager at UPS it was wonderful to put my customers needs first, knowing my owner trusted myself to do all day to day operations. Employees were very happy to have me as there manager and knew they could also count on me to be a friend.
Shipping and Receiving (Current Employee) – Hebron, KY – April 28, 2017
I feel like the client I work for was very misleading on opportunity for advancement. The orientation consisted of a lot of talk about moving up and these advancements only happening from within, but come to find out, they actually hire temps or contract out the majority of any advanced positions.
UPS is a hard working company that promotes a team concept and a can-do attitude toward solving problems and meeting customers needs. In spite of being such a large company, there is definitely a close-knit team and family atmosphere that pervades.
Stable, secure company that rewards hard work and commitment
Hours can be long and expectations demanding, Still slowly shifting away from a top-down management style
UPS Driver Helper (Former Employee) – Highland Heights, OH – April 28, 2017
my time with the drivers and management was very relaxed they all helped me when I needed it and was very understanding when it came to sensitive questions they will work with you but only if you let them
CSR - Supply Chain Post Sales Logistics (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – April 27, 2017
I enjoyed working for UPS, a typical day for me was coming in about 30 minutes before my shift started so I could log into all the programs I needed for the day. I liked the fact that at UPS we had a variety of people there, which means when we would have potlucks we could taste other cultures food. I also loved the fact that all levels of management had an open door policy from human resources to my immediate supervisor. The company is family oriented and also promoted healthy living, there were incentives like Employee Appreciation events, parking spot for a month, you could win UPS bucks to buy UPS logo items. We celebrated birthdays by decorating desks, we promoted from within, every year each employee would get 80 hours of discretionary to use at your discretion. These are just some of the highlights of working there, I could go on and on. Overall GREAT company.
A typical day working at UPS is all set as soon as we enter the facility. I learned to respect safety policies as an individual in order to lift our awareness. Management has plenty of guides, people who look at the hopeful process in us being successfully involved in the work force, and not paid consequences for the newcomers foul demeanor, which is deemed likely. The workplace culture is outstanding, an open place for observation. The hardest part of the job is finding package numbers, as far as the address goes, and the special number UPS assigns. The most enjoyable part of the job is preparing everything right, then doing deliveries in order without digging through every package.
Free lunches, constant active movement, good pay, and basketball hoop.