Here's the real truth. As a seasonal feeder driver, you are the bottom of the barrel. You get the worst and oldest trucks in the fleet to drive, Your start time will be between 6pm-12am if you're lucky to get a route for the week, if not you are on the extra board and give you the junk that's left over. Management treats you bad and if they don't like you, they would send you home after 4 or 5 hrs for the day or tell you not to come in when they are slow. I came back for my 2nd time and quit after a few weeks. the worst mistake I've ever made going back.............. Plus no holiday pay and no benefits.
management, dispatch, late night start times, old and out dated trucks
Unbeatable benefits, highly competative, high stress work environment.
UPS Package Handler (Current Employee) – Hodgkins, IL – November 21, 2016
The company takes better care of its low-level employees than any other company I've worked for. Benefits really can't be beaten, and are guaranteed advancement (the benefits) as you gain more seniority. That being said, it is a very demanding job physically, and managers are openly berated by their peers and superiors in front of subordinates if production goes under plan. Still, great company to work for those up to the challenge.
General Laborer (Former Employee) – Vernon, CA – November 3, 2016
The job overall was cool. I was taught proper ways to maintain safety, which can be applied to any future job. My co workers seemed to be fine. Personally, I applied for the job because it fit perfect with my school schedule, and I was told I would be able to leave on time so I can attend school. However, the days I had school, the management wouldn't let me leave on time because "Seniority" leaves first. Overall, I was satisfied. recommended if you decide to spend the rest your life there.
benefits, chance for advancement
Seniority is more important than your education, Pay
Package Handler (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – November 28, 2016
Working as a package handler at UPS its as great as most people make it seem. The management is not the best and when the start time for next work day changes you MAY NOT be informed of the change. Also when you work there you are guaranteed 3 hours a work day but sometimes the supervisors will send you home as soon as you arrive at your work area telling you that they are "OVERSTAFFED".
ONE 10 MINUTE BREAK, SUPERVISORS WILL SEND YOU HOME IF YOUR WORK AREA IS "OVERSTAFFED".
Package Handler (Part-Time) (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – December 2, 2016
The best part of the job is the people. I enjoyed working with nearly everyone that was on my belt. The management team is just as great too. The supervisors can be either good or bad, it just depends on the belt. The job was really tiring, tedious, stressful, and at times completely unreasonable. That is the only thing I did not like was the actual job.
Great people, great atmosphere
Tedious, tiring, stressful, and unreasonable at times
Like working in the military,disrespectful leaders,they dont care about you or your family
Driver (Former Employee) – Lynchburg, VA – November 23, 2016
These people don't care about you or your family. As long as you get the packages out then you are fine. Some of the most disrespectful supervisors and manager I've ever encountered. Will talk to you any kind of way they feel. Money is good after you have been there for a while but they will jerm you around and play with your money as long as they can. Long hours, so hope you don't have family. They would rather slave the workers 12hrs or more a day,paying overtime instead of hiring more workers on the road to let everyone go home at a decent time!
Only the money
Disrespectful leaders, long hours, pressure under time limits
Accounting Supervisor (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – November 12, 2016
Conservative culture with an old school mentality, but there are great peers to work with and learn from. Management styles are very split between rigid and flexible. Dress code has gradually become more casual leading to a more relaxed environment, but the politics have gotten worse. Pay is extremely non-competitive when compared to other companies, but they do not lay off employees when business hits a slump.
Package Handler/Sorter (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 19, 2016
A normal day at UPS starts off with your sectioned station depending on where your at your are reminded about safety precautions. What i learned was how to stack packages properly and also sorting out different packages to different states. Management there was helpful with guiding you to follow correct steps. The hardest part about the job was the weight of some of the packages and the heat in the warehouse. Nonetheless, the most enjoyable part was rewarding ceremony.
Very Strenuous work but the compensation makes up for it.
Pre-Loader and Package Handler (Current Employee) – Wyoming, MI – November 3, 2016
The daily labor is hard work, but it is something the body gets used to after a few months. There is a very small learning curb, and the management works with college students and family's very well.
The employees of UPS are a great presence and make the job more enjoyable; however, it does not take away from how hard the job actually is. Team work really makes a difference, so I suggest making friends quickly.
Package Handler (Current Employee) – Vernon, CA – November 4, 2016
A day at UPS consists anywhere from sorting packages for their trailer location, loading packages onto trailers, and sorting misplaced packages. Within all of these are packages that range anywhere from 0-120 pound packages. The management is split into various work areas where they are in charge of a number of workers. Co-workers are more than cooperative to help anyone with heavy packages. The most enjoyable part is the friendly environment.
SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 9, 2016
I worked with the company for over two years. As an hourly, you are treated as a machine. I worked at 2 different hubs and under 4 different full time managers and only one actually treated me as a human. The others wouldn't acknowledge the hard work and devotion I put into my work. The upside is you can move up easily in the company if you are a hard worker. I got promoted to supervisor a little over a year of being there, but even then you have to deal with the full- time managers more. In the end they pay good but the overall respect for the hourlys is very limited.
Sales associate (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – November 13, 2016
Receive orders from customers that need packages packed in a timely manner. Print flyers and other type of print. I learned to be a team member that could help us make money. since this was my first full time job it taught me how to have a good work ethic everyday coming to work. my co workers are great and so is management. The only problem is the wage is not good enough and I see no chances to advance in the business. I am also looking for more of a set schedule that will work for my college classes.
Box Handler (Former Employee) – Sioux City, Ia. – November 15, 2016
My son went to work with them as an evening job while he was studying fire science in college. When tUPS says one has to be able to lift 50lb, they mean lift televisions by yourself over your head onto the pile in the semi heading out of town. He hurt so badly that he couldn't go to school. I told him to give it up, as he was only going to hurt himself. Lifting 50lbs is one thing, but lifting it over your head alone is a totally different thing.
UPS Driver (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – November 20, 2016
This company will ask the world of you and then when you give it to them ,they will stab you in the back. The work is rediculous. Carrying heavy boxes long distance, getting bit by dogs, slipping in the snow . You're expected to be at work even in conditions the authorities tell you to stay inside. I worked here as a driver for 22 years. You can not have a life outside of UPS. It consumes your life. Makes you miserable and stressed out all the time.
a typical is starting the day off seeing whats on ur agenda to work on, whether its truck or trailer. I've learn that safety is always a top priority for their employers and employees that they may go to the most important thing to them (family). Management giving assignment. the hardest part of the job is working night shift. No one cares if u get tire throughout the night.
you learn about a lot of safety to take where ever you
ups not loyal to their employees that has been faithful to them
Loader/Unloader (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – December 1, 2016
This job is like a gym membership that pays you, it teaches you strong leadership skills, they work you as hard as they can comparable to the US Marines, and the pay is low compared to the amount of work they throw at you. They pay for colledge from day one if interested and they have an employee discount site and after one year full benefits kick in like full health and dental, 401k and several others but its up to you to decide if its worth it for you.
Occasional free food, great benefits after one year
Package Handler (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – November 1, 2016
PROS: Great starting pay Entry level hiring with no experience required Full benefits and insurance Ability to work multiple shifts and overtime Promote within Union job with job security TUITION REIMBURSEMENT to college working employees CONS: Very hard physical labor Almost no breaks during shift Very stressful and fast paced environment Not flexible at all on work schedule for first 2 months High turnover ratio
Union, job security, great starting pay, full benefits after a year, tuition reimbursement
Very hard physical labor, fast paced environment, short breaks, not flexible with schedule
Driver (Current Employee) – Dupont, PA – October 31, 2016
I first applied for a full-time driver position(was a lie) only to find out it is a on-call part-time position. Must be ready every morning in case they need you. Human resources had very few answers to questions only contact information was their email address and had to wait for answers. Hourly rate was different depending on who you talked to. If you have nothing better to do for the next 3-4 years until someone retires or gets fired and you can get their route all power to you. I was looking for a pay check weekly and have not been called on now for 3 weeks and it is considered "peak season"
Sorter/Unloader (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – November 14, 2016
UPS has a decent work environment. I worked with the company for 4 years and did not have any complaints until they began to switch management. The new management did not have a good relationship with the employees and caused several individuals to quit because the job was not worth the stress. The best thing about the job is that they offer full benefits for part-time work.
Fast paced working environment with changing conditions.
Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 1, 2016
Working at UPS as a Supervisor requires a vast knowledge and understanding of the business in order to provide great service and maximum profits for the company. In my 21 years of service I have learned many traits. I've learned how to manage people, control hours, good customer relations, and time management. The hardest part of the job is taking on too much work at one time rather than delegating some to others. The most enjoyable part of the jobs is the wonderful people I work with. They care about each other as well as getting the job done right.