Package Handler (Current Employee) – Palatine, IL – July 28, 2016
Any workday at UPS as a package handler is almost exactly the same. We come to work a few minutes early so that our supervisor can account us, not forgetting to bring appropriate hydration and attire. Everyone locates their own work area along the conveyor belt, everyone yearning for the spot near the fan. The packages come slow at first but they, without warning, can come out as a torrent. Soon the shouts concerning the state of the packages come as a chorus ringing above the ever-present whine of the belts. My supervisor trying as best as he can in an attempt to manage the situation. Some of my co-workers, those who've been there long enough that they are not as weary as the rest of us, strike up conversations here and there, trying to pass the time before the boredom consumes our minds. The most difficult part of the job is also what I find most satisfactory, which is to sort packages. What I learned from my short but maddeningly-long time there is that the most strenuous work can bring the most illogical joy.
Part Time Manager (Former Employee) – Corpus Christi, TX – July 27, 2016
I was an hourly employee who got tired of loading and unloading trucks so I applied for Management. once in management I could no longer be in the union and this made it difficult for full time employment so I left.
I worked at UPS as a Sr. Administrative Assistant in the Revenue Management Department. The department is to assure UPS stays profitable. The Revenue Managers whom I supported are responsible for producing incentives for UPSs large shippers (no one pays published rates).
The department analyzes shipping data for the customers via various shipping systems, that UPS has in place. Based on the customer’s unique shipping history we are able to offer the customer incentives. A contract is then produced with the specific incentives for the customer and, UPS and the customer enter into an agreement.
Driver's Helper (Former Employee) – Menlo Park, CA – July 27, 2016
UPS was a great place to work walking in early in the morning and you're already in a fast paste working environment and seeing everybody smiling and joking around made the time really past by, drivers would provide lunch for their helpers, and they would also give us a rides home. Very friendly.
PACKAGE HANDLER (Former Employee) – Hodgkins, IL – July 27, 2016
A typical day at UPS is that you are busy from the time you start until you end the day. You are in a trailer under hot or cold weather conditions, you load and scan packages. The only thing I have learned is how to deal with different personalities. Management at times was a little difficult but there are times that it was great to be employee at UPS. Management implemented a incentive program where employees where given free cash cards, or items from the UPS catalogue for their hard work and to let them know they are part of the company. The co-workers while I was working at UPS was great, it help to have people you can talk to and understand the work environment we work in. The hardest part of the job was working under the changing weather conditions. The most enjoyable part of my job their of course getting paid every week and having friends.
Driver (Current Employee) – Lanham, MD – July 26, 2016
Typical workday is very busy, fast paced,but learning environment. Enjoy team work, and assisting co workers when deemed necessary. The hardest part of the job is being tasks when no guidance or policy/procedures. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with new people, working in a diverse environment and learning a new skill with the ability to successfully reach the company goals and expectations.
UPS was a very good place to work but the compensation couldn't accomodate my life style.
Sales Clerk (Former Employee) – Zachary, LA – July 26, 2016
I truly enjoyed working for the individual of this particular location. I also liked the environment, probably because it was only 3 of us. Therefore, we got to know one another's work habits very well & it was very easy to adjust and work together. I would stayed here if the compensation was adequate for my family.
close to my home, family oriented, wholesome environment
part time job only 4 hour work days due to the fact that the work involved is so strenuous.Lots of repetitive heavy lifting can be hard after a while.Constant micro managing. I was not being let out on time to make it to class.
Part-Time Supervisor (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 26, 2016
It's a great company to work for if you have "tough skin". The opportunities for advancement are good but you have to put yourself out as moving up is your best plan. They are stuck in their old ways but overall they compensate you for your continued commitment.
Unloader/Sorter (Former Employee) – Menlo Park, CA – July 26, 2016
Its a fast paced job that could tire you, but your so into the job that you lose track of time and before you know it your already off. Great co workers that have no problem helping you out. for example there are items that weigh over 100 lbs and anyone would volunteer to help you team lift that object.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Chester, VA – July 25, 2016
A day at ups was the worst. I never really liked that job but i have things in life that had to be done. Working at ups I've learned that a job is not suppose to be fun. The management was terrible, my coworkers was the only reason i liked coming to work. Working at ups was very hard for me because everyone that worked there were men. So you're dealing with comments everyday, jokes about not being able to do certain things, it was just a lot. The most i enjoyed about my job is my breaks and being able to go home.