Mail Processor/Handler (Former Employee), Seattle, WA – January 22, 2014
A typical day at the plant was average..some days were smooth and some made you feel miserable..management always favored certain employees and didnt treat us equally. I enjoyed working with different people. What I learned working here is that I know I now that I can do better, work towards a better career.
PSE Clerk (Former Employee), Bradenton, FL – March 10, 2014
Pros: good paying job, night shift.
Cons: no healthcare for 1 year, you can lose your job at any time, (even after probation), may take up to 5 years to become a career employee
A typical day i would arrive at work at 10pm and begin setting up my machine for the night. Begin running first pass(carrier) until 3am-4am(depends on mail volume) and then switch to second pass(carrier ordered) Break down the machine(sweep). Re-run your rejects as carrier route and then break down the trays to GPMC carts for dispatch.
The biggest – more... thing you'll learn with the USPS is time management
Management was good for the most part, although sometimes they had communication issues with each other. We had just got a new MDO and that's why i no longer work for the usps.
Co-workers were okay, many regulars constantly complain.
The hardest part of working for the postal service is definitely the amount of hours
My favorite part of the job was trying to keep good numbers for your machine throughout the night. – less
The Post Office was not a great fit for me personally because I was not looking for a full time job at time. Although the job is categorized as a part time job with the potential of being called in to work on days not scheduled. I was told that most Rural carrier associate had another job outside of the Post Office, no rural carrier I met had another – more... job due to the work load at the Post Office. – less
Working as a Postmaster Relief (Temporary position)
Postmaster Relief (Former Employee), Negreet, LA – March 10, 2014
Postmaster Relief is a temporary position, running & supervising a rural Post Office unit in Negreet, LA for 6 months. No brakes or lunches for an 8 hour plus shift, and working 6 days a week with no coverage for one day off. couldn't wait to move back home to California
Distribution window/markup clerk (Former Employee), St. Louis MO – March 10, 2014
A typical day would consist of mail distribution, working with customers regarding sales of postage and other postal related business. Since I worked most of my employment career with the postal service, I learned multitasking is very essential to get the job done on a daily basis. Management could be a little more supportive in a more positive manner. – more... On average my co-workers were relatively pleasant to work with. The hardest part of the job was the constant lifting and standing. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing I did my job to the best of my knowledge provided by the employer. – less
Fast-paced, warehouse type work. Bad management and very lazy co-workers
Casual Mail Handler (Current Employee), Asheville, NC – March 9, 2014
Pros: fast-paced work
Cons: disorganized management, bad scheduling, lazy coworkers (regular/career)
A typical day consists of going in at either 12pm or 3pm. I can expect to work a 12 hour shift 6 days a week unless otherwise notified. I sort the mail as it comes in off of the trucks from the stations, send it to its respective destinations within the sorting facility and then send it back out to its final destinations.I have learned much about how – more... the mailing system in the US works, gained physical endurance for working in a warehouse type environment, learned patience. I have gained knowledge that would be useful in other future careers or hopefully my final career. Management is very disorganised. The suervisors do not communicate with eachother or try to work out a "game plan" for their shift. This results in many, myself included, staying longer and having to do a great chunk of the incoming shifts work. The majority of my co-workers are lazy. And I do not often use that word. They are known as "career" or "regular" employees which basically means they can not be fired, thus resulting in them standing around and undermining management (which doesn't say anything to them the majority of the time anyway) and not working. This results in those who are not career bringing up their slack because we can be fired. There are 4 employees out of over 150 in the entire plant who are required to work 6 days a week and 12 hours unless otherwise notified,which is not often. The hardest part of the job is the management and the coworkers. I like the type of work that I do. – less
City Mail Carrier (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NV – March 9, 2014
good company, good salaries, could have better managers with better skills..the most I enjoyed about this job was to be able to work on my own, making the best decisions for the company and my customers.
Mail Carrier (Current Employee), Orland Park, IL – March 9, 2014
Pros: ok pay
Cons: not enough help
this job has its days. some are good some are bad. sometimes the managment could lack. sometimes i feel like they dont really care about our well being. they just expect you to deliver the mail no matter what.
Supervisor (Current Employee), Houston, TX – March 9, 2014
Didn't have any problems. I'm not sure why I have to write this as a mandatory thing. I would prefer to not have to write this review as I'm still working here and don't feel like this is professional or the best thing for my career.
POSTAL CARRIER (Former Employee), MCCLELLANVILLE SC – March 8, 2014
VERY DETAILED ORIENTED JOB, FAST PACED. PROVIDING A SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS WAS THE BEST PART. ESPECIALLY CUSTOMERS WHO RECIPROCATED THEIR APPRECIATION. I LEARNED HOW TO BE MORE ATTENTIVE TO DETAIL AND CUSTOMERS NEEDS.
Mail Carrier (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PA – March 7, 2014
Cons: health care benefits
To begin I had to organize all my received mail, align them with their specific addresses. I organized specific packages in the same manner. I inspected my vehicle. Afterwards I loaded up all packages and mail. Then delivered all material efficiently ensuring great customer service. I learned how to drive to the desired locations, collect needed materials, – more... carry them and deliver them to customers in an orderly fashion. The management was optimal. My co workers were easy to get along with. The hardest part of the job was delivering mail through the snow season. The most enjoyable part of the job was i had the chance to practice coordination in order to perform tasks. – less