Very productive workplace, lots of diversity and teamwork
PSE Mail Processing Clerk (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – January 12, 2017
You learn a lot at the post office, from how to manage equipment to how sort and distribute mail. The people that work there really know how to work as a team and the supervisors really help you out in any doubts you have.
We get two 15 min paid breaks, there is a lot to do so im glad that they do.
Only work here if you're desperate and are prepared to discontinue a life outside of work.
City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) – Kansas – January 12, 2017
Management will hound you every day to come in on your days off and complain that you're working too slow regardless of how fast you are actually going. I would only take this job is you're desperate to get some income because you are treated as an expendable piece of garbage. You will get paid less do more work and worse benefits than the regulars and they will not supply you with winter gear to stay warm.
Mail Handler Assistant (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – January 12, 2017
Typical day at work unloading sacks of mail, sorting them into the correct zip codes and making sure all mail is processed and ready for the trucks at 2 or 3am. Very fast paced environment so be prepared to walk and be on your feet your entire shift. Have to make sure you have comfortable shoes at all times.
People are very friendly and easy to work with. They actually make your day go by pretty smooth.
Find those few who will be helpful and have your back. Ignore the bullies and overall negativity from regulars and management
City Carrier Assistant (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – January 11, 2017
Once out of the station, and carrying a route, the job is enjoyable and fulfilling.
Then the phone calls begin from supervisors who will push and push in a completely unprofessional way. I've been the recipient of these calls and watched/listened to them doing the same to others while in the station. They laugh together during and after these demeaning conversations. Any manager who finds belittling others fulfilling, should be forced to go through management training 101.
The unprofessionalism is rampant and completely out of line. When called out on this behavior, they'll go so far as to tell you they'll fire you before the week is over. They don't have that authority and have/will deny having made these comments.
The postmaster's office should address this behavior, yet I've never experienced anything but retaliation. They allow the same ridiculous behaviors from regular carriers.
Nobody appears to be addressing these bad behaviors. I can only assume upper management is fine with the status quo.
Leaving the station and being on your own to accurately perform your job duties, interacting with the public. 2))
Unprofessional and demeaning management, These behaviors would never be acceptable in the
City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – January 11, 2017
Management that is hard on carriers, never happy with your work, and constantly pressuring employees. The hours, and days are long. You have to accept the fact that you will be drained physically at the end of every shift.
Government pay, and benefits
Long hours, impossible management with unrealistic expectations
City Carrier Assistant (CCA) (Former Employee) – Clintonville, WI – January 11, 2017
Yes it's Wisconsin weather but if u don't like winter don't think about applying. If you want a life this isn't the job for you either, long inconsistent hours, full time hours and work with part time pay, a lot of behind the back whispering within the carriers, union rep is very close to postmaster so not much help there when you need it. Very fast paced. And long routes.
Casual Mail Handler (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – January 11, 2017
Working at USPS was a great experience. The management and co-workers are great to be around and work with. I loved working there because you could come in your regular clothes and put in your headphones and just do your job. I would defiantly recommend working here.
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) – Laguna Niguel, CA – January 11, 2017
I became a mail carrier and promoted to On the Job Instrucor. I trained all the new carriers for the Laguna Niguel Post Office. I collected, cased pulled down and delivered US Mail. I was always signed up on the overtime desire list to work extra hours.