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Manager, Distribution Operations (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJanuary 12, 2017
After 33 years of service I moved through the ranks from bottom to Management.
Must be committed to meeting daily goals, safety and budget oriented facility.
Pros
Security/ Benefits good
Cons
Loud, fast paced, production goal driven to meet customer satisfaction
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Excellent Workplace
Letter Carrier (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJanuary 12, 2017
This is a great job for someone who loves to talk with people and work long hours. This job is a great career job for someone who wants to move around in the Postal area.
Pros
Benefits and Overtime
Cons
Time Consuming Long Days and sometimes 1 day off if you are a CCA
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Hard to review this employer
Customer Relations Specialist (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 12, 2017
Overall okay place to work. Compensation is not up to standards. Some functions are old and not up to date. Facility is old and not structured for optimal performance,
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Very productive workplace, lots of diversity and teamwork
PSE Mail Processing Clerk (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJanuary 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.
Pros
We get two 15 min paid breaks, there is a lot to do so im glad that they do.
Cons
No cons.
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Only work here if you're desperate and are prepared to discontinue a life outside of work.
City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) –  KansasJanuary 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.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
terrible work life balance
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Great pay but overnights wasn't my thing.
Casual Clerk (Former Employee) –  Rochester, MmnmnJanuary 12, 2017
Great place to work if you can stand overnights. Great people to work with. Management is very friendly. Pay is okay. Its not a sweatshop. overall great place to work.
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Great place to work
Mail Handler Assistant (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJanuary 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.
Pros
Managers will buy food for staff on occasion
Cons
A lot of walking and standing
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Very hard work
Rural Carrier Associate (Current Employee) –  Eagle, IDJanuary 12, 2017
Very busy job, as an RCA you will be utilized whenever needed and on call everyday.

You will back up a regular carrier and are going to work one day a week for sure. You will also deliver Amazon packages on Sundays.
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a good job, great benefits and pension
Letter Carrier (Former Employee) –  Sterling Heights, MIJanuary 12, 2017
Overall a great place to work. fun people to work with and great customers. The Postal Service is a good career job. It is a physically demanding job but if you work smart you will be OK.
Pros
Great pay and benefits. Good exercise.
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Rude leadership
RCA Rural Carrier Associate (Current Employee) –  South CarolinaJanuary 12, 2017
Great place to work if leadership learned how to talk to their employees. I see why people quit and find other jobs. Management expects you to worship them.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Management
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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, MOJanuary 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.
Pros
Leaving the station and being on your own to accurately perform your job duties, interacting with the public. 2))
Cons
Unprofessional and demeaning management, These behaviors would never be acceptable in the
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Tough place to work.
City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJanuary 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.
Pros
Government pay, and benefits
Cons
Long hours, impossible management with unrealistic expectations
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Great place to grow to retirement
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) –  Stilwell, OKJanuary 11, 2017
Great pay, holidays off,when you go full time great benefits, down to earth co works. Just a good job to have. Wish I had taken full time position elsewhere
Pros
Work at own schedule
Cons
Have to be in by 5 pm
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Great place
Clerk/Casual (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NvJanuary 11, 2017
It was hard work but I loved it. My supervisor taught me well and I did a great job there to bad it was temporary. The hours were great and all the employees were good to me.
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Long days, horrendous weather conditions
City Carrier Assistant (CCA) (Former Employee) –  Clintonville, WIJanuary 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.
Pros
Summer and tuesdays
Cons
Two 10 min paid breaks
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Productive and great experience
Casual Mail Handler (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MAJanuary 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.
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great for exercise, outdoors 70% of the job.
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) –  Laguna Niguel, CAJanuary 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.
Pros
Great exercise
Cons
delivering mail in the rain.
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Only good if you have a spouse that can handle everyday finances
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Diberville, MSJanuary 11, 2017
Good pay , little to no hours, no benefits, long periods before advancement. No life on call everyday. Heavy loads everyday. Poor leadership skills.
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clerk (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARJanuary 11, 2017
I learned how to work well with customers and also a lot about the mailing indutry and still am learning a lot of new techniques in sorting and allm about stamps.
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Good and Bad
City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) –  Harlingen, TXJanuary 11, 2017
Working as a CCA is not bad. Very fast paced and could be unforgiving at times. Once you make "Regular" and have your own route, things seem to slow down and get better.
Pros
Working alone
Cons
You are technically never alone due to GPS
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