Mail Handler Assistant (Current Employee) – Little Rock, AR – November 20, 2017
A typical day would be to come in, work your butt off, be told mandatory overtime, do 2 other people's jobs because they won't hire anyone to replace the people who did quit. Work 12 hours a day go home sore. Repeat.
Management doesn't care about anyone but themselves. No advancement potential as the Post Office is cutting jobs because they can't afford to pay benefits.
PSE Mail Processing Clerk (Former Employee) – Cedar Rapids, IA – November 19, 2017
fast-paced environment. Breaks not guaranteed. Very pressured to complete duties in a timely manner. No lunch break time due to heavy work load. Temporary appointment difficult to achieve permanent hire position
Casual Clerk (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – November 19, 2017
It was an ok place to work and decent pay. I was a seasonal worker trying to get extra money for the holidays so it definitely worked well for me. It was busy most times which could make it a little stressful some days. But overall a good place to work.
Productive and fast , fun but observed frequently.
Sales Associate / Clerk (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – November 19, 2017
A typical day is working hard , being on time , no playing around being at your post within 5 minutes of clocking in. What I have learn was computer skills, how the mail is prosed . I requested several times to improve my knowledge but was never introduced for improvement. Management had only eyes for favorite employees. The workplace culture was not fun people enjoyed talking behind your back and spreading rumors. The hardest part was for me when I started getting older was standing on my feet for 8 hours. Your either standing or walking constantly back and forth with cages of mail from the machines to the dock. The most enjoyable part was clocking out to leave.
Window Clerk (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – November 19, 2017
Most of my working career at the Postal Service was adequate and, for the most part, enjoyable. It allowed me to pursue my educational interests and save a considerable amount of money. It offered fine benefits.
Good benefits, good vacations (five weeks/yr), good pay, two breaks per day and a fair lunch period.
Rotating management personnel made it difficult to cope at times.
Letter Carrier & Interim Supervisor (Former Employee) – West Hills, CA – November 18, 2017
Working at the post office as a new guy really can put "hard work" into perspective. When you're new, you will be pushed to perform at the same standards as those who have been working there for many years. Being tired after work will be a normal thing. New employees were put on a contract for a year at a time, getting laid off each time. No tenure to be earned in that period of time. If you're able to hang in there the pay off can be good: becoming an actual career employee.
Postal clerk (Former Employee) – Racine, WI – November 18, 2017
I liked the coworkers and hated upper management. Your boss will take it out on you cause his/hers bosses, bosses, boss yelled at him. They want to eliminate jobs left and right and they go by numbers and not by work volume.
pay and benefits
No life, work hours ALWAYS change, Job security is not there
PSE Clerk (Former Employee) – Westerville, OH – November 18, 2017
They pay ok for the fact that they work you hard. If you dont catch on in 2 months they fire you. The management is a joke and act as if you are machine and not a person. Use your discretion when applying for a job.
Nice place to work. Good pay and benefits. Hard to have a home life though.
Carrier Technician (Current Employee) – Shenandoah, PA – November 18, 2017
I see so many reviews on here saying how the USPS is such a bad company to work for and advancement takes forever. You just have to be patient and not get greedy and wait your turn. It will happen. I have been with the Postal Service for just over 3 years now and have made regular a few months ago. I was a CCA and yes it was hard at times and the extreme weather sucks but it is a great place for advancement as long as you are willing to learn. I have had the opportunity to fill in as Postmaster and Supervisor in a few different offices and I love my job. It is a very physical job but if you have the drive and willingness to work you will do fine. I se so many people saying how this job is for fit young people and while I am young I am definitely not fit. Give it a try, if u don’t like carrying mail there are other options within this company for you, just do your homework and choose what fits you best.
Job stability, great benefits once you make career (non-career isn’t so bad either)
CCA- City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) – Garland, TX – November 18, 2017
Very poor communication by management. Carriers were generally referred to as "grumpy old men" by one postmaster. I would come to work and be sent home because there was no vehicle to drive, or on a couple of occasions, I was almost at work, and told to the day off. Scanners didn't work properly. You never know your schedule until late in the afternoon the day before, so it was impossible to plan any outside activities. Very poor work/life balance.
PSE Mail Processing Clerk/Casual Mail Handler (Current Employee) – Palatine, IL – November 18, 2017
It is nice working at the Post Office. The only thing is, your hours/schedule will change all of the time, Most of all, it is very important to just keep your focus and process the mail. The towns you are assigned to are expecting their mail in a accurate and timely manner.
MHA (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – November 18, 2017
This is a ok place to work but in my role you have to wait until a career opening comes up and then they give all of the hours to those who are already career people to begin with plus they get overtime too. It's hard to live off of 30 hrs a week in this economy and its put myself and many of my coworkers in my same position in a financial bind. I've found out that this is why most people leave or quit.
Location and its union
Not enough hours on a consistent basis to live off of, not enough equipment to do your job with