griffms in Alpharetta, Georgia said: Are there advancement opportunities, more specifically into the corporate office, if i start out as a package handler. I have a MBA and would really like to work for the corporate office in Alpharetta. Should i be apply for another job with in the UPS umbrella to achieve this?
There is a deep divide between union jobs (anyone who touches a package) and non-union jobs (administrative, technical, and management.) If you already have your MBA, you should apply directly for the management positions in Alpharetta. A lot of the senior management in the corporate offices are former drivers BUT it takes years with the union to work your way up from a package handler to a driver position. Get in touch with the HR recruiter for the area and let them know your interest in working for the company. There is a hiring freeze at the moment but you can at least get your information on file. Also, many of the corporate functions are staffed through temp agencies rather than direct hires so be prepared to be directed back to a staffing agency rather than interviewed by UPS.