Seasonal Driver (Former Employee) – Loudoun County, VA – May 1, 2017
I enjoyed UPS very much they gave me a part time, physical job while i was training to get into the military. When i found out i couldnt get in due to medical issues [lymes disease] i continued working at UPS until a seasonal driver position opened up and i moved into that position and after seasonal was a temp driver. The hardest part was the physical side i guess but i always enjoyed it so i would not say it was very difficult. I had the benefit of working with awesome managers and co-workers which just made work life easy and not too stressfull
Seasonal Driver Helper (Current Employee) – Tamaqua, PA – December 14, 2017
I worked as a driver-helper during the holiday season. I'd say it was a very insightful position into postal work that comes in handy for gleaning some quick experience in a reputable company. The pay is very fair for what is done, and it's quite simple so as long as you can tolerate being out in rough weather for hours. The most common activity is carrying packages to the addresses at which your driver arrives. You may also get offered to work at the facility for extra hours, but that is much more physically demanding work, believe me. Overall, I've grown to enjoy the experience. I'd recommend UPS particularly for someone without university experience; it seems like a great prospect for stable and well compensated employment that doesn't require a degree. Being a seasonal helper provides an avenue for upward mobility.
Exploring nearby towns, building rapport with drivers, insight into postal work
Unpaid breaks, working conditions in bad weather, very physically demanding for facility work
Auditor (Former Employee) – Columbia, SC – December 14, 2017
excellent managers peak season you can work 8 hours and it is considered overtime with overtime pay paid every week I was a clerk/auditor caught packages with the wrong weight and billed customer sorted packages into containers load and unload packages on planes
Great place to work as a student. Great benefits. Help you stay fit (lost about 50lb in a 6 months) The job can be hard during summer time. Management was very stressful. They will be on you seriously.
Helps you stay fit, Tuition and books reimbursement, great health insurance
Load/Unloader (Former Employee) – Harrisburg, PA – December 13, 2017
U.P.S had a lot of benefits to offer and they also assisted you in your education. Whenever you needed any assistance there was always an employee willing to help you and ensure that the job got done safely. They also offered overtime diluting peak seasons.
The over conrodory was there with employees in your department
Work environment wasn't the best and they don't respect personal matters
If you can handle a job that is very physically demanding, you might survive. Working as a loader or unloader in a hub is very fast-paced and stressful. I lost 50 pounds in the first 6 months I was there. Most employees don't last that long, to be honest. If you stick it out, you can advance within the company and make a great salary. It's union--unless you go the managerial route--and there are great benefits.
Great exercise; great benefits and tuition reimbursement even if only part-time.
short breaks, dirty, industrial work environment, lots of pressure to work very fast and still follow 'safety measures' which is next to impossible
Package Handler (Current Employee) – Franklin Park, IL – December 13, 2017
You will pick up heavy boxes more than 70 Ibs, up to 150 Ibs max, not like the description, however, there is assistance rules for that so you dont pick it up yourself. 3 am to 9 am isnt always true either, basically depends on your position in the facility cause there maybe times where you start at 2 am or even midnight in the holidays for an 8 hr shift.
Some coworkers are nice and will train you themselves
Other coworkers can be mean and rush you, pay is good but not that good, arguements in the facility are abundant
Package Handler (Former Employee) – Hodgkins, IL – December 13, 2017
A fast-paced work environment that offers great benefits and a secured life-long career with a 401k plan. This is a good job if you are starting off and wants something to add to your resume if you don't have much work experience.
UPS ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – December 12, 2017
The pay is excellent .health care is 100 % paid with 100 %coverage...with exception to eye and dental which is about 70%..coverage...pension is outstanding..full package with wages and benefits is worth 130,000 yearly..without a college education I am grateful for the standard of living UPS HAS AFFORDED ME AND MY FAMILY!...and with 27 years of service I now get 6 weeks vacation with 8 sick days..and 9 paid …
Package car driver (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 12, 2017
My time at UPS was educational and fun. Aside from the lackluster way their management style changed over the years to be adverse towards the union worker I enjoyed my interaction with the people which made up for the harassment that we would have to endure from management on a daily basis. It built character to be able to go out and perform under extreme weather conditions and to brave Manhattan traffic on a daily basis.It was very challenging to avoid accidents among all the chaos of human and vehicular traffic.