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Interviews at United States Postal Service

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Interview experience

Based on 6,964 interviews
Average

Interview difficulty

Based on 6,914 interviews
Easy

Interview process length

Based on 6,652 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at United States Postal Service

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 3.

Interview process length
More than one month
37%
About a month
24%
About two weeks
17%
About a week
13%
About a day or two
10%
Most reported steps
Background check
76%
Drug test
70%
On-site interview
66%
Written test
53%
Problem solving exercises
26%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
7%
Presentation
7%
Take-home/sample work
3%

What candidates say about the interview process at United States Postal Service

  • Process for:Laborer Custodial Process9/26/20 Filled out application9/28/20 Test Invitation 10/07/20 MVR check2/02/21 Interview 2/05/21 Second Interview2/09/21 Background Check (NACI)2/12/21 F…
    Shared on June 16, 2021
  • No interviews now with covid and new policies. Just fill out application and do everything through email other than fingerprints. Which will be the first time you meet postmaster after accepting job o…
    Shared on February 17, 2021
  • If you show up for interview that’s a start. You must have a valid drivers license and not be a felon
    Shared on May 4, 2020
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Interview questions at United States Postal Service

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Unprofessional and lacks integrity
    Shared on February 12, 2020
  • The question base and the work surounding
    Shared on January 22, 2019
  • I thought you had to pass the in-person proctor test with a 70%? And if you did pass the test, does it take a while before you hear any other instructions?
    Shared on January 15, 2019

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Interview tips at United States Postal Service

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)61%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)14%
  • They didn’t have a dress code13%
  • Formal (business suit)10%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at United States Postal Service

  • RUN, RUN as fast as you can!!!! Hard to believe that USPS is a place that lacks integrity and professionalism. If the administrative staff handling the hiring process cannot and will not treat you w…
    Shared on February 13, 2020
  • Waiting to be interviewed again! It fast, know the shift you are willing to work. Be honest and ready to work hrs you are given.
    Shared on December 20, 2019
  • Run. Run away fast. You will have no control over your hours or days for years. Not a caring company. They will work you to death, screaming to go faster, faster or get fired. And they treat you e…
    Shared on February 13, 2019

The first interview at United States Postal Service

How candidates got an interview
  • Other online job site30%
  • Other22%
  • Through Indeed16%
  • Employee referral10%
  • Paper application9%

How candidates received their first interview at United States Postal Service

  • I got it via email
    Shared on January 20, 2019
  • Had to take a test back in 1984
    Shared on November 29, 2018 - Postal Carrier - Warwick, RI
  • Applied and got a call back
    Shared on October 17, 2018 - USPS Clerk - Memphis, TN

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