United States Postal Service
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3.5
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Interviews at United States Postal Service

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at United States Postal Service.
Interview experience
Based on 4,749 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 4,713 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 4,510 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 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 4.

Interview process length
More than one month
35%
About a month
24%
About two weeks
17%
About a week
14%
About a day or two
10%
Most reported steps
Background check
78%
Drug test
76%
On-site interview
71%
Written test
55%
Problem solving exercises
27%
Least reported steps
Presentation
7%
They have no interview
3%
Take-home/sample work
3%

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

  • 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
  • Unprofessional, Unorganized, Discriminatory! Not only was the HR dept unprofessional but also lacked integrity. After completing and passing the requirements...assessment, backgrounds, drug testing, …
    Shared on February 13, 2020
  • Very Unprofessional, unorganized ...a waste of my time!Applied for a specific job location (only one job was available in the county). After completing the assessment I was offered the job without an…
    Shared on February 12, 2020

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

Interview tips at United States Postal Service

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)64%
  • Formal (business suit)12%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)12%
  • They didn’t have a dress code10%
  • 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 site35%
  • Other19%
  • Through Indeed12%
  • Employee referral11%
  • 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