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great pay, long hours
City Carrier Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 15, 2018
guaranteed overtime
long hours each day
over 60 hours week
work 6 days a week
can become stressful
culture is very old school
great check every two weeks
Pros
no micro management
Cons
poor management
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Stressful at times. Opportunities for advancement after some years.
Delivery Bar Code Sorter Mach. Operator (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 15, 2018
Too much gossip and jealousy. Stick with positive employees and you'll be better off. Shady management and supervisors if they don't like you. Otherwise it's ok.
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Enjoyed my years at USPS
Accounting Specialist (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOAugust 15, 2018
Enjoyed my years working for USPS. Was afforded the opportunity to pursue my education and raise a family. Work was sometimes demanding due to work loads on certain days. Other than that the work was enjoyable.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Management can be depressing
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Not for everybody
CITY CARRIER ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLAugust 14, 2018
If you like money and don't have a social life, this job is perfect for you. You're going to make good money, but you're going to work your butt off for it. Then after a while, you'll wonder if the money you're making is worth all of the work and unnecessary drama you have to put up with. The company will always come first, so don't plan on having any unplanned family emergencies that aren't death related. If you're able to get through the first three years where you're working six days a week and 8-10 hours a day, congratulations! You'll be promoted and only have to work FIVE days a week and 8-10 hours a day. Like I said, not for everyone..
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Very fast paced and stressful place to work
CITY LETTER CARRIER (Current Employee) –  TXAugust 14, 2018
The company is a great place to work although management has a lot of conflicting instructions. Often seems unorganized. Pay and benefits are exceptional but that comes at the expense of your work and personal life balance. Delivering mail and packages is not complicated but it is hard work and is to be completed within designated time frame. The people in general are very supportive if you have questions about anything. Hardest part of the job is the time limit given to complete your route and auxiliary help along with extreme weather and animal elements. Best part of the job are the benefits and the relationships you create with your coworkers.
Pros
pay, benefits, supportive coworkers
Cons
difficult to find work/life balance
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Cut-throat zero tolerance work place with high responsibility
Clerk (Former Employee) –  Pecatonica, ILAugust 14, 2018
You must follow your duties to the letter and singular mistakes can be punished up to termination. No warnings. The work isn't difficult but the responsibility of the work is very high which is why mistakes are not tolerated.
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Aware,fast paced,and productive.
Casual Clerk (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHAugust 14, 2018
A typical day at work will be busy with long hours, being aware are very important,management are careful who they hire,to stay aware,and non criminal.
Pros
Overtime
Cons
Temporary
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typical day at work
Rural Carrier Associate (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMAugust 14, 2018
case the mail,
pull down the mail,
load the mail in trays,
load up parcels in llv,
grab the scanner,
leave for the street,
deliver mail and pkgs,
retrieve mail from collections
return to office,
clean up work station,
Leave for the day
Pros
Leave work when finished with assignment
Cons
No benefits.
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Productive
Regular-Career Labor Custodian (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MO 63155August 14, 2018
I make it a positive day, work place culture was sad from the first line leader to the top. Too many people were there too long and did not want to change for the betterment of the company or co-workers.
Pros
lunches
Cons
breaks
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Fast pace, could make good money
Rural carrier (Current Employee) –  Searcy, ARAugust 14, 2018
Good job for no college degree. You do get taken advantage of, you really should get paid more. You get paid by the route not the hour. So if it takes you 12 hours to run a 8 hour route you only get paid 8. Which happens a lot when mail is heavy or the route is not accurate.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Not paid right. Less time with family
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Stressful environment
PSE Mail Processing Clerk (Former Employee) –  Santa Rosa, CAAugust 14, 2018
Poor management style and leadership. Little or no training. Severely under staffed. Constant fast-paced, stressful environment. Expected to work six days per week, no less than ten hour shifts. Fast burn-out, high turnover.
Pros
decent pay
Cons
toxic atmosphere
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Great
PSE Clerk/Mail Handler/Acting Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Kearny, NJAugust 14, 2018
I truly like the fact that everyone is given the opportunity to grow. Take on new task and provide a little security for loved ones as long as you keep your agenda going
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Not a very good job unless you are a full time carrier.
Rural Carrier Associate (Current Employee) –  VirginiaAugust 14, 2018
It is not an easy job, yet it does get "easier".
Be prepared before you apply to this job.
I have seen many people just came in and quit within a month. There is a reason why you get paid 17.78 hr. You must not be lazy and be able to handle a lot of pressure. If your job performance doesn't get better within 90days, I predict you might either quit before you even reach that 90das, or get fired due to your 90 day provationary period policy; although they might decide to keep you since they lack in manpower thorugh out the year. Further, during the christmas season, you will basically work from 5am till 8pm the entire month, yet it also depends on your region, but most likely you will be working average 6-80 hours a week. During the normal season, as a relief or pt carrier, you will be working average 60hours aweek. Sure, the money is good, but there is no benefits nor any insurance unless you are a full time carrier. I make about appx NET 1300-1500 biweekly. That is when I work 60hours 6days aweek, with no weekends off.
Pros
Great amount of work
Cons
No work life balance
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I loved carrying mail
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INAugust 14, 2018
While the elements can make carrying mail difficult, I really enjoyed being outside, walking 15 miles plus per day. The way the station can be run can be frustrating and difficult depending on where you are stationed. And as City Carrier Assistant you get one day off a week most of the year, and around the holidays you most likely will work everyday for months at a time.
Pros
Compensation, sunshine, exercise
Cons
weather, dogs, unfamiliar routes, spiders
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Great place and benefits
Clerk & Sales, Manage office, Delivery of Mail (Former Employee) –  Amherst Junction, WIAugust 14, 2018
I really enjoyed and loved my day. The customers were very polite and understanding. I had a very difficult manager who refused to do paperwork, which in turn lost me my job during medical leave.
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Mail Clerk
Mail Clerk (Former Employee) –  Long Island-Queens, NYAugust 14, 2018
Dispose of junk mail. Date stamp all incoming mail. Sort mail such as returned letters, adjustments, bills, orders, and payments. Complete incorrect returned mail. Receive outgoing mail and apply correct postage.
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Fast paced
Letter carrier (Former Employee) –  Harriman, TNAugust 14, 2018
Fast paced work environment. Excellent training with paid vacation days. I did not enjoy working in so many different stations. Benefits were good, except for the high deductibles.
Pros
I enjoyed a fast paced environment
Cons
Felt part time employees did not have adequate rain, snow gear allowance.
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Must be dedicated and have an excellant memory. And be willing to work in all kinds of weather.
Sub mail carrier (Former Employee) –  Lakeside, AZAugust 14, 2018
It is very time oriented, with a certain amount of time allotted to sort mail and packages, make adjustments to the route for permanent and temporary mail holds, collect sensitive mail (certified, registered, any mail or packages requiring a signature, etc.), load vehicle and complete route before outgoing truck arrives at the PO.
Pros
Enjoyed the job for the most part once I was out on the route.
Cons
As a sub, I worked ALL weekends and holidays. And I had to provide my own vehicle, insurance, cover maintenance, etc. Granted, I was compensated at so much per mile, but didn't cover all expenses that were incurred annually.
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Early mornings, good pay
Holiday Mail Clerk (Former Employee) –  Tualatin, ORAugust 14, 2018
Expect to be up and at 'em long before the crack of dawn, but the pay is excellent and the work is steady if not particularly challenging. Fast reflexes and attention to detail are definite plusses, as you are expected to recognize numbers and sort mail and packages quickly. Overall, if you do not mind having a greatly diminished social life because of the dramatic shift from the usual daylight hours of most other people then the post office is a great place to work.
Pros
Good work environment, consistent work.
Cons
Extremely early hours
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Very long hours, no proper cooling or heating for the seasons.
Letter Carrier - Postal Office (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 14, 2018
Very long hours, no proper cooling or heating for the seasons. Everything is on a timed schedule, if you’re not ready for fast paced environment do not apply! You will not see your family at times either from late hours
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