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up pace stressful envirement with bad managment
Mail Handler (Current Employee) –  Dulles, VAApril 18, 2018
i only recommend the post office to people who want a job that pays your bills and takes care of your family benefits wise. The management that runs throughout the company is very poor.
Pros
benifits to take care of your family
Cons
managment is poor
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Ok job
Clerk (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAApril 18, 2018
Fast paced and no work life balance. You get hours in the winter, sometimes you could be working 16+hours, but once it slows down and you're a contract employee you can get 2 hours a day.
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poor management
Carrier (Current Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAApril 18, 2018
very poor management down grading to employees slow advancement treated like second hand citizens and has no concern about family of personal life . sad sad sad
Pros
out on the street peace of mind
Cons
management
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PSE Clerk (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAApril 18, 2018
This place would be great if they didn't overwork you and showed mre recognition to their employees work ethic. The pay is awesome but the work place is very unorganized.
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High stress, fast paced job
Letter Carrier (Former Employee) –  Chelsea, MAApril 18, 2018
Typical work day involved sorting mail and packages, bundling the mail, bringing it to your delivery vehicle, then beginning the deliveries. The post office I worked out of delivered to multiple communities (East Boston, Charlestown, Everrett, Chelsea, Winthrop, and Sommerville, Massachusetts)
Pros
Lots of hours, good pay
Cons
Very fast paced and stressful
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Great place to continue your federal service years.
Part-time carrier/mail clerk (Former Employee) –  Crowley, TXApril 18, 2018
Some PM's are bad but like everywhere else, overlook it as best as you can and you'll be ok. Work fast and paying attention to detail is extremely important.
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fast pace
Postal Support Clerk (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAApril 18, 2018
This job is a good exercise. A lot of movements, pushing, tossing, carrying. It makes you alert. Most of the employees are friendly and warm. They only have high regard to their work
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Serious but Fun place
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) –  Alexandria, VAApril 17, 2018
As a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service I was able to get out and about to see various neighborhoods. This job was almost perfect for me. Just became a little too stressful with the beginning of on-line shopping.
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letter carrier
Letter Carrier (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 17, 2018
Letter Carrier July 2015 - January 2016
Process mail and organize for deliver.
Make a variety of stops to deliver mail and packages and also perform a daily check on the vehicles.
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Very fast paced
Mail Clerk (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKApril 17, 2018
Lots of growth opportunities with the U.S.Postal Service. Can lead to management positions within a couple of years of experience in the Postal Service.
Pros
Growth and opportunity.
Cons
Well paid.
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Very fast-paced position.
RURAL CARRIER ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Waldorf, MDApril 17, 2018
Its a difficult job delivery the mail. Its very fast paced and if you can do that this job is a breeze for you. The supervisors are not always the easiest to get along with but its still a job that pays well and you definitely benefit.
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Life at the Post Office
Rural Carrier Associate (Current Employee) –  Greenville, NCApril 17, 2018
Huge disconnect between management and carriers.
You will be required to work from sun up to sun down. There is no balance of family/ work life. You will not be able to attend any of your children's ball games, award ceremonies, etc. The pay is good, but there are more important things in life than money. Good job for single people, or people with no children.
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good
Rural Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLApril 17, 2018
good company to work for, always never ending amount of work. This was a good starting job. Really would like to do something else beside work for the post office
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Horrible place to work but the pay is good
PSE Clerk (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAApril 17, 2018
It's a great way to make money for the holidays however you will not get to spend time with your family until after the holidays. The job description does not adequately detail what the job entails. It is a physically demanding, back breaking job coupled with a horrible atmosphere. Best advice : keep your mouth shut (do not gossip) and do the job. There seems to be constant conflict and chaos among workers. Supervisors micro manage and many are bullies. Supervisors pick and chose favorites who seem to get away with not doing any work. The money one can make over the holidays is fantastic, but you will work hard for that money.
Pros
Paycheck
Cons
everything else
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Good pay & advancement, but MicroManaged, daily harassment
Equipment Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Denver, ColoradoApril 17, 2018
USPS is a semi-government business. Abides by Federal law on discrimination (especially age).
Production speed can never be enough. Constantly downsizing (750K employees - 500K in 10yrs).
Management in most departments pressures all employees to work faster & faster to compensate for employee reductions.
Unions present, but toothless.
Pay is good.
Pros
Benefits, leave, Pay, breaks
Cons
constant speed increase demands. High stress. Micromanaging Management
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Quite a challenge
Rural Carrier Associate (Former Employee) –  York, SCApril 17, 2018
Hardest part of the job is dealing with the element, sorting is just tedious, but you can get used to it. Hated being thrown on a new route and expected to run it as fast as the person who ran it every day
Pros
pay decent
Cons
not worth the pay if you could do something else for a living
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Hard work
hand case area (Former Employee) –  Chattanooga, TN 37421April 17, 2018
I enjoyed working for USPS. I have been trying to get rehired to a full time position. This was a good job that offered great benefits to Career workers.
Pros
Great Pay
Cons
Short Breaks
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I was able to perform my duties without supervision, manageable work load
PSE Clerk (Former Employee) –  Dexter, MOApril 17, 2018
I was able to learn many different duties in my position. My talents were used in a multitude of areas. Sorting mail, sorting packages, as well as keeping the Post Office itself in a clean and safe environment to work. Since it was in my own town, I was familiar with quite a few of the patrons. My immediate supervisor was great. Very helpful with any questions I had. The job really wasn't hard, but very enjoyable.
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Fun and Stressful all at the same time
RCA Rural Carrier Associate (Current Employee) –  Savannah, GAApril 17, 2018
This job takes a special type of person. If you have children or an active life outside of work this may not be the job for you. Hours are never the same.
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Horriblr work experience
Program Manager / Product Manager / PMO Manager (Former Employee) –  Memphis tnApril 17, 2018
The USPS is not a happy place to work. Ever wonder why all the clerks seem to be grumpy? It's because of the way they are managed. Unless you work in IT for the USPS it is a horrible place to work.
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