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UPS Driver Helper

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Former Employee - UPS Driver Helper in Mesa, AZ (US)
Former Employee - UPS Driver Helper in Mesa, AZ (US)

I worked at UPS part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Very easy job as long as you don't mind working hard. Get to meet new people and interact with customers.

Cons

If you are lazy you will not last long. Dose take some physical exertion so if your out of shape I don't recommend it requires you to get in and out of truck a lot.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Part time Package Handler

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    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Irving, TX (US)

    I have been working at UPS part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If your a college student. It's part time. They reimburse you if you pass classes.

    Cons

    For such large company, they only pay you just above minimum wage. Your personal medical insurance doesn't start until you have been there a year. Vision and dental after two years Your family (If you have one) starts a year and a half. Most of the time you don't even clear 15 hrs a week and at $110 (avg) a week, half of that goes to gas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain new employees, quit paying 1995 wages. (which were double minimum wage then). Start medical insurance in 90 days and family in 6 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Don't Waste Your Time with UPS - Don't be Fooled by False Advertising

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler
    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler

    I worked at UPS part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company places high value on seniority.. This is a "Pro" for anyone that is OK with being treated like crap for their 1st few years.

    There's a lot of good hard working people there, but they had to survive the company's meager wages to get to liveable wages... just like you will as a new employee

    Cons

    1 - False Advertising & False Promises - They may "hire" you on paper with a specific pay rate, but this does not mean that you'll be working. In fact, you might just work one day a week for a few hours.

    2 - Flat Union Dues - Referring back to the one day a week work week, you may have some very small pay checks. The low pay and hours combined with flat union dues means that you are basically working for free unless you work more than a few days each week.

    3 - Disorganization - Expect problems in their administrative practices such as paychecks.

    4 - Unfair Expectations - The company expects you to maintain availability even if they rarely have work for you. You have to plan your day just like your going to work, but you will end up sitting at home. Yeah, so don't even think about that 2nd job to help support yourself... UPS might need you that night!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As part of your new hire practices, you should inform new employees that their schedules will vary and depend on the workflow. Advise them that new employees are basically a back-up for people with higher seniority. Also, remind them that they should expect to work for free for the first few months since they will have low hours and suffer from flat union fee deductions.

    I was basically forced to leave the company because I couldn't afford to keep volunteering my time. You cannot expect someone to be OK with working one day per week, pay flat union dues, and stay available for your the other four days.

    Just BE HONEST WITH PEOPLE!!! There's no need to punish people just because they are lower in seniority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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