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Great company to work for!

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Former Employee - Ramp Agent in Seattle, WA (US)
Former Employee - Ramp Agent in Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at UPS part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

As a part time employee, you are qualified for full benefits. In some location, they offer tuition reimbursement and book expenses.

Cons

As a ramp agent, I was mostly working out in the open. During peak season, expect to stay longer then normal due to the load of parcels coming in.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The tuition reimbursement program should be offered to all UPS facilities.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Below Average Pay, Oppressive Environment, Almost No Oppurtunities for Advancement

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Coppell, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Specialist in Coppell, TX (US)

    I worked at UPS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    One of the few upsides for employees of the company is the decent healthcare benefits. Was in a position that no overtime was allowed, work/life balance was not a problem.

    Cons

    Management does not want its employees who are not in management to receive advanced degrees, CPA or certifications for fear of the employees leaving. The salaries are below average. No overtime was allowed for my department. More work was continually being added with no additionally staffing or work hours being added. Managers feel like they can talk to the direct reports anyway they want. Advancement is a joke. There is a procedure in place that is rarely followed. This procedure is frequently circumvented. The highest percentage of turnover in my building was for the specialist position. Specialist is the position that is between the hourly and management. You have so many specialist who feel frustrated with the promotion process and management that the majority of them have found better jobs that paid more and offered other benefits not offered by UPS such as tuition re-imbursement for Masters, paying for membership dues, providing and/or paying for training, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The all of the consolidation that the company has gone through the past few years, it is no wonder that the specialist are frequently leaving. When you reduce the all of the management positions other than oeprations and business development, there is no where for the specialist to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great first employment experience

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    Former Employee - Driver Helper in Canton, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Driver Helper in Canton, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    -Great for an entry-level seasonal position, compensation was $12.88/hr.

    -My dispatcher and assigned driver were a pleasure to work with.

    -Work is simple yet involved, provides great exercise! Involves: Lifting packages up to 70 lbs unassisted, constant walking, organizing packages in back of truck, logging upcoming and delivered packages in the DIAD board, and keeping a friendly demeanor!

    Cons

    -Most helpers will not have a solid schedule or permanent driver.

    -Management can seem out of touch with the guys out on the road.

    -No guarantee to stay with company after seasonal work, if you're persistent apply for package handling positions and you should get preference.

    -Work is unsuited for the lazy or extremely unfit, you're moving and using your arms & legs at a constant basis. Even athletic individuals will be sore into their first week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Give your drivers room to breathe, they really work their butts off to reach nigh impossible holiday time quotas; this can mean skipping breaks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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