UPS Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
2,536 Reviews
3.4
2,536 Reviews
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David Abney
21 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Part-time supervisor position is helpful due to possible tuition reimbursement (in 236 reviews)

  • Very structured organization with great benefits and hard working employees (in 233 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is the biggest challenge, specifically for Management employees (in 87 reviews)

  • Union dues seem steep when you're making just over minimum wage part time (in 159 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Sydney

    I have been working at UPS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Financially stable and a secure company to work for.

    Cons

    Process driven and poor communication flow from senior management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at UPS

    Pros

    Stability, no pressure to compete.

    Cons

    Low wages, no career progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove ineffective leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 9 people found this helpful  

    Good company, easy to get lost in a sea of fellow employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I worked at UPS

    Pros

    I enjoyed UPS. The people are great, the pay is fair, and the benefits were good. Most managers really cared about their staff.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is office drama. It is difficult to progress in one's career because there are just so many employees. It is easy to get stuck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep your eyes on opportunities to grow your employees. Also, be cognizant of office politics so it does not create a dreary work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Logistics and teamwork is key

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineering Intern  in  Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineering Intern in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I worked at UPS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Job stability, Diverse projects, Freedom of schedule. The company gives to one of the best charities, united way, and is neutral in political stance.

    Cons

    Payroll can be an issue at times. A lot of employees are not serious about their jobs which can effect your performance and time spent on projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Rewarding work, high stress, micro-management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at UPS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job stability, opportunities for lateral and upward mobility, ability to purchase company shares of stock, no work during weekends.

    Cons

    High stress, micro-management, difficult/ high sales goals, very conservative and strict corporate culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company has lasted 107+ years. Upper management must be doing something right. However, corporate culture is still reminiscent of the 1920's and should offer its employees more overall flexibility. Also, total compensation - primarily salary - does not seem equitable considering the fact that Inside Sales is a revenue generating role and on-the-job demands are very high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Pay, Very Challenging Jon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UPS Full Time Supervisor  in  Orleans, NY (US)
    Current Employee - UPS Full Time Supervisor in Orleans, NY (US)

    I have been working at UPS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Pay, Bonus, Benefits, Promotion Potential

    Cons

    Work Life Balance with some positions is really bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Depends on who you get

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Low to high intensity workout with excellent benefits and guaranteed wage increases due to union

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler  in  Maple Grove, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Maple Grove, MN (US)

    I have been working at UPS part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    benefits and guaranteed wage increases provided with the union. UPS will only grow in the future and can just about guarantee continued wage increases and benefits. Pension is included

    Cons

    it is a low to high intensity workout, you will hate this job if you hate working out and get stuck in certain work positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Company review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Applications Developer  in  Paramus, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Software Applications Developer in Paramus, NJ (US)

    I have been working at UPS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits, focus on productivity, safety. Work-life balance adequate. Non-union position.

    Cons

    Old infrastructure, slow in adopting new technology, opportunities for career growth are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep with industry wide standards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place if you work hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at UPS part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy to advance if you work hard. Managers will generally listen and help in any way possible.

    Cons

    Tough physical work. Not for everyone. High stress environment at times. Starting wage is low until you prove you are worth more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your loaders more. They know more about the trucks than they are given credit for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    What it is like as a part time supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Line Supervisor  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Front Line Supervisor in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at UPS part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get better pay and learn great interpersonal skills. This job really teaches you how to rally your employees and really tackle or accomplish a task.

    Cons

    A lot of pressure and hours vary day to day. A lot will be asked of you and the working conditions won't be ideal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to work your body to its limit but know you'll be rewarded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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