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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.3 2,119 reviews

                             

66% Approve of the CEO

UPS Chairman and CEO D. Scott Davis

D. Scott Davis

(990 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Many full-time employees started out as part-time to take advantage of the tuition benefits"
    in 195 reviews
  • "Great benefits, competitive pay for all but the lowest package handlers"
    in 173 reviews
Cons:
  • "Travel requirements makes it difficult to manage work life balance"
    in 65 reviews
  • "I just got hired as a full time driver have to be in a casual drivers for months"
    in 124 reviews
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Not bad but we should get better pay/raises

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fredericton, NB

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

Pros- pay is merely ok
- tuition reimbursment program (but with limitations)
- flexible
- some great people to work with but sups/managers are hit and miss
- various shifts

Cons- pay is ok but not what it use to be. Use to start employees out at $4-$5 above min wage, now they start at $1 above min wage.
- tuition reimbursment program only for Computer science or Business students, unfair for other students
- micromanaged
- rarely recognize employees - they use to have employee of the month, pizza parties, bbqs, luncheons, prizes, xmas turkey, christmas parties, etc., to motivate and increase moral - management did away with all that about 6-7yrs ago now it's a soul sucker of place to work - extremely low moral
- recognition, when they do have it, is laughable - useless trinkents people just throw away, waste everyone's time and company money on junk
- no company christmas parties really hurts moral - even McDonalds has xmas party, nothing for us. Really terrible when all my friends and family get to go to their company xmas party and we don't have one. Multi-billion dollar company and they refuse to have an xmas party for their employees. Come on UP(S - for scrooge)!!
- management got rid of xmas turkeys
- try to get supporting departments to the work of other departments ontop of their own work, which is almost impossible

Advice to Senior Managementhave xmas party for your employee, give decent raises to your employees, we have families too you know!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great job, Horrible bosses

Early Am Preloader (Current Employee)
Edmonton, AB

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

ProsI did the early morning shift and loved that shift for the rest of my life schedule. The guys I worked with were awesome and I loved the physical aspect of unloading the trucks.

ConsThe management is ludicrous. 1 out of the 3 supervisors is just quiet and keeps the peace, mostly. The other 2 are absolute idiots. Both of them were ignorant and barked orders at us like we were dogs. They NEVER once listened to the employees as to what might work better and could care less about safety concerns that were brought up.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to listen to the people that are doing the grunt jobs. We are the ones in the know because we're there, doing this work every day. Stop promoting people because they've been there a long time - they still have to have supervisor/management skills to be effective in managing people. If they took them time to speak to their employees with respect and actually hear what people have to say, maybe the turnover wouldn't be so high.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overworked

Delivery Driver (Current Employee)
Winnipeg, MB

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

ProsGood pay, really wish they wouldnt overwork all their employees

ConsWay way overworked can't say no to overtime 60-65 hour work week equals no family time.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more drivers spread out the work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UPS full-time

ProsStable Company with a long term vision

ConsToo much Micro Management within

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your Sales People well

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Courier (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB

I worked at UPS full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood wage, good benefits, union

ConsNo job recognition, not a great job for a family person as you have no life outside of this job except on weekends

Advice to Senior ManagementStructure the routes better and perhaps the turnover wouldn't be so high. Try working with the better employees to balance a family life.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good after 27 years of service

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UPS full-time

Prosworking outside has pro and cons but the people are the real nice thing about this job

Consruthless management staff that only have one agenda,them

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Intense, unrelenting

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UPS full-time

ProsWorkaholics are in their glory. Best in the industry in all areas.

ConsConstantly striving to manage the unmanageable and squeeze more performance from every asset. Bullying senior management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Data entry

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UPS part-time for more than 3 years

ProsPart time with benefits....not very common. Pay is pretty good.

ConsNot enough hours. My hours are 5pm - 8pm. Not a good
 shift with a family.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It is a lucrative place to work

Operations Supervisor (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood benefits. Top rate of pay in the industry.

ConsLong long hours. Never make plans for after work.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to consider work/life balace in your staff. There is more to life than UPS.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Learning Curve

Part-Time Parcel Handler (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

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

ProsCame in with no experience and was trained fully on position. Great global company to get good business exposure. Excellent tuition reimbursement program. Benefits available. Union shop. If you like very hard work this is for you.

ConsPromote from within. 18 year old supervisors promoted because they showed up to work. They are not interested in supervising and they realize they make less money as a supervisor then they did as a grunt.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not be so eager to promote from within. Sometimes the best option is to go outside.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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