UPS Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
2,635 Reviews
3.4
2,635 Reviews
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David Abney
57 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Part-time supervisor position is helpful due to possible tuition reimbursement (in 241 reviews)

  • Very structured organization with great benefits and hard working employees (in 239 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is the biggest challenge, specifically for Management employees (in 91 reviews)

  • part-time but sometimes you only work for an 1 hour which total waist of time (in 165 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Derby, England

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

    Pros

    good benefits, pension and salary. with job security

    Cons

    Can be tough culture, but for those willing can be good promotion prospects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    can be unsocial hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in London, England
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in London, England

    I worked at UPS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexibility , good team and understanding team leader

    Cons

    management improvement will good and easy going manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

  3.  

    A steep learning curve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainer in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Trainer in Sheffield, England

    I have been working at UPS full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and good benefits.

    Cons

    None. A good place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dishonest Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dewsbury, England
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dewsbury, England

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

    Pros

    Reasonably well paid for the industry, but you will have to put in the hours to earn it.

    Cons

    Hypocritical Managers. Company policies are not followed, all in the name of profit. Bullying is rife, from the highest managers downwards. Dishonesty is the best way forwards. If you go by the book, don't expect to progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a policy book, use it. You have a code of business conduct, use it. Be honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work, but work you must

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bristol, England

    I worked at UPS

    Pros

    strong brand, good reputation, reliable service, reasonably well paid

    Cons

    long hours and a never ending supply of admin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your people to do their job without analysis paralysis

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    UPS - A Place To Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administration in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Administration in Nottingham, England

    I have been working at UPS

    Pros

    job security, christmas chocolate box! competetive salary based on similar jobs in the local area. holiday allowance is good, in own department always willing to be flexible. fairly relaxed working day within own department. recognition scheme works well in general even though it is just a token gesture. open door policy works but getting results is a different matter

    Cons

    lack of promotion based on merit and actual ability, management team selected on basis of who you know and not what you know, cliquey atmosphere. not interested in helping employees reach their potential. working environment could be better, cramped office space, bad building maintainence. inability to apply its own policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees more, sometimes they have good ideas, we are educated people who can think you know! look at the yearly ERI, this should tell you what is happening!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in South Charleston, WV (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in South Charleston, WV (US)

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

    Pros

    longevity,benefits, perks, vacation, insurance. Good benefits and they promote from within.

    Cons

    there are no cons but I have to type at least 5 words on here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 10 people found this helpful  

    Great Unionized Company

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

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

    Pros

    Starting pay is $10 an hour, I've only worked for this company 14 months and I already make $12.50.
    Hours are perfect for anyone going to school or who has a second job.
    Lower management (i.e. supervisors) is always friendly and willing to help out.
    Safe work environment
    Keeps you in shape.

    Cons

    Very physically challenging job.
    Higher management loves to put everything off til the last minute.
    Can take quite some time to move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making "safety" rules that slow down the process then getting angry at the workers for following them. Either I work safely or I load 500 packages per hour, but I can't do both.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Demanding job that prepares you for greater responsibilities and positions within.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UPS Package Handler in Savannah, GA (US)
    Current Employee - UPS Package Handler in Savannah, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    If you're overweight, YOU WILL LOSE LBS! It is demanding in that the job specifications state that you will at times have to lift packages over 70lbs. This is factual and in fact you'll be doing it quite often but that comes with the job. Persist, prevail and move forward! Pay is consistent and there will be opportunities to advance when the time is right, but the main key point in achieving greatness, is your personal attitude.

    Cons

    Supervisors are at times lacking in the training department because of time constraints getting packages offloaded and sorted to package cars. Some care and others don't. That's people, which requires that you, the employee, must have thick skin to deal with the daily pressures until your time to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employees, who make you look good, a little better!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A good experience.

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

    I worked at UPS as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Straight-forward expectations, few distractions, resources, colleagues and leadership available when needed. Great work life balance, good pay, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Quiet environment, maybe too hands off, maybe not enough interaction, and maybe not enough room to grow but it is all relative to what you are looking for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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