UPS Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 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

    • 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 for 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 for 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

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    • 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 for 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. 8 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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