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3.7
Average Rating
(based on 195 US Postal Service Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.4
Growth Opportunities
3.1
People You Work With
4.1
Person You Work For
3.9
Rewards You Receive
3.6
Support You Get
3.6
Way You Work
4.0
Work Setting
3.6
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"The main reason why someone would become a mail carrier: it pays well. The base pay is not all that exciting; you make all your money by working constantly. I often work 6 days/wk, often and 10 hrs/day. In the past 2 months, I have made over $9K (seriously). The cons are plenty: long hrs/days, having little work-life balance, stress, and inclement weather to deal with. If you can learn to roll with the punches and suck it up, the paychecks sure make it worthwhile."
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Clerk
in Phoenix, AZ

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"The benefits and a few good people who I work with daily."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you have nothing else going on for you, then this is the job. Otherwise, run."

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"This job is too micromanaged. The job is the same every day, but management still feels the need to stress, criticize, and belittle workers. USPS workers need autonomy and given more credit for the work they do and for most of them, have done for many, many years."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Show respect to my workers and actually have the skills and knowledge for my job."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Clerk
in Phoenix, AZ

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"I like nothing. Too repetitive, too political, and people become institutionalized."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Run far, far away. Unless you barely passed High School and have no other career ambitions, then this job is for you!"

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Nothing is good about working at the Postal Service. You can't even go the restroom without management trying to hunt you down."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would cut out the Union and hire people who actually have the skill-set needed to be a leader. Management is extremely unprofessional, self-serving, and not professional in any aspect of their job."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Rural Carrier Associate
in Hayesville, NC

"Good solid job, but union seniority make it hard to move up"

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Good, busy job with a good environment and people around you."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Passing the exam is the hardest thing, and be ready for a lot of training classes."

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Union seniority making it hard to move up when you are doing better work than others."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"My manager is an excellent person to work for, make the job enjoyable."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Analyst
in Arlington, VA

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Opportunities to do different things, and the people. Mostly the people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you don't like chaos, this isn't the place for you."

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Constantly changing priorities; no clear picture of what success looks like."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Respect the skills of the employees, not berate them constantly."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Database Administrator
in Raleigh, NC

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Well run database group, good benefits, work / life balance."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The people above me are lifers, so there are not many opportunities to advance."

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"A multi-year wage freeze, plus huge losses. Dependency on Congress."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I don't know what I'd do differently. That's a tough one."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Operations Specialist
in Eagan, MN

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"There is great job security, and great benefits and retirement."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to work the same job for the rest of your life."

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"There is No origination and no direction, management seems lost most of the time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would get rid of the union and hold people accountable."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Accountant
in Washington, DC

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"It's a career change for me so I am learning about being an accountant and about government work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"There should be a grand amount of opportunity since just about a third of the workforce is set to retire in the next few years but I feel that there just isn't the drive or the structure to aggressively train/promote people."

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Politics. I just found out that a newer hire than myself was given a fairly significant project. He is one rank higher but we work as a group. It isn't the first time that I have seen others being selected for tasks. I don't feel that I'm being singled out, but it's hard to say that it's anything I am doing/not doing that is causing me to be looked over when the person in question just started."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would start by implementing more structured training within the independent departments. The overall orientation is lacking once you get to your group."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Electronics Technician
in Fort Lauderdale, FL

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Feel needed by company, I love repairing machinery, worked for good supervisors."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Brush up on math and electronic theory for entrance exam."

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"That it's having financial difficulties, some people are not team players."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Save money, don't shut down so many facilities, concentrate on customer service."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Independent Contractor
in Yonkers, NY

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Being a independant contractor and managing own business with the government, a great pride and responsibility"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is very good to work indirectly for the government for the rewards is great"

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Too much of government regulations and somewhat inefficiency of management."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Should be allowed more outsiders as managers joing to change the culture of management"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
US Postal Service Employee
in Irving, TX

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"No supervision, work on your own, meet new people while on the job."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Learn as much as you can about the company and try to move around."

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"No growth, can't move up in the ranks, at a standstill."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Help people promote, get to know and learn more about your employees."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Mail Processor
in Seattle, WA

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"I enjoyed working with my colleagues and challenged me to better myself when it came to working with other people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"A tip I would give to an interviewer would be to talk about their previous job and what they learned from doing their job."

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"When I worked at the Postal Service, I had multiple people I had to work for, which made it difficult for me to do my job."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"A suggestion I would make would be to only have one boss rather then multiple bosses to avoid miscommunication between the employers."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Maintenance Support Clerk
in Indian Orchard, MA

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"I like my job but I do hate my hours."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Go somewhere else, here you are selling your soul to the devil."

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"We need someone new to run the show, so that it can be done correctly."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Treat my employees as if they were human, and understand that they are people just like me."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Data Entry Operator
in Beaumont, TX

"Self rewarding for doing a job for our country."

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"having mail delivered timely and doing awesome service for America."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Do a great job and you will be rewarded justly."

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Favoritism not beneficial when there is over 1200 employees hired."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Train on employee morality and employee sensitivity when it's needed."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Letter Carrier
in Huntingdon Valley, PA

"My experience with this company has been moderate."

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"The work itself is great and the ability to meet new people is a plus."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be sure that it is the right job for you."

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Being able to have a vacation, and or even a day off. There is no stability or room for career growth."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stop overthinking everything and sometimes change is not always a good thing."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Letter Carrier
in Warwick, RI

"File mail, load truck, hand deliver all letters and parcels to customers."

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Outside and able to self regulate to get the job done."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be in really good shape to walk five miles with thirty pounds on your back."

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Co-workers extremely unhappy to be there, the longer that they were there the worse their attitude was."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Walk the routes themselves to really get an understanding of what it takes to get the job done correctly."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
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