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3.7
Average Rating
(based on 206 US Postal Service Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.4
Growth Opportunities
3.2
People You Work With
4.2
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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Mail Clerk
in Santa Ana, CA

"Worked for USPS for a little over a year. It was a good job, but there was no room to move up or get hired on permanently."

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

"I have worked for the USPS for 7 years and it has been the most demoralizing job I have ever encountered. I would never recommend anyone I care about to work for the Postal Service."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 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 3 / 5
Mail Carrier
in Ellensburg, WA

"Takes forever to move up/get more hours. There is NO pay increases for the first 5-10 years and I cannot get weekends off."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
US Postal Service Employee
in Atlanta, GA

"It was a great company to work for, I enjoyed my time there."

Person You Work For 3.7 / 5 People You Work With 3.7 / 5 Work Setting 3.7 / 5
Support You Get 3.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.7 / 5
Company Culture 3.7 / 5 Way You Work 3.7 / 5
Logistics Chief
in Los Angeles, CA

"Military Postal Service Agency."

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"I'm serving our country and providing support to our troops."

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

"None of us has to be interviewed, we were all volunteered to serve with purpose."

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

"The position have less impact in my promotion status, and the job is located far from the family."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"It's a very different environment working with different branches but we all pull together. No other suggestion at this time."

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 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Mail Handler
in Dallas, TX

"I have 15 years of experience with this company."

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"I like the vacation days and medical benefits that the company offers."

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

"Be prepared for standing long periods of time, and make sure you come to work when you are scheduled."

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

"Not having your voice heard by management officials and lack of help from other employees."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management should award co-workers often when a job is well done."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Carrier
in San Mateo, CA

"Gaining knowledge of how critical a mail carrier position is."

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"New work environment and was able to work for the federal government."

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

"Listen carefully for instructions and eat breakfast and use comfortable shoes."

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

"Not knowing the location or route where I need to deliver the mail."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To provide proper resources in navigating the route and consistency in training."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Rural Carrier
in Lake Charles, LA
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5
Letter Carrier
in Niagara Falls, NY

"Worst job experience ever."

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"I like my customers, and the co workers that I work with."

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

"Go work elsewhere, unless you wanna be treated like crap by bosses."

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

"I do not like the bosses that I have to work for."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I suggest that they start to treat all employees equally."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
City Carrier
in Edina, MN

"A great job, although not fulfilling."

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Get to work outdoors and get exercise, great pay, relatively easy, everyone's friendly to the mailman."

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

"Just be willing to do the work, show you can follow orders, and they'll be happy."

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

"Inconsistent amount of daily work. You can be moved from station to station."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management was pretty good. They were always grateful for the work you did and told you what you could do if you were not meeting expectations."

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

"6+ years and still not a career employee"

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Working outdoors in decent weather and particulately interacting with the business customers."

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

"Working outdoors in inclement weather, especially the oppressive Sacramento Valley heat."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't hyper manage carriers. Let them get the job done, they know what they are doing."

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