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Rural Carrier Associates at US Postal Service give their company a 3.9 out of 5.0, while the average rating for US Postal Service is 3.6, making them 8% happier than every other employee at US Postal Service and 5% happier than every other Rural Carrier Associate on CareerBliss - the happiest Rural Carrier Associates work for US Postal Service.

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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 11 Rural Carrier Associate Review Ratings)
"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."
Posted 8 years ago in Olathe, KS
Rural Carrier Associate
in Glenmoore, PA

"I've been working for the Post Office for over a year now and it has become stale and repetitive, yet stressful due to increased pressure to perform to unrealistic standards."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 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 Associate
in Olathe, KS

"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."

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

Average Rural Carrier Associate Ratings in the Past 6 Years

Year Salary
2010 $4
2011 $3
2012 $4
2014 $4
2015 $3
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
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

Average US Postal Service Attributes by Rural Carrier Associate

Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.7
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
3.7
Way You Work
4.5
Work Setting
3.6
Rural Carrier Associate
in Gainesville, GA

"Best opportunity I have had in my work."

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"I loved the daily interaction of customers and being my own boss."

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

"No, I feel that it provides a very personalized experience."

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

"The inability to transfer easily within the organization regarding relocation."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To try not to get too wrapped up with the union grievances."

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 5 / 5
Rural Carrier Associate
in La Grande, OR

"Road to nowhere and fast."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 2.5 / 5 Work Setting 2.2 / 5
Support You Get 1.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Rural Carrier Associate
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.1 / 5
Company Culture 2.6 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Rural Carrier Associate
in Brownsburg, IN

"Rural letter carrier, deliver it with a smile! :)"

Person You Work For 4.7 / 5 People You Work With 2.9 / 5 Work Setting 3.9 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Rural Carrier Associate
Person You Work For 3.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3.8 / 5 Way You Work 4.7 / 5
Rural Carrier Associate
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
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