Working at United States Postal Service: Company Overview and Reviews

United States Postal Service
United States Postal Service
25203 reviews
United States Postal Service Ratings
Average rating of 25203 reviews on Indeed
3.0Work-Life Balance
3.7Pay & Benefits
3.3Job Security & Advancement
Washington, DC
More than $10B (USD)
Consulting and Business Services

Popular jobs at United States Postal Service

 Average SalarySalary Range
Mail Carrier
1480 Salaries reported
per hour
Rural Carrier Associate
2776 Salaries reported
per hour
Mail Handler
314 Salaries reported
per hour
Postal Clerk
228 Salaries reported
per hour
80 Salaries reported
per hour
Salary Satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 21917 reviews
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Overall Reviews at United States Postal Service

Postal Clerk | Bourbonnais, IL | Dec 12, 2019
Training aspect is nothing to be desired
Most often the job is learned by judgement calls. And we all may have different views on judgement. So, to learn tasks the correct way usually is through a lecture from doing a task incorrectly. Co-workers are not forth coming on breaks, etc. Things of benefit to you as a new employee seems to be kept secret.
Consrarely get to take a physical break
Management Analyst | San Mateo, CA | Nov 25, 2019
Good place to work
Alot of advantages within the postal service. Great pay and great benefits. I started off as a janitor and now I am in management. Looking to relocate the Texas, hoping to find a career there as well.
Mail Carrier | Sacramento, CA | Oct 22, 2019
It’s not what you think.
I recently retired after 23 years of service. I first started in the early 1990’s. It was a fun, high energy and family oriented place to work. It all changed in the early 2000’s. It became very high stressed and life-sucking organization. We were micromanaged where we often had 3+ immediate supervisors and constantly reprimanded.
ProsJob Security and Pension
ConsEmployees are not valued.
Mailroom Clerk | John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY | Feb 6, 2020
Working with the force of service was a good experience for me
Learn a lot more have a lot of experience and getting along with fathers that was one of the best thing for me to be working in the united Christmas treat you with respect I’ll let you know when you are appreciated of what you’re going
Rural Carrier Associate | Raeford, NC | Jan 6, 2020
Fast pace learning enviorment
This jobs creates financial stability, requires fast learning capabilities and also a sense of direction. I would say this job helps build healthy work habits.
Business Owner | Conyers, GA | Dec 1, 2019
A hard place to get into
This job have a culture of its own. Its like a city within a city that is often not friendly to new employees. As a new employee I felt that the company was not surportive in helping me to obtain longevity
Retail Sales Associate | New York, NY | Feb 8, 2020
More work expected
Overall a decent job good pay and benefits variety of coworkers. Possible advancement. Different training if willing to travel different details available
Senior Sales Executive | Carol Stream, IL | Nov 21, 2019
Would not recommend
The culture is one of mistrust and dishonesty of the highest offcials making the decisions that directly effect the employees livilihood. They expect loyalty but are not loyal to their most dedicated employees. They operate like a comunist society/ cult.
Mail Carrier | Capitol Heights, MD | Jan 30, 2020
Job is what you make it.
Post office is ok, like most jobs you have the managers that are a pain, but just do your work, don't slack off, pay attention to safety is a must and you will be fine.
Postal Support Employee | Enid, OK | Dec 24, 2019
Long hours during Christmas
As a PSE you are only guaranteed 20 hours until you become a regular and that could take a long time. Christmas hours are VERY long and it could be up to 15 days in a row before you get a day off.

Questions And Answers about United States Postal Service

What would you suggest United States Postal Service management do to prevent others from leaving?
Asked Mar 16, 2017
The postal service needs to be privatised. There are to many bad apples ingrained into the system to overhaul managerial protocols. America needs more options on how they get their mail, employees need to be treated respectfully and able to work at a company where professionalism is the norm.
Answered Apr 1, 2020
My advice to CCAs and RCAs and mail handler/PSE clerks, IF you are NOT career yet and being treated harshly AND you are dreaded coming into work everyday, start looking for a job elsewhere. Use what you have learned and apply it elsewhere. What I ALWAYS tell workers who are miserable - you are NOT married to the PO, YOU have a right to leave anything (hope you found another job first), and when the time comes, walk out the front door the same way you walked in. It's that simple. They cannot do anything to you, only to say on your SF50form that you are not eligible for rehired. My reason(s), the PO will not never change, their ways and rules are written in stone, the left hand does not know that the right hand is doing, people are here for the Federal benefits, making money and careless about the others.
Answered Mar 24, 2020
Why did you leave your job at United States Postal Service?
Asked Mar 15, 2017
I left due to stress, being unappreciated, job being dangled over my head, being discriminated against, harrassment, overworking, being looked down upon and my time worked in the system being manipulated so they would not have to pay you what they owe you. The post master in my district was consistantly pressuring the managers to make us do more work in less hours, it was virtually impossible for a human to do so management would manipulate you clock rings. Also; the labor union will not listen to any complaints from subordinates about managment, they make the problem worse by moving bad managers to other stations enabling them to get away with all types of harrassment, degradation, manipulation and the like. Working at the post office is a very TOXIC, demonic experience.
Answered Apr 1, 2020
Not worth the headache and stress at all. This company doesn’t even look at you as being human first. Your a robot in there eyes. The mail handlers make more money than supervisors, so they feel that because your making good money that you should work 10xs harder. They don’t care about what you have going on outside of the job pertaining to family or your own health. A lot of favoritism and poor management. I don’t understand how some of these people are even in these supervisor positions to begin with. You only become a career employee once a spot opens up and that can be anywhere from a year to a year in a half or even two. They are quick to fire people and not replace them making work even harder. Employees literally try to supervise your work which causes conflict. Everyday is something new with the bs. I don’t care if it’s a federal job or not, ITS NOT WORTH THE HEADACHE AND STRESS BECAUSE THATS ALL IT IS.
Answered Feb 14, 2020
What is the interview process like at United States Postal Service?
Asked Jan 25, 2017
Unprofessional, Unorganized, Discriminatory! Not only was the HR dept unprofessional but also lacked integrity. After completing and passing the requirements...assessment, backgrounds, drug testing, finger printing etc; they offer the position. They ironically make arrangements for the supervisors, managers or post master to be in the room with you when you're getting finger prints so they can eyeball you (NO INTEGRITY) but they don't tell you they are there; thy don't have the professional common courtesy to have an honest open conversation with the group or a one on one conversation/interview or a meet & greet. HR speaks to you like a child, condescending, and belittling as if they own you. Just imagine how they will treat you once you start working!!! I see a law suit in the horizon. Also they clearly behave as the LEFT hand doesn't know what they RIGHT hand is doing. No organization what so ever!!!
Answered Feb 13, 2020
Very Unprofessional, unorganized ...a waste of my time! Applied for a specific job location (only one job was available in the county). After completing the assessment I was offered the job without an interview; contingent on passing drug testing, and finger printing and background checks. I Received multiply reminder emails (daily) from HR with huge red letters and exclamation marks...I felt like I was being yelled at...very unprofessional. In an attempt to open some type of one-on-one communication with HR Dept the process became even more frightful and conversations felt like I was being reprimanded. Also they did not complete both background checks. This is concerning to me, because I want to feel like I am in a safe environment at work.
Answered Feb 12, 2020
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at United States Postal Service? What are the steps along the way?
Asked Sep 7, 2016
The turnover rate is so extremely high that it only takes a week or two for the hiring process to be completed. They need people, but are unable to keep most.
Answered Apr 1, 2020
From start to finish, it took me about 4 1/2- 5 months to get through all the steps, to include in person interviews and appointments.
Answered Jan 15, 2020
If you were in charge, what would you do to make United States Postal Service a better place to work?
Asked Oct 25, 2016
They treat you like total scum
Answered Mar 13, 2020
Alot of things need to change and improve but I would def talk to everybody with respect
Answered Feb 14, 2020