Full-Time Operational Management Supervisor (Former Employee) – South San Francisco, CA – 3 May 2012
Typical date at work was answering phones, customer complaints, and assisting drivers with pick-up. Co-workers were easy to work with; hardest part of the job was making sure each client was satisfied; and the enjoyable part of the job was the interaction with drivers and clients.
Package Handler (Current Employee) – Windsor, ON – 13 May 2017
A typical day at work begins at precisely 4:00 on the dot on the afternoon shift. I have learned a great deal while in my position and in such a short while. The biggest factor about this job is the teamwork that is involved in making sure that things run as smoothly as possible. The culture here is very good and the people I work with are easy to get along with. The hardest part of the job is the physical nature that is involved but the most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with my co-workers.
Customer Service (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 4 May 2017
The UPS store is a very productive workplace. You get to work and right away you are doing what needs to be done until you are off or on break. I learned that to be successful in business you must stay true to your word and always thoroughly communicate with the customers to ensure that you do everything to their standards. The management of the store is lacking in many aspects. They are unorganized and it is hard to follow what actually needs to be done in the day. For the few of us that work at the UPS store we are very cultural people. The owners are Muslim, and the manager is Mormon. The hardest part of the job is trying to understand exactly what the owners and manager are asking for in a day. Many times they ask me to do three things at once and I find that very difficult to work with. The most enjoyable part of the job is the friendly environment.
A typical day would start at 7am and end at approximately 6pm. Every day was a learning experience. Always something new to learn in the freight and logistics business. Management was not always the easiest to deal with, however, I would only say this of my direct manager and not the company as a whole. Fellow employees made it a good working environment. The hardest part of the job was the long hours. The most enjoyable part of the job was the wealth of knowledge gained on an almost daily basis.
Tgis is a great cimpany to work for. Happy people in a fast paced environment.
Courier Driver (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 26 April 2017
UPS is a great company for people that want to be challenged both mentally and physically. It involves a high level of multitasking and time management. It's fun for those who love to strategize and problem solve.
Manutentionnaire (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 26 April 2017
• Charger, décharger et déplacer des produits des produit et des matériaux, à la main ou a laide d’accessoires de manutention • Remplir d’autre fonctions liées à la manutention telles que compter, peser, trier, emballer et déballer divers produits et matériaux • Effectuer le placement des produits et faire leurs rotations • Participer à l’inventaire
Good pay for hours worked, but bad pay compared to competition
OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) – Concord, ON – 26 April 2017
I would say that UPS is a good place to be as an everyday employee; once you get into management though, I would strictly use UPS as a place to gain experience in a management environment, then leave as soon as possible to a better paid, less physically demanding management job.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 25 April 2017
Working at the UPS Store was my first real experience in retail/management, and my first paid employment experience. I was paid handsomely for my work, and I gained extensive knowledge about the shipping industry and graphic design from my co-workers.
Flexible work times
Slow working hours; most customers arrive to receive or send out packages
package handler (Current Employee) – Concord, ON – 14 April 2017
UPS Canada is a very interesting and intriguing place to work. At work, it's mostly loading trailers and it's very fast-paced. I've adapted really well and can work in an extremely fast-paced environment. The people at UPS are very welcoming and the supervisors are extremely kind. The hardest part of the job is when heavy flow comes and there are hotshots when trailers are bombarded with boxes. The most enjoyable part of the job are the people and how fun and entertaining the environment is.
everyday was an awesome day at work. happy smiling colleges. funniest drivers, i had the best drivers team. they make my day. nothing was hard about this job. i get all my work done within time. best boss ever. every friday was pizza party. i dont have any complains.
loading and unloading packages from trailers by hand . also scan packages with a small hand strapped scanner . very physical , high paced , fast moving job ! learned to multitask ... do job fast also !! work can be from 3- 5 hours maximum ...usually !
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 4 April 2017
Disgusting expectations for low amount of pay, it requires too much damage to to body for the reward. Unless you're a drive or Office worker, you will be benefited. Anyone in the Warehouse with surely regret the job.
Unloader (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 April 2017
Management is absolutely clueless. They treat their employees like literal slaves. You are expected to break your back for minimal pay, while supervisors talk down to you like you're some sort of cattle. Safety standards are also abysmal...
If you can hold out and find somewhere more promising to work, or to become a driver with them, by-pass UPS altogether. Especially if you're outspoken and challenge their "intelligence". They don't like that.
Unorganized staff, unsafe training/supervising staff, general lack of competence in managerial staff.