Package Handler (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 August 2017
Customers are hostile and do not understand importance of secure delivery and release of packages. Shipping out of packages is simple for domestic items and very detailed for international destination. Additional documents required for customs. Shipping requirements are priority to avoid damaging other packages in shipping to ground and air destinations. Drivers accommodating and will try to do second attempt on same day. Drivers have social commity that plan events and get togethers to show appreciation for each other.
4 hour shift
Emotionally draining, no support from management, disorganized warehouse
Slow pace, poorly managed, unfit work environment.
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) – Belleville, ON – 21 August 2017
Poorly managed, run-down company that will ship absolutely anything for money! They hire very poor workers and treat them horribly. They are lazy and treat customers like a joke. Holding packages on purpose just because they don't like the person.
Benefits, union, internal hiring
Slow paced, poorly managed, profanity in the workplace
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 20 August 2017
It was a great job that dealt with something new everyday, I have learnt so much from this job. To be able to smile and be confident infant of your customers, greeting and helping the customer with what they came in for. I enjoyed my job a lot, everyone was super nice.
Sales Associate/ Receptionist (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 15 August 2017
Had the opportunity to learn from the owner to we created flyers, posters and business cards for customers Packaging and shipping all types of items from large items to everyday courier packages and envelopes Sorting mail for 100's of mail boxes Organization of clients and their annual or monthly invoice payments.
Courier Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Stoney Creek, ON – 14 August 2017
It's modern day slavery for the new guys. You gotta put up with the BS for 5-8 years before it gets decently better. Even at that, it never truly gets better. You'll start your day around 0830 and while they say you should be done around 1900, there have been too many nights going until 2100. The overtime is nice but, you won't have much of a life working here.
UPS (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 7 August 2017
I feel that a job is okay. However, the Loader/Unloader position can be stressful because of the management and the physicality of the position. I have learned that dedication to do the position and meet the quota is something that something that is easier said than done. Over time, the position became a lot easier as I stayed working there for two years now. UPS is a great opportunity for students who are in school as I took advantage of the reimbursement that the company gives me for receiving good grades. I also gain top rate or full time 8 hrs pay for a position that is part time. Management can get on your nerves in the beginning of your employment but that soon changes as you are more familiar with the company. The Work place culture is diverse with various people and sometimes workers receive snacks for good work done. The only downside is that the management can be terrible and hard labour.
tuition reinbursement, less hours, snacks and food on special occasion
Operator (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 6 August 2017
Very well organized and high pace work environment. You are required to learn how to multi-task and stay on top of the things all the time. The hardest part of the job is to plan and prepare resources to go through peak season such as Xmas time while facing challenging weather conditions. The most enjoyable part of the job is to put smiles on people's face each time when we deliver our commitments.
Promote from within and Career Advancement opportunities
Worker (Current Employee) – Richmond, BC – 3 August 2017
Great union job. Long term benefits are good. Keep track of hours as they will try to cheat you here and there. Don't show your full worth as management will exploit you for your strengths. Rewards for the dumb and punishment for the string.
Transportation Training and Business Supervisor (Current Employee) – Concord, ON – 21 July 2017
Managing union and non union employees. typically discussing methods and expectations ensuring the work is getting done satisfactory. analyzing and planning the dispatch of drivers to ensure all customer freight is picked up at the appointment time. Many great experiences at UPS with the challenges and the problem solving that happens day to day. constantly looking at ways to improve efficiencies and communicating with the personnel. Personnel have a positive attitude working together and keeping morale high. overall a good place to work.
Cover Driver (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 July 2017
Only take this job if your desperate, as the management here can be a pain in the donkey. When you first start out its not bad and everyone will help you. Once you obtain Full salary that's when everything goes downhill and will stay there until you can't take it anymore and find the desire to look for new work. If it were not for the Union you will find it hard to work here.
25 years employed need no say more Weekly pay with great benefits & pension United Parcel Service is a Fortune 500 company and provides service throughout the world. Thus making it a great company for job security.
Package Deliverer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 July 2017
Learned how to use the diad for scanning and inputting information, company issued uniform, a lot of lifting and walking. Must be in decent shape. Had a patient and informative driver, so the experience was great.