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Package Handler (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON5 September 2018
Package handler tends to be a stressful job if physically unfit, or tend to deal with stressful situations unprofessionally. The job is very high paced and in moderate work space condition.
Pros
weekly pay
Cons
exhausting, work conditions
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Modern day SLAVERY
Package Handler (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 August 2018
Worked here 7 months as Package Handler.
- Very Early start 4 AM
- Had to keep note of my hrs , every week they paid less hours than I had worked. Had to sit with supervisor to fix that every friday*
- Saw workers there with shoulder issues , back problems because of the heavy lifting involved
- Ruins your body
- No one who is working there or has worked there will recommend UPS
- Work getting tougher as years go on.
- Workers told me earlier the work was abt 70% of what it is now
- So they push the workers to the MAX, Daily and no Thanks, just more work next day
- Felt like a slave there
- Saw many new employees leave during my 7 months there.
- 9 out of 10 new employees leave, absolutely true.
- Min wage for such hard work was a joke, I will not even do that job for $40/hr . Not worth. Kills ur body.
- Wasted 7 months
- writing review so that u dont waste your time here.
Pros
Was Near to my home, thats it
Cons
-physically very demanding - for the mgt u r treated as a number, will ruin your health for sure
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terrible place to work for
Package Handler (Former Employee) –  2900 steeles ave29 July 2018
I worked at ups in vaughan for 7 years. At ups its a zoo in there they treat employees like garbage also customers packages were thrown and handled rough even stolen at times and missorted. The pay is terrible for such a physical demanding job and the hours range from 3-5 hours they are very disrespectful and expect you to be a slave and they are racist and discriminate people and the working conditions in ups are not safe with packages falling off conveyor belts from the top. Please do yourself a favor stay away from this company as it would eventually cost you health in the long run.
Pros
there is no pro for working here
Cons
hours, management, unsafe work environment, dusty warehouse, extremely cold or hot
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Time goes fast,
Package Handler (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 July 2018
Excellent for hours and pay, especially overtime pay. Hard work, keeps you busy and in decent shape. Fun to work with others, treated well by management.
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unbalanced work loads
Package Handler (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON9 July 2018
Supervisors push you to work at your limit. Can be fun if you like competition for unloading, not very hard work but extremly fast paced and repetitive.
Pros
Union
Cons
Union
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Soul-draining
Package Handler (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC11 May 2018
The work is far too difficult for the measly, barely-above-minimum wage that they give. You must work Monday to Friday but are only guaranteed 15 hours a week, however you are expected to have full time availabilities (you could be working anywhere between noon and 7pm). They demand nearly impossible goals that are basically never met by anyone, such as 950 packages sorted per hour in small sort (when most average 600-700) or 250 packages when loading trucks (which I don't believe I've ever seen reached - closest was just over 200). Goals like this that require so much effort are insulting when they refuse to pay anything above a poverty wage to the package handlers. Instead of a decent wage, they'll often buy pizza or enter you in a raffle to win an iPad or things like this, but these things do not pay the bills.

The plus side is that there is the chance for mobility, but few people I work with are even interested in positions such as supervisor as they all see how much stress they go through. Everyone is stretched thin since the company only wants to have the absolute minimum number of employees available at any given time.
Pros
Pizza occasionally?
Cons
Everything else
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they didnt train me right
Package Handler/ In-Store representative (Former Employee) –  Niagara Falls, ON7 May 2018
I dealt with a lot of nonsense in the niagara location, but there could be some better locations, if the management and training was better then it could have worked out.
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Busy place
Package Handler (Current Employee) –  Richmond, BC20 April 2018
Basically just coming in and going to your station to either unload or sort packages. Some days are really hard because we don't have enough employees to handle the volume.
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Youngsters' exercise
Package Handler (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB13 April 2018
Pretty Phisical work should be done during the early morning hours. If you have cholesterol problem, it is a nice place for regular work-out. Pay is not bad.
Pros
Part time/Good pay
Cons
You would be tired for the rest of the day
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Productive and great working experience
Package Handler (Former Employee) –  Stoney Creek, ON31 March 2018
Great working environment. Very friendly staff. Positive attitudes. There is always something to do when arriving at the workplace. Work will be non stop but there will be breaks when timing is available.
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Fast Pace and great way to stay in shape
Package Handler (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 March 2018
A good way to get into shape, good work hours, and not a lot of stress. Good environment to work in and you get a lot of knowledge on how to properly lift and put things away. they help you with school tuition and you get benefits.
Pros
benefits, tuition, wage increase
Cons
dusty, a lot of lifting, all by hand, no help
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Fair Job
Package Handler (Current Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS18 March 2018
The job does have a wage progression schedule and a union, as well as benefits. It is only part-time so it's best to have another job or being enrolled in some kind of post-secondary.
Pros
Wage progression and union
Cons
Management
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They have a good facility
Package Handler (Current Employee) –  Steeles, ON26 February 2018
You should be strong and always come on time. Learn to deal with overtime . Never absent when you have no valid reason and always smile. Be safe in working.
Pros
They give gift cards when working in sundays at december
Cons
You must e flexible enough for the work
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Too many bosses
Package Handler (Current Employee) –  Lachine, QC26 February 2018
The supervisor think they own the job.
And don't really care about the pre loaders as long as you get the job done.
Poor ware house conditions working in the winter with very little warmth in the warehouse.
As far as the pay its worthless for pre-loaders your starting at 11 dollars and 25 cents and after 3 months it's goes up by a few cents.
If your working in pre-loading it will take you four years to get to top salary while working with guys that are doing the same job.
It's so stupid.
Pros
None
Cons
None
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5.0
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Great Company
Package Handler (Current Employee) –  Windsor, ON10 February 2018
Good company, worked for years, easy going and fun and have worked there for a couple years now, you go up in pay fast and lots of raises. Job isn't too hard either.
Pros
fun
Cons
nothing
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Tough Job
Package Handler (Current Employee) –  2900 Steeles Ave W6 December 2017
Not worth travelling to. They only give you part-time technically, but you can work double shifts of approx. 5hrs each. Because of the double shift, you are not entitled to OT.

Pay starts at minimum and you hit max pay after 4.5 years. Good thing is that the hours are flexible and if you put in work, you can do multiple shifts; they need all the help they can get.

Very high turnover rate, unhappy workers, management could be better.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
poor work conditions, job culture, morale
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Not bad
Package Handler (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 November 2017
Good job fresh out of high school short hours but would let you work longer if need be. Low pay but good work experience. Incentives for not missing work
Pros
$300 incentive
Cons
Low pay
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A good place to get experience and learn a few things
Package Handler (Current Employee) –  Concord, ON25 October 2017
Overall a good place to work. Typical warehouse envoronment. Unionized with good pay, perks and benefits. They also promote within and the company is global.
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good job
Package Handler (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON20 September 2017
fast paced environment management is friendly and flexible. Benefits are great after you stay for a long duration and pay as well. You will meet friendly people.
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Easy going workplace
Package Handler and Chemical Spill Responder (Current Employee) –  Lachine, QC10 September 2017
The work is hard, but the people are fun to work with. If you don't mind working hard, then you'll have no problem at UPS. Do not expect to sit around and take it easy ever.
Pros
Good hours
Cons
Hard work
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