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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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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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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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Short hours
Package Handler (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 September 2017
Good job if your a student, good beinifets, not many hours, takes about 4 years now to hit top rate, management can be unreasonable, safety is a priority untill things are running late
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Fun place to work
Package Handler (Former Employee) –  North York, ON29 August 2017
People are friendly and accomodating, low ranking and high ranking individuals. Pays well and a lot of room for advancement. Stable and top 10 compnies.
Pros
Pays weekly
Cons
Overtime work and double shifts
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Light hearted atmosphere
Package Handler (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 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.
Pros
4 hour shift
Cons
Emotionally draining, no support from management, disorganized warehouse
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worker are nice and friendly
PACKAGE HANDLER / PRELOAD (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS6 August 2017
worker are nice and friendly... UPS provides training for the new worker.. the Human Resources is very approachable and friendly. drivers are cool and friendly too...
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A great place for advancement within the company however poor management and training.
Package Handler (Former Employee) –  Halton Hills, ON7 July 2017
reach truck
counterbalance
communication skills
analytical skills
detail oriented work
intense labor
schedule was never set, always fluctuating
long days
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Friendly atmosphere to work in
Package Handler (Current Employee) –  Concord, ON6 July 2017
I currently still work here. Hours that UPS offers are not more than 5 hours per night. I have the opportunity of working as a forklift operator, loading trucks, and scanning boxes.
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