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acceptable place to work
Sorter (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC16 May 2018
A good place to work temporarily only. Only thing good about this company is that its a union job with extremely very good benefits. Its a good place for someone who wants to work part time or anyone close to retirement age. Starting pay is minimum until 2 years and isn't worth working for that much for the amount of work that is given.
Pros
free dinner occasionaly
Cons
5 hour shiifts sometimes less with the pay rate of $11/h
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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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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 fast-paced work environment
Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Peterborough, ON3 April 2018
Each day is a new adventure, with its own challenges.
I've learned that everyone is replaceable, regardless of your position.
In 9 years, I've had 3 different managers. Being a supervisor, I've also had the privaledge of interacting with management from other departments. They are all task oriented.
The workplace culture is diverse, and multicultural, at some depots more than others.
The hardest part of the job is maintaing the numbers, making my shift look good in the reports based on performance of their tasks.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the interaction with the other employees during training, or going out on road to learn the various delivery areas.
Pros
good benefits package for pt employees
Cons
long hours
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Ups
Loader (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 March 2018
ups is a nice place to work, the hours a good and the people are friendly, but for the work they have you doing its not worth the pay, the factory itself needs some cleaning its pretty gross
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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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hard work for low pay
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB7 March 2018
A lot of people left because of the pay and found jobs else where for same work better benefits and pay. People were overall fun but seriously lacked motivation to go the extra mile
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great workplace very friendly
Trainee (Former Employee) –  Cornwall, ON6 March 2018
all works were very kind and had no problems working there i spent my days cleaning, organizing, printing, faxing and laminating. i was working a summer job program so my salary was paid my another company.
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Hard job
Preloader (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 March 2018
This job is really hard because the of timing. Its 3 am in the morning and fast work but security is good and they warm yup before starting which is good for us.
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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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Not worth it
Driver (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON22 February 2018
This is a good job for those already at top rate. If you you're applying now this is how it will work. You start at 16/h and in 48 month you go up to 30/h. Great right? Wrong. for the first 2,5 years you'll be making $16 to do the same job as the guys making $30. You only start getting pay raises after 30months of semi-slavery. Let me tell you, the earn every penny of those $30/h. This job has to be done in an insane pace. Drivers don't take a lunch break on winter because they have to make 180-240 stops a day. Just think about making $16/h for 30 months, working on all weathers, no a/c in trucks, heavy lifting all the time, driving in snow with the same amount of stops, the repetitive movements (stop car, unbucke seat belt, bla bla bla) and being on traffic all day risking you life with stupid and irresponsible drivers for $2 above minimum wage. Actually after jan 2019 it will be only $1 more than minimum. Good luck with that. If you are ok with breaking your back, working yourself off, you should find a job as bricklayer help, at least you'll start making 25-30/h.
Just consider if all those working conditions are worth only $1. If you say yes just send your resume and get ready to start.
Pros
Very easy job to get, they are desperate for workers
Cons
10-11hours a day is the regular shift (5 days a week), no winter tires, way too much packages, union is getting into worse agreements every time
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Ideal for single people with no children
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON19 February 2018
Best to leave your personal life out of this work environment. Management is focused on work. Your personal issues may temporarily be a concern and then you have pressure to return things to normal if your situation becomes a long term issue. Work life is often routine and fast paced. Added stress occurs during peak season.

Fair medical and dental benefits
Pros
Pays you money for having great grades in school
Cons
Coworkers may create an unnecessary stressful work environment and high turn over
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Solid Company
Hub Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Lachine, QC12 February 2018
work culture is poor. Great benefits.

I learned to deal with a wide variety of internal customers, from unionized employee to various VPs. I really enjoyed my time there.

The job could at time be very physical. If you enjoy hard word work, challanges then UPS is for you,
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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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Good company to work for
Driver/Delivery (Current Employee) –  Brossard, QC7 February 2018
UPS is a very good place to work, hours can be up to 9.5hrs per day as a package car driver. Hard work with good salary and health care as well as insurance benefits.
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Hard work with great coworkers and understanding team
Local Sort (Current Employee) –  Delta, BC1 February 2018
get some real heavy packages
everyone is always helping
very welcoming environment
management isn't a pain
worst part would be unpaid breaks
wages always increacing and fast top-rate
Pros
good team
Cons
unpaid break
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Minimum wage and paying union dues
unloader (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 January 2018
This is minimum wage sweatshop. the employees at Bangladesh and China have better working conditions and is not in a union.
Make up to$15.85/hour. wow.. min. wage is $15/hour in Seattle and Toronto.
Pros
better than welfare
Cons
slaves have a better life
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Laid back job but hardwork
Driver Helper (Former Employee) –  Gormley, ON19 January 2018
Generally easy job
Workplace culture is laid back
There is Long hours
You have to work in various weather conditions
Generally peaceful drama free workout environment
Pros
Bonus
Cons
Long Hours
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Opportunities for career development
Aircraft Load Planner (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON19 January 2018
Good benefits, many opportunities for career development (promotions, etc) Flexible (to an extent) with regard to vacations/days off . Pay is adequate, hours can be llong sometimes, especially during peak periods (November/December).
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