Mail Carrier (Current Employee) – Ashburn, VA – 24 February 2019
As a carrier in postal service we should to be ready to work 7 days a week more than 10 hours a day, some week we do not have a day off, some week we receive a phone call in our day off to go to work. Postal service is the most stress full place. The job is mostly psychical job. It's hard but at the same time is fun too. Few hours we are working in the office and few hours we are in street.
City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) – Fall River, MA – 22 October 2019
The job itself isn’t that bad, but management sets unrealistic expectations hard work is rewarded with more work and don’t get sick or injured, because they will separate you from service (Fire you). I became ill with gout from bad protein supplements, couldn’t walk. My physician excused me until it was cleared, I was fired the day I returned. If you’re desperate, go for it. If you have a degree or straws do not apply
Letter Carrier (Current Employee) – Spokane, WA – 22 October 2019
Walking delivery routes can be difficult, but once you have it, it becomes easy. The Post office is a great place to learn a new trade. Sorting mail is difficult at first, but it comes after a while. Management will try to give you more than you can handle in order to push you to excel. Customers are incredibly nice and accommodating.
City Mail Carrier (Current Employee) – Stuttgart, AR – 22 October 2019
Some work days are better than others, but overall it's not that bad. I have learned at this job not to trust your leaders. The management is confusing and seems as if they don't know whats going on and not doing the routes correctly. The workplace has many rules and regulations some offices have alot of messy people but you're there to do your work and not get involved in anything they have going on. The hardest part of the job is the time when the routes are not counted right and working in the heat. I enjoy the job because you're out there working by yourself and meeting new people.
City Letter Carrier/Sales, Services & Distribution Associate (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – 22 October 2019
I recently retired after 23 years of service. I first started in the early 1990’s. It was a fun, high energy and family oriented place to work. It all changed in the early 2000’s. It became very high stressed and life-sucking organization. We were micromanaged where we often had 3+ immediate supervisors and constantly reprimanded.
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – 21 October 2019
If you like getting yelled at Every day and chewed out by supervisors that nit pick even a saint to death. Then this is the job for you. Its very rare to find s supervisor that acts normal and doesn't chew you out Every day for just doing your job. This job has done nothing but stress me out and literally dread going to work each day . supervisors think u are a robot and not human and that's sad. Sick of being chewed out every day and ready to find a different job. If you go over your 8 hrs a day look out. Even if its just a few minutes. You are punished and chewed out for there being tons of mail and it taking a few extra minutes to deliver. Supervisors do not really talk to one another when it comes to what they tell you to do. Up I just get chewed out for doing what one supervisor tells you to do and a different one had a different idea for you to Some thing else. Bottom line chaos stress and you can never do anything right in their book. Can't wait to find a job where I'm happy to work at not stressed out and chewed out every day. Oh and no one gives you a straight honest answer about anything. It depends on who u ask and what mood they are in on the answer you will get. U have to have the union to defend u for just doing your job in a normal fashion cause some supervisors dream up stuff and go looking for anything and everything to try to get you into trouble just cause their I'm a bad mood
Carrier (Former Employee) – Menifee, CA – 21 October 2019
Worse job ever,managers ignore when you are bullied,it’s all about the regular employees who have been there longer new comers are treated like sh@t, took 3 months to get my last check after being let go If they put you on the route I think 55 near homeland and hemet they plan on letting you go there setting you up to fail, Also watch out for route 19 that old bag is a bi@ch
Postal Carrier (Former Employee) – Spring, TX – 21 October 2019
When I first started, it was ok. When management switched up that's when things got a little shaky. The pay was for sure EXCELLENT but be prepared to not have much free time or days off for a while.Sometimes I felt my supervisors put the mail before the employees. It's a lot to deal with in the beginning but if you can get through, you'll be ok.
City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) – Avon, OH – 21 October 2019
The only thing good is the pay. This is a highly toxic work environment consisting of underqualified, unprofessional management promoted solely based on seniority and minority status. Until you become a "career" employee, they think they own you and can make you work whenever they want. There is nothing "sacred" about a day off. Never was I asked to come in to help, I was told to come in. One time I came in on my "day off" with the understanding that they would let me leave for a scheduled doctor's appointment and come back and then got "shunned" because it took too long. If you need the money, go for it, but you can do better!
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) – 10905 Patterson Ave., Richmond Va 23238 – 21 October 2019
The Postal Service is all Business. I learned how to focus. Speed, accuracy, attention to detail and projected time is very important. Organizing your work load, for delivery, weather conditions and your speed makes for an interesting day. Moneys that can be made, at the Post Office can take presidence over work reguirement.
Mail Carrier (Current Employee) – Accokeek, MD – 21 October 2019
Management is TRASH Here!!! They Let Regulars Get Away With Everything Including Letting Regulars Harass Part Time Carries. They Let Carriers Vandalize Other Property An Do Nothing About It And Let Regulars Hide Mail An Still Let Them Keep They Job
City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) – Waco, TX – 20 October 2019
Be careful what you ask for! I was going thinking that this would be the last job I would ever have, but I was wrong. Word of advice it's beneficial to be a resident of the city that you are delivering in. Since you basically are on a temp-to-hire basis you will be asked to work at other post offices and magically know there routes. You will be asked to work 6 days a week. Having a manger that understands how long the route is really suppose to take and not what a print out says is vitally important. You will some station managers that will not like you for some odd reason, while the ha ha and ke ke with who they want while treating you like a red headed step child. It can take up to 1.5 to 2 years to become a regular and it will take you about 90 working days to get a uniform, but you must keep up with that number yourself because they don't.