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Washington-based United States Postal Service (USPS) is a self-supporting, independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government, responsible for providing postal service in the United States. With more than half a million employees USPS is the third-largest civilian employer in the United States behind the federal government and Walmart. Guided by the mission to provide efficient and affordable services to the general public, USPS is a workplace for self-motivated and independent individuals, offering career paths in the fields of Delivery & Operations, Corporate, Students & Graduates and Transitioning Military. As a future team member you will be offered variety, training, and ways to move up, a specific program for recent grads and skills matching for veterans. The benefits plan is designed to include more than a good pay, premium benefits, multiple health and life insurance choices, retirement and thrift savings plans, vacation time and sick leave and qualifying education assistance.

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Over $10B
Large
Multiple locations
Postal Service Companies
1971
Megan J. Brennan
What departments US Postal Service employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
Administrative - Other34.6%
other occupation30%
Material Movers21.4%
Maintenance / Repair5.5%
Management - Other5.3%
Administrative Supervisors3.2%
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Large size
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do US Postal Service employees have before joining?
Years of experience at US Postal Service: Newcomers: 17%, Experiencers: 13%, Experts: 16%, Veterans: 54%. US Postal Service employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did US Postal Service employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before US Postal Service: American Red Cross, Marine Corps Recruiting, United States Air Force. Typical US Postal Service employees have worked at American Red Cross.
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American Red Cross
Marine Corps Recruiting
United States Air Force
What industries did US Postal Service employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of US Postal Service: Postal Service Companies, Employment Services Companies, National Security, Niche Retailers, Food & Beverage Retailers. US Postal Service employees most likely come from a Postal Service Companies industry background.
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A year ago
Love to come back to USPS again. How do I get there?
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Where did US Postal Service employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at US Postal Service: Small: 22%, Medium: 8%, Large: 70%. Most US Postal Service employees have previously worked at large companies.
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A year ago
i've been a truck driver and a auto tech
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Educational background

What did employees at US Postal Service study?
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A year ago
high school
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Where did employees at US Postal Service study?
Central Texas College
Community College of the Air Force
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A year ago
just got a high school diaploma
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at US Postal Service?
Time employed at US Postal Service: <1: 2%, 1-3: 8%, 4-8: 15%, 9-13: 9%, 14-20: 13%, 20+: 53%. Most US Postal Service employees stay with the company for 20+ years which is more than the industry average.
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A year ago
I'll stay as long as i can or they'll keep me
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How does US Postal Service rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at US Postal Service: 72.3% Male and 27.7% Female. Age ratio at US Postal Service: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 20%, 31-40: 15%, 41-50: 20%, 51-60: 28%, 60+: 17%. US Postal Service rates - 5.3% less female than the industry average. Most US Postal Service employees are 51-60, which is above the industry median age range.
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What are the top roles at US Postal Service?
Top roles of US Postal Service: Carrier, Mail Carrier, Clerk, Rural Carrier Associate, Supervisor. The top role at US Postal Service is Carrier.
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Mail Carrier
Clerk
Rural Carrier Associate
Supervisor

Career advancement

How does US Postal Service rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at US Postal Service: very low. US Postal Service ranks very low for career advancement which is below the industry average.
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US Postal Service Reviews and Ratings

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Mail Carrier
Harvey, IL - March 5, 2024
Wonderful
5.0
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5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
Nice place to work. Loved being there. The customers was very friendly and helpful. Wish I would have stayed but I had to move on.

Pros and Cons
Everything
The weather
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Mail handler
Moultrie, GA - February 1, 2024
USPS Job Not For Me
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2
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
2
Work-Life balance
2
Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
Too many unions and too political. Promotions base on how big of trouble you can raise and not enough on qualifications.

Pros and Cons
None to political
Too political
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Custodian Janitor
Alameda, CA - December 29, 2023
stuck and not allowed to rise
1.6
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1
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3
Salary & Benefits
2
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
worked for USPS as costodian, 1 of 4 at Alameda, Ca-laziest bunch i've ever had to work with, minimal effort, entire building neglected, branches we serviced were falling apart, and others were resentful that i was showing initiative because they'd have to do more work. tried 9 times for promotion, was given extremely unrealistic challenges-Zero sick days for 2 years before eligible to promote, no faults whatsoever with standards while carriers and supervisors would go out of their way to impede and disrupt cleaning and floor work, to the point of stepping onto freshly waxed floors so they'd have to be redone. Went back to work DA Civilian at Dept of the Army rather than keep working USPS due to threats, attempted intimidation, slashed tires and non addressed issues of similar nature.

Pros and Cons
decent pay-at the time, was $16/hr.
limited parking, employee friction, supervisor friction, threats from carriers
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Window Clerk
Hallsville, TX - July 31, 2022
Great Company to work for.
5.0
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5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
The people I worked with was some awesome people. A good work environment to be in. It's was just like a family everyday coming to work.

Pros and Cons
Government Job
Had to work 7 days a week for only 40 hours no Overtime
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June 7, 2022
Lack of employee engagement
3.0
Ratings
3
Professional growth
4
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
2
Recognition & Support
3
Culture and Values
The US Postal Service does not provide nor encourage employee engagement with employees. It doesn't matter what capacity or level of employment. Employee engagement goes a long way when communicating. Employee engagement increases the morale of the work environment which increases the chances of improving the working relationship between manager and employee and enhances the success of a productive company.

Pros and Cons
good salary and benefits
Company exhibit th the workload, salary, and upward mobility within the organition.
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Rural Assistant
Middleton, MA - May 16, 2022
time consuming
1.8
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3
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
1
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
I love working for the post office. I find working for a larger office is better. You have more support and more flexiblity.

Pros and Cons
Yor done once the mail is delivered.
They don't care about your life work balance.
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February 5, 2022
Review of the postal service
2.0
Ratings
2
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
2
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
2
Culture and Values
Upper management doesn’t respect or acknowledge the work that leveler management contributed to the organization. There is a lot of favoritism and nepotism that also happens with this organization. They allow employees to come to work under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, and other recreational drugs and do nothing about it because the union will get the employee job back.

Pros and Cons
Benefits are the only pros
The organization as a whole
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seasonal worker
November 8, 2021
I am just a temp
3.4
Ratings
4
Professional growth
4
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
3
Recognition & Support
3
Culture and Values
seasonal worker off and on.No benefits just a great company DO not miss work no call ins just show up work work work see i like that You can move around if you know what to do

Pros and Cons
nice lunchroom
not enough over time
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rural Mail Carrier
Pasco, WA - November 3, 2021
Could have been great job, but focus was not on safety or teamwork.
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1
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2
Salary & Benefits
1
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
On the hottest day of the year, people were told to drink plenty of water and take rest breaks, but any rest breaks caused employee to be reprimanded and given a cut in pay. Vehicles do not have air conditioning and 120 degree heat is not safe to remain outdoors with no air conditioning for over 10 hours straight.

Pros and Cons
Independence, ability to work outdoors.
See story above about unsafe conditions.
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Mail Handler
Rochester, NY - September 8, 2021
Fun and productive workplace with many opportunities for growth
4.6
Ratings
5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
3
Culture and Values
Great place to work if you want the hours and great opportunity for growth.Only issues were lazy co-workers who were friends with incompetent management

Pros and Cons
Opportunities for overtime
Unruly co-workers and incompetent supervisors
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Post Master Relief
Chloe, WV - June 20, 2021
Good place to be
5.0
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5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
I enjoyed working as a Post Master Relief. Even though it was only a part time job other local post offices geard of the job i was doing and began to call me to cover when the post master needed a day off. I ended up working at 5 different post offices and it became a full time before i knew it.

Pros and Cons
Plenty of room for advancement.
I worked in small rural area post offices so i was generally there by myself.
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Clerk and Administrative Assistant
Oshkosh, WI - June 12, 2021
Career ran the gamut
4.2
Ratings
5
Professional growth
4
Salary & Benefits
4
Work-Life balance
4
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
I worked for the USPS for almost 23 years. I started out as a PTF doing various clerk jobs and working on the dock loading unloading mail. I became Full Time and worked on the Letter Sorting Machine (LSM) sorting mail for the city of Appleton as well as all the cities in the 549 zip code area. Later on I was promoted to Management and became the Confidential Secretary to the Plant Manager where I worked my last 9 years. I also had the opportunity to go out on various details to other offices where I worked for 2 - 6 months in each. I was able to gain experience as a Customer Service Rep, a Carrier Supervisor and a Window Supervisor which was what I enjoyed the most.

Pros and Cons
Opportunities to advance and try other positions with in the organization.
Union Issues because of poor leadership. Poor Upper management decisions.
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Supervisor Customer Services
Atlanta, GA - June 3, 2021
A quick stop that lasted 34 years
4.6
Ratings
5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
4
Work-Life balance
4
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
I started my postal career as a distribution clerk in 1985. This was supposed to be a short stop until I Finished school.. However, the Post Office became a career for me. I love you I'm service oriented I loved the Diversity Of the company. I've worked in many areas such as sales, Customer service transportation and many other places. A company is what you make it. I'm so glad that this was my career path.

Pros and Cons
Customer Service oriented. Great pay and retirement benefits. Diversity, diversity and diversity.
Customer Service driven! Hard work and long hours
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City Letter Carrier
St Louis, MO - May 7, 2021
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3.6
Ratings
4
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
4
Work-Life balance
2
Recognition & Support
3
Culture and Values
I worked there for 26 years, primarily since I was a single parent. The job I had was as a letter carrier. The job itself just involved paying close attention to the street names(exact), street numbers, names, move-ins and move outs For the most part, the job was okay, in that you got exercise, a workout without being a workout, definitely customer service face to face. Management was the biggest problem, since many supervisors were not properly trained, and didn't always use common sense, due to pressure from above

Pros and Cons
Great pay, opportunity, if you seek it, meeting lots of acquaintances, uniform allowance
Some mandatory overtime, rotating days off, poor management training, exposure to all weather
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What industry is US Postal Service in?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Customer Service, Transportation/Logistics, Government/Civil Service/Military.
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A year ago
Transportation/Logistics
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Where’s US Postal Service’s HQ located?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Washington, DC.
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What’s the gender distribution at US Postal Service?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
27.7% female, 72.3% male.
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What year was US Postal Service founded?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
1971.
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How much revenue does US Postal Service generate?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
over $10b.
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What’s the name of US Postal Service’s CEO?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Megan J. Brennan.
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How many years does an employee typically spend working for US Postal Service?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
An employee typically spends 20+
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what kind of companies did US Postal Service employees work for?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Large companies before US Postal Service.
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what are the chances of career advancement at US Postal Service?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
very low.
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who are employees usually hired by after leaving US Postal Service?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
H&R Block, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Primerica, Self Employed, United States Postal Service, US Department of Veterans Affairs, US Postal Inspection Service, USPS.
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Who are the top previous employers of US Postal Service employees?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
American Red Cross, Marine Corps Recruiting, United States Air Force, United States Postal Service, US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, USPS.
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What’s the average age at US Postal Service?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
51-60.
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What kind of degree do you need to work at US Postal Service?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
typically one of the followings No higher education
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where did you work before applying to US Postal Service?
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9 months ago
Code blue corp
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5 months ago
Warehouse Specialist - Distribution Industry - 27 years' expertise - Perform replenishment, receiving on hi reach forklift at CVS Pharmacy Distribution Center. Shipping; knowledgeable - electric pallet ridder - cherry picker.
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What kind of degree does US Postal Service want from applicants?
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A year ago
None
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Is it forbidden to wear flip flops to work at US Postal Service?
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A year ago
Yes
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I have heard that the people working here do not have time for their personal life.
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9 months ago
The pay and freedom of working independently was the only thing I enjoyed👏
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9 months ago
Decent hourly wage and benefits package especially under my schedule.
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My friend told me that it is a very good working environment here.
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10 months ago
It was one of the best experiences I've ever had in my life, I loved working for postal service.
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10 months ago
Unfair treatment, over worked, mandatory overtime, no set schedule, no two days off in a row, switch shifts from days to nights without time to adjust.😡
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How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at US Postal Service?
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11 months ago
To grow and learn something new making a way to do the very best!
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11 months ago
Great career opportunity for someone with no college background.
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Does US Postal Service offer an employee assistance or workplace counselling program?
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10 months ago
what you would expect from a job. the training tells you one thing, then others tells you different things
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10 months ago
Because of the union cast system, you get trained by someone who hasn't done the job for a decade.😒
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Can you give some insights into the strategy or vision of the organization?
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11 months ago
they always scheduled you enough hours but they looked for where to accommodate you to have more hours when you did not have enough.
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10 months ago
Too much mandatory overtime, poor management, no work life balance.
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Does there seem to be diversity and inclusion in the company?
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10 months ago
Diversity in Culture, Government,Salary, diversity in department change.
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10 months ago
Lack of daylight jobs but Highly inclusive environment.
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I am a little nervous about my interview. Can anyone help me regarding the interview process followed here?
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9 months ago
Group interview, then separate interviews. The process was really simple and everyone is usually hired barring something bad on background because it is a Federal job.
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9 months ago
Long process . Mainly online assessments and a lot of email checking . Once I was hired I met with a member of HR and was given my station .😈
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I have heard that employees do not get many benefits regarding vacation here.
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10 months ago
They do offer paid vacation and paid time off, which is a really good. Also, another great thing is if you do not use all of your time a certain amount will roll over to the next year.
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10 months ago
Vacation days are fairly nice assuming you can actually get them and not have to file a grievance to force your supervisor to allow you to use them.👍
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Could you give me some hint about the interview please?
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10 months ago
Dress in interview clothes no pants and shirt because you will not get it.
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10 months ago
Can you work under pressure, can you multi task
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Are there any possibilities to make career growth? Or is it just stagnant working here?
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10 months ago
The pay and benefits are good, the job is relatively easy, and you get to be outside most of the day.
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10 months ago
The pay rate is decent but still not fair or up to job field average considering the two-tier pay system.👎
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Does US Postal Service offer employee discounts? How good is their health policy?
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9 months ago
They pay around 60-80% of your medical and dental your payment is deducted every 2 weeks 1 for medical, 1 for dental 1 for vision
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9 months ago
Not expensive for just one, but doesn't cover much. Basically it will keep you out of bankruptcy if you go to the ER😒
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