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Anonymous shared this review of UPS, United States on Nov 24th, 2020
"Still a very male-dominated industry where, as a woman, in order to "make it", you have to out perform all of your male contemporaries just to prove you are an asset to the company. Oftentimes that results in working in worse conditions for longer hours than everyone else. Also, the added stigma that because you work at a job typically performed by males, you are somehow less feminine than other women."
Anonymous shared this review of UPS, United States on Jul 6th, 2020
"Its a great place to work/family balance Great exercise great to just get away and make some money with added benefits for you and your defendants."
Anonymous shared this review of UPS, United States on Feb 24th, 2020
"UPS is a male dominated company. Most people know how awesome UPS drivers are, and they really are that nice. However, its a challenging work environment for anyone. The devorce rate is high, and the pressure to perform is high. I think they could really do better for everyone by making some changes to their human resources strategy. Everyone there deserves it."
Anonymous shared this review of UPS, United States on Jan 3rd, 2020
"The pay is great, but the company supervisors seem a bit unorganized at times. Too many people giving you direction. "
Anonymous shared this review of UPS, United States on Oct 21st, 2019
"Offers great opportunities for advancement. Be confident in the work that you’ve done. "
Anonymous shared this review of UPS, United States on Sep 6th, 2019
"Don’t do it. It’s truly not worth it. They talk about transformation and diversity, but it’s all lip service. The entire company culture needs a complete overhaul. "
Anonymous shared this review of UPS, United States on Aug 30th, 2019
"it is very sexist from a leadership side, especially upper management and hr"
Anonymous shared this review of UPS, United States on Aug 2nd, 2019
"It offers career advancement Opportunities to be able to give your family everything they ever dreamed of Benefit after 9 mts paid vacations overtime List goes on and on Best organization I’ve ever worked at "
Anonymous shared this review of UPS, United States on Jul 23rd, 2019
"Women are tested like secretaries of the 60s and men are treated like the more important “bosses”."
Anonymous shared this review of UPS, United States on Apr 22nd, 2019
"It is deeply unpleasant to be around a culture where even the color scheme is anti woman."
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Mar 8th, 2019
"UPS was a traditional work culture 30 years ago... and has hardly changed at all since then. "
"Make sure to be confident and stand your ground. They will respect you more for it."
"Don’t expect substantive feedback through the career development process. You will have to do this informally, and many women don’t connect with influential mentors."
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Aug 7th, 2018
"Beware, they don't treat woman well. They will write you up and harass you if you don't reform into what they want."
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on May 14th, 2018
"You really can go anywhere in the world with this company, as long as you put in the work to get there!"
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Apr 9th, 2018
"It was pretty neutral nothing to really say. Would recommend working here no complaints."
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Mar 2nd, 2018
"UPS is making great strides to be a very inclusive work environment."
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Feb 16th, 2018
"Men are highly favored over women. They do not have to follow all the formal channels for time off. i.e. FMLA Men are given carte blanche. Where as their femal counterparts MUST follow the formal process."
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Jan 13th, 2018
"Hard work and lots of stress put on you by management. Lately I feel like everything the company changes makes my job more difficult to complete."
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Nov 18th, 2017
"Be prepared for 'discrimination' if you didn't come up through operations as most of the men have."
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Nov 10th, 2017
"It's still very much a "good old boys" network. Promotions are given to those who put in the face hours, making it tough for working mothers to advance. "
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Jul 2nd, 2017
"Its a tough job; expect to do SAME as men."
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Apr 12th, 2017
"Don't! It is not a good place for women. Lots of old white dudes. "
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Mar 9th, 2017
"Heavily male dominated, hard physical work in non climate controled building. "
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Feb 24th, 2017
"Maternity leave is only 6 paid weeks for regular delivery AND C-section. "
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Feb 21st, 2017
"They are promoting more and more women, however flexibility is limited. "
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Feb 17th, 2017
"You won't ever move up within the company when you are a woman. Run away, and never come back. Find a career, not a job."
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Aug 25th, 2016
"UPS is a great company to be a part of and is really focusing on its diversity and inclusion efforts."
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on Aug 11th, 2016
"some areas are very sexist especially uper management and technology"
Anonymous shared this review of UPS on May 20th, 2016
"UPS is a great company to work for. Stable company with good benefits."
"They do not care about your struggles outside of work. Long hours that are not compensated. Inappropriate delegations while pregnant. Challenging, male dominated, workforce."
"It is still a boys club."
"Culture is very intense and conservative. New ideas aren't really welcomed. Emphasis on years worked at UPS, so even into my third year I am still considered "new." And that's a liability. There are so many women who don't have kids (I am one of them) that have been here forever (I have not) and have totally bought into the male-dominated environment. They are workaholics, hate flex-time, don't use their telecommute day, etc. I am currently working for a micro-manager who treats me like this is my first job out of college but I'm almost 10 years into my career. It's common to have your managers dictate emails to you as a way of bringing you into a project. Many people work all night, every night. Raises are not even at the rate of inflation and the review process is a joke. My last manager had rated me as the top performer, but his boss (director) had worked closely with someone else on my team who had worked on a high-profile campaign and he inisted that my colleague (who is a man) get the top performer. The director went to the VP and HR and made my manager change every single rating for his entire team in the system. My manager was a man, but was without a doubt the most female-friendly boss I've ever had. While I'm sure this happens in many large organizations, it's still completely corrupt. Women have judged other women harshly and negatively for using all 12 weeks of their FMLA (of which only 6 are paid as part of Short Term Disability). It's CRAZY. It's very much a top-down environment and contructive dissent is not tolerated at the upper-levels of management, even though it's supposed to be a core value. Negative, fear-driven, lacking innovation, too much ego, old-fashioned/living in the past...stay away."
"If you have a family don't do it. ..very long hours"
"You have to be Stein, determined and self sufficient"
"Discrimination. And lots of favorites.If your in the circle your good to do as you please."
"They hire women so that they can say they do. Be willing to work 2x as hard as the men. Most management will treat you as if your brain dead."
"Work hard and you can move up"
"You do have to have tough skin to work here. A lot of foul language."
"It's very high stress. The is very little recognition from the top so people tend too attack each other. Scs is the red headed step child of ups so the orders from corporate make little sense but are still implemented. Often making things worse. Scs has no union to protect us ands any union talk is viciously crushed. Most of the older managers are men but it's mostly women in the newer managers. Almost all the employees are women."
"an employee for 20+ years....have only experienced negative reinforcement, never positive while my male counterparts are part of a "boys club" . to be fair, as in all aspects of life there are those who do not partake in the browbeating of women...few. there has never been more than 4 women out of 25 and for quite a few years at a time I have been the solo female on the shift."
"Male dominated with too much tolerance for bullies."
"It is more of a mans world at Ups. There are women supervisor 's but way more male then female. I love how physical that it is and love a lot of the people that I work with. But I just strongly feel that the equal opportunity is not really there"
"I think they make it very hard as a woman to succeed."
"This company is a male dominated company. I believe that it is tougher for woman to survive here. You are judged even by the same sex about being a woman. Great benefits and vacation time. Hard to have family time due to the company being very demanding of your time. If you are a hard worker you are rewarded with more work. Caring the work load of the others that work so so."
"i think we all get treated the same at ups , men, woman ,black, white doesn't matter age race or gender!!"
"Extremely dirty. Heavy fast pace. Union really fights for you. Everyone starts as part time. Amazing benefits. You can get injured very easily."
"It is a good part time job"
"I've been with the company for 20 years. There are not a lot of women in the supervisor ranks. In most places it is a boy's club. They take full advantage of their employees during peak and/or bad weather. Expect to forfeit your soul in exchange for the job."
"UPS is a male-dominated company. It is human nature to favor those who remind you of yourself, and I think it is easier to find mentors and move ahead if you're a man. It is also a family-friendly company (hours are very reasonable, benefits are good). If you want to be CEO or feel like you could be CEO, I wouldn't recommend it. Otherwise, it's ok."
"In my 15 years of working for UPS, I have had a variety of supervisors and managers, because as we all know, UPS likes to move their management around. That being said, all the managers that I have had to report to have always treated me fairly. But, at times, it can feel like a "boys network". Two of the main things I love about UPS, besides the benefits, is that 1. They are a very family orientated company. 2. They actively encourage community involvement and volunteerism."
"This is a male dominated company with male dominated upper management in key areas. Females are generally not as respected as males, even those who have come through the entry level positions."
"Over all it's one of the best company to work for . And I am very glade that I've had the opportunity to have this job . Working for good people and also my family and friends around me . Thank you for UPS and the Union working together ."
"You need to have extremely tough skin to get along here!"
"Be ready for mass confusion and being talked down to. The boys egos are so inflated it's hard to believe they can fit through the door. 29 years and I couldn't take it anymore!!"
"I have been with this company 18 years, 17 as a partime sup. It was a good company until it went public. Now it's a joke. As far as who gets promoted it's sometimes who you know sometimes who you are demographically. I have been pursuing a promotion for the last 4 years. Because I know so much they are deliberately using me for a multitude of things rather than developing me for the job is was told I would get. They have no conscience about it either. It has been brought to their attention repeatedly. They do not take responsibility for their own unmet commitments. I'm disappointed to say the least. It's no longer a company that values their employees."
"I've been with the company for 7 years. I work on the inside directly handling packages. The company provides great benefits. It's very hand work and can be stressful at times."
"I have been with UPS for almost 10 years in non-operations positions (read: I don't handle freight/packages and am not union). While I am happy to have a steady job, this is still very much a male-dominated company and I don't see them doing much to change. No paid maternity leave (except for disability insurance) and there aren't a lot of opportunities for work from home options or flexible work schedules (even if you have a laptop, you're still expects to put in your eight hours at the office - the laptop is so you can work in the evenings or weekends). In addition, you have a forced one-hour lunch, so you are looking at a nine-hour day minimum. It varies from group to group, but management employees are expected to go "above and beyond" and work early and/or late, plus take work home. This all adds up to making it very difficult to obtain any semblance of work-life balance (a term they throw around quite a bit, but never seem to actually do much about). As far as treatment of women, it's still clear this is very much a boy's club. It's much harder for women to get promoted and those that do are usually single and/or childless because they aren't being "punished" for trying to have a family. I had my first child earlier this year and while my management was supportive, I can already tell that my leaving right at 5 p.m. (Instead of staying to 5:30 like a "good" employee) is being noticed and I probably won't go much higher, but that's a sacrifice I am willing to make. A lot of people within UPS would like to see things change and eventually they may as the "old guard" starts to retire, but it definitely won't be for another few years at least. I am fortunate that I am one of the employees who is still eligible for a pension from UPS (newer employees aren't) - otherwise I would have left a long time ago."
"In my time at working here, I have listened to numerous speeches on the embracing culture of UPS. How they promote from within and want a more diverse employee base. The reality is much more different. The higher level management has very few women, and most people who are promoted to the higher level are male. They do not really invest time or money in training in skills that would allow the entry level woman or male get to that next level, the IS department would rather hire outside the pool leaving entry level women at the bottom. Most women I have seen are pretty much promoted to business analyst nothing technical. They do have women's BGR groups, but I don't know if they actually have any mentoring or real help for women to get anywhere. Mid level women seem to stay there, some have been in the same position for over 10 years. there is no real way to learn new skills, only middle management is offered that, so honestly I would have to say its a good entry level position to try to get some experience, then move on to a company that wants people who want to learn and grow, UPS likes to keep things the way they have always done it."
"Be goal oriented and strong minded, physically prepared and be sure to stretch as apart of a daily routine."
"Take as much maternity leave as is allowed. I came back early after my first child, and no one appreciated it... It was undue pressure I put on myself. Also, pay raise was pro-rated after my second child/maternity leave. And people wonder why women's salaries fall behind men's? Disappointing for a company that tries to promote women's leadership. Put your $ where your mouth is, UPS! Work is very stressful, long hours, high expectations. Difficult to maintain a proper work-life balance."
"I've been here almost a decade. I would have told myself to get the experience and take it somewhere else where they treat you like a human and not a robot. Long ridiculous hours coupled with impossible expectations and a shrinking staff. The stress here is through the roof and is apparent on each person. The major topic of conversation when meeting with colleagues from different departments is the stress."
"Stay strong Don't let them break you or think you are any less than them Document everything ie; hours worked, time off, requests, S.W.I.M. fed back, D.O.K dimarets, injuries or physical health ailments occurred during employment"
"This company is not the one I joined nearly thirty years ago. Once they went public service and safety were brushed aside for stock performance. If not for the union, myself and many others would have been terminated years ago. As a newly handicapped worker, I have found ups less than accommodating for my needs. Once I was proud to be a part of a team, now I discourage potential employees. The only consolation is that lower management is mistreated even more than the hourly employees. Anyone who works for ups in a state that does not require you to join the teamsters, I encourage you to become a member...."
"Watch out for management. They would rather stick a knife in your back and throw you under the bus than take ownership for their short comings and for not doing their job. You are held accountable for every time you go to the bathroom, but they don't hold themselves accountable for anything! Including but not limited to screwing up your payroll or your benefits or talking about employees to other employees or just all around being hateful horrible people. I would also say don't ever trust the HR manager she is a horrible person! Don't go to work there and end up feeling stuck because of the decent pay and benefits. Other companies have to be better and treat women like a person and not just a number!"
"Watch who you talk to and what you tell others."
"Relax and learn as much as possible."
"At the time I wanted to quit everyday.. But 17 yrs later happy I didn't .. U have to have thick skin and love your job to survive..."
"The short-term disability that comes with the benefits package for all management is pretty decent- 100% pay continuance for up to a pre-determined amount of weeks and then 80% afterwards, up to 26 weeks if medical need necessitates. However, be prepared for the delay in paperwork and little things like c-section recovery being treated exactly the same as vaginal delivery for maternity leave, regardless of what the doctor says. My advice is that if you're a heterosexual woman, particularly without racial minority status or graduate level education, run. It's perfectly fine for a part-time job during school. It's not a career. The company as a whole, particularly in operations, has not left behind the "good old boy" mentality. I have been here for twelve years and while a good part of it was in my younger, less business savvy years, I have been consistently looked over for promotions due to my gender. Case in point? "You'll have more promotion opportunities open to you after the baby's born." said to me while pregnant with my last daughter. I then was expected to cover my supervisor on her vacation time. Be careful about considering a tenure here."
"If I could go back 8 years and tell myself not to settle, that would bet my advise to any new employees. I use to be fulltime until 3 years ago when my job was eliminated. I have since been working part time busting my butt to get back to a full time position. I have a college degree, I have 8 years with the company, I work 2-3 hours a day unpaid just to make sure the job is done and our department runs effectively. All of that and I still have not been promoted to full time. I watch all of these people get promoted that have less years of service and or experience than me. I don't understand it. I have young kids which I don't know if that is the issue or not. I've hung on just hoping that something will pan out. but after the last 3 years I'm not sure there is hope. Overall benefits, pay, and employees are great!"
"Finish your degree on the company dime and leave."
"I worked here for 4 years and my biggest mistake was trying to prove that I am equally as tough as my male coworkers. What I learned is that no one is questioning my strength and instead that I came off as unapproachable and cold to many. Take advantage of networking with other woman. Many regions have woman's leadership development groups that meet monthly to support/guide each other and address any serious issues. My experience has always been that these meetings are not only fun and informative but also a safe place."
"I wish I would have quit my first day. I have been mistreated for 10 years and so have many other people."
"To get to know your management well!"
"That UPS is definitely one of the "other guys". That I often see women getting favored above males and specifically white males in order to promote diversity. So, my advice would be to really apply yourself. Don't let the special favor let you forget to work hard to become a valuable part of the company. And be aware, there are still a few "old boys clubbers" out there but they are few and far between now. However, don't discount them either...they carry a massive amount of knowledge. Be respectful and be willing to learn the entire company inside and out. There's still a very clear, conservative culture here and you will be required to adhere to the mores."