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Working at UPS

Learn more about who we are and what makes working at UPS so rewarding.

Because we know there's more to life than just what you do.

We offer a complete range of options for you to live yours in balance with work, education, family, friends and nearly every other aspect you can dream up.

UPSers will stop at nothing to make sure every package delivery communication and business solution exceeds the expectations of our customers. That's why we'll stop at nothing to meet their expectations for great healthcare and compensation, with full-time benefits for part-time employees and one of the most comprehensive total payment packages available for everyone. In fact, UPS is one of the only companies in business today that offers hourly employees full benefits, from medical/dental coverage to tuition assistance.

Explore our Earn & Learn program for part-time employees! Click here.

UPS Tuition Assistance Program

To assist employees in furthering their educational development, we are proud to offer the UPS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). An ongoing effort to recruit, retrain and develop qualified individuals, TAP ensures that UPS will continue to grow as a company, prosper as a business and excel as a global service.

In the United States, tuition assistance is available to:

  • Full-time non-union employees
  • Part-time management employees
  • Part-time union employees

In 2010, we provided $24 million in tuition support to approximately 14,000 students. Since the program began in 1999, we have invested $187 million in tuition assistance for approximately 113,000 college students.

UPS also invests about $300 million a year on training programs to help employees further their careers within the company.

To learn more about the program and its eligibility requirements or to begin the application process, visit the program administrator EDCOR.

For those interested in an online undergraduate program, read more about another program available to UPSers through Thomas Edison State College.

Health and Wellness Programs

UPS administers several benefit plans to meet the health and wellness needs of various employee groups. In addition, UPS makes contributions on behalf of employees in union-administered plans.

While there are variations in available plans, the following is an overview of the company's award-winning benefits:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription Drug Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Group Universal Life Program
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Sickness & Accident Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Care Insurance

Compensation and Savings Programs

  • Employee discounted stock purchase plan

    UPS believes that long-term ownership of our company by UPSers is an important contributor to our future success. Sharing in the rewards and risks of ownership promotes the commitment of our people, full-time and part-time, management and non-management, union and union free, which is critical to our ability to enable global commerce. Employees can purchase stock through the Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Program and their 401(k) plan.

  • Competitive salaries

    UPS offers highly competitive hourly wages, salaries, and total compensation plans. From its drivers to its IT professionals, UPS employees are among the best paid in the industry.

  • Managers Incentive Plan (profit sharing)

Benefits Information Disclaimer

The compensation and benefits information provided on this Web site are for informational purposes only. Not every product or service is available or applicable to every employee and the availability of a product or service is subject to change. UPS reserves the right to alter or delete the information provided as required by UPS's business needs.

Wouldn't it be great to earn $15,000 for your college education?

Join the UPS team in a part-time position and you can do just that – with the Earn and Learn program. Available in 51 UPS locations across the nation, the Earn and Learn program is just one way we aim to help employees make their world work better – by attaining their education and career goals.

  • Earn $3,000 in assistance per calendar year with a lifetime maximum of $15,000
  • Part-time management employee benefits are increased to $4,000 per calendar year with a lifetime maximum of $20,000
  • Eligibility begins the day you're hired and benefits are prorated accordingly in case you're hired mid-semester

Did you know that most UPSers start their careers at UPS as part-time employees?

That's right. The company's strong commitment to promoting from within means we're constantly training today's part-time employees to become tomorrow's executives.

UPS also invests about $300 million a year on training programs to help employees further their careers within the company.

In 2010, approximately 56 percent of our current full-time drivers were once part-time employees, and more than 73 percent of our full-time managers (including most vice presidents) were once non-management employees. Our part-time workforce totaled 180,000 people at the end of 2010. During the year 2,642 part-time employees advanced to full-time work. Our management ranks at the end of the year included 1,174 employees who moved into management for the first time.

Metropolitan College

Metropolitan College is not a brick and mortar college. Instead, it is a partnership between UPS, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, and Jefferson Community and Technical College. The program requires that students work part-time in the UPS Air Operation in Louisville, KY. Participants in the program work in the 1DA operation with a start time between 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. in exchange for a free education at either of the two partnership schools. Benefits of the program, in addition to regular employee benefits, include:

  • Deferred full undergraduate in-state tuition
  • Book Reimbursement
  • Academic Bonuses
  • Student support at work
  • Student support on campus
  • Career Services
  • On-site computer lab

More details about the Metropolitan College program are available at www.metro-college.com.

The Chicagoland Regional College Program (CRCP) is a partnership program between the UPS Hodgkins facility and five participating colleges (Moraine Valley Community College, Chicago State University, Morton College, Prairie State College and Olive-Harvey College). Individuals that are accepted into the program attend one of these colleges and are available to work at UPS during the Sunrise (4am-9am) or Night (10pm-3am) shift as a part-time package handler. The program offers additional educational benefits to help cover their college expenses. More details about the CRCP program are available at http://www.crcprogram.com.

Available Scholarships For Children Of UPS Employees

Bringing the dream of a college education closer to reality is what UPS scholarships help fund. As the cost to attend colleges and universities continues to rise, UPS supports a wide range of scholarship programs to ensure students have the opportunity to pursue higher education. Through the Foundation for Independent Higher Education (FIHE), The UPS Foundation supports scholarships at all of the 665 independent colleges nationwide as well as several National Merit Scholars each year. In addition, The Foundation funds scholarships for the children of UPS employees.

James E. Casey Scholarship Program

The James E. Casey Scholarship Program was established in 1963 for the purpose of offering scholarship support to children of UPS employees who planned to enter four-year degree programs at colleges and universities. Scholarships are awarded in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $6,000 per year over four years of undergraduate study at a college or university. These programs also include scholarships for Achievement Scholars, Merit Scholars, Canadian and Mexican students.

The competition for the scholarships is open to any student who is a U.S. citizen and whose parent is a regular UPS employee on the date of the student's application and at the time of award.

The George D. Smith Scholarship Program

The George D. Smith Scholarship Program was established in 1983 to provide support for children of full-time UPS employees who are high school seniors planning to enroll in full-time courses of study of two years or less. The scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 per year. Eligible programs include those at business schools, vocational-technical schools, and associate degree programs at four-year colleges and universities. The programs must result in either an associate degree or another formal certification of skills.

Our love of logistics is driven by our passion for people.

Every day, UPS meets an infinite number of needs with innovative solutions in businesses, homes and communities everywhere. It takes diversity of thought, experience and intelligence to get the job done.

With employees in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, there's no question that diversity is part of the social fabric at UPS. We consider diversity a mindset of inclusiveness, respect, and cooperation a visible core value that helps drive the way we do business with our customers and suppliers and strengthens our bonds with a multicultural community of friends and neighbors.

From Business Resource Groups to Women's Leadership Development, we encourage and support employees to come together and pursue endeavors with a shared passion. While these individuals help us grow as a business and ensure a diverse pool of talent, they also act as ambassadors both internally and externally by engaging us, as an organization, in a variety of community events around the world. Whether it's a local book club or a major global event, UPS strives to maintain a strong connection between our employees, our customers, our communities and this place we call home.

The work of diversity and inclusion is a continuous process of growth and education. That's why UPS takes active measures to increase awareness of our strengths and differences. For more information about UPS's commitment to diversity, current programs, or the communities we serve, please visit www.community.ups.com

Learn more about our Diversity Awards and Accolades. Click here.

We're constantly challenging every member of our team to take the next step in their career.

Because we know that going the extra mile for our customers means having the right talent in the right place at the right time.

Here at UPS, we pride ourselves on offering rewarding opportunities that can take you anywhere you want to go. You'll have the freedom to forge your own career path, while gaining the tools you need for continued growth within the company. Our programs help you understand the business and expose you to multiple opportunities at every level of the organization – no matter where you want your career to go.