Are starting wages for a Tech negotiable?

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by Parfait, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Parfait

    Parfait New Member

    I recently received an offer for an Internship at UPS for the Fall in which I will be expected to work 20 hours a week with an hourly pay of ~19 an hour. I feel this is a low-ball offer, and ~400 pre tax a week does not really inspire me. Does UPS allow candidates for position to negotiate offers once given? Has anyone on here successfully negotiated a higher wage?
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    UPS pays industry average for non-union.

    If you think $19/he is low then UPS is probably not a place to work long term.

    It will look good on your resume though.

    Are you needing full time hours?
     
  3. Parfait

    Parfait New Member

    I wouldnt be able to work full time as I am in school too.

    I thought the pay would be around the same as what FedEx pays their technology interns. The guys in my class who worked for them got offers of $23.50, which is massive over the offer UPS has given me in the same city.

    :laugh: lol!
     
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Make a counteroffer with the FedEx as the reason.
     
  5. Parfait

    Parfait New Member

    Would you want them to match, or would you want higher?

    I feel like given my responsibilities I can in good faith ask for $25.
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Have you applied at FedEx?
    Not much difference on your resume!
    Many people consider FedEx as good if not better than UPS.

    What field are you in?
     
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Figure out what your lowest acceptable wage is and add $3/he to that.
    A lot depends on how well you sell yourself.
    Develop a list of intangible abilities you have not list on application.
     
  8. Parfait

    Parfait New Member

    They are only taking for next summer and not fall at this point.

    I am a computer science student looking to go into Software Engineering.
     
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    The seasonal aspect of the FedEx offer may be why FedEx is paying A "premium".

    Most likely, you are applying for a Tech position in UPS's TSG (Technology Support Group) which is under the I.E. (Industrial Engineering) organization.

    This is not a smooth or given transition into UPS's Information Technolgy organization (called Information Services or I.S.).
    Are you looking for a career/degree position with UPS after graduation?
     
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.


    Maybe Chappy could be useful and merge them.
     
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  11. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Good luck with getting him off his :censored2:
     
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I was the one that created the other two threads in the management forum and the technology forum.
    Chappy ain't merging nuttin'.
     
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Stirring :censored3: again?
     
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Not this time ... just trying to get answers for this @Parfait.
     
  15. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    The OP only needs to inform them that he knows Monkey Butt.
     
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That's a big Negatory there!
    They'd just just kick him out the door without opening it.