Are wages negotiable?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' 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?
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  2. Catatonic

    Catatonic Nine Lives

    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. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    You take what we give you and like it!
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  4. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    Yeah sucka!!!!
  5. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    It's an internship. You're lucky you get anything.
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  6. 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!
  7. Catatonic

    Catatonic Nine Lives

    Make a counteroffer with the FedEx as the reason.
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  8. 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.
  9. Catatonic

    Catatonic Nine Lives

    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?
  10. Catatonic

    Catatonic Nine Lives

    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.
  11. 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.
  12. Catatonic

    Catatonic Nine Lives

    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?
  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Like being a half ass mod on a website, that will give you a leg up.
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  14. Catatonic

    Catatonic Nine Lives

    I wouldn't know ... I have not reached half ass level yet.
    I am the worst Mod ever!
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  15. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    I make $ want 23 to be an intern!!!!? You're lucky it's a paid internship...and yes I'm having a bad day
  16. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    What you may need to consider is how many more of you are out there? If you people are a dime a dozen right now UPS may not even want to hear your counter offer.
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  17. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Ahhh, The Entitled Generation.
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  18. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

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  19. Catatonic

    Catatonic Nine Lives

    or maybe the savvy generation.

    They have an inherent wariness of government and corporations.
    There is nothing wrong with getting the most you can for your services.
    Worked well for professional athletes.
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special