Management Surveys

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by KingofBrown, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. KingofBrown

    KingofBrown Member

    What happened to the surveys we used to fill to rate our Managment Staff? I haven't seen them (The Surveys) for at least three (3) years. Does anybody know if they're coming back?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I assume you are talking about the ERI. We still have them but they are only done by randomly selected employees--another cost-cutting measure.
  3. slantnosechevy

    slantnosechevy Active Member

    Cost cutting is the excuse on the outside. They only selected 20 from our bldg. 10 had less than 3 years and 10 were bonus babies. They only want to hear what they want to hear.
  4. midwestmess

    midwestmess Member

    In our center the mgmt team has also selected who does the ERI, and their opinions are suppose to be the general consensus of the entire center. Mgmt does this so they get a positive response, and who knows how this plays out when it comes time for bonuses. I think the whole thing stinks as my responses would not be favorable.
  5. KingofBrown

    KingofBrown Member

    I knew this wasn't just my situation.
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I got "volunteered" to be on the ERI Committee three years ago. They had one meeting, which I was never told about. I haven't heard of the ERI since, I thought they were done away with for lack of interest.
  7. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    What's the "ERI"?
    I really don't know what it stands for...Employee Results Indice?
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  9. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    Ha Ha.. Good One..

    Is it a measure of people playing together??
  10. cosmictrucker

    cosmictrucker counting the months

    We haven't had an ERI in about 3 years in my feeder dept.
  11. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    When I was selected a while back, the Chosen Ones were mandated by much higher up. I assume a computer program made the selections randomly.

    Upon seeing my name of the list, my boss must have felt like he was passing a kidney stone. :sick:
  12. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    ERI = Employee Relations Index. It hasn't been done company wide for the past three years. I doubt we'll see it again. There is a new survey, but it's only taken by a sampling of people from each classification. It's not used as a whipping tool for management anymore and there's no reporting at the center or division level. You manager doesn't care what you say on it, if you're chosen to take it.

    At 10 minutes per person it would take about 70,000 hours to administer if 400,000 people took it.
  13. KingofBrown

    KingofBrown Member

    So this is another type of practice that has disappeared because of the economy. What's next?

    Does anybody know if we're getting our turkeys or some type of bonus this year?
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    No turkey.
    Extra overtime is a type of bonus.
  15. hypocrisy

    hypocrisy Banned

    We don't see it anymore because the software was set up to automatically score any "Highly disagree" result as 75% favorable. Unfortunately the parameters were only allowed to alter a specific number of entries so it overloaded and crashed when trying to rescore 99.99% of the responses.
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    One of your more believable posts.
  17. ideliver2u67

    ideliver2u67 20 Down

    We were actually told today, that the majority of UPSers that have taken the survey have changed their minds about the company. Apparently, as of 5 years ago, most employees would not go to work somewhere else with equal pay and benefits. But if the survey was done today most if not all would jump ship, and leave for an equal paying job. BIG SUPRISE. Dont get me wrong, I think this company is a great one, but they have lost focus on what really matters, THE EMPLOYEES.
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    As a fellow employee, I can empathize but Employees are no longer at the top since going public.
    In publicly traded companies, the Shareowners are at the top, then the Company and then usually the Employees and then probably the Community.
    That is just the nature of this type of organization ... my observations indicate that UPS is fairly typical in this respect.
    The relationship between the employees and that thing called "the Company" does change when going from a private company to a publicly traded corporation.
    The sooner that an individual understands that and then accepts it, the easier life will be for them. This process is called change management and consultants make a lot of money going around to companies and holding workshops on this.
  19. ideliver2u67

    ideliver2u67 20 Down

    Interesting, I never really thought of it like that. That does seem to be the beginning of all the madness. So I guess, seeing as how the shareowners are at the top, we should just have the union mail copies of our grievences straight to all the shareholders. I do understand that in a tough time companies have to change, however, busting everyones butt to the point where their morale and devotion to the company, and customers, become more of a F'm all kinda attitude, is not good for production. I am personally dedicated to "my" customers, as i deliver to and live in the same small town, where I have known many for a long time. But, when splits are in, I take care of my stuff, and have that poor attitude when it comes to other areas.
  20. KingofBrown

    KingofBrown Member