Expeditors Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Compliance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place for entry level position and to get your feet wet in the industry.

    Cons

    Salary is ridiculously low. You could go to any other company and get paid far higher and be valued more. Not real room for growth unless you really push or are a "chosen one". College degree is not valued. Moral is very low and a depressing place to work.

    Advice to Management

    The whole dynamic needs to change, pay and enviroment must change if you want to compete at all with other companies. If not you will lose top notch employees.

  2. accounts payable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Expeditors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, meet some nice people, vending machines

    Cons

    old haggs been in positions too long. they need to retire

    Advice to Management

    implement training programs. real ones

  3. Helpful (1)

    Work overload with very little pay.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are decent. The longer you work for the company, the longer the vacation.

    Cons

    Employees are extremely over worked with minimum compensation. Pay is very low. Actually I must say EXTREMELY low. Employee turn over rate is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your hardworking employees more before they leave.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Horrible Pay. Raises never happen.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health insurance. Not much else.

    Cons

    You will go far if you want to work long days and relocate to various different states (or countries) within the network. In Expeditor's linqua, this is translated as "you've got what it takes". If this is not what you're willing to do, then you are considered lazy or lacking in motivation.
    Corporate has ZERO idea as to what goes on in the branch offices.
    There is a reason why Expeditors is extremely profitable every year - they pay their operational employees squat. If you're an operational employee in one of the branches, it's not at all unheard of to be working for the company for over 10 years and still not surpass the $35/$40,000 mark. Honestly, it's quite sad.

    Advice to Management

    None - because they don't take advice.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Take a college degree anywhere but here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Expeditors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work, friendly people
    Health benefits

    Cons

    Company values overplayed, professionalism overplayed.
    Underpaid. Do not feel my college education is being put to any use.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being such a boys club.

  7. If you enjoy abuse, work here.

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    Former Contractor - Customs Broker Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Contractor - Customs Broker Representative in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Expeditors as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They do have very good systems and processes.

    Cons

    Too many to recount here.

    Advice to Management

    These problems come from the very top of the company.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Horrible company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - N/A in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - N/A in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Expeditors as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will gain experience that will help you gain employment with a company that cares about their employes. Besides that there are no pros.

    Cons

    Claims to be a temp to hire company but will not hire you. They will even make you attend training classes about how to get hired on but in the end will only keep you as a temp. Pay is below industry standards. No chance of advancement. Will force you to work long hours. No benefits because you are only a temp. I have seen many good workers get fired not because they did something wrong but because the manager did not like them.

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep people as temps, hire them on full-time.

  9. Helpful (5)

    Low pay, bad management style, no salary increase with promotions, low moral

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EDI Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - EDI Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Expeditors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Some people are nice
    -Their softwares are up to date
    -A good place to start off for ~1 years of experience into the field of logistics (would not recommend wasting time to stay longer)

    Cons

    -Terrible trainings with people who do not care about what they are teaching but do it just to get in their yearly 52 hours requirement
    -Documentation all over the place
    -NO SALARY INCREASE with promotions. Moving from Level I to Level II means nothing financially. If you stay around for 2 years you'd be guaranteed a 'promotion'
    -Salary increase is at max ~3k/year in the beginning. Less so as you work there longer. The difference between a good and a bad analyst is ~3-5k. Worthless to work hard. Just do average work and you get the same salary increase.
    -Low moral
    -No team building
    -Expects analysts to be flexible with hours for international clients but salary not justified
    -Salaried pay but management watches the clock on in/out time. You get a talkin' to even if late by 10 minutes. Can never come in late but they expect you to put in extra hours often
    -Vacation is 10 days for year 1-2, 15 days for year 3-10. That's right, from year 3 to year 10, you only get 15 days of vacation. Paid time off does not exist even for family emergencies/injuries
    -Developers should avoid this company - You get paid in the 40k range starting off. That's pretty low for a development position in Seattle
    -People in supervisor positions that are not capable. They've got supervisors who lack basic social interaction skills and can't communicate to their employees.
    -No flextime

    Advice to Management

    -Highly consider pay raise with promotion. Every other company at your level does it.
    -Take more time to work on how to bring up team spirit instead of watching the clock on when they come in.
    -Management wonders why they can't find good developers to hire? PAY THEM MORE like every other company.

    Expeditors Response

    Dec 4, 2014IS Training and Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. In regards to salary, we continually strive to stay competitive in our industry through market research. Employee satisfaction is very ... More

  10. Helpful (4)

    NEPOTISM, DISHONESTY, FAVORITISM, BUREAUCRATIC,LOW PAY,LONG HOURS,MICRO-MANAGED

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    NONE AND I AM NOT KIDDING

    Cons

    This is the the worst job I've had in my entire life. High degree of Nepotism and dishonest management are a staple at my branch. People will only get promoted if they are part of the IN CROWD; hard working people are overlooked for promotions. No incentives of any kind. Many people at my branch haven't had a raise in years. All employees in my department are constantly micro-managed by all levels of management. We are often treated like uneducated children regardless of age or education degree. Unless, you are friends with management, you are getting NO WHERE. Absolutely no room for growth. Employees are overworked and underpaid. HIGH EMPLOYEE TURNOVER. They have a year round trainer. GO FIGURE?

    Advice to Management

    None. This is a loss cause.

  11. Helpful (4)

    Worst job experience I've ever had. Waste of time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Expeditors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -If you love to dress up then join up!
    -People get promoted within their year mark. (If you aren't promoted or they haven't given you a timeline by then, save yourself the trouble and quit immediately).
    -Nice benefits.

    Cons

    -Mandatory 10-12 hour work days during peak seasons, july-december.
    -Brain-dead work, no thinking or creative input is required as it is also undesired.
    -If you weren't hired into the fraternity, you will be treated like a peasant as you will also be required to do all the work.
    -Company includes integrity and honesty as part of it's, "culture," yet has neither.
    -Majority of employees dislike management lowering employee potential.
    -People pass off work constantly if you know multiple tasks. (Learn to reject additional work until you finish whatever major task you were working on, unless you can handle both and have the time to complete both).
    -Company flatlines and still believes people will move up as fast as when it was growing.
    -Initiative is undesired, as you will be undermining supervisors and managers that cannot take credit.
    -Blatant favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    -It's so ironic that you come at people with hostility, talk bad about and to people, then suddenly bring together a meeting on how your employees need to have honesty and integrity. Maybe try setting an example?

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