Expeditors

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Expeditors Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
269 Reviews
3.2
269 Reviews
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Jeffrey S. Musser
13 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Family feel, job security, highly viewed logistics company (in 14 reviews)

  • Great benefits if you are a lead or higher you get a monthly bonus (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Occasionally the dress code becomes a bit ridiculous, but I prefer having one too strict than one that is too transparent (in 22 reviews)

  • Extremely low pay compared to the industry standards (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Expeditors cares about the people who work there.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Expeditors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Expeditors is a great company to work for. While it may not be as flashy as some of the other companies out there, they will treat you right. They are great about giving employees opportunities within the company. Many of the people on my team have switched from other groups without any experience in the field they're switching to. If you're willing to learn, they are willing to teach you. I've found everyone is willing to help if you are willing to communicate with them. My supervisor has been great about challenging me and giving me new tasks. I find that my supervisor and coworkers all have confidence in me even when I do not. While it can be a little "dry" and formal, I have enjoyed my time here.

    Cons

    The dress is business formal for all positions. If you are working in IT, you still need to wear a tie. While the company cares about it's people, there are is not the free food, drinks, and events that some other companies of this size provide for it's employees. The environment is usually quiet and serious. These are just the small drawbacks, but it is still a great company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Expeditors Response

    Dec 4, 2014IS Training and Recruiting Coordinator

    Thanks for your review! We're happy to hear about your positive experience at Expeditors. Like you pointed out, we're proud of our organic growth model and find when you retain and develop good ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ocean Export Agent in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Ocean Export Agent in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    You get what you work for.

    Cons

    There are very little cons. Depends on the department that you join.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn and understand the operations. Exercise MBWA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Okay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Expeditors

    Pros

    Nice people who treat everything professionally

    Cons

    Bad pay, no growth opportunities. Management is too strict

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chill out on the dress code

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  5.  

    Great place. Great people. Great growth opportunity.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Expeditors

    Pros

    I felt that my supervisor and manager were really looking for talent and sought to make the most of my abilities while helping me to grow professionally. Their online employee training was pretty good, too.

    Cons

    The pay seemed a bit low, though they often talked about excellent benefits for all employees and the advancement opportunities for those on the management track.

  6.  

    Good company culture and good stability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IS Support in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - IS Support in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are generally awesome, you are treated well. Overall successful and smart leadership

    Cons

    Flexibility for PTO could be better. Major IT projects can be slow paced with lack of communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    IS department is a bit sluggish

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Associate Software Developer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Expeditors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, IS department does not have a lot of pressure, except in a few groups.

    Cons

    Software development is very inefficient. Lots of money is spent, but very little new business value is created. The company is financially well off so it doesn't have to be very accountable for its shortcomings, which can make it quite lethargic feeling. I didn't feel like I was learning good principles of programming and that I would potentially stagnate there if I stayed. Great first foot in the door. Most long-term employees are older and enjoy the security for their families, but don't care too much about fast-paced technological process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Development teams depend too much on one person who give out all the orders and keep making the same broken systems over and over again. There is not a lot of responsibility to where the money goes and it feels like most people just do what's passable to enjoy their day and keep their job. Not much external pressure except when there is a fire and then too often the result to just to fall back on old ways of doing things. More things should be done to make the IS dept's more attractive to talented young people rather than those with no experience.

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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    15 years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Great company that promotes from within that has a contagious culture. Proprietary systems that allows for a lot of flexibility to meet customers expectations.

    Cons

    Tough work life balance due to the number of hours needed to get the job done. A lot of entry level turn over which makes it difficult to propel forward with productivity initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get feedback from your department managers on how a branch is running.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    get with the times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Import Agent
    Current Employee - Import Agent

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

    Pros

    Great benefits if you are a lead or higher you get a monthly bonus...

    Cons

    We are in 2014 and Expeditors still does not let their employees work from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET WITH THE TIME...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a nice working environment, just not for me.

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

    I have been working at Expeditors

    Pros

    The people who work there are great, fun working environment. Location is very convenient too, right smack in the center of downtown Seattle. You get weekly training in the beginning, which were sometimes useful but other times just a waste of time. The team leads all do a good job checking in on you, and each team gets along quite well.

    Cons

    Some of the company values I disagree with, they are a bit more conservative, and they do not seem to value college education too much. The procedures for everything was long-winding and I do not feel like there was much room to show creativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture and environment is stiff, although synergy between the teams are not bad.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Expeditors

    Pros

    Good company to work for, plenty of opportunity to learn and gain experience.

    Cons

    Strict dress code in place

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