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FedEx Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
1,301 Reviews
3.8
1,301 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Currently have a manager that understands work/life balance (in 124 reviews)

  • Good benefits which are offered to all employees (full & part time) (in 79 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is fairly good except during "peak" times (in 26 reviews)

  • Heavy responsibilities may require long hours, stressful environment (in 30 reviews)

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  1.  

    Ok, if you like constant physical activity with hardly any time for breaks.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Package Handler in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Package Handler in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at FedEx full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It is a workout, Decent starting pay and some room to advance depending on how hard you work.

    Cons

    Work in extreme temperatures, higher ups can be a pain and sometimes disrespectful. They sometimes expect too much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay

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

    I worked at FedEx

    Pros

    honest work, demanding, fast paced and long hours at times. i was involved in logistics supply management. My boos was experienced and helpful. but this was more or less a short term job for me.

    Cons

    It was pretty much a dead end career path.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    FedEx Ground...Great place but not a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courier in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Courier in Augusta, GA

    I worked at FedEx full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with customers, stay in shape

    Cons

    Pay, overworked underpaid, add on to your route without any pay raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Entry Level

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Package Handler in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Package Handler in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at FedEx

    Pros

    Reasonable Health Benefits, tuition reimbursement and 402 k plan.

    Cons

    Short Hours, pay and unorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Could have been better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fed Ex Ground Package Handler in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Fed Ex Ground Package Handler in Lenexa, KS

    I worked at FedEx part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits are an option after six months on the job for both full and part time employees

    Cons

    HR is a joke, lots of miscommunication between management, they change the way they want things done often, and there is very little opportunities for job advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually do the job of a lower employee for a week

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Account Executive Inside Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Stable Company with good benefits. Career advancement opportunities but only if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Very stressful position, micro-management. VP's advise that we are the most profitable division with in FedEx. However, the pay and commission structure is not there. Say the company is tech savy however systems do not work and their are multiple operating systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees for the hard work they do. Quit bragging about how much are stock holders are earning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lost focus on what matters

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FedEx full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, great work/life balance, good training opportunities. Good opportunities to change to another team depending on where you are located.

    Cons

    They use outdated technology stacks, too many people have worked at FedEx for too long and resist change. Focus is on cutting costs and use offshoring as much as possible no matter what the impact is to the quality. Many in management think they are agile because they have daily standups. The development / deployment lifecycle is very long and the velocity is low and the defect rate is medium to high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to continue to be considered as a premium brand, find a better IT model than offshoring to providers that doesn't provide contractors with adequate skills. Quality used to matter at FedEx.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not very professional at all

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Java Applications Developer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Java Applications Developer in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at FedEx as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good location for commute and good work locality

    Cons

    1) They have no idea how to keep proper job postings. Job posting was for Java Developer Position and was expected to work on Korn Shell Scripting and Python on linux.
    2) Management has no good way to deal with contractors. Treats them like dispensable toilet rags, without proper regards of informing them off job until last moment.
    3) System designers and architects very bad on delivering proper ideas and vision to the existing and new projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Since you are the face of the company, professionalism while hiring and letting people go should be handled with care.
    2) Hire better system architects and designers who have at least decent vision and expectations on software development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Okay work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Package Handler in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Package Handler in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at FedEx part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Chill coworkers depending who you work with
    - Fast paced environment (may not be for everyone cause it includes heavy lifting)

    Cons

    - Odd hours; especially during the holidays
    - Speaking of holidays; they work you to the ground during big holidays (i.e. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Fridays, Christmas, etc.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Grueling work for low pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Package Handler Part-time in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Package Handler Part-time in Exton, PA

    I worked at FedEx part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and the managers were really down to earth people, I even managed to become good friends with one of them.

    Cons

    Poor working conditions, faulty equipment, and low wages made my experience as a package handler unbearable. The big wigs were inhuman to say the least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scare tactics don't increase work productivity

    No opinion of CEO

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