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2.8 16 reviews

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Bruce A. Campbell

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Minor league company

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsYou are paid weekly, have decent benefits, and have the option to purchase stock after a year at a discount. Your insurance is good for a month if you leave around the first of the month. If you leave close to the end, you lose it at the end of the month. So, if you are planning on leaving, do it at the 1st of the month.

    ConsThis is for the Solutions side. If you are interested in working here, run in the opposite direction. Upper management has no clue about ethics, integrity, or conflict resolution. The operations are filthy, (graveyard of trucks, broken toilets, and piles of broken pallets) and the company only wants non degree types for management. No training for outside folks. One poster had mentioned that FAS was using non-English workers. This is true in the east as they can save on labor costs. Bottom line is all that counts, even if it means lying to the customers. The company is not willing to fix the underlying problems nor will they want you to point them out. By the way, drivers, no pay increases for you. Contractors, you can get termed for the simplest thing without warning or appeal. An employee's job is never safe, and don't think that you are new that they will not make you a scapegoat for uncovering massive failures.
    There is no support staff, the support functions are performed by Freight employees who do not care about Solutions for the most part.
    The company as a whole is more focused on the Freight side then Solutions.
    Overall, the majority of the people working for FAS are miserable working here. I wished I never came here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on conflict resolution. Increase audits and hire professionals to run the company. Start leadership training.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Use and abuse

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe only good thing is that there are good loyal dock workers besides all the abuse. They stay besides all the threats of being fired.

    ConsHave in their own laws management cannot curse to employees ,yet cursing is in almost every sentence and employees are constantly getting put down and disrespected. A night supervisor curses out customers and drivers, i wouldn't be surprised if those drivers come back and go postal because of him. Human resource does nothing to help it goes in one ear and out the other

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat you employees as the human beings and woth respect.

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    Job has no potential!!!

    Cargo Handler (Current Employee) Des Plaines, IL

    Prosthe Benifits and the pay

    ConsThe dock manager is a moron.He puts all his family and friends in positions of power.He treats the dockmen like garbage and has no compassion for anything that goes on in someones life!

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou both are terrible to work for and should be fired!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a good place to work.

    Warehouse (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsPays weekly, thats hire anyone with a bad background.

    Cons1. Baltimore location is or has fired all americans and want only latins
    2. No way to move up; only hire out siders.
    3. Base your speed off a computer not; the facts of looking for miss routes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper Management need to have college degrees not high school diploma

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent work conditions and a great team to be a pert of all being ruined by corporate greed

    Dockworker (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsSuch a great atmosphere Always a positive energy in the air along with a good vibe which makes the work day go so much smoother and its rare to see that in a warehouse environment

    ConsSupervisors are so quick to point out the little things that need improvement, that's because the more important things like load factor and cut off times for certain destinations have never been a problem, and when we ask for a raise they never give us a straight answer. I don't mind going another year without a raise all I'm asking for is an explanation on why raises won't be given this year. We deserve that much at least

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn the few years I been working here I've seen a lot of people come and go most of them being the best dockworkers this terminal has ever seen and little by little they keep losing great employees. if corporate approved on decent raises then maybe people will stop quitting. But there to busy buying out there competitors so it must've slipped there mind. Good Job Guys

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Morally bankrupt

    OpsMgr (Former Employee) Greensboro, NC

    ProsReally, the only aspect I liked at FAS was the handful of decent employees. But, that was the 5%. Definitely not enough to keep me.

    ConsOMG...too many to list. Employee to employee violence. Unsafe conditions. I reported into an employer who does not empower the Management team. I was constantly undermined and never awarded the authority/autonomy to make this a great place to work. We never gave any employees a raise. We dangled FT employment as a carrot to get "more" out of employees but rarely rewarded. Top performers were given more hours, but still at a low pay rate. The supervisory staff were assigned based on "best available option" rather than actually seeking out the most qualified employees. I have never been associated with a Company so morally deplorable. I truly wish I had NEVER accepted this position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally, I could give tons of advice. But, FAS is very clear that they are not interested.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Depends on the day

    Dockworker (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsSome nice people work there who are willing to help. Really cool workers.

    ConsNo one from the office seems to actually be out on the dock and see what actually happens. Most people place more freight on the contractor drivers and offer no help to them at all, only a select few people know where the freight is located at, if you need to go to the restroom you need to get a card key to be let out. Everything is scattered throughout the warehouse making it almost impossible to get to sometimes, no palletjacks and only 2 forklifts available to be able to get the drivers freight ready. Barely any room to build pallets. Almost like a maze to get a forklift through all the freight, and waste of time to be on the forklift trying to maneuver through a bunch of obstacles getting to a drivers truck when they have to be out at a certain point and time.

    Advice to Senior Managementfor marketing for limited why not get some kind of basket with wheels on it to put all the big posters and marketing for a specific route in so it's not a mess and everyone knows where the marketing is. Also before you go about getting more companies, make sure you have enough room in the warehouse before you sign the contract.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dock worker

    Dock Worker (Former Employee) Lakeland, FL

    ProsDuring peak season, october through december, you will get hours. The harder you work the better the hours.

    ConsOnly team leads, and supervisors are hired as full time. No weekly schudle. The day you work you go home and recieve a phone call late at night about what time you will work the following day, if you work the following day. Supervisors will not open all the bay doors for ventilation on days when the tempeature reaches 100 degrees. You go to the bathroom and you need a card key to get back in the security gate but that card is not given to the dock workers. i was employed here for 1 year 9 months and was not given a pay raise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees a weekly schedule. a card key to enter the security gate and full time hours.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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