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DHL Express Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
304 Reviews
3.3
304 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay, vacation, work-life balance, office culture (in 11 reviews)

  • A bit old world - but working environment will always be congenial - never be harsh (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance, outdated internal systems, just not an efficient company (in 14 reviews)

  • Other than my ratings for senior management, my opinions are based on the US office (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at DHL Express full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you choose DHL as a home for your career and if you have a global mindset and the desire to work hard and learn then you will be rewarded

    Cons

    Typical large company with red tapes and administrative delays.Nothing that you have not seen elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great Company to work for until they stopped the Domestic side of shipping.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver in Twin Rivers, NJ
    Former Employee - Driver in Twin Rivers, NJ

    I worked at DHL Express full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great money, great people to work with.

    Cons

    I got laid off...upper management did not handle change well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to grow with the rest of the world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    N/A

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DHL Express

    Pros

    You can better your career. That's if you make that into a career.

    Cons

    if you cant lift a certain amount of pounds then this would not be the job for you. and you will get dirty.

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  5.  

    DHL

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at DHL Express

    Pros

    It was a great place for exposure as I was not only on the operations team but also actively participated in the engineering team.

    Cons

    The work wasn't very intellectually satisfying because logistics seem to be quite an easy industry. However, I think that it really trains your logic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at DHL Express

    Pros

    salary, security, enviroment, team, benefits

    Cons

    few opportunities to growth, low visibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more trainign

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to learn and growth, but salary not the best

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

    I have been working at DHL Express

    Pros

    Good training and development framework. International exposure and global collaboration. Opportunities to growth and gain more responsibilities. Programs in place to recognize work well done. Down to earth top leadership.

    Cons

    Constant pressure on financial goals that has lead to frequent restructuring in the past couple of years, generating uncertainty among employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More can be done in terms of flexibility, e.g. policies for working from home when the position allows it. The salary increase process is not very clear at all levels, and although it is easy to growth in responsibilities, salary does not necessarily increase at the same rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good job

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

    I have been working at DHL Express

    Pros

    Good pay long hours! No weekends! Cool mangment.

    Cons

    No training program, don't know what your doing until start time.

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

    Bitter sweet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits was good. Also, I was promoted to a supervisor from being a courier. Only because I knew the right people to train me. It's all about who you know and not your hard work.

    Cons

    Management constantly changing which results in having different goals while still working on previous ones.

    Also, management is not truthful. I was sent on a stretch assignment for 3 months only to find out later it would be my permanent location, which was a nightmare. Too much favoritism and was fed a bunch of lies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Station managers and Area Operation managers should not be able to leave their current position until all goals are met.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    LOAD PLANNING

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Load Planning in Erlanger, KY
    Current Employee - Load Planning in Erlanger, KY

    I have been working at DHL Express

    Pros

    BENEFITS ARE DECENT and a decent 401k

    Cons

    normally you will work 3rd shift. In this department you get a raise once a year and it is usually lower than the cost living. with overtime you will make about 40000 a year

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA

    I have been working at DHL Express

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good Benefits
    Nice People
    Good incentive plan
    Can move anywhere in the world

    Cons

    Micro management
    Too many bosses to report to
    You do multiple jobs it seems like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax, and just worry about the numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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