Expeditors

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5 people found this helpful  

Do EXACTLY what Management tells you.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Expeditors

Pros

-Great Appearance(Building Interior/Exterior, Dress Code)
with clean, modern bathrooms and lunch rooms
and cool, keyless badge entry

-Nice Workspace:
Large Cubicle, Own Direct Phoneline, Dual monitors
Good (paperless) systems
Helpful IS team

-Good place to learn/build experience
(with helpful coworkers/supervisors/managers)

-Benefits Package:
Health, Vision, Dental
Paid time off
Matching 401K
Discounted Stock Options

Cons

-Extremely Bureaucratic
(Do EXACTLY what management tells you to do, even if it's to the detriment of service/client's needs, etc.....Or else you will be written up.)

-Management may not necessarily care about you
(However, they extremely care about covering their butts.)

-Communication issues

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to morale, employee retention & satisfaction.
The employees are the backbone in which the company runs.

Without them, your success is limited, and the potential for more will always exist.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    An essentially good company, but has faulty communication lines and an astonishing lack of enthusiasm for new ideas.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - QA Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - QA Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Expeditors

    Pros

    - Most coworkers are pretty nice folks.
    - More culturally diverse group than expected (below the senior management line, that is).
    - Job security? You betcha.
    - Senior management and above seem to be on top of their stuff, for the most part.
    - Great entry level positions. Lots of early learning opportunities for those willing to roll up their sleeves and take initiative.

    Expeditors is a good company with good people. It manages to maintain an environment nearly devoid of back-stabbing Microsoft-esque competition. Unfortunately, expectations of individual contributors might in fact be too low, and are at the very least way (way) too fuzzy. It's quite nice to not be micromanaged, but be careful not to become so hands-off that you don't know what's really going on and fail to realize the time and effort people are investing in order to produce those high-quality systems. Pay closer attention at the supervisor/front-line management level, and set clearer expectations so that folks actually know how to meet (and exceed) them.

    Cons

    - Communication is incredibly poor in areas.
    - Benefits & total compensation are not the most competitive.
    - Safe and stable (read: outdated) technology.
    - Changes that would obviously be beneficial are still rather hard to come by (Some would say that this is especially so if the idea originated with an IC and not a manager. Whether or not this is true, it's not likely true of all or even most managers; obviously, manager performance varies throughout a company of this size). Still, as a general rule, the changes that do actually come about happen...very...slowly.
    - "Don't rock the boat" is the clear message from some managers.
    - Yearly reviews can be hit or miss. May or may not accurately reflect all of your contributions/growth/progress over the full previous year. See note above also about setting clear expectations.

    Depending on your supervisor and/or managers, information inbreeding and the perils it provokes might be a risk; an individual contributor's exposure to, exploration and presentation of new ideas might or might not be encouraged. Sometimes it felt like the plan was to "shelter" the lower ranks from the outside world and let the "good" ideas just trickle down from above whenever they got around to realizing them. At times I felt pressured to get with this sort of program--to stay in my designated place (inside a box), color only within the lines and to only speak if in agreement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea." -Antoine de Saint Exupéry

    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    If you want to grow, be promoted and recognized by your talent, don't work here.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Developer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Expeditors

    Pros

    Stability
    Slow pace
    Lots of time to start personal projects
    Located in downtown
    Some good benefits
    Upper management is great

    Cons

    Middle management is the worst I have seen, they all fear for their jobs and want to feel good by doing the work their way and cutting their people's ideas off. They just want to impress their managers.
    Too many passive-aggressive people.
    Too much talking and little action.
    Directors are the same as nothing, they are in a stable position and it is not convenient for them to improve anything.
    The round-table discussions are pathetic.
    Military culture, the ones who express their opinions are doomed
    Business throws the ball to IS court, and IS does the same to business, no ownership, nobody looks for solutions, nobody embraces a project, they just want to cover their asses by blaming someone else. Of course nobody embraces a project, there is no recognition by results, but by favoritism and seniority.
    Lack of communication among departments and among people in the same department.
    People don't come first, if you get in, you are just one more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people, manage your people, care more about your people. You are a manager, you are supposed to manage people!

    Doesn't Recommend
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