Expeditors

  www.expeditors.com
  www.expeditors.com
There are newer employer reviews for Expeditors

11 people found this helpful  

It's a bad economy, but you owe yourself better.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Seattle, WA

I worked at Expeditors

Pros

-few work overtime.
-depending on your role, failure to meeting goals has no consequence.
-downtown location
-you get to play dress up everyday.
-you won't have to worry about keeping your skills up to date.
-free bus pass
-health insurance is covered by employer (but your salary reflects this)

Cons

-No career growth
-No mentoring or skill building
-Incompetent managers are in charge of delegating work.
-The majority of talented people leave within 3 years- management will just say "It's not for everybody!" - it apparently isn't for about 30% of the QA staff, the turnover rate is outrageous, yet the problem is always squarely pegged as a "bad hire".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rewards productivity and achievement, nuture growth and mentoring. Implement what outside consultants advised. Be more flexible with time off, increase vacations and make the salaries more competitive.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

269 Other Employee Reviews for Expeditors (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Stable position with good work-life balance and health benefits, but lower than average salary and vacation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Expeditors

    Pros

    Little overtime on most teams; training opportunities; lots of promotion from within; low attrition rate; excellent health benefits; stock purchase plan.

    Cons

    PTO is more limited than other companies; salary slightly lower than average; low attrition means some dead weight sticks around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase PTO just a bit to help employees. Too many people work when sick because of the limited sick and vacation.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Not an ideal place of work for experienced IT/IS employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Expeditors

    Pros

    Good benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision coverage).
    Fully paid Bus pass (for commuting on Metro and Sound Transit).
    Option to buy company stock at a slight discount through ESPP.
    Usually a 40 hour work week (some projects may require overtime and weekend work).
    Good place for fresh graduates/entry level employees.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth for most employees.
    No system of annual raises. Employees can go for years without receiving a raise.
    Very uptight environment where fresh ideas and out of the box thinking are not welcomed. If you are obedient and can follow orders and do as you are told to do, you will be OK.
    Formal dress code - and regular reminders and memo's on what not to wear.
    Endless memos and communication on what not to do and how to behave - from use of public areas and restrooms to how your desk should be organized.
    Very autocratic management with enormous egos and a "my way or the highway" attitude.
    No obvious effort/attempt to motivate employees.
    No HR department. All issues to be reported to your manager, and if you have an issue with your manager you have no objective, unbiased 3rd party to help employees with any personal/personnel issue resolution.
    IT/IS employees are not allowed to eat at their desk. All employees (over 300+ employees) must eat in a room designated as a "Cafeteria" that seats less than 100 employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company can be a great place to work at, if only Management would focus on taking care of the employees. Motivating and rewarding employees may help with retaining staff.
    Effort needs to be made to analyze why so many IS/IT employees are leaving the company.
    An HR organization should be established to support employee needs.
    Employees are touted to be this Company's greatest asset. Why then are no efforts being made to take care of employees and for stemming the exodus of talented, experienced, knowledgeable and smart people?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Expeditors

Work at Expeditors? Share Your Experiences

Expeditors

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.