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FedEx good company to work for

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Project Analyst
Current Employee - Senior Project Analyst
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Stimulating work, excellent work life balance

Cons

very large organization, hard to move up the career ladder

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Hard work, very well compensated

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Package Handler
    Current Employee - Package Handler
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FedEx part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay Great benefits Many opportunities for promotion Nice people This is a company that really understands the fact that their business is dependent on their labor workers, and they treat them well. The pay is great, with wage increases happening every 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months, and then every year for four years. The benefits are great, after six months of employment part timers are eligible for PTO and other benefits, as well as the opportunity to switch to full time. The management staff really seems to have a legitimate care about safety and are very encouraging, motivating, and polite. Management thanks package handlers after every shift and every two weeks or so they have a "package handler appreciation day" and give out cookies, cupcakes, or even sometimes a catered snack such as bagels or hot dogs. Also, they will tell you that FedEx is one of the few places where you can start as a package handler and work your way up without a college degree, and it is true that hard workers are quickly spotted and promoted. This is a great job for someone who is willing to provide tough physical labor, and can be great as a summer job or as a career starter.

    Cons

    Hard work Hours (Depending on your shift) Weather The cons that I listed are not really FedEx's fault... Just know that while you are paid well and given great benefits, this is a labor based job and you are expected to work hard for the duration of your shift (usually 3-4 hours off season, but as much as 5 during busy season). The warehouses are not climate controlled so it is very hot and muggy in the summer and you WILL sweat, so make sure you bring a water bottle. Management is very understanding and they provide gatorade and allow you to take short breaks to fill your bottle during your shift. Also, some of the shifts are terrible hours (like 3AM - 8AM or 9PM to 2AM), but these shifts are also paid more and often are easy to get hired into, if you are willing to alter your sleep schedule. Overall though, all of the cons relate to the nature of the job and not the company itself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. Helpful (4)

    Old Boys' Club

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Deep corporate resources for equipment, supplies, job tools - Good education benefits - Good bonuses (if the company is doing well) - Tries to improve - Has some agile, intelligent, hard-working employees

    Cons

    - Moves ponderously slowly (if at all) on intelligent suggestions from the experts the company employs - Misses ENORMOUS money-making opportunities because of management turf wars - Moves lightning-fast on pet projects promoted by upper management - Wastes money investing in poorly managed and under-analyzed initiatives - Terrible at follow-through on long-term projects - Terrible at internal communications (can be very "siloed") - You need to be excellent at tooting your own horn to advance - Annual employee reviews are more a matter of defending yourself rather than collaborating with management and documenting your successes and learning experiences - Awards and advancement can be based on favoritism and the "halo" effect - Management quality is spotty - Has shockingly few safeguards/redundancies in place to ensure quality/thoroughness of work

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the actual work rather than the uber-latest in "how to manage." Pay attention when employees point out business opportunities and give them serious consideration. Give credit where it's due, not just to the face you're most comfortable with.


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