Expeditors Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Import Account Rep/Customs Entry Writer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Expeditors (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free medical insurance and annual profit share

    Cons

    Corporate ideology/personalty, very formal professional office setting, the office was as quiet as a library

    Advice to Management

    Provide more useful instructions when critiquing


  2. Pretty cool company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customs Broker in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customs Broker in Houston, TX

    I worked at Expeditors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good, young crowd eager to learn and eager to climb the corporate ladder. Great benefits for family people.

    Cons

    Pay is not that great

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to promote from within


  3. Helpful (1)

    The Cultural Values seem more of a theory

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Expeditors (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Health coverage pretty good overall

    Cons

    Communication is not the best

    Advice to Management

    Really try to live the cultural values.


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  5. Amazing Company and Leadership

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

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Best I ever have in my life. Fulfills my abilities and allows me to contribute in meaningful ways. Integrity that isn't found elsewhere these days

    Cons

    some long term employees need to get on the bus. A company where a career can be made can have a negative side of some dead weight hanging on too long or following the peter principle

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and go faster in the direction we are headed. The goals laid out are solid and we are on our way, the existing financial results speak for themselves.


  6. Customer service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Expeditors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, decent pay for part time, good benefits, paid time off

    Cons

    Hard to move up, not much else to say that's bad. Sometimes stressful environment but coworkers act as a team and try to relieve work load from one another.


  7. Helpful (1)

    You

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Air Export Agent in Bunnell, FL
    Former Employee - Air Export Agent in Bunnell, FL

    I worked at Expeditors (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits Days fly by Work is engaging

    Cons

    Its employment based on lies Be prepared to drink the corporate juice No work life balance what so ever Management doesn't do anything besides go out to eat with clients and benefit off the work at the desk level

    Advice to Management

    Don't blue sky your employees


  8. Customer Service Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palos Verdes Estates, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palos Verdes Estates, CA

    I have been working at Expeditors (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, understanding management, great insurance and benefits

    Cons

    Corporate Ladder and pay scale needs to increase


  9. Helpful (5)

    Manager - IS

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

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good career advancement opportunities depending on your group, good work/life balance, no stack ranking of evaluations/reviews. we give merit increases, stock options for outstanding efforts, and end of year bonuses for outstanding efforts. fully paid health care for you and your family - you only pay the deductible and it's outstanding coverage! fully subsidized ORCA cards. Great people, great culture.

    Cons

    terrible vacation policy, no special perks like sodas or snacks (you want to give your team donuts, fork over your own money), no HR department makes hiring and employee grievance issues a real time and soul sucking endeavor as a Manager. incredibly inconsistent application of polices, if they even exist. pay is well below market for many desk-level positions, if salaries on glassdoor are remotely accurate. bonus structure is odd - you get a % of any increase of operating income (OI) over the same quarter the previous year, but your base salary is reduced drastically once you're put onto the bonus structure (and you have no choice to be on it). If the OI doesn't go up a hefty amount every quarter, you could stand to lose money vs. had you not been put onto the bonus program. In the IS department, you're so far removed from operations that it's not fair to tie your income to operating income... and those managers that slack off get the same piece of the bonus pie as you even if you work your butt off.

    Advice to Management

    reassess vacation policy and make any adjustments fair to everyone - the last one infuriated those that were between 5 and 10 years' tenure. Sure you want to entice new employees and reward those that have been here 20 years, but don't stiff those that have made the commitment to work here for the long haul. Think about an HR department. The ER department can't do it all and doesn't, I'm sad to say, try as they might. Institute 360 degree reviews so we can begin to cull dead-weight, particularly in the management ranks.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Operations management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Expeditors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Building relationships with customers enjoyed having the option for classroom training

    Cons

    Not paid enough for the work that you are assigned to. In order to move up, you need to be able to party with management after work and/or be a relative high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Give people the chance to move up in the industry and pay them accordingly


  11. Work harder not smarter

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

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health insurance is good and free bus pass.

    Cons

    401k match is small, vacation policy is below average, sick policy is only OK due to Seattle law and promotions and raises are almost non-existent even if you score in top 10% of annual reviews every year.

    Advice to Management

    The company motto is 'it is all about the people'. It is time to live up to this motto and show staff this is true.



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