Expeditors

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Expeditors Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
269 Reviews
3.2
269 Reviews
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Jeffrey S. Musser
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Family feel, job security, highly viewed logistics company (in 14 reviews)

  • Great benefits if you are a lead or higher you get a monthly bonus (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Occasionally the dress code becomes a bit ridiculous, but I prefer having one too strict than one that is too transparent (in 22 reviews)

  • Extremely low pay compared to the industry standards (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, culture, and unlimited personal opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Expeditors as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Family feel, job security, highly viewed logistics company.

    Cons

    May require long hours and overtime, high stress environment which some people aren't suited for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Right for me, but not for everyone.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits (bus pass, medical insurance premiums are 100% paid for family)
    If you work for the right management chain, you can be happy.
    Company is stable, profitable and secure.
    Senior management is trustworthy.
    Growth is yours to seek and earn if you're motivated.

    Cons

    The biggest con is that everyone's experience greatly differs.
    -There is no consistency from group to group (Information Services) or manager to manager. -There are some managers and senior managers who have no business being in the role they're in.
    -Teams pick up other teams' slack even if it's not their discipline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IS Senior Management - evaluate your delegates and ask yourself if they are the right people for the job. What do your employees think of the people they work for? Find out. Act accordingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you find the right team, you can have a fun, stable place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - User Experience Specialist in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Stable. Great insurance benefits. I have a good work/life balance and have had to work very little overtime. You can work here for a long time, and slowly/surely amass some wealth via stock.

    Cons

    Hierarchical to the core. The "EXPD CULTure" is a little hard to swallow. If you can't accept the culture, you should skip it. This is not the place for free spirits... Starting out vacation time is brutal. You get 3 weeks after your 5th year. Some Java developers need to learn new tricks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up. If you want to keep great IS people, you might want to look at what other technology companies are doing, and adopt some of their practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid professional Industry Leading company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits & publically traded

    Cons

    Wear suits even though many corporate employees do not meet with the public

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    My local branch was not ran very well, made the experience disappointing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Expeditors

    Pros

    Overall good people to work with. The healthcare benefits were great. I did learn a few things related to my job. A few fun employee outings.

    Cons

    Branch was technology illiterate. They did not value their IS people as they saw them as a cost and a hurt to their bonuses. The IS management of that area were all about roadblocks and wanted you to take the same path in your career as they did. The branch management used negative reinforcement more than positive, constantly mentioning the possibility of layoffs and would treat you like a child instead of an educated adult that has talent to offer. Promised me lots of career opportunities then told me I couldn't explore those opportunities once I started so fast, had to wait and jump through hoops first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value technology, value people more than bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Air Export Agent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Air Export Agent in Humble, TX
    Current Employee - Air Export Agent in Humble, TX

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Medical care... Benefits Are amazing!!!

    Cons

    You need to be bachelor to work for this company, its not family oriented company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to stick to there words

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Expeditors

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Expeditors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is a team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Company culture not right for everybody.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    bored to death

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Statistical Analyst in Bensenville, IL
    Former Employee - Statistical Analyst in Bensenville, IL

    I worked at Expeditors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    above average compensation, job security

    Cons

    cheesy company culture, strict dress code, boring product, nepotism, old systems and technology, unspoken rules, plain office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    relax a little bit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good entry level job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ocean Agent in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Ocean Agent in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Expeditors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Does not matter what your degree is in, you can learn the system and perform the job.
    -Benefits are solid, health insurance is not deducted from your pay check.
    -Management Trainee program that allows for upward mobility in the company

    Cons

    -Tedious tasks
    -Overworked staff leads to stressful environment
    -Pay is not stellar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Give newer employees a chance to showcase abilities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work life balance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Predictable work schedule. Can count on starting and ending the day at the same times. No work from home option so night and weekends are free.

    Cons

    Hard to advance. Training and promotions are limited to specially selected individuals. Not encouraged to drive your own career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value and invest in employee more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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