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61 Reviews

3.5
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Pros
  • Depending on which area you work in, there's decent work life balance (in 107 reviews)

  • Good benefits which are offered to all employees (full & part time) (in 74 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is fairly good except during "peak" times (in 21 reviews)

  • Heavy responsibilities may require long hours, stressful environment (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work but a lot of red tape

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Very enjoyable place to work, lots of training opportunities and ability to move up if you are willing to.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy with anything that needs done. Any project that would take a week to complete will take 10 weeks due to all the paperwork associated with it. Medical insurance is expensive and bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the internal processes to reduce the bottlenecks.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good job, great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Handler  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Reno, NV

    Pros

    -awesome benefits, even for pt employees
    -competitive pay when compared with industry rivals
    -good balance between work and private life

    Cons

    -upper management seems to think they are very smart, in the case of the region where I worked, they were not.

    -making changes that were detrimental to our operations and the equipment we needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When your subordinate employees give you advice on what is needed or what should/shouldn't change, take it to heart, there are a lot of people who care for the company and know what they are talking about.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was a great job during College

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    Current Employee - DOT Handler  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - DOT Handler in Lincoln, NE

    Pros

    Great People and great hours

    Cons

    Had to leave for Chemical Engineering. Also in the cold, moving packages can get old

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They did great

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    nc

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Specialist  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Specialist in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    Excellent company has promoted a few to many professional managers.

    Cons

    Advancement is limited and can be a struggle for most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to lead

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good internship, led to job offer

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Intern in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    Good pay for summer internship (3k a month after taxes)
    Interaction with very senior executives
    Positive work environment
    Good work hours
    Good culture
    Company you can be proud to work for
    Although my group had a hiring freeze, my manager worked the phones with other managers and directors and got my two interviews that both led to offers

    Cons

    Working in Memphis (and I'm from Memphis)
    Overall intern program was unorganized, my manager did a good job though
    Many interns had great reviews but hiring freezes meant their managers couldn't offer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure the intern program better, have more interactions with other interns. Me and the intern in my group never had any interaction with the other interns in different areas. Groups that had many interns set things up for their interns to do, but in smaller groups like mine that only had 2 interns, we were sort of lef out of teh loop.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, excellent non-management opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Opportunity to cross train in other roles, generally amazing co-workers

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to move into management in Dallas, bad behavior not always centured

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve middle management training, better monitoring of bad apples

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    Growth, Pay, Flexibility, Great Leadership.

    Cons

    If you are resistant to change, to work here, things are always changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Management. Need to adjust to different types of leadership, but of the managers I had, all were great.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    guaranteed hours and good benefits

    Cons

    late nights.If you work night get ready to take an energy shot

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Small part in a very large organization with somewhat limited scope, but many good things about company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist Advisor  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist Advisor in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    Work conditions. Safety. Facilities. Adequate tools to do the job. Convenience. Sufficient flexibility.

    Cons

    Limited income growth. Pay scales not rationalized. The real inside track is not always known. Very challenging competition. Lots of outstanding talent and intelligence, but sometimes lacking in real and broad experience, especially experience in Transportation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thorough review of pay, pay scales, and rationale for pay, plus more cross-OpCo equalization. Managers don't want to talk about pay. It is much too secretive. Encourage this before economy and hiring improves to mitigate turnover. Issue would have greater urgency if FXS were located in most any other city.

  11.  

    Okay for Sales people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive in Irving, TX

    Pros

    Limited work week as we are insides sales
    Good Benefits package starts first day of work
    two week off as soon as you start
    great people

    Cons

    Unreasonable sales goal, does not take into account certain markets
    On the phone constantly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training after a year on the floor

    Approves of CEO

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