FedEx Reviews

Updated May 25, 2015
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FedEx Chairman, President, and CEO Fred Smith
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Pros
  • Currently have a manager that understands work/life balance (in 124 reviews)

  • People oriented company with good benefits (in 79 reviews)

Cons
  • unable to successfully have a work/life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Long hours quality of work life balance (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Despite the challenges, I enjoyed working there.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at FedEx part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Will make you physically fit.
    Feels like a real job; you are needed and your role is serious.
    Straight forward. Get to work, do your job and leave at the end of your shift and you're paid extra if work is extra; no BS.

    Cons

    3am shift made concentration in class almost impossible no matter how early I tried to sleep beforehand.
    work is actually very hard and tiring and will make you tired the rest of the day.


  2. FedEx Express courier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FT Courier in Pacheco, CA
    Former Employee - FT Courier in Pacheco, CA

    I worked at FedEx full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Something is always screwed up, so even part-timers can usually get all the hours they want. If you like to keep moving all day this job is for you. The medical benefits are crap now, but that's not peculiar to FedEx. Even part-time hires immediately get the same medical as everyone else. No dangling carrot mirages, you get hired, you've got medical. 2 weeks vacation, 3 after 5 years, 4 at 10 years, 5 at 20. You CAN start at the bottom and work your way up to work group manager, senior manager, regional director, division vice president. Virtually all middle management is hired from within.

    Cons

    Management varies WILDLY. It's a crap shoot if you have a good manager or a nut job. If you get injured on the job they will NOT have your back. If you like Christmas, forget about being a courier, for ANY company.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a spine. Countless laughably inane corporate pet projects come all the way down from on high to the front line employees and no one along the way had the courage to tell THEIR boss, "this is stupid, it won't work, it will cost the company millions, it will alienate our customers..." and after it wreaks havoc for a year it is quietly swept under the rug.


  3. I enjoy providing good service to my customers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Swing Courier in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Swing Courier in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at FedEx full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great for people who enjoy customer contact

    Cons

    Company is falling behind by alot in the payscale

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees that you have by offering competitive saleries


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Sales Executive - Field Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, easy service to sell. Great Management benefits. amazing perks that come along with the position and just working for FedEx.

    Cons

    I have nothing to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at FedEx full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, plenty of freedom, great employees, company culture and upper management.

    Cons

    Don't expect to get rich here, and not much much opportunity for growth. Maybe in other parts of the US, but California is saturated.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more money on sales techniques to better the sales force.


  7. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    -Very stable and predictable
    -Great brand recognition

    Cons

    -Large size can make it see like your contributions are not terribly meaningful


  8. Great overall experience.

    Former Employee - Ramp Agent in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Ramp Agent in Oakland, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Multiple job opportunities internally for promotions.

    Cons

    Hard labor for underachievers who don't have room to grow.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (1)

    Fired after being critically injured on the job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Courier in Pacheco, CA
    Former Employee - Courier in Pacheco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stayed busy all the time. Time flew by. Never boring. Able to work outdoors.

    Cons

    After being hurt on the job twice, one of which put me in intensive care for 4 days, returned to work after a few months. Ended up being fired probably because they felt I was a liability for them.

    Advice to Management

    Don't force a loyal, hardworking employee out the door just because you figure out a way to get away with it. Try to be fair and understanding and consider all the circumstances.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company that offers great benefits.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All the reasons below:
    Security
    Salary
    Benefits
    Bonus potential
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Not really any cons at all.

    Advice to Management

    No complaints.


  11. Helpful (1)

    account executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fremont, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent development and career progression.

    Cons

    Average compensation package. limited career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Create more distinction between sales positions. this will help with career progression.



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