FedEx Trade Networks Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customs Bond Specialist in Tonawanda, NY
    Former Employee - Customs Bond Specialist in Tonawanda, NY

    I worked at FedEx Trade Networks

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

    Pros

    Good people and opportunities, money was OK

    Cons

    Need to promote professional growth of employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  2. It's a great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at FedEx Trade Networks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice manager. Love my customers.

    Cons

    Promotions within the company itself

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved. Help promote employees when they need to be promoted.

  3. Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cross Border ECommerce Agent in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Cross Border ECommerce Agent in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at FedEx Trade Networks

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

    Pros

    Small company, promote quickly. Good.

    Cons

    Over staffed
    Not all in same building.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Decent company in a quiet office space

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

    I have been working at FedEx Trade Networks

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

    Pros

    Low stress job and they have flexible work days.
    Full benefits.

    Cons

    Salary is not nearly enough to live in SF. Not even close. Not very stimulating work or anything that builds new skills.
    No much room for growth.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Unrewarding Dead End

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cross Border E-Commerce Agent in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Cross Border E-Commerce Agent in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at FedEx Trade Networks full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    •Interesting work
    •Relaxed environment
    •Rapport among coworkers

    Cons

    •Overstaffed
    •Work is repetitive
    •False
    •Poor communication and consistency from management
    •Less than adequate business resources and aid materials
    •Noticeable gap between high performers and others yet no rewards for those that perform at a higher level or go above and beyond
    •Holidays were taken away, and, at times, overtime is mandated
    •Favoritism shown by management
    •Pay is not as high as similar positions in other companies
    •No opportunities for advancement in company
    •Special projects only given to select group of people
    •Lack of true management on certain shifts

    Advice to Management

    Employees with a higher output than most should be rewarded for the work that they have done. Opportunities given to employees on one shift should be made to employees of all shifts. Special projects should be made available to employees with higher productivity instead of giving them to employees with low output. Employees with low output should have continuous training to improve their output before given any type of project. The lack of communication from upper management and immediate management should be improved to assist in improving transparency within the business. Employees with high productivity shouldn't feel like they are being punished by doing the most work.

  7. air imports

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    benefits, training. Teaches you a lot about the freight forwarding industry

    Cons

    office gossip. management is horrible. favoritism.

  8. Good first step on the career path

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at FedEx Trade Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good total compensation package, when benefits and vacation time are considered. Good training and experience that is sought after outside of FTN.

    Cons

    Rapid growth about a decade ago led to many underqualified/borderline incompetent individuals being promoted to middle management positions. These individuals are now in a career parking pattern and obstructing the advancement of many very talented and motivated individuals below them. Things are beginning to sort themselves out, but in the meanwhile the company is bleeding talent and slowly filling itself with the wrong kind of "lifers."

    Advice to Management

    If not "up or out," at least be a little more protective in policing your management pipeline.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Noy good

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

    I worked at FedEx Trade Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    FedEx tradenetwork has an excellent staff

    Cons

    Need to pay there staff better

    Advice to Management

    Up the pay and stop promoting your friends

  10. I worked at FedEx Trade Networks as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are no pros to working at FedEx Trade Networks.

    Cons

    I would not hire temporary workers if you do not have the business to keep them busy.

    Advice to Management

    Do not fabricate why a person is not meeting your expectations. And do not talk about past employees amongst current employees.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Toxic Office Environment

    Former Employee - Senior ECO Import Agent in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior ECO Import Agent in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You know what you're going to be doing all day, every day. No surprises. It's set up to be like a data entry job. If you are content to turn yourself into a robot for 9 hours a day, then this job is perfect for you. After moving to a position involving wildly varying pace, uncertainty, and anxiety, I miss this sometimes.

    Good vacation benefits. Medical benefits used to be good, but were getting severely cut around the time I left.

    Cons

    Boring isn't a strong enough word to describe the work. I had days where even after 9 hours of sleep the night prior, I would still have to struggle so hard to stay awake that it was physically painful. The environment is horribly stale. Quiet. No decorations. The work experience is a drudgery grind.

    And this would be fine, if employees were allowed to engage in periodic distraction. A glance at something on the web now and then is enough to keep the brain awake. Consider also that you're given hard metrics on productivity, so it really shouldn't be a problem if you stay within them.

    But no distractions of any kind are officially permissible except for listening to music through headphones. Doing absolutely anything else with your time while in the office provokes politics. You could produce the highest numbers in the office and then get in trouble for being unproductive for 10 minutes - not exaggeration, this literally happened.

    The regional manager is also horribly obsessive-compulsive - once demanding that my co-worker put his monitor in the same position on his desk as everyone else on the cubicle block, even though doing so aggravated his carpal tunnel.

    The politics are ridiculous. Favoritism runs deep and rampant. Upper management will create rules just to bully and micromanage certain employees they don't like, while nothing is enforced on others. Most of the favorites were people who were barely productive, and spent most of their time trying to get productive employees in trouble for sport. And the excessively detailed rules created the perfect environment for bullying to take place.

    There was one clique in particular who produced the lowest numbers in the office, worked several hours of overtime every day even during periods where anybody else would get written up for clocking out 1 minute past 8 hours, and they would pick on people relentlessly. They would rotate targets for harassment, and take turns walking past their target's desk periodically to see what they were doing. If it was anything other than focusing exclusively on work, they would immediately complain, and that person would get written up. This was an ongoing state of affairs for all 7 years I worked in that office.

    Also, any communication regarding pay or the value of your work from corporate was always extremely insulting. Best example: there is a fundraising drive every year for United Way. Every year they show a promotional video. One year, they had one of the company's top executives introduce the video by saying "We're all feeling the effects of the economic recession", while wearing his immaculate suit and politician's smile. They then proceeded to show a little documentary bit about how *one of our own co-workers* didn't make enough money to take care of her kid, and how United Way helped her to make ends meet. And then asked us to donate...

    Advice to Management

    Stop the bullying. Learn to recognize when petty complaints are being brought to you for the sake of bullying. Learn what fairness actually means. Dial back the rules and micromanaging. Value employees according to their results, not their methods.

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