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Fedex Express Reviews in Memphis, TN

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
664 Reviews
3.6
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Pros
  • the benefits are absolutely incredible are really helpful for part time work (in 68 reviews)

  • Good opportunity for part time work with great benefits and physically active (in 63 reviews)


Cons
  • Some full time jobs open up, but the more senior employees get first shot at those openings (in 40 reviews)

  • 50 an hour and a mandatory minium of 22 hours a week for Part time handlers (in 39 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company, great work experience, professional, interesting work, fast paced work for a fast paced company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Fedex Express full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great manager, flexible, awesome co-workers, provides training, benefits are exceptional, 401K plan, pension plan, excellent health insurance and provides for dental and vision options, work is interesting and you can make a real contribution. They continue to grow their business, creating new and innovative services to their portfolio while improving on existing ones. I had an incredible manager who was supportive. In addition the rest of his work group were top notch professionals, experts in their field, but helped each other to get the job done.

    Cons

    Fast paced work, short deadlines. I like this type of work but might be stressful for others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    FedEx Aircraft Fleet Engineering, Memphis, TN

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Avionics Design Engineer in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Avionics Design Engineer in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Fedex Express as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    As a contractor, there are by nature very few benefits. Time off is pretty much the norm in the industry. Office culture is typically a cube environment, many of the direct employees are pretty good folks and decent engineers. They also have a pretty good cafeteria in the "Hub."

    Cons

    Contractors are pretty much treated as such with a few rude old timers thrown in. Contractors are usually not invited to company functions. Management has an occasionally serious common sense problem and tends to not listen to employee concerns, particularly contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people, even including contractors, as we have been around quite a few different employment scenarios and we do have some valuable experience and viewpoints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior GSE Technician in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Senior GSE Technician in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Fedex Express full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits such as portable pension plan, medical, dental, and vision coverage. Many opportunities for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions such as rain, sleet, and snow. Must be able to tolerate extreme cold and hot temperatures unless you work inside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to treat employees fair.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Horrible

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

    I worked at Fedex Express full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    None none none none none

    Cons

    Work harder than what they pay you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    So far, so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Package Handler in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Package Handler in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Fedex Express full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everything seems to be just fine so far. Fair pay. Don't work you too hard. Benefits. Willing to train you so you get more hours and can move up.

    Cons

    You have to call to see what time you go in. No set schedule. Really corporate. No latitude. Also no cell phones allowed in the Hub

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax a little

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Marketing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Marketing in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Fedex Express full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome Company, excellent career path, excellent leadership

    Cons

    Company Values, company values, company values, no more PSP(People-Service-Profit)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    why you don't want to work for FedEx Express

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Fedex Express as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    financially strong company, market share based on best reliability in express package business, brand recognition,
    low customer switching, cost controls for large labor force.

    Cons

    pressure on all employees to "get the packages to destination," long standing corporate policy of anti-union actions.
    corporate rhetoric (The Purple Promise) (People, Service, Profits) oppose fair treatment of employees - profit sharing, gone; Defined Benefit Pension Plan, reduced by 40% to "Cash Balance Plan" very difficult to gain "full-time" pay status due to predominance of part-time workers. corporate personnel practices do not allow for third party neutral in cases of employee discipline or termination. if you are a part-timer at FedEx Express, you will need to have at least one other source of income in order to survive. benefits are good, but raises do not match cost-of-living. Handler jobs VERY physically demanding. UPS drivers (Teamsters) average $5/hr more than FedEx Express drivers for same longevity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't waste my/your time putting any good ideas in the "suggestion box," management are the smartest guys in the room, with the best ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Ole boy club

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Air Operations in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Air Operations in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Fedex Express full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, not long hours

    Cons

    Where to start! Unless you are a 100% YES MAN, this company is not for you. The act as though they want your opinion, but unless it is in support of anything the company does, it is not valid. They keep a lot of dead wood around and tend to punish the most productive people. The reward there for good work is more work. Promotions are a joke, unless you are one of the club. Managers most often have no idea what the employees do. Highly inefficient, they reinvent the wheel constantly and it is a new version of the same old stuff. Innovation and technology are actively discouraged. This is in reference to the Air Operations division, by the way. An exceptionally poorly run organization. All the management there does is hide to protect their position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone thinks Fred still runs the company. He has no idea what is going on. All input to him is filtered so that only the stuff the VP core wants him to see is actually delivered. Get rid of Oliver-Wyman. All they are doing is spending money and making the staff more miserable than they already are. Everyone above Manager needs to go. Get some fresh blood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the biggest employers in Memphis can't/ won't pay their employees wages that equal their hard work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Document Sorter in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Document Sorter in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Fedex Express part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only Pros to this company are the benefits allotted to the employees.

    Cons

    Management looks for every reason NOT to grant raises to their employees. I have worked with this company for over 7 years and haven't received Any sort of raise from merit to cost-of-living. Also Diversity is a joke with the majority of employees being 70% Black to 30% White.Promotions are lacking with this company, in order to advance withing, the employee must submit a competitive bid whenever a position comes open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more concerned and open to the employee's wishes, instead or what the employee can do for FedEx, you should be concern on what YOU can do for the employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Great company to work for. Very people oriented

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Principal in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Fedex Express full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People Focus. Excellent Benefits. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    mature company, limited growth opportunities; Excellent benefits but have been going down in last few years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carry on with your People focus culture.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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