xpedx Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
63 Reviews
2.7
63 Reviews
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John V. Faraci
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and programs including company investment and retirement (in 9 reviews)

  • The 401(k) is also probably slightly above average as the parent company (International Paper) seems to be awash in cash (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The customer service is under a lot of stress and no help to relieve the stress (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of support from management (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good people who mean well.

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    Former Employee - Design Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Design Specialist in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    For a time, there was a group pushing boundaries and innovating in the distribution space. This is rare for a company of this size. Compensation was good and potential for promotion as fine as long as one is willing to relocate as needed.

    Cons

    A company this large can have a large amount of inefficiencies. Individuals can more easily get lost in the system and push off the responsibilities of their failures onto others. Decision making and especially on-boarding new employees can take a very long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the voices of the employees at ground level. Learn from their experiences.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was a pleasant place to work.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Suwanee, GA

    I worked at xpedx full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Provided all training to get the job done.

    Cons

    Not very organized with change to company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prepare better for things ahead to come.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    nice experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at xpedx

    Pros

    lots of room for growth and excellent training

    Cons

    work intensive, no overtime, pay is not equivalent to the national average

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  5.  

    Not what I expected

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at xpedx full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    work-life balance, minimum workload and flexible work hours

    Cons

    Been hired for 4.5 months and have 0 direction from management team on what my role is supposed to be. The total hours of work I have done is probably less than a week. Leaders spend a lot of time talking but not executing. Company is too big that the management team doesn't know what employees do.

    the merger was good but also a complete disaster. both companies rushed into the merger and now trying to figure out the new direction and new teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what employees actually do. Consider having training manuals if applicable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    People Preference

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office in Downey, CA
    Former Employee - Office in Downey, CA

    I worked at xpedx full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits. no micromanagement. friendly environment.

    Cons

    Employees with personal relationships with managers are always protected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose the right staff to do the job.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Their pay is competitive, they have great benefits, and they are very flexible in times of need.

    Cons

    They closed all 130 retail stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should reopen all their stores for the employees and their customers!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work. Unfortunately, due to economic layoff, I would have stayed at Xpedx! Great people!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

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

    Pros

    Developed good friendships at workplace.

    Cons

    Time off policies were great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved with individuals to learn your people, rather than listening to what you are told.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    a lot of work and inadequate training

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at xpedx

    Pros

    you start out with lots of vacation time

    Cons

    overworked and there is too many ways to do one thing

  10.  

    Once relevant, now slipping...

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    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist

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

    Pros

    Committed co-workers and colleagues. Safe work environment and good company commitment to safety.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement. No training or training support. Vague company direction. Lack of local, regional and national leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to determine who we want to be as a company, share this plan with the employees, and then drive all activities to achieve those goals. Remain committed to those goals, fund their achievement and don't change course mid-stream.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Disconnected from Reality

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Hebron, KY
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Hebron, KY

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

    Pros

    People are genuinely cordial, well meaning individuals. Supervisors seem to be fair with their staff. Lots of coffee at the office, relatively well regarded company in the industry.

    Benefits are relatively typical, but not bad.

    Cons

    Management doesn't understand why they are losing market share, and is trying to "reinvent" the company in order to compete. Market is moving way too fast for a stodgy old school approach. This means that if you are in sales you don't have the tools that customers are gravitating towards, and your opportunities for success are diminished.

    Merger may be a disaster for the future of the company and investors in it, because there is no way for a company with this amount of overhead to capitalize on synergies and now the company will have debt, which it previously did not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to live in the "now." Having capabilities in the future does not get you customers in the present. Speed is more critical than anything in logistics and distribution. Customers don't wait, and if they do, they go elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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