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"For a large"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Neutral Outlook

I have been working at FedEx full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Friendly and positive corporate culture; reasonable work-life balance; respect for diversity; job stability; comfortable working environment. It's a great place to work.

Cons

As with every corporate job, politics sometimes wins over the best solution, and favoritism can sometimes affect promotions and recognition. Most of the time when managers post a position they already know who they will choose. You can easily get stuck in one area of the company because of your assignments and find you are not able to compete for jobs in another.

Advice to Management

You should change the way you solicit input from individual contributors to allow more real communication. You should do more to facilitate lateral movement so people don't get stuck in their jobs.

Other Employee Reviews for FedEx

  1. "Programmer Analyst Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to Intern with. Intern Program is well put together. Software Development Teams are very knowledgeable and helpful. Interns are given Actual Important Software Projects to work on/complete. FedEx Services defiantly looks to hire their Interns first, for full-time employment (after college graduation). Everyone is very nice. Corporate Campus included Basketball courts, Volleyball Courts, and a Work Out Gym.

    Cons

    There really are no cons from my experience. Interns were even allowed to take unpaid vacation days if they wanted to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "A great community and great resume builder but mind-boggling politics and hierarchy"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FedEx full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. GREAT corporate culture and feeling of belonging without feeling like a cult
    2. Unbelievable job security
    3. Overall company ethics are good

    Cons

    1. HORRIFICALLY political environment and bureaucratic. Small minded, Memphis mentality goes into all decisions on every level

    2. Jobs don't correlate to reality of what a person should do--salespeople don't really sell, they are more account managers who do glorified admin work (e.g. invoicing, claims, chasing packages) and marketing is really product development--at ANY other company, the product development functions would be a prod development team and marketing would actually do MARKETING. There is NEVER a reason for a marketing person to get a PMP certification....but they pretty much force you to do it.

    3. Once you become a manager, you are protected from any sort of criticism or feedback. PULSE was a joke and they did away with it to where you couldn't even give management feedback. They ended up watering it down to a "general" department talking session, which accomplishes nothing at all

    4. All good ideas must die at some point--no real chance to take ownership of a project and see it until the end.

    5. APEX has turned performance management into a nightmare. They "recenter" you until your review fits into what your manager wants and they will make up bogus things to have you work on for the future.

    Advice to Management

    You MUST make the manager feedback more transparent and allow people to give feedback. Try doing an internal review with HR to make it impartial. Call departments and roles what they really are (product development instead of marketing). STOP killing innovation with processes like Everest.

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