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Expeditors Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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Expeditors President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey S. Musser
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  • Work life balance can be a struggle depending on your area/department of work (in 29 reviews)

  • Some may not prefer the dress code (in 51 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place, Needs Flexibility"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a great sense of community on most teams. You can make some wonderful friends and enjoy your work day. They cover the majority of your health care costs, which counters the lower pay scale. They promote from within before reaching to outsiders. Very family friendly and family supportive. They are extremely supportive with training and continued learning.

    Cons

    The only individuals that are typically allowed to work from home are managers, and that's usually after a full day of work. There is a lot of turnover, which puts a lot of stress on dedicated employees. Strict dress code.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider work from home options. Be more open to casual days.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "What about the little people...."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Concerned Employee
    Current Employee - Concerned Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, use to be free for employee and family.

    Cons

    When an employee goes without a pay raise in more that 5 yrs.; there must be a problem....

    Advice to Management

    "Pay raises are not tied to your performance review..." but the minute you ask for a raise, your performance review is the first thing that is used to deny your request!

    Can someone explain....

  3. "Intern/Full Time Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work balance schedule, especially for college students wishing to pursue an extended internship. Great place to get your feet wet. Hire for attitude and train for skills mentality. I've had great managers/supervisors that understood my career path. Good work environment and coworker relationships. Medical and dental care. 401k plan.

    Cons

    Departments and teams are silo'd, like most companies. Takes an extra bit of initiative in networking to get connected with other teams. Fewer entry level positions available. Company politics. Compensation may be lower than average.

    Not a pro or con: must be assertive, clear, and consistent to move your career in the direction you want. Suit and tie workplace. May not be for everybody. Many older employees, which may limit growth potential. Depends on department.

    Advice to Management

    Do not discourage employees from pursuing their interests and true career goals. After all, someone who truly enjoys their work will be much more effective at his/her role.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Proceed with Caution"

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    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Expeditors (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Excellent Training, Well Organized

    Cons

    Overly Conservative, Ridiculously strict dress code, work/life balance preached but not expected, will downsize without using the word "Layoffs", All About the Numbers, open ended branch programs

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. If you tell your employees that family is important, mean it. And by family I'm talking about ones personal family, not the Expeditors family.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pricing Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Price Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Price Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. People are nice and willing to help. Kind of a "family oriented company". Opportunity to grown. Good health care benefit, good vacation time (3 weeks).

    Cons

    Conservative culture. Suits are required, employees cannot work from home on most of the teams, conservative salary compared to other companies in Seattle.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to advance to be more equal to how Seattle market is right now.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Export Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time

    Pros

    Family environment, stable, structured, benefit package

    Cons

    No upward growth, white/male dominant upper management, favoritism, conservative, low pay


  7. "Data Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Expeditors full-time

    Pros

    Work and life balance. Nice people. Promote internally.

    Cons

    Traditional business and stable. Not that much exciting.

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Branch Product Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Product Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Overall meritocratic environment and advancement structure.

    Cons

    Individual branches have their own way of doing things. Depending on the local branch management, you may be in a less than ideal work environment. Long hours are the norm for supervisors and managers, throwing work/life balance out the door. In order to advance, you need to prove that you will put work ahead of your personal life whenever necessary, and it's often necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that branches are hiring the best possible candidates for career advancement within the company, not just hiring to fill an immediate need. Push for more frequent rotation in branch management to keep things fresh, fight stagnation, and allow for internal advancement. Branch managers should stay on for 3-5 years and then rotate out to expose them to new territories and business opportunities. This would also expose branch employees to new leadership on a regular basis.


  9. "Cargo Claims Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    BEST COMPANY EVER!!!! Great experience ever, but had to leave because I didn't make enough money.

    Cons

    Politics, low pay, no opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Pay entry level a little more, Keep up the great company!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Java developer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable employment and good work life balance. Good health benefits

    Cons

    Conservative culture. No telecommuting option, no stock option plans. Very rigid in terms of work hours. Pay is not the greatest although it's been getting better the last couple years.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up and run the company like 21st century


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