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Expeditors Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a little tough (in 27 reviews)

  • Dress code (shirt&tie) is not for everyone (in 46 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Garbage! (Nepotism)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ORD Branch in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - ORD Branch in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A constant paycheck and a job

    Cons

    1. A lot of nepotism within the branch. Way to many family members of leads,managers, supervisors, district managers etc, working at the company. If you don't know somebody chances are you will not go far. Doesn't take a dummy see how management favors their family or extended family with a little research any one can find out very quickly how true this is.
    2. To many people in position of power/Management due to the fact of who there mom, dad,uncle or father in law is etc.
    3. Creepy old men. Many of the older men who have been with the company 15+ years, are very creepy flirting and making many of the women uncomfortable. especially the younger women, quite disgusting, you can see the discomfort on the women's faces.
    4. All the fraternizing within the company it self, which also ends up becoming favoritism
    5. A lot of negativity within the branch due to unqualified management, leading to a lot of animosity within the branch.
    6. Management does not provide guidance even when sought out. This is when the nepotism kicks in and you can see very quickly who and why others are succeeding over others.

    Advice to Management

    stop hiring people just because they are related to Management. Almost impossible to find some one at expeditors who didn't know anyone within the company before being hired on.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Suit up if you wanna work here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IS Department in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - IS Department in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits + great healthcare + decent schedule/ work-life balance

    Cons

    Playing dress up + middle management + cronyism + Lack of cohesive vision + Tribal + Stuffy environment/ personalities

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of managers who don't perform... + Create a HR department + Increase pay + Allow Flex Time + Get rid of tribalism...make us all one big team + Casual Fridays


  3. "Employee focused, career oriented."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong focus on training employees, and retaining customers. Work hard, play hard mentality. Stability to the highest degree.

    Cons

    Pay at local levels can be slightly higher compared to the market. Casual/Business Casual dress opportunities should be increased.

    Advice to Management

    Grant employees the opportunity to wear polos and slacks every now and then, especially if they are not customer facing.


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  5. "It was a job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits package and good family/work life balance

    Cons

    Management would keep bonus to themselves and not distribute to employees

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth


  6. "Tech leader in logistic industry."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Expeditors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Fast Pace
    - Lots of learning opportunity
    - Company is big enough for you to move to different locations or roles
    - Financially strong
    - Great insurance (no out of pocket premium)
    - Good place to start if you want to learn about global logistics
    - Strong focus on automation and thinking outside the box
    - Consistent message from top down

    Cons

    - Pay is below market
    - Each branch has their own system. They have tried to alleviate this but it creates problems on its own.
    - No work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on gaining market share. Implement a buddy system for new employees so development does not depend only on the supervisor or manager.


  7. "Worked at CHQ"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Support in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Support in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Expeditors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive team. Leaderships takes time to invest in employees. Lot of processes in place for training and professional development. Easy to collaborate with other teams. Peers were all fun and professional. Health/401k matching benefit and they are working towards FWA

    Cons

    Sometimes new processes were hard to implement as most employees have been there for over 10 years and are used to things running a certain way.
    Their core values include professionalism which means professional wear. A lot of people don't like this but I didn't mind.
    Some times it was hard to align with branches and provide all the support they may need

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing time on new employees and try to bring feedback from younger employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "It was fine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Risk Management in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Intern - Risk Management in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Expeditors part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool People, established company, good managers

    Cons

    Boring work, stale work environment


  9. "Solid Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time

    Pros

    The people are what make the company. It is a truly enjoyable work environment. And they work to help you grow as an employee.

    Cons

    Below market pay, outdated benefit packages.


  10. "brokerage agent"

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

    I have been working at Expeditors full-time

    Pros

    the benefits are decent compared to other companies

    Cons

    it is a very stressful environment


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Expeditors take care of their employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are tons of opportunities for growth within the company and all of the management who I have met are very accommodating if you are not feeling like you fit in well with your team or if you're not as excited with your work as you used to be.
    The benefits are second-to-none. Incredible health and commuter benefits in addition to discounts on brand name products, ranging anywhere from shoes to home-use software to cars.

    Cons

    The company culture is very corporate, which is a con, according to everybody else I've talked to. Initially, I wasn't a huge fan but now I've gotten used to it and have come to appreciate the experience of being dressed on par with the CEO any day of the week. You could be in a room with business analysts, developers, upper-management, or executives and be treated with the same respect as any other employee, simply because of how you're dressed.
    Lastly, there are many employees who have made up their minds that Expeditors is the company that they'd like to retire at, which can lead to a lack of motivation or creativity in the long term.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to modernize the workplace to bring in young, energetic skill. We're getting there, slowly but there is a long way to go still but I understand that not every company can be a Google.



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