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FedEx Freight East Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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FedEx Freight East President, Chairman & CEO Frederick W Smith
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Pros
  • Great pay room for growth benefits (in 11 reviews)

  • Wonderful benefits and good pay scale (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Operations positions are difficult and long hours expected without much work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Sometimes not enough help from upper management, and are ridiculed for asking questions at the manager level (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FedEx Freight East full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefit but i looking for more expirence

    Cons

    working in publics help oder people

    Advice to Management

    if i am get job i will be the best


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - MANAGER FLEET MANAGER in Richland, MS
    Former Employee - MANAGER FLEET MANAGER in Richland, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FedEx Freight East full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you are detail oriented and are willing to put company before family. You must have a willingness to work hard and are people oriented.

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough help from upper management, and are ridiculed for asking questions at the manager level.

    Advice to Management

    Assist front line management in a more productive fashion rather than after the fact when asked for help. When I asked for help from HR or upper management it was like a witch hunt to find out what I did wrong, and then burn me at the cross for minor things, and then making me work various shifts every week until I made a major error that ended with me loosing my job.

  3. "City driver"

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    Current Employee - City Driver in Lima, OH
    Current Employee - City Driver in Lima, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FedEx Freight East full-time

    Pros

    Best job I've ever had! Beats the crap outta factory work. Great pay no weekend work

    Cons

    Insurance could use some tweaking


  4. Helpful (1)

    "LTL City Driver"

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    Current Employee - City Driver in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - City Driver in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FedEx Freight East full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Close to home

    Cons

    Not very many shift options.


  5. "Not as it Seems."

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    Current Employee - Linehaul Road Driver in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Linehaul Road Driver in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average pay, Newer Equipment

    Cons

    Being stuck as Shuttle Driver going to a HUB operation can be the pits. The new hires are not taught the proper way to load and unload trailers, it's all about the numbers. As long as they are moving so many bills per hour then their is no heat from management about your job performance. The people who have been doing this job for a long time have to continually rework trailers to make all the freight fit if no other viable options are made for moving the freight. We were told over and over again that the company was moving away from using Long Haul truck lines to move our freight. Well, seems to me they went the other direction instead. They don't move as much rail freight anymore but the Long Haul Line has almost doubled at some centers cutting jobs for Road Drivers. Another pain in the backside is some centers were given a cost of living raise while others were not. Some of the new hires are making almost as much as the guys who have been here for over 20 years. The new dock hands are paid all this money and then on Friday nights they don't show up for work which leaves it to the shuttle drivers to fill the void.
         The health care might be great on the corporate side but on the Freight side the costs continue to climb while the coverage decreases. Having a $1,200 deductible is not what I call good insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of the sand and listen to the old hands who have been around for 15-20 years. It isn't like we aren't telling you something you haven't already heard but have refused to do anything to correct the problem. We are all grown people working to meet the same goal. Treat us with a little respect and dignity and we will do the same for you.


  6. "Okay place to work"

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FedEx Freight East full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large company with good, not great benefits. Plenty of opportunity for advancement if you are willing to relocate

    Cons

    Work environment differs by location depending on local management team. It is really hit or miss depending on the region and the district

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to hold employees accountable. At times it seems that the company is run from the bottom up. This seems great in theory but leads to much confusion and chaos


  7. "City Driver"

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    Former Employee - City Driver/P&Amp; D/Dock in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - City Driver/P&Amp; D/Dock in Concord, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good and Benifits.

    Cons

    You work for it and they make sure of it.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to training .You should know the job before you can manage. Like the Military because you think you have a college degree doesn't mean you can Supervise and do the Job. Every Dog has their day.

  8. "dock worker"

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    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FedEx Freight East full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best reasons are the people I worked with and great supervisors.

    Cons

    The downside was having to work outside doing the winters.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing cause your doing a great job.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Just NO."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FedEx Freight East (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meet some really good, hard working people. Make lots of overtime pay.

    Cons

    Horrid management that is on a power trip! Little to no bathroom breaks. They'll basically keep you on shift until the work load is done, leading to EXCESSIVE overtime that you do not have a real choice in. This is usually due to the fact that they are constantly understaffed. And any little mistake -- They will write you up just to dangle job security in your face, and then at some point, they will use it against you to lead to terminating you. The whole place is about "cycling". You pass the work and the blame on to the next person. Yes, it may be easy to get promoted over there, but keeping your job is the real game. You also get stuck working in horrible weather conditions. Either way, STAY AWAY BECAUSE YOU WILL CONSTANTLY HAVE TO WATCH YOUR BACK.


  10. "The Perfect Blend"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company with better than average employees, off on weekends, great work life balance and better than average pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to relocate to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


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