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FedEx Ground Independence Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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Independence, KY

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FedEx Ground President and CEO Henry J. Maier
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  • Inflexibility with work hours option work life balance (in 56 reviews)

  • There are no benefits for insurance or 401k (in 98 reviews)

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  1. "All opportunities are posted"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Administrator in Independence, KY
    Current Employee - Operations Administrator in Independence, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All open positions are posted on the website and at my site (Northern KY) they put up a poster board. You always know what's open. Career paths in operations are pretty clear, but limited. There is a lot of promotion from within. Benefits are good. My current position has clearly delineated hours of work.

    Cons

    Can be long hours. Lowest level of line managers starts as part-time, though they sometimes work long hours anyway. Communication could be improved from management. Operations Administrators in QA have many competing priorities. Package handling is a tough job and most people don't stay long.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication to all employees.


  2. "Area Manager"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Independence, KY
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Independence, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and fasted paced environment. Plenty of opportunity to develop and promote quickly.

    Cons

    You will work a massive amount of hours and home life balance will suffer greatly.

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared for the hours. Hard work will get you a long way quickly with this company.

  3. "packer and handler"

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    Current Employee - Package Handler in Independence, KY
    Current Employee - Package Handler in Independence, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    its a good place too work everyone is a team player so we can get the job done..

    Cons

    it gets hot in there bring water..


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Package Handler in Independence, KY
    Current Employee - Package Handler in Independence, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FedEx Ground part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people I work with are fun and a great place to earn a good career in

    Cons

    The newer managers are kinda not all there when they hire managers that have no experience outside the company they need to hire people inside the company and shlt would work better

    Advice to Management

    The newer kind of managers have no clue what they are doin and some can be dicks so the package handlers that have been there for years explain to them what they do and they still don't listen.


  5. "Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Independence, KY
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Independence, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for learning basic operations and entry level administration.

    Cons

    More for a self motivated individual. Poor upper management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Love staff and understanding your disability"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Independence, KY
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Independence, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Could least give part time a 10-15 minutes break especially if disabled

    Cons

    Breaks, Pay and more training

    Advice to Management

    Understand disability and other issues


  7. "Hard Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager II & ITSM in Independence, KY
    Former Employee - Manager II & ITSM in Independence, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FedEx Ground full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    How you lead your people should not reflect how your manager leads you.

    Advancement opportunities if you want to move around.
    Longevity with the company is easy if you can work hard, physically & mentally, while working odd shift hours.

    Cons

    Pay is not good for Low-Mid Managers or PH.
    There's not a lot of rewards unless you are in with upper management.
    Upper Management does not like to be challenged & even though they ask your opinion (If you are lucky enough for them to ask), they never use your ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the people that walk through fire for you & FedEx everyday. Hold people accountable that are not performing, not meeting expectations, & follow through with repercussions.
    **Remember - “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”—Theodore Roosevelt
    People leave bad bosses, not companies and a company is only as good as the people it keeps.

  8. "Don"

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    Former Employee - Fed Ex Ground Package Handler in Independence, KY
    Former Employee - Fed Ex Ground Package Handler in Independence, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement if you can somehow manage to go to school while working here, which is next to impossible.

    Cons

    Dead end job. No marketable skill set to put on resume. Long. Boring. Physically and emotionally draining.

    Advice to Management

    Find some way to silence the noise of the conveyors.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "The college kids dream job!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Package Handler in Independence, KY
    Current Employee - Package Handler in Independence, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get $11.50 an hour now, starting out, I've been there for 3 months and already making $12 hr. being a college student and working 4 hours a day is working out well for me and on days I don't have class I can usually always pick up shifts. They also give you the opportunities to move up in the company and they come very quickly.

    Cons

    It is a tough job. You really are working in the trenches here. Expect to need to be in decent shape. Although it can be difficult in the beginning, once you learn the job, it gets very easy. Usually older people and females get jobs more suited to their abilities, but men can also get easier jobs. You just have to be willing to work hard and keep coming back. I've seen 70 year old men do the job I did in the beginning, and you most certainly can do it.

    Advice to Management

    Communication can be a problem, at least in my hub. Also, providing the workers with drinks (Gatorade or waters) really helps to keep people working hard.


  10. "Great for a kid in college. Horrible for an adult with a college degree,"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Independence, KY
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Independence, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FedEx Ground full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Still thinking about the lack of "Pros" within the company.

    Cons

    Hours, Pay, People, Management, and Environment.

    Advice to Management

    Over 90% of FedEx Managers were once package handlers. Need I say more?


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