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FedEx Ground Independence Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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FedEx Ground President and CEO Henry J. Maier
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Pros
  • Good pay, great benefits, amazing management (in 168 reviews)

  • You also get paid time off as a part time employment (in 140 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance, if you want to advance you may have to relocate (in 52 reviews)

  • Your not employed by Fedex so you have no benefits (in 83 reviews)

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  1. "Ok"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. "Operations Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Love staff and understanding your disability"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


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  5. "Hard Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "Don"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "The college kids dream job!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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?


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Dont do it..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Package Handler in Independence, KY
    Former Employee - Package Handler in Independence, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits do not come out of your paycheck. If you are a college student or if you only have a highschool diploma/GED it pays pretty good (starting at $10 dollars an hour)
    college tuition reinbursment

    saturdays and sundays off.

    Cons

    you have to work there for a year before you get benefits. they lie to you and tell you part-time is 20 hours a week and full-time is 40 hours a week, but in all actuality part-time is 15 hours and full-time is 30 hours. over-time is not allowed.....seriously. the goals are unreasonable. they expect you to handle 421 packages an hour but the most anyone can possibly handle an hour is 300-350. they COMPLAIN and will write you up for not meeting this goal. everyone always felt like today was the day they were going to get fired.

    the management is a joke. they all play the he said she said roll and blaim everything on the package handlers. no sick days and if u are even one minute late you will be written up. safety is lectured every day but is tossed out the window to meet goals but at the same time a manager will write you up for violating the same safety rule he told you not to worry about the day before. i have seen people be let go for some of the most idiotic reasons. i was package handler of the month one day then fired the next. no lie. all because my scanner broke and they said it was easier to blame the packages not being scanned on me then their "perfect computer system"

    Advice to Management

    reward for good work not just punish for bad work



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