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Updated March 24, 2017
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FedEx Chairman, President, and CEO Fred Smith
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Pros
  • The best work/life balance possible in a large company (in 211 reviews)

  • Good Benefits Tuition Reimbursement Health Vision 401K (in 172 reviews)

Cons
  • Targets / too much of pressure / no work life balance (in 46 reviews)

  • Long hours flex hours all the time at FedEx (in 77 reviews)

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  1. "Ops Admin"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ops Administrative I in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Ops Administrative I in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good training depending on station and manager opportunity to learn and advance. Open door policy with your manager and promoted from within

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of management follow through can result in an environment without team work and lack of acknowledged for the hard working dependable members of the team

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on your promises to make the operation run smoother. Give the employees the tools they need to succeed a little recognition goes a long way.


  2. "Senior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and outstanding opportunities to promote.

    Cons

    Very long hours, poor work/life balance for management

    Advice to Management

    Never loss sight of the needs of your people.


  3. "Security vs Work-Life"

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    • 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 FedEx full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job Security, Autonomy, Good developmental programs

    Cons

    Work Life Balance, Reliance on Vendors versus in-house, Poor Time off (2 weeks to start) coupled w/ no flexible schedule.


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  5. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FedEx full-time

    Pros

    Solid company, great environment, enjoyed the experience.

    Cons

    Pay was a little lower than expected.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to effectively manage everything when so top heavy.


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    "FedEx is a good starting job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Romeoville, IL
    Current Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Romeoville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a place that is usually hiring, and is a bit faster paced than usual, you'll have plenty to do with nice pay, compared to other entry level jobs. Applying for a position in early fall through winter is basically a guaranteed job, and if you work hard enough you'll have a good chance of moving up their higher positions.

    Cons

    FedEx is usually hiring because its a labor intensive job, and requires actual physical labor on the workers end. Most of the time though your workload will be small, although this is no good if you need money, because at FedEx you work until all the packages are where they need to be, which means at whatever time all the packages are loaded is what time you'll be going home. FedEx cuts hours based on how much labor they need, so if the package count is low, then your hours will be low. The best time to apply for FedEx is right before holiday season; (I applied the last week of october and got my job on Halloween. ) although, holiday season has really high amounts of workload and you'll be forced to work extra hours at varying clock in/clock out times. You don't have a standard clock in/clock out time at FedEx, it is changed actively thoughout the week. If you're part time you might have anywhere from 15 to 32 hours a week based on how much work there is to be done, and how long you are willing to stay each day. If you aren't a work horse beware, because this job gets to a point where its not the physical effort you have to put in to lift boxes; (which, to be fair, are usually light) its about how monotonous the job can be, the work never changes, your job will be to take a box, scan it, and put it somewhere else for however long every day, so good luck with that. This job has more of equipment, sharp edges, and heavy lifting than usual, so becareful, and steel-toe boots could help out a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Management is fine for the most part. Some managers are a bit condescending to lower level workers, which is probably because all the heavy amounts of labor they had to do in order to be promoted. My advice to management are to is to remain understanding of workers, and their attempts to further themselves in their life. Also to appreciate how some people handle different scenarios in their own way. This company runs fine and thats because it really has a simple objective that isnt complex for anyone involved.


  7. "Work hard and go far."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Fair wages. 401k. Vacation etc. I'm very fortunate to have a retirement plan.

    Cons

    To succeed, you will not have much of as personal life

    Advice to Management

    Stay human


  8. "Delivery driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FedEx as a contractor

    Pros

    good hours, good pay, good schedule

    Cons

    upper management doesnt really work with you.


  9. "Package Handler"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FedEx full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of hours if you want them.

    Cons

    Hard to get time off

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Package Handler"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Danbury, CT
    Recommends

    I worked at FedEx part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay for limited hours, staff at my facility were all great to work with, easy manual labor

    Cons

    depending on where you're assigned it can get pretty boring, especially if your coworkers aren't the chatty type


  11. "Worldwide Account Manager, FedEx Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worldwide Account Manager, FedEx Services in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Worldwide Account Manager, FedEx Services in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People-Service-Profit philosophy
    extensive training
    great teamwork
    global size and scope and in turn, opportunities
    very innovative company

    Cons

    Prefer to skip this section as far as cons



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