Package Handler (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – July 8, 2016
Working in a warehouse environment with extremely physical work that has to be done quickly to get mail to customers. Not much compensation and mostly part-time work. There is some opportunity for advancement, but it is difficult to advance unless you are willing to relocate. Good for a part-time job if you have other sources of income.
P&D Service Manager II (Former Employee) – Norcross, GA – March 12, 2016
Worked on average about ten hours a day, and even more during our peak season(November-February). A typical day was to check and re-scan all delivery trucks, and vans, for packages not delivered the day before. Help sort inbound packages to correct delivery trucks going out for delivery that day. Making sure delivery trucks and vans were under DOT regulations. Having business discussions about routes and drivers with contractors. Making sure everyone dispatch in a timely manner. Management was good. Had to do a lot of communication. The hardest part of the job is during peak season, having to go out a deliver myself, especially after coming to work at 5:30am and getting off at 9:00pm. I enjoyed developing a good working relationship with contractors and drivers. Learned how to function in a fast pace environment, and make quick, precise, decisions.
Had pot lucks, ocassional free lunches, and quarterly bonus and nice pay raises.
Package Handler/Sorter (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – February 28, 2016
I begin work at Federal Express in July of 2015. I was brought on as a package handler. I sort through expedited freight that is both large, small, and in between. My managers have been very supportive and helpful. I feel like there could be better lines of communication between management and employees. The culture is very positive; their are many people who have worked at FedEx for decades and are very comfortable and happy within the company. The benefits are wonderful and one of the main reasons I sought employment with FedEx.
Fast-paced, time moves quickly, room for advancement.
Disorganized management and gaps in communication.
Very stable job with little or no opportunity for significant change
Risk Management (Former Employee) – Auburn, WA – March 14, 2016
Stable job, lower pay, management is only concerned about what is right in front of them. Resolving root cause challenges were not a priority for this company. Don't expect change in the company, or organization and don't try to advocate for it or you will be sorely disappointed. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. This is FedEx Trade Networks for sure. The people were wonderful and I miss them every single day but low pay and decreasing benefits don't help pay down college debt.
There is definitely a culture of, "we do it this way because..." and it makes absolutely no sense in todays world. Back 30 years ago that reasoning would have worked but not today.
The people in the company are wonderful
Decreasing benefits and low pay for job position relative to other companies
coming into work was a workout that you felt for weeks
FedEx Package Handler (Former Employee) – Linthicum Heights, MD – March 21, 2016
everyday I punch in the first thing I made sure I did was strength . It was only part time but it was never a easy four hours. I learned if you don't stretch before picking up constant weight for hours your body was going to be in pain. Management was cool and helpful but that didn't help my body from being soar everyday. My coworkers help my day go by fast because of their unique personality kept my mind of what we was doing but they wasn't a distraction and I still completed my duties at the end of the day.
Large Corporation; excellent benefits and training program. Needs a lot of improvement regarding management, communications, and employee morale.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – March 7, 2016
For the PT dockworker position, the day is very fast paced. Although you are working around about 30+ people, you must be very self-sufficient. Dock supervisors/management is usually very overwhelmed, yet there are many instances where everyone MUST go to them for guidance. Attendance needs to be near perfect for this job as well. The company offers excellent benefits, 401(k), and tuition reimbursement for PT employees. There is definitely an issue amongst supervisors/managers and their ability to communicate and lift morale. If you can deal with supervisor/manager gossip and condescension, then you will be fine with this job. Overall I enjoyed working for the actual company, but the location and politics of that seemed to be a big disappointment.
Excellent benefits: full health, dental, 401(k) available to PT employees.
Definite management issues amongst employees and management alike.
City Driver (Former Employee) – Newark, NJ – February 18, 2016
Fedex freight is a good job fast paced i had good experiences and bad experiences to sum it all up it's no job security they hire then fire. Fedex is desperately in need of a union the management don't care about the drivers they don't educate you on certain things then want to write you up on every little thing or terminate drivers. Not a good place for retirement their policies and rules too strict. Like i said they hire then fire so don't waist your time if i would have knew before applied i would never have worked for them its a waist of time its better jobs out there that treat there drivers better oh yea they dont like to take care of their equipment either so don't do it to yourself stay away from fedex.
Productive and Fun Workplace. With a Ping Pong Table!
Package Handler (Current Employee) – Jamaica, NY – April 6, 2016
A typical day at work in fedex begins with coffee, stretches, and then its multiple hours of lifting, scanning, laughing, and teamwork. I've learned that just because you are at work, it doesn't mean that you still can't have fun. Coworkers are friendly and personable and they all understand that a team effort is needed in order to provide the customers with great sevice! Management keeps everyone well informed, and they are always trying to help with your best interest at heart. The hardest part of the job is the lifting.
DELIVERY DRIVER (Former Employee) – Pennsylvania – January 19, 2016
This is not a career like at another carrier (i.e UPS) Most second van drivers (working under a contractor) have no benefits (no medical, dental, 401k) and little to no opportunity for advancement. Fed Ex has shifted all of the costs and responsibilities onto the contractors, the work culture is terrible and most of the management are clueless and out of touch. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who desires to achieve something out of life. It's a paycheck, and that's ALL it ever will be.
Uses intellegent people as stepping stools for unqualified co-workers to advance
Operations Admin - part time (Current Employee) – Whitehall, ohio – March 8, 2016
I learned that FedEx looks good on a resume because it is a growing company that has a very recognizable name but that the managers are more worried about hitting quotas for diversity than they are about actually developing their employees. After stepping up from a package handler, pay raises don't happen. Package Handlers start off with a higher salary than other positions when being a package handler is the entry level.
Almost impossible to get fired because of the terrible HR representitive.
After showing them you are intellegent, you become unqualified for any advancement
Package Handler (Current Employee) – North Wales, PA – March 13, 2016
The position consists of manual labor but FedEx strives to safety its top priority. The management staff is always supportive and available to employees with any concerns. There is always encouragement to learn new positions and all employees are encouraged to advance within the company.
supportive staff, many opportunities for advancement
I've mastered the commitment of delivering and picking up packages along with providing exceptional customer service. FedEx couriers will assist customers face-to-face and over the telephone concerning packages and other FedEx services. All of the rules assigned by FedEx involving the vehicle, delivery and pickup method, and other FedEx services, are upheld by the courier at all times. We are constantly using computer peripheral devices to monitoring our time, deliveries and customer pick ups. Everyday we are under high levels of time management to complete the "Purple Promise".
Package Handler (Current Employee) – Fort Mill – December 23, 2015
I have been employed there for over a year. Some days are better than others as with any other job. It can be fast paced and other days barely anything to do. When we have down time we just have fun. Working together as a team is a definite due to the workload. Frequent pay raises and once you get your hours in for benefits, the benefits are great. Also, there are a lot more perks that are offered thru FedEx. Management is pretty cool, lenient and understanding. You have to really just not want to work in order to get terminated. The hardest part of the job was getting used to the night shift hours and working peak. I never worked in a warehouse before but I actually enjoy it. There is room for growth and development, you just have to open your mouth and ask to be trained in different areas.
Fedex Ground Is a Wonderful Place to work Although I felt that it was best for myself to Pursue a greater oppurtunity
Package Handler/Trainer (Former Employee) – 6120 South Meadows Drive – March 11, 2016
I worked for the Fedex Ground family for approximately 1 year. My duty's were to be a package handler. Being a package handler assists with helping other crew members load boxes from weighing 15 lb to 200 lb. Although many weren't able to load and lift the incompatibles or I/C's i on the other hand could do to my hard work and heart to the company to continue to develop and pursue my desire of a leadership roll. My first two months I was the rising star employee month and before my early departure in january of 2016 i obtained my 3rd rising star award;I was awarded t-shirts for my success . unfortunately, I felt that it was a better choice for myself to pursue better a opportunity and embrace change.
Daily Workout, Mental Confidence enhancement, Friendly work environment, Health Care Benifits and Union Free
Generally Tough for many, Big Drop Rate of Employment, Anybody can work there, Occasional Management issues and mistreatment
Parcel Sort Assistant (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – March 21, 2016
I would have loved to stay at FedEx longer and would have until I found out I was expecting and a warehouse atmosphere and the work is not necessarily compatible for a pregnant woman. The management was very understanding and helped you whenever you needed it. The benefits and PTO was wonderful. The only negative thing I could say is the harsh conditions of loading trailers in the winter, it was very cold.
Great management, occasional free lunch, PTO, benefits, pay.
Truck Driver/Courier (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – March 24, 2016
During the 28 years that I worked for FedEx Express the company evolved a great deal. FedEx Express was fun to work for during the early years. As with any business, competition made changes necessary on an ongoing basis. Changes in the economy had a big impact on FedEx. There were many more advancement opportunities in the early days as well. The work environment is very fast paced and high stress as you probably would expect.
Lead Senior Accountant/Senior Accountant (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – January 13, 2016
Had a great work life balance and formed lasting relationship while employed at FedEx. Great relationship with my coworkers and my manager gave me the opportunity to manage and lead the team. Hardest part about my job was getting people to sometimes understand the urgency of items needed on short notice by the executive team.
Package Loader (Former Employee) – Panama City, FL – November 18, 2015
Although it is a great workout it is a glorified sweatshop. I didn't mind the early mornings but the more you do the more they expect. The management are nothing more than highly paid slave drivers. They gave us a raise and then cut our hours. We were threatened with termination if we called in sick during the busy season but people were sent home after working one hour. A few times they were sent home from the parking lot as they arrived to work. You don't get benefits until after1000 hours worked which will take you 2 years to get. The employees are great to work with but management sucks. There is no room for promotion or more hours so if you take the job expect your paycheck to be around $100 per week. By far the worst job I've ever had.
Business Development-Sales Executive (Current Employee) – Bellevue, WA – March 4, 2016
While it certainly helps to work for a company with leading edge technology, products, services, management, and compensation, the real reward is in developing and maintaining client relationships with decision-makers such as CEOs, COOS, CFOs, CIOs, and the like. Achieving a true win-win environment that helps meet the mutual objectives of your company and your client company is what separates average accomplishment with exceptional accomplishment.
CSR (Former Employee) – Harrison – February 12, 2016
Task is to answer 85 to 90% negative calls and you are restricted to your desk...time in/out for bathroom breaks, etc. The calls are from customers that bully, demean and swear. Forty hours is way too many hours of mental stress and you are micromanaged to the extreme. Often being evaluated twice a day twice a week. Nerve racking and there is never a positive word to any of the agents. There is a back-stabbing culture that encourages co-workers to inform on any slight mistake. So, not only do you have managers and third party quality control listening in and reporting on your every word, but you cannot trust co-workers to assist you with their knowledge without also reporting you. I cannot emphasize how unpleasant the atmosphere is. Part of working is also socializing...if this is important to your satisfaction forget this position. You have no opportunity to talk, to break, or to lunch together. All of the schedules are created by a remote location revolving around numbers. No personal touches here.
Benefits are okay, pay is not worth the anxiety/stress