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Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at FedEx?

Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?

What is a typical day in the life of an employee at FedEx?

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MV in Morgantown, West Virginia

101 months ago

What operating company are you interested in?
Express
Freight
Ground/ Home Delivery
Kinkos
Services

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Mark in Staten Island, New York

100 months ago

Host said:

What is a typical day in the life of an employee at FedEx?

As a courier for Fedex, here is a typical day: You have to deliver or pick up pkgs in a given amount of time. If you have lates, you are hung upsidedown and stoned!!! I hate working for them. That's why I'm leaving in a month :O)

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Mark in Staten Island, New York

100 months ago

No. I would highly recommend working elsewhere. trust me on this.
The turnover rate is on the rise.
This is due to the constant changes within the company to put the customers and big cats on top first....without any consideration what so ever for the true workhorse of the company : the courier.

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Rick Slick in Pompano Beach, Florida

99 months ago

I worked for them several years ago and they wanted 13 stops per hour for deliveries. Realize this is a a delivery every 5-6 minutes. Get caught in traffic or try to find a hard address and you are screwed. This will earn you a trip to the managers office to explain why you are so slow..........
Why think of a delivery job a a career. If you get laid off what the hell kind of skills do you have, you can drive a van and find addresses. Some skill.

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Steven in Michigan in Detroit, Michigan

98 months ago

Rick Slick in Pompano Beach, Florida said: I worked for them several years ago and they wanted 13 stops per hour for deliveries. Realize this is a a delivery every 5-6 minutes. Get caught in traffic or try to find a hard address and you are screwed. This will earn you a trip to the managers office to explain why you are so slow..........
Why think of a delivery job a a career. If you get laid off what the hell kind of skills do you have, you can drive a van and find addresses. Some skill.

I know what your saying. They would on a typical day close down the part time routes and shove the packages on the full time routes . Instead of having 25 priority overnite stops I would end up with 32 and still be expected to be on time and its not getting better.

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Mark in Detroit, Michigan

97 months ago

And you never will except from someone who dont know what its like to have good pay and benefits. If you can get into Fedex Express you have decent pay and benefits if you can put up with the crap.

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Craig in Laurel, Iowa

97 months ago

Mark in Detroit, Michigan said: And you never will except from someone who dont know what its like to have good pay and benefits. If you can get into Fedex Express you have decent pay and benefits if you can put up with the crap.

Has anyone in the Des Moines Area heard of Spee Dee Delivery.....If so what are they like?

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U.E. in Flint, Michigan

96 months ago

Steven in Michigan in Detroit, Michigan said: I know what your saying. They would on a typical day close down the part time routes and shove the packages on the full time routes . Instead of having 25 priority overnite stops I would end up with 32 and still be expected to be on time and its not getting better.

This & other "bigs" are a cancer infecting this country. If the gov't. won't stand up for workers rights, your only hope is a union. Short of that, learn a trade like plumbing, and work for yourself, or a small outfit.When the bigs layoff to the bare bones, let them try to sell their overpriced crap to the third-worlders( no Americans will be left to buy it )!!!

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Dan in Fort Worth, Texas

96 months ago

Fedex is nice company but Fedex Kinkos is worse place to work for. This positon is hiring at Fedex Kinkos. They have 70% turn over at Fedex kinko in Plano, Texas.

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j hoffa in Westland, Michigan

75 months ago

go to ups instead they bust your ass as a driver but boy you will get compensated for it there whole pkg is way way better and they are union for example i get free prescripts no co pay or nothing plus next year 30 bones an hour. way better company but fedex gets all the smotching but i take ups anyday.

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val in Memphis, Tennessee

67 months ago

notachance in Rio Rancho, New Mexico said: I would never work for this company. I have never heard one good thing said about working for them.

Well john I am a girl and worked there while going to school and yes I did bust my ass in the heat. But besides the working I actually had above market pay, full benefits, college tuition reimbursement, a 1500 dollar retention bonus and did i mention I was part time 3 days a week. Oh and almost forgot I got to jumpseat (that means fly for free) on a fedex plane. So don't believe everything you hear especially when a guy is complaining about driving that is not manual labor.

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BlueCollarPoet in Tigard, Oregon

41 months ago

Barhouma in Saint Petersburg, Florida said: here is good one for you, then you judge. I get fired after 23 years serivce with Fedup, and the reason was I did work 10 minutes after I punshed out (in my own time)Fedex managment sucks

Everyone knows you should NEVER work off the clock. I'm sorry, but it's true.

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j hoffa in Westland, Michigan

36 months ago

Jimmy Hoffa back . How is FedEx .

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Carol Smith731 in portland, Maine

33 months ago

I think FedEx is a horrible company to work for. They only care about their profit margins and thats the bottom line. They consistently keep their stores under staffed so they don't have to pay as much. If you work in the evenings better be prepared to stay late. You can plan on being stuck there till everything is done for the morning. You also should be prepared to say Yes We Can to anything a customer might want even if you know it is not humanly possible and you don't have the equipment to do it. They also try to put so much pressure on you that you will be incredibly scared to use little if any sick time. This leads to often going to work sick and spreading sickness to customers.
They also are on a kick of hiring less educated people so they can start them off at lower wages. I think this is very exploitive and cruel. Anyway, I hope this helps some people out there. If anyone had a good experience working with FedEx than good for you! Maybe the company is different in other places.

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bboomer in Palmdale, California

33 months ago

Carol Smith731 in portland, Maine said: I think FedEx is a horrible company to work for. They only care about their profit margins and thats the bottom line. They consistently keep their stores under staffed so they don't have to pay as much. If you work in the evenings better be prepared to stay late. You can plan on being stuck there till everything is done for the morning. You also should be prepared to say Yes We Can to anything a customer might want even if you know it is not humanly possible and you don't have the equipment to do it. They also try to put so much pressure on you that you will be incredibly scared to use little if any sick time. This leads to often going to work sick and spreading sickness to customers.
They also are on a kick of hiring less educated people so they can start them off at lower wages. I think this is very exploitive and cruel. Anyway, I hope this helps some people out there. If anyone had a good experience working with FedEx than good for you! Maybe the company is different in other places.

Carol, you are about 80 percent correct. I retired from Express, after 28 years, last July. Yes, lots of pressure, wages are subpar eg: UPS and USPS are paid higher hourly.
Senior mgrs? Eyh, fifty fifty on that one. Some were real pressure cookers, wanted their numbers high for self gratification. Ops mgrs always had to watch their back. Seniors can be backstabbers.
Yes, I also was afraid to use sick leave. Fedex always deplored any courier who called in sick. They say its a 'benefit', but they hate when you use them......and, they ding your review when you use a sick day...go figure.
And yes, Fedex loves to hire the minorities.... at the lowest pay scale, and a lifetime to make top pay. Fedex makes it very difficult for a family to make a living. I may add, minorities love Fedex , it's better than welfare.
There are no retiree perks. Retirees pay 3 times as much for medical insurance.

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Joe Gagill in Middletown, New York

33 months ago

Anytime you work for a publicly traded company on a stock exchange it's only about the INVESTOR.

You guys might complain but there are alot of worse jobs out there.

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Carol Smith731 in portland, Maine

33 months ago

Joe Gagill in Middletown, New York said: Anytime you work for a publicly traded company on a stock exchange it's only about the INVESTOR.

You guys might complain but there are alot of worse jobs out there.

Have you worked for FedEx? It is the worst job I've ever had.
I don't think people know how bad it is there unless they were
or are an employee there.

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Joe Gagill in Ellenville, New York

33 months ago

Carol Smith731 in portland, Maine said: Have you worked for FedEx? It is the worst job I've ever had.
I don't think people know how bad it is there unless they were
or are an employee there.

Again, anytime you work for a Fortune 500 company it usually stinks. It's about meeting Wall Sreet's expectations at end of year. Never ever work in Sales for one of these companies because then you really will know what I'm talking about.

If a company doesn't meet their Wall Street's numbers they stand to lose millions because people will not invest in them and as a result the stock will tank. They must meet their numbers at any cost. Sad, but greed is not look at as bad for these companies. Being greedy is how they survive.

Go ahead if you want and hit the "No' tab again but I speak the truth.

If your not in Sales for FedEx then there are worst jobs out there.

Understand now Carol in Portland, Maine?

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Joe Gagill in Ellenville, New York

33 months ago

C'mon Carol click the "No" tab. I'm waiting.

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Don'tbelieveit in Phoenix, Arizona

33 months ago

I gave you a Yes. I worked for someone who once worked for FedEx and it was the typical greed mentality.

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Joe Gagill in Ellenville, New York

33 months ago

I need to clarify.

Alittle greed is good. It means your being aggressive, trying to make money in a tough business environment. Alittle Greed is good. Alittle Greed is good.

Your hairstylist or barber....a cash biz...trust me they don't claim everything.

It's when it goes beyond greed. I think the term is predatory capitalism. It's when it goes beyond greed and people get hurt, really hurt...lay-offs, playing with the books, insider trading, etc...that's where all these companies are at now. They have crossed the line and are not just towing it now.

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Carol Smith731 in portland, Maine

33 months ago

Really sorry about the comment posted earlier.
I recind it completely. Sorry about the confusion.
I guess I just was having a bad day. Hope everyone
is having a good day! FeDex is a wonderful company
to work for. Peace to all! :)

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FedexMartin in Jenison, Michigan

32 months ago

Host said: Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at FedEx ?

Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?

What is a typical day in the life of an employee at FedEx?

Full uniform (polo, navy pants, black shoes/boots)Go to work, punch in, get equipment(powerpad-printer-etc), pre-trip truck, sort meeting (no lates, safety, did I mention no lates!) Pull your trucks and up 2 others - boxes loading them into the trucks, leave building, get to area start morning dels (1030 comitt) then take lunch, start afternoon dels mixed with a few pickups, then leave area go back to station and call it a day! I love my job and the customer interaction. I am only discouraged by the pay and not enough incentives! Most of the brown drivers similar to my position are payed easily $5 to $10 dollars more an hour! Ouch!

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FedexMartin in Jenison, Michigan

32 months ago

Fedex is a great company to invest in just wish they would invest more into their employess!

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ToBoeingOrNotToBoeing in Seattle, Washington

32 months ago

JJackson in Denver, Colorado said: Out of curiosity, what makes Forbes so authoritative in their listings?

How exactly did Forbes conduct the study? Who did they ask? Were employees interviewed? Was it management? A combination? How did they decide which employees to interview? Did management nominate employees for interviewing? Were the results confidential? Did management know which employees were interviewed?

If you can find me answers to these questions, I'll think more highly of Forbes top 100.

EXACTLY!!!!!

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csi@187 in Greensboro, North Carolina

11 months ago

bboomer in Palmdale, California said: Carol, you are about 80 percent correct. I retired from Express, after 28 years, last July. Yes, lots of pressure, wages are subpar eg: UPS and USPS are paid higher hourly.
Senior mgrs? Eyh, fifty fifty on that one. Some were real pressure cookers, wanted their numbers high for self gratification. Ops mgrs always had to watch their back. Seniors can be backstabbers.
Yes, I also was afraid to use sick leave. Fedex always deplored any courier who called in sick. They say its a 'benefit', but they hate when you use them......and, they ding your review when you use a sick day...go figure.
And yes, Fedex loves to hire the minorities.... at the lowest pay scale, and a lifetime to make top pay. Fedex makes it very difficult for a family to make a living. I may add, minorities love Fedex , it's better than welfare.
There are no retiree perks. Retirees pay 3 times as much for medical insurance .[/QUOT

You are an ignorant fool, who is just probably mad that a "minority" could do your job better. Dummy

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csi@187 in Greensboro, North Carolina

11 months ago

bboomer in Palmdale, California said: Carol, you are about 80 percent correct. I retired from Express, after 28 years, last July. Yes, lots of pressure, wages are subpar eg: UPS and USPS are paid higher hourly.
Senior mgrs? Eyh, fifty fifty on that one. Some were real pressure cookers, wanted their numbers high for self gratification. Ops mgrs always had to watch their back. Seniors can be backstabbers.
Yes, I also was afraid to use sick leave. Fedex always deplored any courier who called in sick. They say its a 'benefit', but they hate when you use them......and, they ding your review when you use a sick day...go figure.
And yes, Fedex loves to hire the minorities.... at the lowest pay scale, and a lifetime to make top pay. Fedex makes it very difficult for a family to make a living. I may add, minorities love Fedex , it's better than welfare.
There are no retiree perks. Retirees pay 3 times as much for medical insurance .[/QUOT

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Mass. Wine Guy in Ipswich, Massachusetts

10 months ago

Wow, this thread is scary. I was offered a PT permanent courier position. For me, the 3 to 8 shift is good. But now I'm not so sure about working there.

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Mike in Azusa, California

6 months ago

Host said: Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at FedEx ?

Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?

What is a typical day in the life of an employee at FedEx?

FedEx has decent pay and a nice benefit package. For the most part you should be fine working with them if you don't go beyond the Material Handler Position. Beyond that you are risking your job. They have a heartless disciplinary system. Basically if you violate policy or get in accidents or just have a bad day and miss a package you get what they call a letter. Three of said letter in a year and you are fired. Doesn't matter how long you worked for them. Doesn't matter how hard a worker you are or how good you have been to the company before that third letter. Have a bad day and let a DG package slip by? Letter. Miss a package in your truck? Letter. Get hit by another driver? Letter. Doesn't matter if the accident was your fault or not. You get a letter. I was there for 10 years. I gave them my best and had managers that loved having me as an employee. I was highly recommended and always had a good review. Then I moved up to Courier. I got in two accidents. One my fault and one not my fault. A DG package was sent from my truck and made it to the plane. They even waited to tell me about the DG package a whole month after the fact. At which point I couldn't even remember what happened or if I was even at fault. Well, I got fired. No attempt to move me back to Material handler or to try and work it so I at least had a job. No, just fired. If you work there as a Team Lead, Courier, Manager, or anything like that you better watch your back. You will be under the microscope. Also, god forbid you go over 14 hours in a day. That is a letter too. So yeah. Work for FedEx but don't move any higher than Material Handler.

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Mass. Wine Guy in Columbus, Ohio

6 months ago

pat mcc in Ripon, California said: There will always be complainers in life, these people are lifes losers. Sometimes its hard to separate fact from fiction so here is something FACTUAL to base how well FedEx is: Fortune 100 best companies to work for 97 FedEx What makes it so great?
Firm continues a no-layoff philosophy, offers health insurance to retirees and part-timers, and promotes from within (90% of FedEx Express managers worked their way up).
That is straight from Fortunes website here is the link money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2008/snapshots/97.html

This was back in 2008, seven years ago. Is the company still on that list?

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MassWineGuy in Boston, Massachusetts

6 months ago

I don't know what horrific people some posters here are stuck with, but at my station the managers behave like real human beings. They show interest and concern for the staff, are readily available to answer questions and supply meals for everyone during peak. Recently something happened with my car and I suddenly needed a personal day that same day. I know that it was a PITA for him, but my manager arranged it.

A lot of couriers have been there a long time and say they're happy enough.

Maybe my station is unique in these ways and every other station is run by immature idiots who have no clue how to interact effectively with others. If so, apply for another position in the company somewhere else and see if that's a better fit. I also believe one's attitude makes a huge difference. Pick your battles as well as which things are truly worth getting frustrated over.

Could FedEx Express pay couriers more? Certainly. But for what I do — PM part time courier — I'm quite satisfied. I enjoy going to work, which is not something I'm used to feeling. The health plan could be better, but it's better than many. And it's available. Before FedEx I never had dental or vision coverage.

I worked three peaks as a seasonal UPS person; two as a runner, one as a driver. Let me tell you as one who knows first hand: UPS driver work at least 10 times harder than FedEx couriers. Sixteen deliveries per hour? Try 70 to 120, up to 200 during peak. Not that they always come back with every last package delivered, but most of the time they do. Talk about pressure from managers? Supervisors at UPS are driven hard by their managers to knuckle down, and then they're despised by the drivers. Both drivers and sups earn a lot of money (drivers are Teamsters, sups get stock options and aren't in the union). Like FedEx and everywhere else though, there are good managers who care about their people and Neanderthals who just crawled out of the muck that morning.

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MassWineGuy in Boston, Massachusetts

6 months ago

Uh oh! CORRECTION. Make that UPS having 70 to 120 stops per DAY.

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