It was fun while it lasted
Shift Lead, Inventory Control and Inbound (Former Employee) – Sparks, NV – October 3, 2018
I started out at FedEx as a temporary warehouse employee. After my first peak season, I received a promotion to Inventory Control, wherein I was hired as the departmental lead. I worked in that position for about a year, and was abruptly moved to a different department upon returning from a 3 week assignment at a different facility. Almost the entire time I worked there I did not have a direct supervisor, so I was pretty autonomous with how I ran my shifts.
I was tasked with many of the Supervisor duties, yet was never promoted beyond an hourly position. This is not a good place for women to build a career. There are some females in leadership, but they really do not seem to want to groom women for any kind of advancement.
This is a great place to work if you are a veteran. They really emphasize military experience above all, and it will work out even better for the applicant if they are a male. (I was passed up for promotion by a Westpoint Graduate who could not commission, and they only had 3 months of work experience).
In the end, it was just a job, like any other. I am now off to do better things and I learned a lot about how important being prepared for shifts in labor and career plans is to success and perseverance.
Health benefits are cheap
Everything except the health benefits.