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Productive and fun with nice co-workers and nice manager.
Ocean Exports Documentation Intern (Former Employee), 2 East Bryan StreetSeptember 5, 2014
Pros: kitchen, free coffee, up to 2 15 minute breaks before and after lunch break. easilty accessible restaurants for lunch.
Cons: stressful
A typical day at work was easy, but sometimes stressful depending on your line of work. Only time it was stressful was when there were more than 50 e-mails, or if your team was behind in a duty. I learned alot about logistics and steamship lines and howto create a professional e-mail. Also teaches how to answer the phone and organize your time. The – more... coworkers were very nice and easy to get along with, but also very passionate about the job. THe most enjoyable part of the day was the lunch break because the facility is downtown next to river street and you had a variety of places to dine. Their was no hard part of the day, unless you did overtime. – less
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energitic
Receptionist (Current Employee), El Paso, TXJuly 30, 2014
Very Energetic but busy, demanding job. Help customers with problems and questions with membership
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Learned alot
SHIPPING CLERK (Former Employee), Houston, TXJune 9, 2014
Pros: non
Cons: management
I learned alot
the management changed before I left, so i dont really know what the job was like after that
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Order Picker
Temporary Job (Former Employee), College Park, GAMay 12, 2014
Pros: one hours lunchs
Cons: no health care
• Picking orders range from 80-100 lines with RF scanner.
• Stacking and building pallets from the items picked & hand wrapping them.
• Items weight from 25-100lbs.
• Load incoming trucks from 15-30 pallets.
• Putting away any inventory that has come from the incoming trucks that are on the floor.
• Have forklift / cherry picker certification threw – more... the company. – less
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Very Pleased
Order Puller (Current Employee), Beaumont TxApril 12, 2014
Overall this company is a very good environment . I feel there is many opportunities for advancement
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Great place for the right person
Import Clerk (Former Employee), Detroit, MIJanuary 30, 2014
Pros: nice facilities, close parking
Cons: short breaks, fast pace
I loved my position there and learned a lot about the import and customs brokerage industry. Unfortunately, when I brought it to the attention of management that I had some concerns with my supervisor, I was let go within two weeks. My co-workers were very nice, but many of them seemed to have low morale. The hardest part of the job was the fast pace – more... and my supervisor's "sink or swim" management style. The most enjoyable part was dealing with customers and helping them get the information they needed. A red flag should have popped up when I was the 11th person in a row hired for that particular position. Best of luck to those who come in behind me. – less
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Very Poor Place to Work
n/a (Former Employee), n/aJanuary 16, 2014
Cons: negative, demeaning environment.
I was lied to from the minute I walked into this company, was supposed to be hired on within a few weeks of working there and months later still working for temp company. I've addressed this several times and they sway i'll get back to you or i'm talking to someone about it next week. Management doesn't know the job so its really the blind leading the – more... blind and has no will to even learn the job and passes the work off. No leadership to ability to own up to mistakes just blames everyone else for the mistakes. They had a problem with military absences because of late notice. As someone else said, Learn and GET OUT, Not worth the stress and demeaning nature these employees put off. A lot of great people work here but the cons outweigh the pros of this company. – less
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A Good Company that's Bad for Programmers
Java Developer (Former Employee), Seattle, WANovember 22, 2013
Pros: stability, decent work-life balance, generally positive atmosphere.
Cons: heavy bureaucracy, low pay, no option to telecommute, lots of stale technology.
Expeditors has a lot going for it: stability, decent work-life balance, and a generally positive atmosphere. This tempting trifecta lured me in, but for most programmers the place is a trap. Here's why:

* Despite the flashy facade, the place is a shipping company. Think of them like the post office. They don't need cutting-edge technology, and they – more... sure don't have it. Some of their core systems are written in... wait for it... Cobol! Their new development is mostly in Java, but even then the patterns and frameworks tend to be stale. There's also no guarantee which project you'll be on. (I was hired for one group and then swapped to another.) No matter what they tell you, there's a vast gulf between working at a tech company and working at a shipping/logistics company.

* The pay is lousy. Ask around and you'll find it's common knowledge amongst recruiters that Expeditor's pays 10-15% below market average. They can get away with this due to point three, which is...

* They hire mediocre talent. There are certainly exceptions... they're the folks you'll tend to meet during your interview. Their average developer, however, simply isn't that great.

As an aside, don't be fooled by the 50+ hours of training required each year. Hiring managers like to say it's designed to help keep you technically current. In reality, however, it's a blanket requirement of all employees – whether or not they're devs. In your first year, the 50 hours will be devoted to corporate indoctrination: topics like how to professionally answer a phone, and what constitutes harassing behavior. It's mind-numbing stuff. In subsequent years, the hours will tend more toward shipping and logistics related topics.

Bottom line: If you're getting older and want a place to coast to retirement, Expeditors may be a good fit. If you have any ambition whatsoever, however, stay away. Seattle has many better offerings. – less
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Very productive workplace
Loader/Unloader (Former Employee), Memphis, TNOctober 30, 2013
Pros: hard-working co-workers, off on weekends and holidays.
I learned many things from working at Expeditors. I learned things from my co-workers, managers, etc. On tyical days at work everything went by smooth and at a fast, manageable paste. Everyone was friendly and very hard-working, making sure that we got the job done. Working at Expeditors was a great experience.
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Very stress free environment. Enjoyed going to work everyday.
Data Entry Clerk (Contract) (Former Employee), Humble, TXOctober 6, 2013
Everyone was very helpful and more than willing to assist with any issue. I learned to issue the material receipt for freight we received and release orders to be packed/shipped. Overall it was a great place to work and I enjoyed my time there.
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Fun work environment with a clean and professional atmosphere
Brokerage Agent (Former Employee), Peabody, MAAugust 28, 2013
Worked from 8-5 daily and learned about data entry, Microsoft office and excel and .Customer service skills. Worked in cubicles of 4 as a team with different US customs
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A very professional working atmosphere
Senior account executive (Current Employee), Beirut, LebanonJuly 31, 2013
Pros: stock options and benefits
A very professional working atmosphere, lots of cultural aspects and values.
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Enjoyable place to work
G.O.H. Handler (Former Employee), Inwood, NYJuly 25, 2013
Typical day is taking garment stock orders, set them up by sizes and load them into garment truck. I've learned inventory control and how to log them in the stores system. Management was great and fun, along with my co-workers. The hardest part about the job was dealing with the low pay and no benefits. And the most enjoyable part was free lunches and – more... gifts from the managers. – less
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great place to start
Sr. Systems admin, Tech Lead (Former Employee), Seattle, WAJuly 11, 2013
Pros: structured, resume builder
Cons: micromanagement, rigid, strict, controlled, no work /life
CHQ (corporate head quarters) is a great place for people just beginning their career and is perfect for people who need rigid, controlling, micromanagement.

Strict business dress, no plants on your windowsill (if you are lucky to have one), all pictures must be in frames, and don't even think about requesting a single unpaid day off of work after – more... working 4 years of 60-80 hour exempt work weeks.

Contradictory to their rhetoric of employees are their most important asset, they are mostly concerned with bleeding you dry and blaming you for burnout without a cost of living wage increase. – less
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Great place to learn and grow in the industry
DSE (Current Employee), Cape TownMarch 21, 2013
Pros: great processes and job aids
Cons: one way, the companies way. no creativity.
Key focus on understanding companies. Longer sales life cycle.
Great OPS team.
Hard part of any job is to keep motivated in hard times.
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Poor
Driver (Former Employee), MississippiMarch 11, 2013
Never made the kind of money the said I would make. Was left sitting in truck stops for day on end begging for a load
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Productive Place to work in. The Knowledge gained cannot be lost.
Customs Broker (Current Employee), Pomona Road, JohannesburgFebruary 28, 2013
Pros: free lunches friday before payday. awesome.
Cons: long hours most days and work weekends. i need a family life as well.
The work day is very busy everyday. I have learnt alot at this company the people here are very helpful and have taught me alot. Management is great and very supportive, very goal driven and want the best for the company as well as their staff. Co-workers are very friendly and helpful. Lots of Culture and Values in this company. Hardest part of my job – more... is to Remember Tariffs as there are millions to remember but i have learnt alot. I enjoy every part of my job. – less
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Excellent workplace, wonderful people to work with
Customer Service Brokerage Representative (Current Employee), Memphis, TNFebruary 4, 2013
Pros: suprise lunches
A typical day at work, indexting, emailing customers, documenting informaiton, calling customers
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great place to work at
File clerk (Former Employee), Folcroft, PAJanuary 2, 2013
Everyone was so friendly and willing to help me when I needed it. If it wasnt for school I'd probably still be there
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fast paced company, pleasant work environment
order picker (Former Employee), Seattle, WADecember 14, 2012
Pros: friendly respectful team or co workers
Cons: dirty work environment
expeditors was a pretty decent company to work for. they will keep u busy and the management is very friendly

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