Excellent working environment that promotes learning and development
Account Executive (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – March 24, 2014
My typical day at Fed Ex is as follows;
- Planning in the early morning
- Sales calls up to eight customers
- Administration in the late afternoon
I learned a number of transferable skills at Fed Ex;
- Time management
- Conflict resolution
- Sales planning and closing
- Customer service and retention strategies
- Collaboration and team work
I had an especially good relation to my manager, who was a champion mentor. He positioned me to be able to replace him, with the coaching I received during our 1 on 1 time. The training I received at Fed Ex's leadership school was also top quality.
My relation to my coworkers was very positive. I came into a very seasoned team, and there was no turnover during my time there. I consider myself very lucky to have been in such excellent company, for so long.
The hardest part of the job is the lack of promotional opportunities. It is difficult for an overachiever to stay motivated, when no upward movement exists. The compensation was also weak.
The best part of the job truly was my interactions with my colleagues and customers.
a manager with such trust in me, that no micromanagement of any kind occurred.
long hours, resulting in poor compensation.