A place where everyday is the worst day of your life.
Lead production coordinator and handled (Current Employee), Seattle, WA – April 30, 2012
Pros: generally, great co workers, decent pay
Cons: nothing ever works as it should
A reasonably compensating place but that`s about it. By far the most frustrating place ever. If something can go wrong, it absolutely will. There is some ability for advancement, if you feel like putting in that much work. I have always found my co workers to be the most amazing people ever.
I'm easy to get along with, Able to multi-task, fast learner, and i'm over all goal oriented and productive.
Parcel Assistant (Current Employee), Ellenwood, GA – March 2, 2014
Pros: recieve raises
Cons: non-stability of hours
I'm able to do multiple things at one time. I like working in a busy environment. I'm creative and idealistic. I can stand for long periods of time. I can lift heavy objects. My typical day of work is warehouse related. I currently work for FedEx Smart Post part time as a parcel assistant. At FedEx Smart Post my job responsibilities are scanning packages, – more... loading and unloading trucks, building pallets, and overall assuring that packages are shipped to the appropriate location. My co-workers are down to earth and easy to get along with. The management system is laid back. I learned how to multi-task at this job, demonstrate people skills, and listen to instructions vividly. The hardest part of my job is the non-stability of hours. I'm currently seeking for a full-time job with a set work schedule. The easiest part of my job is that it i learn things at a fast pace. – less
Productive way to gain experience working at a fast pace for 8 full hours
Vendor (Former Employee), Commerce, CA – March 1, 2014
Pros: warm break room during winter and when it rains
Walk to the break room to be briefed on the daily task. I learned how to manage my time and energy more effectively. Also gained experience working hard, exercising my critical thinking, and communication skills. Management was responsible and worked hard to keep the company up and running.
Package Handler (Former Employee), Wheeling, IL – February 27, 2014
Pros: grat company to work for
Cons: short hours
As a package handler, your days are short because its only part-time. A typical day at fed ex, from the minute you walk in the door you start to load packages in long 53 foot trailers. Safety is a big deal here. Management makes sure you stay on your toes making sure you're packing the right packages in the trucks. Its very important you know how to – more... make the walls of packages nice and tight so nothing is destroyed in transit from hub to hub. The hardest part of the job is your on your feet lifting heavy packages for 4 hours straight. The most enjoyable part is communicating with your co-workers. – less
Package Handler (Former Employee), Carson, CA – February 27, 2014
Pros: great pay
Cons: i was doing duties outside of my expertise, very mean managment
I always felt intimidated not only by the co workers but management, they were really mean and pushing me beyond my limits. I was performing a lot of the guys work by myself and was always picking on me when I always tried my best.
Commercial Driver (Current Employee), Tempe, AZ – February 27, 2014
Pros: many opertunities to become cheif
Cons: too man cheif's
There are a great many places to work when you are a "Professional" Driver, many companies offer you the moon and the stars but sadly fall short on their promises, FedEx was not one of them, they never promised anything they couldn't deliver.
Temporary Driver (Former Employee), Crestview, FL – February 26, 2014
Pros: finish when last package dropped off
Cons: traffic, getting stuck, false roads
Typical Day: 5:00 am meet at the terminal to get route for the day Sign in, start scanning packages for early wave Scan and load between 40 and 110 packages depending on how heavy the load Finish logging in the scanner to get GPS coordinates Gas-up the truck drive to route area Deliver packages Call terminal to see if other drivers need help Transfer – more... packages as needed Head back to terminal final inspection Return packages not delivered
Management is all about safety for their drivers. They want to know that you're being productive but they want you to be safe and they care about your mental health as well as your physical. They won't overload you or send you out too heavy if they can at all help it.
Hardest part of the job was the driving conditions, but the most enjoyable part of the job was helping to deliver Christmas to people. – less