The company as a whole is a great place to work though some of the management that they hire have reason to be questioned in some of there work ethics...... it has gotten better over the years but still needs a lot of improvement.
I have always been paid well, but it has always seemed as if that is the only thing that keeps people there; including myself. Overall, the environment is very negative and feels like a dead end. Lots of respect to the place, but a large amount of improvements need to be made for me to have better things to say.
I have worked here for several years and it's time to move on. I had plans to move up and I could, but with a lot of the run around I have gotten, I don't think FedEx freight is the place for me. At Knoxville they don't offer much work in the day, so if you plan to work full time be prepared to work at night, unless you try to become a driver. If you do apply to become a driver, then you can't have any prior accidents.
Good pay. No job security. Start times are either midnights or early evenings no matter how long you've been there. Pay maxes out after 3 years so everyone makes the exact same from no matter how long you've been there.
Fast paced work environment
Used heavy equipment to load and unload freight
Management was never an issue, my supervisor was detailed, hard worker and provided his employees with the tools needed to succeed.
I worked part time for 6 years for Fed Ex Freight. Great pay and eventually I was able to get health insurance for a great price for my family. Promotion can be tough. The terminal manager is and odd duck.
fedex freight is a high paced competitive work enviorment. on the dock you operate a forklift to load and unload trailers. As a Hostler in the yard you park trailers. keeping up with deadlines requires teamwork and communication.
This is a good place to work...as long as you are a dock worker or a truck driver. While FedEx will help and pay for your training in these areas, they want you to stay there, at least it feels that way at the Fremont facility. If one wants to climb the corporate ladder you either need to be A) extremely qualified (so qualified it is a no contest to hire you) or B) be a part of the upper management's inner circle. The pay is great for the area with benefits to match, however if you are an ambitious person you are at a disadvantage if you do not either learn every little bit you can for different positions or butter up the managers of the facility. Tip: Do NOT get roped into a office support position, it is a dead end spot.
I enjoyed the work while at fed ex, but at the same time that was when there was work to do there. I was hired as full time but ended up getting less then 20 hours a week and sometimes maybe 1 to 2 hours of dock time a day. Then clock out and go home. IT just was not enough to pay the bills and keep my head a float as well. If there were more hours and more work to keep busy the job would have been 5 stars. I do think they should pay more then what they do, especially when you are unloading poisonous materials in which if the package was to break open you could die before making it off the truck.
The co, workers were the best thing about the job, they were all very helpful toward each other and worked as a team in general
Management, lack of hours, shift coordination, compensation, MANAGEMENT