Can anyone give me some insight please

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by oa74, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. oa74

    oa74 New Member

    Hello everyone. I'm wondering if you can give me some insight on how hard it is to get in with Ground in the operations admin or office administrator positions. The station in my city posted those positions for full time. I've applied for both. I'm just trying to gauge if getting an interview and an offer is realistic or not. I've searched through many posts and came to the conclusion that many here don't wish FedEx on anyone, but I need to restart somewhere.

    A little about myself: I worked for fedex as a seasonal package handler back in 2005, but it was only for a month or two before being layed off with the rest of the seasonal group. I have a degree in natural resources, but am trying to enter into the transportation/logistics/shipping industry. I understand I'll need to start off somewhere, and am wondering if I have a reasonable shot or not at this point.

    Thanks in advance to everyone who read this and offered responses. It's genuinely appreciated. Thanks!
    P. S. Sorry if there are grammar errors. I typed this on my phone and in a bit of a hurry. Thanks again.
     
  2. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    This company is garbage these days and rife with lawsuits from former employees that were unfairly screwed over.

    If you enjoy a hostile workplace, micromanagement, favoritism and a career with quicksand for a foundation, you've come to the right place.
     
  3. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    Please do the hugest favor you've ever done for yourself and re-start somewhere else (Cactus was actually sugar-coating it).
     
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  4. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    They usually promote from within for those jobs but it couldn't hurt to apply anyway; especially if the station was only recently built. New stations tend to have to hire office personnel "off the street" when no one wants to transfer there.
     
  5. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

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  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Mega Dittoes from me....run away as fast and far as you can.
     
  7. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Those are office positions that have the potential for promotions and pay better than express courier jobs, but don't let that get in the way of trashing the company. ;)
     
  8. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Most of us could easily do your job but chose to not work inside an office. The same probably couldn't be said for you.;)
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yeah, that whole delivering a package thing sure is some complicated stuff.
     
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    But, it is your "career."
     
  11. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Not complicated but physically demanding. Some people are just better suited sitting at a desk.
     
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  12. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    With the extra money that comes from an upwardly mobile position, go ahead and get a gym membership. Woo
     
  13. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I've been here too long to know a simple desk jockey doesn't make very much at all. You don't start making a decent wage until you get into upper management and you have to sell your soul for it. So keep drinking that kool aid and you'll be well on your way to making $.You sound like a perfect fit for management.;)
     
  14. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Sell your soul: make money.
    Don't sell it: stay poor.
    So why do we constantly bitch if the above is true?
     
  15. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Ops managers at Ground are paid pretty decent. Not sure what CJinx does at her building, but no matter what her job position is she is probably making at least what a starting express driver is paid. Nearly everyone above a package handler makes that much.
     
  16. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Hey IVE! What is it that you do?UNION
     
  17. Artee

    Artee Active Member

    Have any idea of what pretty decent is? Just curious if a starting ops mgr at Ground makes more than Express. The starting manager pay at Express is right around $63k. Pretty piss poor considering if you have any topped out couriers in your workgroup they are making between $75-85k. Closer to 100K in the top market levels. So if CJ is making $70k sitting in a Ground office and the drivers at Ground at scraping by on $750 a week thats pretty bad. Now if she and other office workers at ground are getting paid starting Express courier wage, that is certainly not anything to brag about either.
     
  18. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    63k for an entry level management job is "piss poor"? What world are you living in?
     
  19. Artee

    Artee Active Member

    I ain't living in Oklahoma I can tell you that. When the couriers you manage are making over $80k and you are at $63k and maybe in 7 years you might be lucky to get to $71K? LOL...Yea its pretty bad pay. And they wonder why they can't attract any decent managers. You want to attract experienced couriers or employees that know whats going on and can make a decision? They aren't going to take a $20k paycut to come do that job. Pay me accordingly for the 14 hour days and all the crap that comes along with it and I might listen to your offer. Otherwise FedEx will be stuck promoting handlers and 2 year part time couriers into management. Great pay increase for them, but they quickly learn the pay isn't commensurate to the work.

    I have friends in management with other companies and they easily start out at $80k and move quickly up from there. But hey if you would be happy to be a FedEx manager for $63K a year, they are looking for guys just like you.
     
  20. Union driver,good pay and benefits. Uniforms are not as nice as fedex.