FedEx Package Handler applicant here, have some questions.

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by xmls, May 9, 2015.

  1. Waymond

    Waymond New Member

    Hello all,

    I have recently applied for the package handler position and had my interview. I was told that they were going to send out the background check towards the tail end of last week when I had my interview. How long does this usually take for them to get back to me? I was told I'd receive a phone call when they get the background check results in. The hiring process seems very odd to me, they did not even mention a drug test, is there one? The job search has been rough for me, and I'm hoping for good news on this one.

    Thanks for any input on this.
     
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  2. l22

    l22 Active Member

    Which Fedex company is it?
     
  3. Waymond

    Waymond New Member

    Fedex Ground!
     
  4. l22

    l22 Active Member

    Damn.
     
  5. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    Huh huh... Package handler...
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  6. Waymond

    Waymond New Member

    Guess I set myself up for that one.
     
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  7. Waymond

    Waymond New Member

    Any more insight on this comment? lol I'm trying to get some answers :crying:
     
  8. l22

    l22 Active Member

    I wouldn't do it if I were you haha.
     
  9. Waymond

    Waymond New Member

    Do you have any reasons why? I've got no problem looking elsewhere, I just figured it'd be the most flexible job for a college student.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It is the ideal job for a college student.
     
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  11. DRAisawesome

    DRAisawesome Active Member

    Decent job for college student but find the express station in your area.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Wouldn't he get more hours w/Ground?
     
  13. DRAisawesome

    DRAisawesome Active Member

    Guaranteed 17.5 at express. Also college bonus of 2-3 grand
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What does Ground offer in comparison?
     
  15. AMJ_SLAYER

    AMJ_SLAYER New Member

    I'm a handler for express and you start at $12.6. I also take advantage of the tuition reimbursement and it is 3k max although they may not approve all of your classes possibly making it less. I've never been offered less money than 3k and I took a bunch of classes that don't fit their criteria.

    The hiring process takes a while. They didn't call me for about a month, but once I signed the paper to be hired, I finished the training and background tests in about a week.

    The job can be difficult, (a lot of heavy lifting, odd hours) but not bad for a college student.
    Like someone else said, you're guaranteed 17.5 hours, but expect around 20 and 25 if you work your day off. You're also not allowed to go over 30 hours at express, or you will likely never see over time again.

    Also don't try to move too far up the ladder, that's when the job starts to really suck. (Ex: ramp agents, sort leaders, ppu's or courier to name a few). No one I've ever met liked those jobs.
     
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  16. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    With the tuition reimbursement; Doesn't it work so that if you take courses which are related to FedEx it is given as a non taxable reimbursement and if not it is given as taxable income? That's the way it works here...
     
  17. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I'm pretty sure they don't drug test handlers.
     
  18. AMJ_SLAYER

    AMJ_SLAYER New Member

    They do. At least where I work (express ramp). I know it's once when you get hired but I'm not sure if there's others after that.
     
  19. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Ground handlers repeatedly get sent home early on the AM side and the contractors get stuck finishing the loading of their vehicles. A pretty shabby deal and certainly not a job you can depend on. I'd be looking elsewhere.
     
  20. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    I really would look into the Express handlers in your area. At least you get guaranteed hours and the stuff won't be AS bulky. We have really high turnover at Express for the handler position, you can probably get in quite a bit faster. If you really want to work as a handler then so be it.