Fedex Express Hiring Process.

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Mikeyd17, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Mikeyd17

    Mikeyd17 New Member

    I worked for UPS but was recently let go. I put an Application in for FEDEX Express (Non-Dot) Handler 2 weeks ago. I received an E-mail Wednesday Evening (11/6/2013) to call the recruiter which is in a different state than me. I called Thursday (11/7/2013) she did the five minute interview and told me she would send my information to the hiring manager at the Fedex Express I applied at.

    How does the process usually unfold?

    I know with UPS it was fill out application which gave you an appointment than I had two interviews than I was Hired and it took about 3 1/2 weeks. I keep reading different stories about how the hiring process is handled at Fedex Express, some say it took 2-3 weeks other say 1-2 months. I have also read that they Interview in advance because such a high tirnover and that you may be interviewed and than put in a "New Hire Pool" and they go down the line and hire whoever is next.

    All Help is Appreciated.
  2. Slave101

    Slave101 Member

    My advice, stay the heck away from express
  3. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    My advice? Find a job elsewhere. FedEx Express is a losing proposition. Look for something that pays halfway decent and has a future. Neither at Express.
  4. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    My advice would be to strongly heed the advice given by the two previous posters.
  5. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    I would follow the above advice, but if you don't, the hiring process can depend on how long your background check takes. Took two months for mine and the other half dozen or so employees who were hired together back in the 90's at my old station.
  6. Mikeyd17

    Mikeyd17 New Member

    I was told to run from UPS as well. I believe every job has it's pros and cons you just have to make best of the situation. I just need something that works well with my schedule and FEDEX Express would be that. Thanks for the advice.
  7. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    If any of you info on your application is off it will take very long. Example if they can't verify an old employer they will not call you back just to get a good number till weeks later. Make sure all is current.
  8. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    Not sure ow the hiring process is these days. But, being that its getting close to peak, it might go a little quicker. It would also depend why you were fired. I started as a Christmas temp a 'few' years back.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    To those "advising" the OP to look for work elsewhere------where do you propose that he look?
  10. Nick9075

    Nick9075 Member

    There are tons of jobs in the trades. Apprentice electricians are making $25 and hour with no experience and even now there are tons of temp and Contract work. I don't know about upstate NY I know once you get north of I 84,things are not as strong as in the NYC metro but seriously there has to be alternative than FedEx express
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I84 is nowhere near Upstate, which starts at anything north of I-90.

    Maybe he can get a job at one of the 7 new casinos we just approved.
  12. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    We've had more than a few people move on to greener pastures. There are decent jobs out there. Not many but with a bit of luck and searching they can be found.
  13. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Now the area is going to be flooded with criminals preying on the folks that lose all their money to the casinos.
  14. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    I'm sorry. Where do you work and how much do you make? If it's that easy to find a better, well paying job, what are you doing making deliveries?
  15. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    He's in NYC, you can make 20 bucks an hour at the corner CVS...
    Nicks a good dude, he's just in a location where the Ground Scam doesn't work and he got trapped in the mess..
  16. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    My point is.......If finding a job is so easy, people might be leaving FedEx in droves. If you were out of work with no benefits and FedEx was the only job you could get, you would JUMP at matter how bad people tell you it is.
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Trapped? He bought in and won't tell anyone what factors he failed to take into consideration.
  18. Hroller

    Hroller Member

    I worked at UPS seasonal for a few seasons. FedEx offered me a permanent position as a courier. $15.54 to start. A few months later it jumped to around $15.88. I work 20-25 hours per week. Benefits cost me $405 a month. Full time was probably 2-3 years away....with that.....I 'd start at 8am work to noon...forced to take a 3 hour break....start p/u's at 3pm by the time I'm offloaded and off the clock it would be 8pm. It would take me 20 years to top out.

    UPS called me back. Permanent part time job.....unloading trucks......$9 an hour 20 hours a week 5p-9pm. Driving seasonal for six months $18.50 an hour 45-50 hours per week. Full PAID benefits after 12 months. I can also pick up an extra job prior to my evening shift at DOT to worry about.

    Full time driver job 2-3 years away at UPS. Top out after 4. Full pay $30+ an hour.

    Do the math.

    Both jobs suck, so I followed the money. I will be retired in 10 years anyway. I feel for the guys who drive for 30 years, especially at UPS. Their bodies are shot.

    If a kid of mine ever wanted to make a career out of either of these companies....I'd kick their ass!
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Can you imagine a Smith-owned casino? What do you suppose your chances of winning would be? Not good.