On Topic - New FedEX employee looking for career options.

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MTB, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. MTB

    MTB New Member

    Im a newly hired Fedex Express package handler and wondered what would be my best options and places to try to move up to within the company if possible in the future. I have a 4 year degree and also plan on going to grad school for supply chain management taking a two year program.
     
  2. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    I can’t speak for Express but you can apply for management positions at Ground right now. If you don’t mind moving around you can advance very quickly. Our growth is out of control and they can’t fill positions fast enough.
     
  3. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Don't put all your eggs in one basket with this company.
     
  4. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Don't exclusively hitch your wagon to fedex. If another opportunity comes along that is better than what you have, take it.

    Loyalty gets you nothing. I consider myself a gun for hire. I stay at FedEx, so long as it's the best deal I can get. If someone comes along with a better deal, see ya!

    Also, may as well take advantage of tuition reimbursement, so long as you're here, if that's what you're interested in.
     
  5. 59 Dano

    59 Dano This is 1980, can't you afford a f***ing haircut?

    Your quickest path would be ops manager at a ramp or hub. Since you're going for a graduate degree in supply chain management, you'd be well served to move to Memphis where there are a much larger variety of jobs available in the company that require a degree.

    You might also consider FedEx Supply Chain and FedEx Trade Networks. They would be a better fit for your grad degree.
     
  6. TNT Frosty

    TNT Frosty Member

    Not sure what you guys call them, but we have what we call "leading hands".. basically, they are the zone supervisor right hand man; then there's supervisor (you dont have to go leading hand first)
    But like theres a multitude of roles for supervisors etc... your best bet, maybe speak to your current supervisor as well.
     
  7. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Given the dire cost cutting currently ongoing at Express advancement could be slowed quite a bit. Furthermore no matter how good a manager you think you are if you don't have enough grunts and box ox to literally move the box from Point A to Point B your expertise means nothing and given the current struggles of Ground contractors when it comes to finding people willing to go out there and work their damn for heads off for the kind of pay currently offered that struggle may someday soon spill over into the Express OPCO. Good luck pal. Just remember, there are tow type of people in this world.....people who produce work and people who produce money.
     
  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Actually, there are three kinds of people. The two you mentioned, plus, the third who live off what the other two produce.
     
  9. 59 Dano

    59 Dano This is 1980, can't you afford a f***ing haircut?

    Wow, that's insightful.
     
  10. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    I must be missing the dire cost cutting going on at express, I haven’t heard anything about that
     
  11. 59 Dano

    59 Dano This is 1980, can't you afford a f***ing haircut?

    Neither has bacha, but that's his narrative and he's sticking to it.
     
  12. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    That’s because he’s a visionary and you’re not.
     
  13. 59 Dano

    59 Dano This is 1980, can't you afford a f***ing haircut?

    Maybe I should start watching Mad Money, I feel like I'm missing out.

    Now that I think of it, I'd like to go to a casino with bacha. I think it'd be a hoot.
     
  14. floridays

    floridays Well-Known Member

    They are currently spending mega bucks to re brand FedEx Trade, come up to speed. The new moniker is FedEx Logistics.
     
  15. floridays

    floridays Well-Known Member

    There isn't, just the typical mindful spending until the new fiscal year. Massive capital spending is currently under way.
     
  16. floridays

    floridays Well-Known Member

    I generally respect your views, I don't like the view from most of @bacha 's perspectives.
    I generally equate his viewpoint to be equal to the scope used during a colonoscopy.
     
  17. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    ‘Twas sarcasm.

    But I like your poetic description.
     
  18. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Your best option is to leave the company and find a decent employer.
     
  19. MTB

    MTB New Member

    is it difficult to move from express to FedEx Supply Chain or FedEx Trade Networks?
     
  20. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    No. Just quit Express and apply for the others.

    Of course, luck and your resumé have a direct bearing on your success.