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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3843 posts, RR: 8
Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5202 times:

Does FEDEX ever post aviation positions?? I have yet to ever see any airfield/ops positions posted on their site.......only positions such as legal/sales/marketing/hr


okay, I'm waiting for the rich to spread the wealth around to me. Please mail your checks to my house.
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User currently offlineCessna057 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5186 times:

FX is so hard to get into, its very very political to get a pilot job. You have to know a pilot there at FX, even just knowing some of the higher ups doesnt get you in.


Hold it . . . Hold it . . . HOLD THE FREAKIN NOSE UP!!
User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5154 times:

If your looking for employment, contact the ramp direct where you wanna work...ask to speak with a Sort or Ramp Manager for current job postings.

Quoting CALMSP (Thread starter):
airfield/ops positions

Your looking for a material handler position. That is what you should ask for.

Quoting Cessna057 (Reply 1):
its very very political to get a pilot job

Negative. FX is an equal opportunity employer. It does help to previously work with the company is some capacity before applying for flight crew positions.

Hope this helps you!  yes 



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5154 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 2):
Negative. FX is an equal opportunity employer

Yea... OK.... right.



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User currently offlineCessna057 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5133 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 2):
Negative. FX is an equal opportunity employer. It does help to previously work with the company is some capacity before applying for flight crew positions.

My cousin writes the route maps for them, my Aunt used to be the president of one of the departments, and my uncle was very, very close to Mr. Smith, actualy helping him out with the founding of FX. I've met Fred on a few occasions and have spoken to him about getting a job there and everything and thats what he told me. Now, I'm pretty sure the CEO of FX would know a little better.



Hold it . . . Hold it . . . HOLD THE FREAKIN NOSE UP!!
User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3843 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5120 times:

i'm not looking for an entry-level position, but a mid-management typeof position


okay, I'm waiting for the rich to spread the wealth around to me. Please mail your checks to my house.
User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5023 times:

Quoting Cessna057 (Reply 4):
My cousin writes the route maps for them, my Aunt used to be the president of one of the departments, and my uncle was very, very close to Mr. Smith, actualy helping him out with the founding of FX. I've met Fred on a few occasions and have spoken to him about getting a job there and everything and thats what he told me. Now, I'm pretty sure the CEO of FX would know a little better.

Thanks for the laugh.  bouncy 

Quoting CALMSP (Reply 5):
i'm not looking for an entry-level position, but a mid-management typeof position

Please contact me via email for advice on your aspirations to join FX.  airplane 



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7127 posts, RR: 87
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5014 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 2):
If your looking for employment, contact the ramp direct where you wanna work...ask to speak with a Sort or Ramp Manager for current job postings

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You can also send your CV direct to MEM if your looking for something other than an airport spot. Anything outside of operations is gonna be at a facility away from a ramp.

It's extremely difficult to break into middle-management without previously being employed at Federal Express in some capacity. The company really looks to promote within, and JOS for spots is available for current employees weeks at a time before being offered into public circulation.

You better have a relevant college degree and 3-5 yrs of aviation management, marketing, freight sales, etc experience before you can even be considered for a manager spot.

Please let me know if I can help.

Good luck.  yes 


User currently offlineLotsamiles From United States of America, joined May 2005, 323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

Airline Ops is looking for a lot of people, even running full page ads in some industry rags lately. If you have 777 or 757 experience, that a big plus!

Regards,
Lotsamiles


User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1630 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
Thanks for the laugh

Why is that a laugh?

Just curious



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User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4741 times:
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Quoting Cessna057 (Reply 4):
Now, I'm pretty sure the CEO of FX would know a little better.

Yeah you have got to be kidding me . . . every company claims to be Equal Opportunity but that is because they have to be. That is such a load of crap. Like many other companies it would not surprise me that you have to know someone.


User currently offlineDispatcher From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 253 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4741 times:

Actually, FedEx does occasionaly hire from without, possibly more often than you might think. I've seen quite a few flight dispatchers come from the outside, as well as maintenance operations control personnel and crew schedulers. That's the way it was in my case. I've never touched a package in my life (unless I was sending it)! Pilots, you pretty much have to know at least 2-3 other pilots already working for the company to reccomend you and present your resume to management. Why does FedEx make it so seemingly hard to get in to ops positions and management? Because they can. FedEx has a huge pool of proven / dedicated employees with work / attendence reviews readily available. Why not promote from within. On the other hand, if there is a shortage of candidates from within, the company doesn't have any problem going out and finding the best applicants from outside. Bottom line, either hire in at an entry level position and work your way up, or get hired at another airline to gain experience doing the job you want while befriending someone at FedEx who can get you an interview, or none of the above and pray real hard!

User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3843 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4719 times:

ATLAaron..............absolutely. I have quickly learned that its not what you know, but who you know. Plain and simple.


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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4702 times:

Equal Opportunity..... once some companies short list me for a job, then email me and call me for an phone interview set up, then once they find out I have hearing problems, they stop contacting me and the interview set up falls through and I never hear from them again and they dont respond to my emails again.


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User currently offlineUA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1698 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4691 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 7):
Please let me know if I can help.

I know your not in Human resources, or workforce development or whatever FX calls that department, but how long does it take to hear back from them? I applied for a position at SFO and OAK back in early October (as in I went in, got tested, filled out forms, etc). They said everything was processed in Memphis...


User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2254 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4673 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 10):
Yeah you have got to be kidding me . . . every company claims to be Equal Opportunity but that is because they have to be. That is such a load of crap.

Actually speaking of pilot hiring you're wrong, bro. When you have 8000 resumes on file and you're hiring 20 guys a month wouldn't you chose from a few hundred prospects that are being recommended by current pilots? That just helps to narrow down the numbers and don't think everyone whose buddy brings in a resume gets hired. NOW, choosing from that stack is unbiased on the basis of race, sex or religion. At one time, I was told, we had the highest % and number of female pilots of any US carrier. It may or may not be true now.


User currently offlineDispatcher From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 253 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4663 times:

Quoting UA772IAD (Reply 14):
I know your not in Human resources, or workforce development or whatever FX calls that department, but how long does it take to hear back from them? I applied for a position at SFO and OAK back in early October (as in I went in, got tested, filled out forms, etc). They said everything was processed in Memphis...

I know this wasn't directed to me but I'll give it a shot anyway.. (take it for what it is worth). The answer is, 'it depends'. I personally put in for my job in April, interviewed in May, start date was Aug 1st. It really has everything to do with what position you are applying for, how many people they are hiring and how badly they need to fill those positions. Then you have to deal with hiring managers going on vacation, senior managers/director approving the hiring etc. It could be a long time. I would say the average wait would be around 3-6 weeks, depending on what variables are coming into play.


User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4616 times:
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Well if anyone has a connection at FedEx and could help get me work there I would certainly appreciate it. I am not looking to be a pilot but rather perhaps do some subcontractor work on a work from home basis. I'm in the IT field and can do procurement, build software/hardware solutions, etc.

Above I was saying the EOE is just a government tagline that all companies throw around and claim because basically they have to. I was not saying that FedEx discriminates based on race, gender or etc. I would actually say quite the opposite as I have met many FedEx employees who are across the spectrum. I however was pointing out that the poster above who said that it was not political in obtaining a pilot position and defended that stance by bringing up EOE. Many positions today are acquired by who you know and not what you know, and that's just the way it is. Right or wrong it is what it is, I got my job that way.  Wink

One more FedEx job question . . . I could also do part-time labor type work for them at an airport but I am not really looking to be one of those UPS type employees that loads 1 million packages an hour (exaggeration of course). Any ideas?


User currently offline113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 564 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

I was actually hired from "outside" back in 1990. Most positions must be posted internally first to give an opportunity for promotion from within. If a posting goes unfilled, the manager can be authorized to advertise and interview locally for outside candidates.

User currently offlineAfrikaskyes From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

As a former employee of FedEx, I can cofirm FX is an equal opportunity employer. FX reminds me of the TSA to some degree. They even have their own publication dedicated to minority employees.

Fred is a former Grunt and he loves to hire vets. Serve and you have a great shot of getting in.

As far as hiring outside of the company, when frontline ramp manager positions go unfilled from within the company, I HEARD they actively recruit fast food managers to fill the position. Obviously because of the fast paced sort experience. I can totally see this, but I cannot confirm if this is true or not.

I got hired because I knocked on the front door of the ramp wearing a tie and when greeted by the manager I said...

"Sir, my name is *** and I've always wanted to work at FedEx. Hire me and I'll make Fred proud."

A little corny, but my manager said it was creative and thats what it took. Back when FX was a proud company and most workers "bled purple" a coworker drove 700 miles to MEM just to drop off her resume. She addressed it to 'Fred Smith.' The receptionist contacted Human Resources, they interviewed her on the spot, and she drove 700 miles back home with a new career.

That was 20 years ago and the days when delivery drivers retire as millionaire's are long gone. It is a different work culture now and the "bleeding purple" and "Uncle Fred" days are over. Still a great company though.


User currently offlineDispatcher From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 253 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4539 times:

Quoting Afrikaskyes (Reply 19):
most workers "bled purple"

Hehe, some still do, you're right though, not as much anymore. Since everyone else is tellling hiring stories.. I got my job through one of my college professors (who also worked at FedEx) and was good friends with the director of maintenance operations. They had positions open in the department and interviewed about six of us from my graduating class. Ended up hiring all of us. Then I made my moves and am now happily enschonched in the same job my prof had, in fact, now I sit right next to him!


User currently offlineAfrikaskyes From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4428 times:

Do we all remember when Forbe's magazine ranked them as the best company to work for and there was a waiting list to get on? It was virtually impossible to get hired back in the days!

Remember when it was tradition for us to offer the pilots homemade cookies as a kind gesture when we jump seated?

Oh...and we all had stories of when we first met Fred Smith. Funny how that company made all of us feel like we really were changing the way the world did business. It was a matter of life or death getting 'Pete' the 727 out of the gate on time. I miss the adrenaline and pride whenever a 727 left the gate headed for 'the hub.'

Those were good times.


User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4411 times:
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Well FedEx is still a shining star from a Wall Street point. And from a customer standpoint they blow Brown away, better customer service, better shipping tools, better reliability, etc. etc. FedEx Kinkos is great, always clean, great service, again etc. etc.

User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2362 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4319 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 22):
And from a customer standpoint they blow Brown away, better customer service,

I agree with that! Unless there is someone home when the UPS delivery arrives, it's always a pain to get it re-delivered or pick it up from the local depot. I've asked for it to be held at the depot instead of re-delivering and it's been taken back out.

FedEx never tries to re-deliver and it's available for pickup the same night as the attempted delivery notice is left.


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