FedEx Ground Package System Inc
- Employees in region:
- Distribution, Logistics, & Freight
- HQ location:
- Pittsburgh, PA
FedEx Ground specializes in cost-effective, small-package ground shipping, offering dependable business-to-business delivery or convenient residential service. With a network of more than 500 distribution hubs and local pickup-and-delivery terminals, FedEx Ground has a workforce of more than 70,000 employees and independent contractors using more than 22,000 motorized vehicles to deliver more than 3.7 million packages a day throughout the United States and Canada. The company started in 1985 by placing a label with 33 precisely spaced black lines on the outside of a package, and changing the direction that the small-package ground shipping industry would travel from that day forward.
The precisely spaced black lines were a bar code. And in the hands and minds of the innovative employees and contractors, this emerging technology made it possible not only to track a package’s movement, but also to sort it using automation, to speed it to its destination more efficiently, and to bill it more accurately. Previously, small-package ground shipping was perceived to be a slow process. But this new company showed that by thinking outside of the box, new technologies could be applied to and rejuvenate an existing industry. Bought by FedEx in 1998 and now known as FedEx Ground, the company has a legacy of innovation thanks in large part to the hard work and big ideas of its Moon Township-headquartered employees.
“FedExGround is a great company to work for. I am easily able to balance my personal life with work life. ”
“I feel appreciated and I work for bosses that really are trustworthy, and I feel heard. ”
“I feel as though I am treated as a professional. My knowledge and experiences are valued by my manager and my department.”
“I have freedom to perform and I am allowed to suggest, communicate and implement change, the people I work w/day to day, and there is opportunity for ongoing education, development and career growth.”
“I have the ability to shape the future of the company in my current role. I am fairly compensated for the work I do and have the ability to manage the work-life balance.”
“Commitment to get good people, train people well, help people do their best and provide good salary and benefits for your career.”
“FedEx Ground is always moving forward. I am proud to work here and proud every time I see one of our trucks on the interstate.”
“Great brand, superior business model, and great team!”