FedEx Named Among FORTUNE Magazine’s “2013 Best Places to Work For”
I am proud to congratulate our incredible FedEx team on once again making FORTUNE Magazine’s Great Places to Work list. FedEx is a special place, and we know it’s the dedication of our hard-working team members that account for this company’s continued success.
FedEx is known as an employer of choice around the world for many reasons – our long history of developing team members and promoting from within, our commitment to the communities in which we live and work, and our ongoing dedication to responsible environmental practices in our daily operations are just a few.
I could go on and on about my pride in this workforce and my own personal excitement about working for this company, but I feel the best stories come from you. Read below to hear some of our team members’ personal thoughts on what they like most about working at FedEx, and please share your own in the comments below.
Thank you for your continued service, and congratulations!
Judy Edge, CVP Human Resources
Brittney Christian, Customer Service Representative
FedEx Trade Networks
“FedEx is a great place to work because they invest in employees and support us with growth opportunities [like specialized training and tuition reimbursement programs.] By setting goals, utilizing the tools that FedEx has to offer, and putting in a little hard work, you really can drive your career where you want it to go. I feel working for FedEx has been a true asset to my career and personal growth. I take great pride in working for FedEx.”
Donald Olson, Sr. Center Manager
“Just over 2 years ago my youngest son, Jeremiah, was in an ATV Accident and had a compound fracture of his right arm…that was the easy part. Due to the trauma to his body, the anesthesia from surgery, and pain medication, an illness that Jeremiah already had, but had been previously undiscovered, came to light. Jeremiah was diagnosed with a form of Muscular Dystrophy called Myasthenia Gravis. Jeremiah’s nerves were not talking to his muscles, and Jeremiah could lie on the floor and have all the desire to stand but his body said, “No!” Jeremiah’s disease has no cure, and is something he will live with forever.
So why does this make me love FedEx Office?
FedEx Office, led by Mike Naranjo, and the entire D-85 Team (Northern Colorado), were awesome!!! My D85 family was there for my entire family, especially Jeremiah, though this entire journey, and even though I am part of a new district in order to be closer to Children’s Hospital, not a day goes by that I know they are not thinking about Jeremiah and The Olson Family! The love from my FedEx Family is why I love FedEx Office.”
Holly Ruwe, Service Manager II Admin
“I think the ‘people piece’ is the most important piece. If you take care of your people, they’re going to take care of everything else for you.”
Shawn Spaller, Sr. Lead Agent
FedEx Custom Critical
“We all hear repeatedly, ‘it’s the people that keep me coming back to work.’ It’s true! People are indeed special here, and I honestly feel it is our greatest asset. We truly ARE FedEx! ”
Lanny Badger, Part-time dockworker
“I have worked for FedEx [Freight] as a part-time employee for over two decades. I am a middle-school math teacher by day and a dockworker by night. FedEx has made my life easier by providing me with the extra income I desire and flexibility with my hectic schedule. My supervisors have always worked with me when I need to attend school functions, allowed me to increase my hours if needed, and treated me with respect. There are not many companies that are willing to be as flexible as FedEx has been with me. I appreciate all that FedEx has provided for me and my family.”