Post-Gazette Top Workplaces 2013
- Employees in region:
- Distribution, Logistics, & Freight
- HQ location:
- Pittsburgh, PA
’11, ’12, ’13
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.
“FedEx is one of the best employers around. I appreciate the opportunity to work for a company that looks forward to envision the future and plans accordingly.”
“I am working for a company that not only states its value in people, but lives it. ”
“I feel I am making a difference.”
“I have been enabled to make a difference throughout my career, regardless of position. ”
“It challenges and rewards me daily!”
“The fact that I have been able to be flexible in my career and given the opportunity to balance my work and home life.”