Fedex Freight apprentice program or Schneider ?

Discussion in 'FedEx' started by warrior81, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. MacSauce

    MacSauce Bobtail Member

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    So I've the entire thread, lots of good info. I applied about a week through the website for the apprentice driver. I am currently taking a refresher course after being out of the Army for 3yrs. How long did it take to hear something about your online app?
     
  2. booglywoogly22

    booglywoogly22 Bobtail Member

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    When I initially filled out my app, I got a phone interview the day or two after and was told the service center manager would contact me in a week. I kinda forgot about it and didn't hear back for a week or two.

    I filled out my application the end of January and was officiall hired in the middle of March. It's a bit of a process but patience is key.
     
  3. DSH69

    DSH69 Bobtail Member

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    Hey Warrior! So how you liking it? I have my first interview next week. They called me yesterday and asked me a bunch of questions over the phone and asked me to come in next Weds to talk in person.

    What will we be talking about? Anyone? :)
     
  4. DSH69

    DSH69 Bobtail Member

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    Boogly, I was asking Warrior what should I expect in my first in person interview next week? I had the phone interview and they asked me to come in next Weds.
     
  5. booglywoogly22

    booglywoogly22 Bobtail Member

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    Personally, my interview was pretty easy because I think the service center manager had the mindset that if I wasn't an idiot he'd hire me. He asked the standard FedEx interview questions that you expect to hear from any job interview.. "Describe a time when you demonstrated team work, tell me about a time you faced adversity" etc etc.

    I could tell he was just following protocol and they were questions he had to ask. No big deal, but I guess I wasn't expecting them and in retrospect I should have prepared better for them.

    After that was done, he said "Okay. I only have one question for you and the way you answer that question will shape the dialogue of how we proceed.. Why should I hire you." I was majorly caught off guard and I barely remember what I said, something to the affect of being motivated.. newly married and looking to start a family and buy a house. Whatever I said worked, I was emailed a job offer the next day.

    That's my experience with the face to face interview. It maybe lasted 15 minutes, but you could have an entirely different experience with a different service center manager. As long as you show willingness to be flexible and the willingness to do whatever they ask of you, that's about as much as they can ask for. Understand that starting out you will do some dock work and you'll be starting at odd hours, I was starting at 2am for a couple of weeks until I did behind the wheel with my trainer. I'm going on four months with the company and right now I'm in an "on call" driver position until I move my way up the seniority list and can get a bid for a set shift. It's not bad at all, I've been starting at 11am or noon or so, drive for 5 or 6 hours and maybe work the dock for the last couple hours.

    Great company to work for. Getting on board is kind of a long tedious process but worth it in the end.
     
  6. DSH69

    DSH69 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the info! He did mention to me about doing the dock work and than my shift would be probably 2300 - 0700 and that after my training I'd be worked into a City Driver position. He said the hours may vary but made it sound like I would easily be working more with them than the division I'm with.

    My only concern at this point is whether I should go for this station or apply for the same position in a large metro area. I would think the opportunity for more hours would be greater there but the commute would be almost twice as long.

    Either way, glad you're enjoying it and thanks for the tips!
     
  7. DSH69

    DSH69 Bobtail Member

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    Ok. Yup.That's about how my interview went today. Though I thought the Station Manager was great and the job was much better than what I'm doing now. Think I'm going to go with it :)
     
  8. warrior81

    warrior81 Light Load Member

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    sorry i couldn`t respond on time .really busy these days .running city then doing a road run after and dock work .i have been burning my 14 hours lol ,so i hope you passed the interview phase .as someone mentioned it is a long process .but i heard once they call you for interview you are hired .my interview was a 30 min .bunch of questions like : why do you wanna work for fedex? explain a situation in which you have to step in to correct something unsafe in your job? what is a good day at your job like ? i basically they just want to see how you react to situations at your job ,how you handle them ,if you work hard ,honest .just take your time ,stay calm .oh yea and i was showed a paper with boxes to count (basic calculation) like how many boxes in each picture .right after i was done with my interview , i think i went to do my physical.good luck .any more questions ,please ask .it is a great company !
     
  9. Njhandofdoom

    Njhandofdoom Bobtail Member

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    Would like more info on the fedex app driver position.what is pay during/after training.im out of cdl school no exp,will they train me to know how to really drive? Got my class a but school was a joke .please any info would be great,i dont post enough so i cant directly start convos to help me out Thanks!
     
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