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XPO Logistics Overview

Greenwich, CT (US)
10000+ employees
2011
Company - Public (XPO)
Transportation Management
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
XPO Logistics is a top ten global provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company serves more than 50,000 customers worldwide with a highly integrated network of over 100,000 employees and 1,537 locations in ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#3), 2018 (#28)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#37), 2018 (#20), 2017 (#34)

Company Updates

  • XPO ranked No. 1 in Transportation and Logistics

    XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, moved up to number 180 on the Fortune 500 list, as announced by Fortune magazine today. The ranking is based on 2018 company revenue of $17.3 billion. XPO was first named to the Fortune 500 list in 2016 at number 353, and moved up to No. 186 last year.

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    XPO Newsroom - #180 on the Fortune 500

    XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, moved up to number 180 on the Fortune 500 list, as announced by Fortune magazine today. The ranking is based on 2018 company revenue of $17.3 billion.

  • This year, XPO is celebrating Earth Day with a big step – by releasing our first global sustainability report.

    When we started XPO in 2011, we set out to create a new logistics model designed from the ground up to help customers thrive in an era of technological disruption. Our company runs on innovation. Our approach is one of purpose-driven progress – for our customers, our employees and our communities.

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    XPO Newsroom - Highlighting Sustainability

    This year, XPO is celebrating Earth Day with a big step - by releasing our first global sustainability report. When we started XPO in 2011, we set out to create a new logistics model designed from the ground up to help customers thrive in an era of technological disruption.

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XPO Logistics – Why Work For Us?


From truck and forklift drivers to operators, freight forwarders, sales representatives, design analysts, agency, customs and HR managers - XPO Logistics encompasses a wide range of professions, in the fields of transport, logistics and freight forwarding, all of which are united by the common goal of providing an outstanding service.

At all stages of the supply chain, our employees are passionately and firmly committed to guaranteeing customer satisfaction. By upholding the values of entrepreneurship, excellence, commitment and solidarity, they guarantee operational excellence and ensure a highly efficient supply chain.

Guaranteeing operational excellence at all levels.
 
 
 

As a global leader, we have a responsibility to set an example that inspires trust. We are: 

  • Safe
    We put safety first – for each other, our communities and our environment. We do things the right way, the first time.
  • Respectful
    We’re leaders in creating new markets, spotting unnoticed opportunities and discovering smart ways to tackle challenges, because we listen.
  • Entrepreneurial
    We’re boldly optimistic about reinventing industries and shaping the future of how we meet the needs of our customers.
  • Innovative
    We’re curious, and we push the boundaries through game-changing ideas – the kind of advances no one else thinks are possible.
  • Inclusive
    We stand for integrity, celebrate individuality and know we can always learn more from each other, our customers and the communities we serve.

Kick-start your career with our Graduate Programme.

XPO Logistics is committed to attracting talented individuals who want to build a successful career, starting with our two-year XPO Graduate Programme. This programme provides graduates with the perfect stepping stone to explore opportunities within our exciting business. As a diverse company that always strives for excellence, we demand a lot from our people. In return, we provide opportunities for continuous development and career progression – plus a great place to work and a salary to match!

What qualifications do I need to be considered for the XPO Graduate Programme?

You don’t necessarily need a logistics or transport-related degree, but you do need to have a genuine interest in the supply chain industry and have achieved a minimum of a 2:2 degree. Whilst relevant experience is preferred, the attitude and personality you bring to the role is most important. We look for people with ambition and drive who are ready to immerse themselves in the wider business and get things done with pace. We also value self-confidence and maturity, as well as positive energy and a logical mindset.

What does the XPO Graduate Programme entail?

This is a two-year programme, broken down into four six-month placements in different areas of the business, such as warehousing, transport, planning, projects and support services. You’ll be working with some well-known brands, including ASDA, B&Q, Iceland, ASOS and Tesco. In other words, you can be assured of a varied role!

In the first year, you’ll gain operational experience in both XPO divisions: Transport and Logistics. In year two, we’ll develop a bespoke programme that fits your specific areas of interest. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in projects and support services. There may even be opportunities to work overseas, or with some of our customers on a secondment basis.

Where does the XPO Graduate Programme lead?

We want to cultivate future leaders. Following successful completion of the XPO Graduate Programme, you’ll have a good idea of the type of role that suits you best, and we hope to find that role for you in our business. If a suitable position isn’t available, you can be assured that you will have gained skills and experience that will be extremely valuable to other employers in the industry.

XPO Logistics now offers Apprenticeship Programmes in over 20 different areas, ranging from Level 2 to Level 6 degrees, with Level 7 (Masters) coming soon.

All of our apprenticeships are designed to deliver value for the participants and for our business. An XPO apprenticeship allows you to expand your knowledge, skills and understanding of the industry, whilst accruing invaluable experience on the job. By the end of a programme, you will have received a well-rounded, applied learning experience with formal accreditation.

An apprenticeship is no small feat. It requires a sustained commitment of at least 12 months, 20% dedicated off-the-job participation in learning, and in some cases, additional qualifications by an XPO business partner. It is also a fantastic opportunity for personal and professional development.

Under the apprenticeship levy, we offer core refresher programmes on operations, such as LGV Driver, Storage and Warehousing, and Traffic Office. Our strategic programmes have been redesigned according to the 2017 Apprenticeship Standards. These programmes include Business Improvement Techniques (CI and LEAN) and Leadership and Management. Our Leadership and Management apprenticeships span the range from first line managers to senior business leaders.

Additionally, we offer a broad range of function-specific programmes, such as Human Resources, Project Management, and Finance and Engineering, to name a few. These apprenticeships are dual-accredited, which ensures that participants gain a formal qualification as part of the programme. For example, our HR Level 3 and 5 apprenticeships have the CIPD qualification, and our Finance apprenticeships have the AAT Level 3 and 4 qualifications or the CIMA and ACCA.

In true XPO fashion, we are always looking one step ahead – dedicated to seeding future talent in niche and high-growth areas across the business. Our Learning and Development team consults with promising individuals and can arrange bespoke apprenticeships as required.

On these many levels, we are committing to developing the skills required to deliver optimum service for our customers and excellent results for our business.

XPO Logistics Reviews

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    I have been working at XPO Logistics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best company I’ve worked for. No company is perfect but this company really does look out for its employees as best as it can!

    Cons

    Not the most organised at times.

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XPO Logistics Photos

XPO Logistics photo of: Some days, there's no better place to be than on the road!
XPO Logistics photo of: One of our trucks with two trailers.
XPO Logistics photo of: We ensure products are handled safe and secure.
XPO Logistics photo of: We value teamwork and collaboration at XPO.
XPO Logistics photo of: Keeping up with high demand at one of our e-fulfillment centers.
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XPO Logistics Interviews

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    Night Shift Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at XPO Logistics (Bristol, England) in December 2017.

    Interview

    very good, A couple of phone calls from the recruitment within XPO to ask details off my past work history, then an interview was arranged for the following week with the site manager.

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XPO Logistics Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2019
  • #3 Best Places To Work in the UK, Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, 2018
  • Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers Worldwide, Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers, Worldwide, 2018
  • Top CEOs UK, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award UK, 2018
  • Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award UK, 2017
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