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What Makes FedEx a Best Place to Work in IT

Rob Carter, FedEx Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, explains why he thinks FedEx is a Best Place to Work in IT   

June 13, 2016

Today, FedEx was named #35, among large organizations on the 2016 Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT list. This is the 17th time that FedEx has earned this recognition. We asked twenty-three year FedEx IT team member Rob Carter, who also happens to be the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, a few questions about why he thinks FedEx is a great place to work.

Robert-B-Carter

 

What was your first job at FedEx?
I started at FedEx in 1993 as a Director in IT.

 

What do you love about technology?
Technology allows us to have a direct impact on improving the way we work and live. At FedEx, technology allows us to connect people and possibilities by providing customers extraordinary access to emerging markets.

 

What is the IT modernization initiative?
IT Modernization is the part of our Renewal journey that ties directly to our strategic priority of accelerating business value through IT modernization, simplification and speed to market. It is a key driver in helping us compete quickly and seamlessly on a global scale.

 

What is your vision for the future in terms of technology and FedEx?
IT will truly be seen as a Business Partner for the rest of the organization. Strong collaboration between IT and the business is critical to our ability to accelerate business value.

 

What makes FedEx a great place to work?
Without a doubt, it is the culture. People are at the core of everything we do here at FedEx and our People-Service-Profit (PSP) culture inspires and empowers our team members. This culture not only makes FedEx a great place to work, but we believe it is a competitive advantage for us in the marketplace.

 

To learn more about FedEx being named to Computerword’s Best Places to Work in IT, click here.

For more about Rob’s views on leadership and FedEx, watch this.


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