Old Dominion Freight Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
69 Reviews

3.2
69 Reviews
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Old Dominion Freight President, CEO, and Director David S. Congdon
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45 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay with no higher education requirements (in 9 reviews)

  • Great pay good home time good management (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Often work close to 55-60 hours a week with no overtime pay (in 5 reviews)

  • no over time paid till after 60 hours, old rail road act (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    loved job was loyal and gave all to be kicked in panths

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Mont Belvieu, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Mont Belvieu, TX

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good pay and medical benefits , a company that is going to last forever , steady employment good show of team sprit

    Cons

    dog eat dog environment, long hours , to much politics, they will do whatever they feel thgey must to keep their reputation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value loyal employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    frustrating

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    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor/Local Dispatch/Linehaul Dispatch  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor/Local Dispatch/Linehaul Dispatch in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Old Dominion Freight full-time

    Pros

    benefits, paycheck, employment, and chance to look for better oppertunities

    Cons

    overall disappointed in experience and stressful with no direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    They do not care about you if you are not in the inner circle

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    Current Employee - Middle Management  in  Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Old Dominion Freight full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary, and bonuses when they decide to pay them.

    Cons

    No training outside of the drivers and the dock workers. When they promote these individuals are rarely qualified and have no real reason to be in the positions they are in. I have not been able to decide if this is because the manager or managers above them feel job security knowing the people below them could not find their pay out of a paper bag? They sell family but there is none to be found and corporate profits and greed are the order of the day. At our terminal we had to buy our own coffee and use our own money when there was a mistake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your people, and go back to focusing on your employees. If you take care of them they will take care of you. Find a way to get ride of this fear and intimidation policy you seem to pride yourself in. None and I mean none needs to be reminded they have a job on a daily/weekly basis. Look into your 401k plans, and medical/dental plans and bring them into this century.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a great company

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits,some great people

    Cons

    Too many unqualified people in management positions. Good ol' boys attitude. Unequal treatment of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When John Yowell was still with us we had a family atmosphere. It is now a company that has a false appearance of "family". Get back to the good old days where your employees mattered not simply a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    I been working there for 12 years. Title Dock Worker

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    Current Employee - Dockworker  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Dockworker in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Old Dominion Freight full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I making more money then I ever had in my whole life. Good Health insurance.

    Cons

    The Good Ole Boy Buddy system they got at Old Dominion sucks. They definely put personalities before principles. And is definetly not what you know but who you know. Bully Bosses who love to abused their authority .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your idea of being part of the O.D. family is a big joke. You need to make some surprised visits at the Dallas terminal without management knowing about it . You might be in for a rude awakening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    They have lost their family feel and atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Rialto, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Rialto, CA

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some terminals have great managers.

    Cons

    They are being driven by micromanagement. They expect 10 + hours a day out of managers and they no longer have ANY LOYALTY to their employees, although they expect loyalty from the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to what you used to do well. Family atmosphere fun place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company, BAD management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight

    Pros

    Great pay and excellent benefits!

    Cons

    Company promotes a "Family" oriented enviroment but this could not be further from the truth!! Customers are over charged for the same or better service than they could get elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and lead by example! Give employees more training oppertunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Bad, Unprofessional, Un trustworthy Managers in Edison location.

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    Former Employee - Dock Worker  in  Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Edison, NJ

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay, Decent Shifts, Line haul drivers get treated well.

    Cons

    Management is very friendly to dockworkers during the hiring process. Once your hired all you get every day is criticism and complaints by management. Lots of favoritism from the head terminal manager and his cronies too low, uneducated, hoodlum dock workers over more professional oriented dockworkers. No positive reinforcement, the dock workers jobs are threatened every day by management. Very cut throat on the dock, even if your only there for a few days and don't pull enough weight you can get canned. Management likes to remind employees how great they pay them (Intimidation Tactics). Top Management likes to visit and act non professional by preaching there political beliefs to dock workers. Street thug, neanderthal, co workers bad mouth you to management if they feel your a threat to their weight counts. Great Place to work if you like getting scolded every day and being treated like a child.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the head terminal manager, Don't ever resign from this company and take another management position. For the simple reason being that this will be the only place that will ever let your incompetence and lack of professionalism be tolerated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    They talk a great game but.............

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight

    Pros

    Competitive pay, fair benefits, have an open door policy

    Cons

    They tend to play favorites and despite company policy do no treat everyone the same

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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