Owens & Minor

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Owens & Minor Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
18 Reviews
2.0
18 Reviews
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Owens & Minor President, CEO, and Director Craig R. Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Met some great people working there (in 5 reviews)

  • I can't speak for everyone at O&M but every person I have worked with at (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life Balance wasn't there and this was not a concern for the upper mgmt (in 3 reviews)

  • O&M has changed over the years and their focus on the important things has slipped by the wayside (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay under the radar.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Coordinator in Carol Stream, IL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Coordinator in Carol Stream, IL

    I have been working at Owens & Minor

    Pros

    Great mix of people. Fast paced work makes the day go by. Immature people makes work pretty entertaining. Enough to get by for now....

    Cons

    New management only cares about the bottom line, previous management would at least come out and make a effort to communicate and show some interest in the teammates. People can't follow simple SOP'S, makes the daily work load more difficult. Believe in hard work? Don't waste your energy, management likes to promote average teammates with no drive or heart. Leaving those teammates who put in the energy and work on the back burner. You want a job to just collect a check this is it, if you think your work ethic will help you grow within "the company" your mistaken. Enjoy working in a stressful environment because people are oblivious and flat out lazy apply within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. Treat your good teammates better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad management, low pay, long hours

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Owens & Minor

    Pros

    Co-workers
    Overtime when needed. No holidays but that's it. The company is growing so it's adding more jobs

    Cons

    Company doesn't care for its employees. You get points for everything including sick time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be family oriented.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Warehouse

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Leadership needs training on how to be a leader

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Account Manager Southeast

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were good and local teammates were great!

    Cons

    Long days and upper management seems clueless to the local issues. Owens and Minor cut me after 21 years of service and I received a great review prior month. Management focused on the dollar and not their employees. Cut a lot of the older reps and brought in new a younger reps I assume to pay less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be more approachable and honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management is A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fillmore, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fillmore, CA

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Hours.Pay rate is not bad.

    Cons

    Management is very Toxic, dishonest. and things are swept under the carpet, lot of backstabbing goes on. But, Like the Los Angeles office.Management repeats confidential information that should remain in the Corporate office. However, Great Parties when supposed to be working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No Comment....Nothing will ever come to fortition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some great people, but out-of-touch senior management and outdated, paternalistic culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time

    Pros

    Lots of awesome people willing to go the extra mile! Beautiful HQ building and lots of in-house classes at company "university" to expand your knowledge.

    Cons

    Although touted as a place for career growth, there are actually few internal promotions. The culture is focused on teaming, but there is considerable back-stabbing. Top management is out of touch with current employment practices. Still very much a white-male-dominated culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees by preparing them for future roles and taking promotion risks, so people don't have to leave the company for growth. Evaluate top leaders objectively to see where changes could drastically improve the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for unless you get stuck in the New Orleans branch.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Saint Rose, LA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Saint Rose, LA

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with in a pretty laid back environment most days. A lot of fun to be had while completing your duties. Travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Not a good work-life balance, long hours with no set time to get off. While management preaches teamwork there is nothing at all done to promote it. They are constantly trying to pit you against one another. Your pay will basically stay the same forever unless you get a promotion to another title, witch will only happen if you suck up to the right person. No matter how you perform or what sacrifices you make for the company in the end do not care about anything but there bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    At First It Was Great Until Micromanagement Took Over Office and Warhouse

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A in Tracy, CA
    Current Employee - N/A in Tracy, CA

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice Location, 10 min. driver

    Cons

    if you speak up you are blacklisted and they will try to get rid of you, workers are afraid, company disregards and constantly breaks labor laws. HQ needs to back the workers and respect them. People have been let go on false facts over the past 2 years and HQ allows this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start at the office and clean house and not by anyone that works at this Tracy Location. Need to be honest and watch what is really going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what I expected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens & Minor

    Pros

    Decent pay and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Poor technology. They do not give us the tools to provide good customer service to our customers. They also work off of several different systems that do not communicate with eachother. Lots of manual processes

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was a good place to work but has become less so in recent years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent internal training program
    Comp plan is OK when bonuses are achieved
    Open work environment

    Cons

    Leadership is dysfunctional at times
    Pay is less than average for other companies
    Senior Management will put you in the doghouse based on perceptions, not results.
    Good people have been leaving in recent years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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