Owens & Minor Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Owens & Minor President, CEO, and Director Craig R. Smith
Craig R. Smith
15 Ratings

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

  • At one time cared about teammates, but no more (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, poor management, and no work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management constant change does more to derail business than help business grow (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    O&M

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

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed, Casual Dress Code, Respectful People, Good Benefits, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    No career ladder unless you're in sales. Not for millennials

    Advice to Management

    Good Luck


  2. Shift Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Stanford, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people. Minimal Supervision. Stability

    Cons

    Bare minimum head count. Every year more benefits are lost


  3. Helpful (1)

    Hard work mediocre pay

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Ashland, VA
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Ashland, VA

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Double digit pay isn't the worst I've seen compared to other jobs

    Cons

    You WORK LONG HOURS & the warehouse has a high turn over rate.

    Advice to Management

    Stop gossiping, put on headsets & really proved your worth


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Owens & Minor (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good facilities. Many good people to work with.

    Cons

    Behavior that would never be tolerated by teammates with less tenure is overlooked when it is someone with a long history at the company. Medical benefits took a major hit this year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working towards a rewarding, professional environment for all that are willing to put in the work. Conduct exit interviews to determine why so many good people are leaving.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Need to return to a kinder, gentler O&M

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Owens & Minor

    Pros

    Stable, growing company. Competitive total compensation package.Great people to work with. Respected in the community. Fulfilling a crucial role in controlling health care costs.

    Cons

    Has evolved from a people oriented company, to a less kind, totally data driven environment. All of the former charm and warmth are gone.

    Advice to Management

    Try to recapture the sincere caring and sense of community that is now gone. If you hire sharks as senior managers, as has been done, the result is loss of community, fear, and alienation.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Behind the times

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Flint Hill, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Flint Hill, VA

    I worked at Owens & Minor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, nice offices with great cafeteria. Some floors are very crowded and noisy while others are expansive and quiet.

    Cons

    Antiquated philosophies and leadership. Trying to grow too quickly without proper business planning. Most executives are in over their heads.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new blood with open-minded approach to business and talent.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Shipping coordinator

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

    I have been working at Owens & Minor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, pay and vacation time

    Cons

    management, schedule, and the lack of respect overall

    Advice to Management

    treat staff as human beings


  9. Transportation Manager

    Current Employee - Transportation Supervisor in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Transportation Supervisor in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Owens & Minor

    Pros

    Opportunity to build Transportation program from the ground up.

    Cons

    Lower pay scale than the industry standard


  10. Helpful (1)

    Interesting business but no room for advancement.

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

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced, always busy. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Management inconsistent. Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Help improve employee knowledge base. Maintain some kind of consistency and also lead by example.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Great work, bad management.

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

    I have been working at Owens & Minor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The work is great, it's a pretty family oriented place with pretty nice people.

    Cons

    Tons of favoritism, racially biased, poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Notice the hard workers more.



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