Owens & Minor

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Owens & Minor Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
72 Reviews
2.2
72 Reviews
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Owens & Minor President, CEO, and Director Craig R. Smith
Craig R. Smith
43 Ratings

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.  

    good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Owens & Minor

    Pros

    stable company with good people

    Cons

    lots of hours, not enough internal resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    corporate needs to get more field involvement with large decisions/changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work in distribution

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in City of Industry, CA

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the people are more like family

    Cons

    not competitive as far as private label opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Private Label items and pricing a little high.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good and bad days. There are some good people to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrator in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Administrator in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time

    Pros

    The work hours are good. Benefits are fairly decent compared to most companies.

    Cons

    Low pay and a lot of clichés. Gossiping among division. Supervisors abusing their work privilege

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be fair with everyone and not just promote your friend a within the company. Bring back Craig Smith as CEO

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You have lots of freedom, you own your own business and have respect from buyers and others at hospitals.

    Cons

    It can be a challenge to grow your commissions each month due to so many GPO contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel management is doing a good job at local DC, however C suites might need to rethink their goals and objectives for Wall Street investors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, good people, but they are not the O&M of old.

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

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

    Pros

    The teammates at O&M are great. They are the foundation of the company and many of them take pride in being O&M employees. It is great getting to connect with people in distribution centers all across the country and the customers we serve. They offer internal training/classes through OMU and are big fans and supporters of continued education.

    Cons

    O&M has changed over the years and their focus on the important things has slipped by the wayside. There is too much focus on the politics instead of the company and what it was founded on. It no longer has that "family" feel that it once had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management would benefit by listening to the employees...the everyday workers that do the work that keeps O&M's customers happy and keeps the company at the forefront of the industry. There are too many chiefs making decisions without true knowledge of what the Indians are encountering everyday. Listen to the regular people. You will find that they have great ideas and want to see the company succeed as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Mechanicsville, VA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Mechanicsville, VA

    I worked at Owens & Minor as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, everyone at the office was very kind.
    Gained a lot of hands on experience from the lead developers
    Easy to work with people in a team environment

    Cons

    They had no plans on offering a full time position to any interns
    The internship program ended and they let every single one go
    I wish there was a training course that was offered to interns

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    I can't speak for everyone at O&M but every person I have worked with at O&M is honest, hardworking and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    The pay could be higher however the fact that I like who I work with makes up more than enough for the slightly lower pay scale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Comfortable place to work in Richmond

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Mechanicsville, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Mechanicsville, VA

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time

    Pros

    Company has high respect for their employees, and does well to recognize talent and performance. I had a great supervisor and was really excited about working there with my team.

    Cons

    I question the direction of the organization at the highest levels. Often there are too many priorities because of the need to invest in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on one path to growth and stability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cares for the teammates and the community

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

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lovely work environment, great coworkers, professional atmosphere, decent salary and good benefits are the things I see with Owens & Minor. The company has a strong dedication to the community and value teammates who spend time volunteering. Owens & Minor truly has its own culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes the management tends to turn their head when teammates don't follow policy. Especially when following policies isn't convenient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value teammates who work hard and value their customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for. They really care about their employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Analyst in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits with many opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Lots of travel and work from home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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