Old Dominion Freight

  www.odfl.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Old Dominion Freight Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
64 Reviews

3.0
64 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Old Dominion Freight President, CEO, and Director David S. Congdon
David S. Congdon
42 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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Solid Workplace with piece of mind it will be there for the long run.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Administrator  in  Thomasville, NC
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Thomasville, NC

    Pros

    Good family atmosphere in large company. See a lot of development and modernization.

    Cons

    The pay, (unless you are a driver) is on the lower side in certain markets. It is made up from in quarterly and yearly bonuses that are based on the success of the company, which is always good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a little less on so much renovation and technology, and spend a little more on the payroll to be relative for your workers to be compensated the same if they went and did the same job right up the road.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    better company to work for

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

    Pros

    you will make a good living

    Cons

    have no cons at this time

  3.  

    Senior management has hurt our location!

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

    Pros

    Can't believe how people are treated that do a great job. Management is treated unfairly! Employee's (bad and manipulative ones) are given more credit than managers.
    Sad what has happened here recently, he was great and they(bad employees) couldn't stand it.
    Things had looked up here in the last 2 years. Great boss that actually cared and would listen to employees and fix the things that needed to be fixed for company but the "good old local boys" did it again! They want no change , they don't care about company , .they are selfish along with their motives. Senior management and human resources should think! Not only did they do awful things to him, you Senior management folks got the wool pulled over your eye's. Guess these "good old boys" know how to play you! HUGE MISTAKE YOU MADE!!
    You took the easy way out not the right, can do way. U know, the OD way????Heard that before?

    Cons

    Senior management was told about the "good old boys" and they did not step up to the plate to do what is right! Not much respect for them now!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think, look at the facts from everyone not just the manipulative people. CAN YOU NOT SEE A TREND HERE?
    Very disappointed that senior management and human resources are not smarter than this.
    Confidence has gone down in senior management over the last month and this location will too, fast!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Buddy system

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, if you are in the buddy system you have nothing to worry about.

    Cons

    I'm amazed at how poorly you get treated and threatened to be fired if you don't do work that's not your responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After using the open door policy, I was threatened to be fired if I ever use it again. Get a clue as to what your managers are doing, it's not all about the numbers at the end of the month.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Disappointed

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

    Pros

    Company is currently on sound financial footing.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, it's mostly work work work. No innovation to handle peak freight cycles. No overtime until sixty hours, line-haul drivers aren't compensated for hours of wait time, breakdown pay is virtually nonexistent. Managers/dispatchers/coordinators are not held accountable for anything. No "blanket" company policy, local management makes its rules as it goes. Company fosters a spiteful nature and seems to be ran by a bunch of amateurs

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

    Team Driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Linehaul Driver  in  Tomah, WI
    Current Employee - Linehaul Driver in Tomah, WI

    Pros

    Great pay good home time good management

    Cons

    Not enough vacation and personal time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Cool

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

    Pros

    They send you out and the check clears

    Cons

    it is tiring being a driver

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor/Local Dispatch/Linehaul Dispatch  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Dock Supervisor/Local Dispatch/Linehaul Dispatch in Columbus, OH

    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
  10.  

    Good pay...okay management

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

    Pros

    Pay is awesome, benefits are decent. If you need something, they get it done for you

    Cons

    Management...nepitism. Not a lot of room for growth. Nothing very bad, just your normal corporate politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Level the playing field, don't favor some and not others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Okay so far..

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

    Pros

    My coworkers and I are all extremely close. The communication and help we give each other is great. I also like how the drivers are extremely nice to us and friends with many of us. My manager is extremely nice and tries to take care of all of us as if we are family.

    Cons

    Outdated. Everything is either dirty or broken. It is a problem. I have only been working there for a few weeks but when I started working there I was forced to watch hours of training videos. Once I actually started driving and packing freight, every rule has been broken right before me and I've even been trained to do just that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up and spend some money on new equipment!

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Worked for Old Dominion Freight? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.