Old Dominion Freight

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

Old Dominion Freight Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
71 Reviews
3.1
71 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Old Dominion Freight President, CEO, and Director David S. Congdon
David S. Congdon
47 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.  

    Good Pay Good Boss and Co Workers Great Advancement Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - P&D Driver At Old Dominion Freight Line  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - P&D Driver At Old Dominion Freight Line in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Old Dominion Freight full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay Good Boss and Co Workers Great Advancement Opportunities

    Cons

    Long Hours, High Stress, Little room for error

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    First place I've ever worked at where everyone is positive.

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

    I have been working at Old Dominion Freight full-time

    Pros

    Mostly positive. ... good money not much waiting for linehaul dispatches. Most awesome very and I mean elite equipment.

    Cons

    They have their cliques.... vacation really sucks if they allow you to take it. You are forced or coerced to run extra after you've done your bid run. Cant make plans to do anything outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make vacation more appealing. Let extraboard do the "extra" work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't waste precious years of your life on this company. Opportunities for advancement have all but disappeared.

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

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight full-time

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of any

    Cons

    Terrible vacation policy
    Clueless management that doesn't listen
    "Open door" policy is a fallacy
    Poor long-range planning
    Professionals are treated like entry-level workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around. Morale is at an all-time low in IT. Everyone is stressed out, frustrated and inadequately trained on the new methodologies and countless tools that have been piled on them.

    Some of your most knowledgeable, loyal senior employees have departed in the past two years. Coincidence?

    Unless problems are acknowledged and big changes made quickly, modernization and certain people in management are going to destroy IT.

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Best LTL Company IMHO

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

    I have been working at Old Dominion Freight full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Top Pay
    Friendly working environment
    Room for growth
    Stock continues to rise

    Cons

    There is literally nothing of significance to say bad about this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    linehaul driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Linhaul Driver  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Linhaul Driver in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Pay, good health insurance, most managers are good people

    Cons

    Not getting holidays off or if you do only knowing about a week in advance so you cant plan your family time.. not enough vacation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Cool

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Worker  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Old Dominion Freight part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun, Energetic, Physical, Plenty of hours, New experience

    Cons

    Can be long days, but that is all worth the pay and the oppurtunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior management has hurt our location!

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

    I have been working at Old Dominion Freight full-time for more than 8 years

    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
  10.  

    Buddy system

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

    I have been working at Old Dominion Freight full-time for more than 8 years

    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
  11.  

    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

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

    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

Worked for Old Dominion Freight? Contribute to the Community!

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