Old Dominion Freight

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Old Dominion Freight Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
91 Reviews
3.6
91 Reviews
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Old Dominion Freight President, CEO, and Director David S. Congdon
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57 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay with no higher education requirements (in 12 reviews)

  • Great pay good home time good management (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours because they weren't fully staffed (in 5 reviews)

  • Often work close to 55-60 hours a week with no overtime pay (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Old Dominion Freight

    Pros

    Great hours, family oriented, growing company

    Cons

    A lot of changes, some managing issues

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    OD needs to make some changes

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

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great insurance, 401K options, friendly atmosphere in some areas.

    Cons

    Inconsistencies with management and coworkers, too much favoritism, a lot of discrimination, things not reported or people not held accountable for their actions.
    All employees are given a drivers handbook for a employee handbook. Completely useless if you are not a driver.
    Not much room to advance.
    Poor and very time consuming system(s) for daily tasks. A lot of issues, errors, and computer problems.
    Managers are not properly trained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be consistent with all employees and managers for positive and negative behavior. It needs to be recognized and dealt with both ways. Don't ignore or direct insubordination while other good employees and managers are penalized unfairly and without cause.
    A lot of employees need to be let go that have been there far too long, cause problems, yet somehow remain in their position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Networking Department refuses to pay

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

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight

    Pros

    Great Ownership and family history

    Cons

    Certain Directors and VPs only hold their own careers as important

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what the standard is for their position

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved the job

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

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight

    Pros

    Good pay- let you do your job

    Cons

    If you're a manager make sure and kiss the ground your employees walk on. They can get rid of you fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being scared of Union possible thoughts and stand up for your management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, 5 day work week for line-haul, top of industry pay, new well maintained equipment, pleasant coworkers, excellent and affordable benefits, driver's are treated with respect.

    Cons

    I really find in difficult to have any complaints. Old Dominion is, by far, the best place i have worked as a driver. Cons are typical of any trucking job, long hours, and sometimes working in rough weather conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! The small things you do go along way in contributing to morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was good and stock was great. Insurance was free for just one person. Bonus every quarter was a regular thing.

    Cons

    Outdated computer systems and dock equipment. Not enough training for employees all around. Long hours because they weren't fully staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to train your Supervisors better.

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

    OD

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight

    Pros

    Great Pay and great benefits,

    Cons

    horrible in the winter, not enough vacation or sick days

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not the best place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great insurance, 401K match, the people, the pay, nice equipment, customer flexibility, strong financially secure company.

    Cons

    Too many hours, no appreciation, too many "good ole boy" clubs, does not always hire from within, upper management are not honest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from within especially when the employee has the skills and qualifications, keeps employee morale in check. Corporate office closes for holidays but makes terminals work, especially line haul... Not right! Corporate office take 1 hour lunch breaks and work 8 hour days. Terminal workers take 1/2 hour lunch breaks and work 10 plus hour days... No time to spend with family. Not a family oriented company as claimed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    good ol boys

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

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

    Pros

    pay is good, that's about it.

    Cons

    The good ol boys system isn't working, morale sucks, management spends more time using it's time at work for personal agenda. Nothing is ever good enough, the daily cussing and threatened to be fired is getting old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why are you hiring these college kids that have no idea what's going on, why not promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 (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

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