Owens & Minor Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
56 Reviews

2.6
56 Reviews
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Owens & Minor President, CEO, and Director Craig R. Smith
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32 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I can't speak for everyone at O&M but every person I have worked with at (in 5 reviews)

  • Met some great people working there (in 4 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what I expected

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens & Minor

    Pros

    Decent pay and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Poor technology. They do not give us the tools to provide good customer service to our customers. They also work off of several different systems that do not communicate with eachother. Lots of manual processes

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was a good place to work but has become less so in recent years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent internal training program
    Comp plan is OK when bonuses are achieved
    Open work environment

    Cons

    Leadership is dysfunctional at times
    Pay is less than average for other companies
    Senior Management will put you in the doghouse based on perceptions, not results.
    Good people have been leaving in recent years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Severe lack of management, associates are left alone to run a muck.

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    Former Employee - Order Picker  in  Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Franklin, MA

    I worked at Owens & Minor part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay. Not like CVS.

    Cons

    Lack of supervision, associates running a muck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a better eye on your kids.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Given the opportunity to succeed by management and staff!

    Cons

    Too many Sales Managers hired from outside the corporation that don't really understand the medical/surgical distribution and sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from inside the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management is horrible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ashland, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashland, VA

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people that work there.)

    Cons

    Communication is bad, I find out whats going on from coworkers before I hear from management. Management does not address internal problems asap. Days/nights can be long (10hrs+).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of recognition from management with the same cheap t-shirts every year gets old. Little to no training for new hires causes major problems for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Friendly company but only mediocrity and friendships are rewarded

    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Mechanicsville, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Mechanicsville, VA

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly environment with lots of ammenities including gym, auto detailing and cleaners.

    Cons

    Only mediocrity is rewarded. Too many political and personal issues for this company to make a real change and significantly advance and prepare for the future. Moreover, there are too many people in managerial and director positions not based on merit but relationships. As a result, many departments are improperly managed as the heads do not understand the industry or their own job functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get past the political drama before all of your good talent leaves the company as a result of poor compensation, unfit management and few opportunities for advancement.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time for 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  

    Too many changes, to often, to gain growth traction.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid business experience. Large ticket, complex sale. Solid understanding of P&L to be successfully.

    Cons

    Upper management constant change does more to derail business than help business grow. Needs to find new growth engine and not try to make it fit into four walls of the distribution business to be successful. Distribution is a commodity. Diversify!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top leadership team needs fresh ideas to grow. Core top leaders are victims of groupthink and spin the same old ideas over again and again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Management

    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have very good Health Benefits.

    Cons

    Horrible, horrible compensation as compared to other competing businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move into the new millennium, before your best employees have all gone over to the competition.

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

    Ok place to work, but I did not stay there.

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    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Owens & Minor as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I was a contractor at Owens and Minor through Dell Services in 2011 doing supply chain related programming and support.
    1. The people are mostly nice and the corporate office was nice.
    2. I was allowed to work from home a good bit of the time.
    3. It was a good experience learning more about supply chain and logistics from the medical supplies side of things.
    4. The company seem's to have good goals and vision for the future.
    5. The pay was ok as a "contractor".

    Cons

    1. They asked me to convert to perm, but I did not take a perm job with Owens & Minor because the salary wasn't competitive. it seemed like the salary they expected me to take and the job title was a bit behind the times.
    2. I had to support after hours ( on weekends and nights sometimes ). The support was part of the job, but I just don't think it was something I wanted to do long-term.
    3. I feel like although it was a good place to work, there are some politics related to the whole O&M and Dell Services relationship that made it difficult sometimes to figure out exactly what to do with time reporting, etc because its almost like you are working for Dell and O&M at the same time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If people need to work on the weekend outside of emergency support, please respect them and schedule the work before the weekend. Also, the job titles and salaries were not in line what is the reality in the software industry. If you guys want good people, you need to pay competitive salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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