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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some great people, but out-of-touch senior management and outdated, paternalistic culture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time

    Pros

    Lots of awesome people willing to go the extra mile! Beautiful HQ building and lots of in-house classes at company "university" to expand your knowledge.

    Cons

    Although touted as a place for career growth, there are actually few internal promotions. The culture is focused on teaming, but there is considerable back-stabbing. Top management is out of touch with current employment practices. Still very much a white-male-dominated culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees by preparing them for future roles and taking promotion risks, so people don't have to leave the company for growth. Evaluate top leaders objectively to see where changes could drastically improve the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, MA

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

    Pros

    Pay very well! Lots of over time!

    Cons

    No life! Expect employees to work 12 plus hours everyday! Management has no communication amoung employee's. In other words a high turnout rate of walk outs!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking about employees and not your pocket!

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

    Good company to work for unless you get stuck in the New Orleans branch.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Saint Rose, LA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Saint Rose, LA

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with in a pretty laid back environment most days. A lot of fun to be had while completing your duties. Travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Not a good work-life balance, long hours with no set time to get off. While management preaches teamwork there is nothing at all done to promote it. They are constantly trying to pit you against one another. Your pay will basically stay the same forever unless you get a promotion to another title, witch will only happen if you suck up to the right person. No matter how you perform or what sacrifices you make for the company in the end do not care about anything but there bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens & Minor

    Pros

    Working for Owens & Minor is a great experience. Employees dont always work as a team but get along together.

    Cons

    The management in the Desert Area is terrible. If you have any concern you cannot get anyone to listen to you or they either sweep it under the rug till the subject comes up a second time. Nothing is confiential management always seems to put your name out there like fueling a fire. Need more training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more involved with their employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    This place is a joke

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    Current Employee - Order Picker
    Current Employee - Order Picker

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you enjoy working In filth, having you job threatened everyday, working 12 hours a day then this would be your dream job.

    Cons

    L.A. street gangs are more organized, drug dens are probably cleaner and crocked politicians have nothing on the stuff that goes on here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up and let someone else run this company! Or rent a bulldozer

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

    Unpleasant

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fillmore, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fillmore, CA

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Benefits, Profit sharing and 401k

    Cons

    Management brushes inappropriate behavior under the carpet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more ethical

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad Management

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Coordinator in Edwardsville, IL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Coordinator in Edwardsville, IL

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

    Pros

    It was great to work with most of the employees

    Cons

    Bad management and supervisors lacked experience

    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    At First It Was Great Until Micromanagement Took Over Office and Warhouse

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    Current Employee - N/A in Tracy, CA
    Current Employee - N/A in Tracy, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice Location, 10 min. driver

    Cons

    if you speak up you are blacklisted and they will try to get rid of you, workers are afraid, company disregards and constantly breaks labor laws. HQ needs to back the workers and respect them. People have been let go on false facts over the past 2 years and HQ allows this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start at the office and clean house and not by anyone that works at this Tracy Location. Need to be honest and watch what is really going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was rewarding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Owens & Minor

    Pros

    It is a fun atmosphere and friendly employees

    Cons

    Sometimes product can be dusty and or broken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Instill Lean principles such as kanban.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unbelievably mismanaged trainwreck of a company

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Order Picker in City of Industry, CA

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

    Pros

    Met some great people working there

    Cons

    Long hours, below average pay, management was a joke, if you speak up you are blacklisted and they will try to get rid of you, workers are browbeaten and afraid, company disregards and constantly breaks labor laws

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone in management, from Craig Smith down, and start from scratch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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