Ozburn-Hessey Logistics Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Ozburn-Hessey Logistics CEO Randy Curran
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Pros
  • There is plenty of opportunity to learn at OHL (in 4 reviews)

  • Company is growing rapidly and lots of room for promotions within the east coast (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The hours worked are tremendous and expected, so Work/Life balance is difficult to achieve (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management did not help when new areas were expanding (in 6 reviews)

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  1. forklift operator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics

    Pros

    good pay,benefits,good coworker,supervisor , manager ,

    Cons

    all is ok with this company

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great management team that wants you to grow!

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    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Plainfield, IN

    I have been working at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are ambitious and make good connections you'll be promoted easily.

    Cons

    Like any ground level warehousing operation people gossip. HR is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be mentors for leads and supervisors. Over playing favorites will lose good members.

  3. forklift operator working on a 12 hour swing shift

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Moncure, NC
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Moncure, NC

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    time off due to the fact that we only worked 14 days out of the month,7 days and 7 nights

    Cons

    swing shift-going back and forth between days and nights took a little while to get used to but would consider doing it again due to more opportunity for overtime

    Advice to Management

    n/a

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  5. Excellent Company for IT - Fast paced with a very smart/ fun team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN

    I have been working at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work on several big time Projects with big technology vendors, You get to design, architect, deploy and support your own solutions and grow as a person. Experienced management in IT is very helpful in cutting through any red tape or political agendas. The company is growing and doing the right things technically and financially to withstand an economic recession and retain good talent.

    Cons

    Don't listen to the Sour Grapes on this site. Growth is good but the pace is too demanding for some, mainly for those who are not experienced or technical enough to be fast paced thinkers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, fund IT and Enterprise projects. Need more Career opportunities in IT.

  6. OHL supports a friendly working environment and has a heavy emphasis on work-life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a mid-level employee, I've had many opportunities to meet with the CEO, President, etc. Those in leadership roles aren't "the men behind the curtain." Leadership visibility is huge.

    Cons

    Interdepartmental communication and understanding. I've worked closely with many departments since starting and a lot is misunderstood from department to department (ex: why one does what they do). Company-wide education would be extremely beneficial.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part, management maintains a macro-managerial role.

  7. No room for advancement

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Edwardsville, IL
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Edwardsville, IL

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    M-F work every second Saturday.

    Cons

    Management sucks. Unprofessional racist no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Listen how to listen and not just give orders

  8. Below average.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics

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

    Pros

    Average starting pay. Nice and friendly co workers. Decent PTO structure.

    Cons

    Poor 401k match, they match 50% up to 3%. Expensive insurance, small yearly raises. Last minute schedule changes. Make you come in on your day off and then send you home after two hours because there wasn't enough work to merit you coming in the first place. Poor communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into your employees in order to retain talent.

  9. Bad

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    Former Employee - Operator I in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Operator I in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics

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

    Pros

    There is really nothing good that I can say about this company except that they sometimes do fun stuff for their employees. However with that in mind I can not think of any other pros.

    Cons

    -bad pay
    -bad work schedule
    -bad management
    -they take advantage of their employees
    -bad benefits
    -long hour but hat is to be expected at a warehouse

    Advice to Management

    re-evaluate how the warehouse is being run before you take it out on the hard work employees. Offer better pay and benefits to make employees happy

  10. I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the only pro I can think of is the pay

    Cons

    they want you to do 100% everyday even if you run out of work all the time

  11. Helpful (2)

    Lots of long term opportunity, good people and culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are willing to work hard and smart, challenge status quo, accept responsibility, follow through on commitments, and make an effort to improve the organization, there are many opportunities at OHL.

    It's a fast growing and adapting company, so there is room for promotions and to work in different roles. OHL is fortunate to have a great group of people. They bend over backwards to make our customers happy, doing whatever it takes (even if that requires long hours). They are also trustworthy, genuine, and are willing to help each other out. This isn't the kind of place where you have to worry about your back or being undermined by your colleagues.

    Many of the employees at OHL are young, fresh talent from regional leading universities. This culture opens to door to many friendships

    OHL is headquartered in Nashville, an awesome place to live with a reasonable cost of living. For those working in Nashville, there are many fun things to do both culturally and for a nightlife.

    Benefits seem on par or better than the industry.

    Great opportunities to learn about the industry. Training is "on the job", but most employees come to OHL and develop skills rapidly.

    OHL is a small, nimble, non-bureaucratic organization. The command structure is quite horizontal, so employees are empowered to bring new ideas to the table. It is very possible for the most entry level of individual to bring ideas to or shoot the breeze with C*O level upper management.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be an issue, but it is not a constant problem. Our industry, like retail, has peaks and valleys where hours can be long or light. A bigger problem is where peaks are not well predicted, leading to surprise long hours.

    Pay can be on the middle to low side for certain roles, especially entry level. Since we do not pay at the upper ends of the market, high performers will come to OHL, learn about the industry, develop their skills, then will move to other companies where promotability is faster or pay is greater. This causes turnover to be higher than what would be desired. Although on the low side, OHL definitely pays more than some competitors in the Nashville market. New employees should look at the bigger picture. High performance is rewarded with promotions, higher pay, flexibility to try new positions, job security, and long term advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a clear picture of what you would like OHL to be in the coming years. Invest in high performing emerging talent, encourage and empower them to bring new ideas to the table, and pay higher salaries at lower levels to secure and retain the top talent.

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