Ozburn-Hessey Logistics

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Ozburn-Hessey Logistics Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
75 Reviews
3.2
75 Reviews
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Ozburn-Hessey Logistics CEO Randy Curran
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Review Highlights

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

  • There is plenty of opportunity to learn at OHL (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The hours worked are tremendous and expected, so Work/Life balance is difficult to achieve (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay, Long hours at 6 days a week, Limited growth & advancement, Over promise and under deliver (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great talent and opportunity, good career growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Lead  in  Midwest City, OK
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Lead in Midwest City, OK

    I have been working at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A professional atmosphere with plenty of talent to learn from and observe. If you are a hard worker you can good far if you reach out to the right people. Find someone that is a positive leader and you will go far with this company. Remember to stay positive and professional and it will be noticed over time. Do not get caught up with drama or gossip, as people can be negative but it stems from ignorance. There is always opportunity in 3PL. Overall a good company to grow with or continue a successful career in a struggling US economy.

    Cons

    At times there can be staffing issues due to budget constraints and lack of talent from staffing resources. There have been a few poor promotions appointed which can lead to situations that may be stressful because of ignorant decisions by these team members, however in time it all works out. Biggest advice I can offer is to remain positive and don't allow it to compromise your own integrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Management knows their strengths and weaknesses... There is more going on behind the scenes then most know. Personally I would put more emphasis on training your entry level staff, as some good potential has been lost due to ignorance on this level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for. Honest work, benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator  in  Edwards, CO
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in Edwards, CO

    I have been working at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Ability to relocate if desired, as well as cross train (changes jobs) with the company. Diversity of people that you will work with.

    Cons

    Not really "set" hours. They will change if you come in an hour early, or stay an hour late last minute. Constantly on your feet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come around your employees occasionally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great work environment!

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

    I have been working at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics

    Pros

    Able to learn several different operations responsibilities

    Cons

    Things change a lot in a hurrry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Very Satisfied with my experience at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Export Account Representative  in  Humble, TX
    Former Employee - Export Account Representative in Humble, TX

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I would still be working at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics had I not moved to another City, State.
    The workplace was freindly and personable. Flexible with their employees.

    Cons

    One major drawback would be available growth. Not too much room to move up at the local level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider additional promotional avenues to encourage growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not good.

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

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    ok company to work for.

    Cons

    Upper management, needs to start taking care of the lower echelon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your associates and lower management, and your company will go further.

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

    Tons of potential to advance up in your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Bethlehem, PA

    I have been working at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company is growing rapidly and lots of room for promotions within the east coast.

    Cons

    Pay seems to be a little on the low side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sorry I took the job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Edwardsville, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Edwardsville, IL

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It was a job. Work there if you need a job, if you have other options, be wise.

    Cons

    At the account I was at, it was the most back-biting and deceitful place of work I had been in. It was that bad. The culture is not good, and no one at that account could reasonably disagree with that statement. The management did not defend me when they had miscalculated an important order and did not prepare. Instead, I came in at 2:00PM (I was second shift) and as they were all going home had to complete this monster order with regular staff, and do all the regular orders. You do that math. It obviously did not get done on time. I worked 27 hours of the next 32 hours to get the order done. A manager even wrote an email stating he was proud to work with guys who would do what it takes to get the job done. Nonetheless, the client was angry for the order going a day late and instead of management admitting they had missed it, they simply decided to terminate me so that their embarrassment could be superficially avoided. I had seen this done to lower employees as well. Oh well, I am happy to be out that horrible place, it was literally sucking the life out of me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those business books are not hogwash, you can treat employees very well and still be financially viable.
    OHL has a first-cost poverty mentality, but would make more money looking at the longer term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Plenty to do but just not much room for advancement due to typical bureaucracy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Import Account Representative  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Import Account Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are actually interested in the industry and like to ask questions, you will actually learn something that you can take somewhere else

    Cons

    Not much training at all. Questions are initially frowned upon and if you get hired as an entry writer or something similar you will just be expected to get as many done as possible instead of actually learning proper Customs regulations to apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was solely concerned about numbers only because they were pressured from above. I actually have no advice to mgmt because they are all super knowledgeable but they are just following orders from above. I feel that when importers actually start to notice the cost savings and straight-forwardness of self-filing entries with third party software, the customs brokerage business will drop for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Warehouse upper Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Supervisor  in  Mount Juliet, TN
    Former Employee - Area Supervisor in Mount Juliet, TN

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay was decent. No other incentives offered.

    Cons

    Upper management did not help when new areas were expanding. they were too worried about pleasing the contracted company to make themselves look good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is for upper management not floor management. Be more willing to help mold your supervisors instead of leaving them to fend for them selves and figure it out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Monotonous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Account Representative  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Account Representative in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    none. Compensation was less than industry standard even for Seattle. HR department messed up with my benefits and ended up taking all of my Flexible Spending Account deductions out of my pay early, 3 months early. Then they refused to credit me back, so I ended up putting in $1200 before the benefit year began which would've been fine, but then they laid me off!

    Cons

    Training was conducted by persons unfamiliar with how to do trainings. Leadership style dictatorship. No opportunity for professional growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't expect more than what you can afford to pay for by way of talented employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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