Ozburn-Hessey Logistics

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Ozburn-Hessey Logistics Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
81 Reviews
3.2
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Ozburn-Hessey Logistics CEO Randy Curran
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Lots of long term opportunity, good people and culture

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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 full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No Work Life Balance and Low Pay

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

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people you work side by side everyday are wonderful.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible; especially for the amount of work the company expects. There is little to no work life balance. Very long hours. If you are a manager or supervisor, be prepared to work very long hours with few days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are spread too thin. Hire additional people so that employees don't work so many hours.

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

    Supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, work hours were good. Opportunity to learn and advance

    Cons

    HR cares about no one. Senior management will sell you out in a minute. Unfair HR practices. Would rather destroy a location and cause OHL to loose a major account than work with management and staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue and put HR back in your managers hands and not the bunch of vengeful individuals that they have there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Grest place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics

    Pros

    Great working hrs nice environment

    Cons

    More money
    More vacation time holidays with family it's open 24/7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more organized in management and HR

  6.  

    Plenty of opportunities for hard work and showing your merit. Low pay, however.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    A large 3PL, there are a lot of parts of the company that one could potentially move to. I imagine that moving upwards within your department/division is possible too. There is a lot of work and plenty of opportunity to stick out and do well.

    Cons

    Low pay. Nepotistic upper management. Not enough reward for hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want better talent, offer higher salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great talent and opportunity, good career growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  8.  

    Don't Waste Your Time

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation until you divide what you're getting paid by the number of hours worked.

    Cons

    Everything! Very disorganized, limited structure, no one seems to know what's going on half of the time, employees are burnt out, little to no work/life balance, and every day felt like a fire drill. Low potential for advancement, the list goes on and on. Run away as quickly as you can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Movement does not equal progress. Focus on the right stuff and then everything wouldn't have to be an emergency.

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

    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 (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
  10.  

    Great work environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11.  

    Very Satisfied with my experience at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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

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