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Owens & Minor Overview

Mechanicsville, VA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (OMI)
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$10+ billion (USD) per year

Working at Owens & Minor

Owens & Minor (O&M) makes sure hospitals are prepared for major surgeries. A leading distributor of medical and surgical supplies, the company carries some 200,000 products from about 1,200 manufacturers. Products distributed by ... Read more

Mission: We are global healthcare services company delivering exceptional value to our customers.

Owens & Minor – Why Work For Us?

Our Teammates Make the Difference

At Owens & Minor, you will make the difference everyday—to millions of patients globally, thousands of hospitals including the hospitals in your community, as well as to the company's continued growth and to your own personal success. There's never been a more exciting time to be involved in delivering products and innovative solutions to the locations where patient care takes place. At Owens & Minor we believe that "together, we make healing happen," and that each individual team member contributes uniquely to make a difference. Join us on our journey.

Our Purpose-Driven Culture

Owens & Minor is committed to being a force for good in healthcare and in the communities where our teammates live and work.

Together, We Make Healing Happen

You can feel the spirit of community engagement throughout our organization. We know we're connected by purpose to our customers, their patients, and our communities all across the U.S. and Europe. Our teammates participate enthusiastically as active members of our larger, global communities. Every year, our teammates devote thousands of hours raising funds and volunteering with community groups. In addition, Owens & Minor supports numerous charities, including major initiatives focused on healthcare and community wellness, as well as the needs of children and their education.

A Soldier's Child Foundation (ASC)

Together as a company, Owens & Minor supports ASC's efforts to let the children of fallen soldiers know that their parents' sacrifices will not be forgotten. We participate in ASC's birthday celebrations for these young people, as well as in mentorship programs and summer camps.

VCU Massey Cancer Center

The Massey Cancer Center is ranked among the top 4% of cancer centers in
the country, and has been designated by the National Cancer Institute to lead and shape America's cancer research efforts. Our focus on healthcare inspires us to get involved in a variety of ways, from sponsoring the center's annual 10k road race—one of the largest in the United States—to providing in-house healthcare education for our teammates and their families.

Community Food Banks

One in seven Americans relies on local aid programs for food. That's more than 46 million people, including 12 million children and seven million seniors. Our teammates join together to fight hunger by conducting food drives, as well as volunteering at and donating money to local food pantries. We believe that making healing happen starts in our own backyard.

With our healthcare only focus and global reach, we are building the most intelligent route to market for healthcare products.

O&M Brings an Innovative Approach to Healthcare Services

Positioned in the middle of the flow of goods, funds, and information, Owens & Minor has a unique perspective into the challenges and opportunities in the healthcare industry. Backed by a comprehensive suite of solutions, O&M focuses on attacking the $150 billion lost to waste and complexity in the healthcare supply chain.

Owens & Minor Enables Global Healthcare Manufacturers and Providers to Achieve Measurable Results

Owens & Minor provides global manufacturers of healthcare products and devices with innovative solutions that make the supply chain more efficient and effective. We also serve a wide range of healthcare providers, ranging from large acute care facilities and teaching hospitals to community-based organizations. Owens & Minor collaborates with its customers to achieve improved efficiency and cost savings.

You're Vital to the World's Vital Signs

Careers at Owens & Minor

At Owens & Minor, our teammates provide a critical service to the healthcare industry. The supplies that doctors, nurses and healthcare providers need to take care of patients pass through our hands. Optimizing and coordinating the supply chain for healthcare providers in the United States and Europe gives us a sense of purpose. We know the work we do makes a difference. Working with our manufacturing partners and healthcare providers, together we make healing happen.

1989: Upon the acquisition of National Healthcare, Owens & Minor gains strength on the West Coast and expands its national reach.

1994: Owens & Minor acquires Stuart Medical, nearly doubling the size of the company.

2006: Owens & Minor acquires the acute-care medical and surgical distribution business of McKesson. The transaction expands Owens & Minor by nine distributions centers, 50,000 items, 600 new teammates, 12,000 new contracts, and 1,900 new customers.

2008: Owens & Minor acquires the Burrows Company, a large regional medical/surgical distribution business located in the Midwest. 

2012: Owens & Minor completes its acquisition of the Movianto Group, a leading European healthcare 3PL, thus beginning its expansion into the global market. 

2014: Owens & Minor acquires Medical Action Industries, a leading U.S.-based provider of procedural kits and trays, as well as ArcRoyal, a privately-held kitting company based in Ireland. 

2017: Owens & Minor acquires Byram Healthcare, a leading domestic distributor of medical supplies sold directly to patients and home health agencies

2018: Owens & Minor completes acquisition of Halyard Health's Surgical & Infection Prevention (S&IP) Business

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    Great company with a solid focus on healthcare.


    There has been some turnover, which can be hard, but transformation is tough.

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    Keep doing what you're doing.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Owens & Minor.


    First interviewed with a recruiter from the company - who was very nice. He told me he would send his notes over to the hiring manager. Within the next few days I was contacted about another phone interview with the hiring manager. He asked basic questions - it was more of a conversation than him firing questions at me. Didn't hear anything for a couple weeks - sent a note to the recruiter who said they decided to move forward with other candidates

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Owens & Minor Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2008
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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