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Mechanicsville, VA
5001 to 10000 employees
1882
Company - Public (OMI)
Wholesale
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
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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

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    "Great Industry and Local Management, Little Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Implementation Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Implementation Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Coworkers were fantastic. I really got the sense that people cared about their jobs and understood their roles' connection to the customer.
    -My managers were awesome. Very supportive but would leave me alone if I was doing a good job.
    -Compared to other companies in the industry, starting pay is above board for similar titles.
    -Other benefits are pretty much on par with other Fortune 500 companies. O&M doesn't do PTO though, so you get vacation, personal, and sick days separated out.

    Cons

    -New management is pretty much uniformly understood to be clueless. So many changes at the top recently it became almost pointless to learn who was in charge of what.
    -As revenue has fallen, many veterans have been laid off and many more (myself included) read the writing on the wall and left voluntarily. "Brain drain" is real at this company and its starting to take its toll on operations.
    -Little opportunity for advancement. With all the reductions in force over the last few years, it's very difficult to justify new headcount. If you're looking for job security or a career path, this company is not for you. At least not right now.

    Advice to Management

    Hunker down and decide if O&M is a product company or a service company and roll with it. For 3 years, things have been going back and forth. It's impossible to sell customers on the company when employees don't even know where things are headed.

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Owens & Minor photo of: Damaged products left in locations, as well as poor housekeeping, & face picked locations (not uncommon)
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Owens & Minor photo of: Poorly placed & mixed products (not uncommon)
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Owens & Minor Interviews

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    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Owens & Minor.

    Interview

    Initial call came from H.R rep. Very pleasant and very detailed about the position. Advised me that he was moving me forward in the process and scheduled a phone interview with the hiring manager for the following Monday. The cinfirmation specifically stated she would call on my mobile phone. Unfortunately, the hiring manager did not call at the scheduled time. I called the HR rep to see what was happening, left him a voicemail, and I have yet to receive a response. I even checked my home phone to see if there was a mix up, but no call. I adjusted my work day to make time for this, all in vain.

    Interview Questions

    • I never received a phone call so you may have to figure that one out on your own.   1 Answer
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Owens & Minor Awards & Accolades

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