I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time (More than 10 years)
Internal promotions if you work hard
Very good benefits if you take advantage of them
Great people inside the distribution center.
The pay could be more competitive
Management sometime see the best teammate and work then harder than everyone else.
All and all good company to work for
Advice to Management
Work with the employees to get better
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Owens & Minor.
The process started with an initial HR phone screen followed by a call with the team manager which is pretty standard and went well. After following up they invited my to interview in person for a Recruitment position on their team.
The interview experience made me feel like a guinea pig a best. They developed a new interview process which consisted of the interviewers reading these off-the-shelf behavioral interview questions out a manual in front of me. Not a good way to make a connection with candidate, especially when it's a role that requires making a connections and attracting new talent to the company. To be fair they did mention this right when they started (after I was kept waiting 15 minutes into our scheduled time before any interview showed up)
Aside from that bit of awkwardness one of the senior members of the team made clear that getting back to candidates after interviews is not priority. So don't be surprised if you've ever gone through OM's entire interview process just to never hear anything back....I'm still waiting too.
It's pretty clear that the Talent Acquisition team does not have Talent Acquisition as their first priority. Any decent recruiter knows the value of communicating all steps of the process and the outcomes, whether good or bad news. What I consider basic and essential values to recruitment just don't seem relevant to this team and in their hiring strategies.
I know it's hard to contact everyone who applies but when a candidate takes the time to see through a process that lasts a few weeks the least you could is call let them know you're going with someone else. Even an automated email is better than nothing at all.
It's a competitive candidate market so developing relationships and building an employer brand is crucial, regardless if you're an agency or corporate recruiter.