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Owens & Minor Overview

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

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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    Current Employee - Process Improvement Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
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    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Internal promotions if you work hard
    Very good benefits if you take advantage of them
    Great people inside the distribution center.
    Family atmosphere

    Cons

    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

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Owens & Minor Photos

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

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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Owens & Minor Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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