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"Strong Culture, Rapid Change"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales
Current Employee - Sales
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time

Pros

Fellow employees, O&M University, regional and national meetings, customer service & office staff, the ability for decision making at a local level

Cons

Good ol' boys club, minimal opportunities for advancement

Other Employee Reviews for Owens & Minor

  1. Helpful (3)

    "If working in fear everyday of losing your job then this is the place for you."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits but have nothing positive to say other than that

    Cons

    This place is constant turmoil. It is not about doing the job right and making the customer happy it is about POLITICS and who like who and who doesn't like who. Longevity and loyalty and great job performance has nothing to do with surviving in the company, it about who likes who. DC management likes people to feel that their jobs are constantly in jeopardy. They promote fear and intimidation and the Home Office HR seems to like this too.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics. Work to satisfy the customer not work to see who is best at the politics. Pay attention to something that is constantly happening at DC's that is wrong and investigate why it is really happening. Teammates end up being the scapegoats for DC managements bad decisions and direction. Example: If GM's at a particular DC just don't seem to last over and over again maybe take a good hard look the the AVP that is directing the GM's and so on. Ask yourselves " Why is this happening again and again " Then take action.


  2. "My 10 plus years with O&M was enjoyable, yet stressful due to all the politics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has alot of great people and a unique culture in the distribution centers making it an enjoyable place to work. The benefits and pay are fair for the opportunity to work in such a casual yet busy environment.

    Cons

    All the decisons are made at the corporate office regarding new hires or promotions at supervisor and above level-field leadership has no latitude to promote or hire at those levels. Senior management spends a great deal of time talking about how they care about the "teammates" yet that is not reflected in their actions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making hiring and promotion decisions based on your like for someone rather than their abilities to perform the job. Listen more to your field leadership who are actually involved in the distribution center activity and customer relationships.


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