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Updated July 28, 2018
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  1. "Great family ran"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odom full-time

    Pros

    It's a family ran business that has been around for 80 years. The pay is great, everyone is very helpful, the supervisors are working supervisors and will help anywhere.

    Cons

    Being around a ton of other warehouses, the streets can get crowded with semis coming or going. Not a lot of food choices.


  2. "Good Starting Place"

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    Current Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Bellevue, WI
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Bellevue, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to wear lots of different hats

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to take some risks

  3. "Not Terrible"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odom full-time

    Pros

    Easy to get help when asked.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement and promotions.


  4. "job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Odom full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    company no longer in business


  5. Helpful (1)

    "ANCHORAGE offices are different than Outside"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Odom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not finding any - I mean, some of my coworkers are nice, but they'd just as soon stab you in the back as not.

    Cons

    Anchorage is stuck in the 80's. Women are treated like second class people who shouldnt speak up or know what they're talking about, LGBTQ folks are deeply closeted, they use paper calendars, there's infighting and racial discrimination (POC are good enough for the warehouse, but not one position of power is non-white). Sexism is alive and well. Trying to get a different job, but Odom experience on my resume isn't good.

    Advice to Management

    Get Bellevue people in Alaska to change the culture up here. Get the toxic VPs out before someone reports you to Coke and Miller. You don't represent their brands well.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work here if you are a professional"

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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Odom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for an 18-yr old looking for the first job and doesn't mind long days at what eventually amounts to a low per hour wage and micromanagement in exchange for the opportunity to learn the industry and move on. There are also a lot of cool people working here, and it's a great industry with room for growth in the region.
    Vacation, benefits, and the ability to do some field work. Also, sometimes get occasional samples.

    Cons

    *Unprofessional bro-culture
    *Lack of support to get the work done in the field
    *Not efficiently managed

    Advice to Management

    Harsh tactics may be a good short term move to get work done. Long term, people leave, and the reason you merge with other companies is both for the accounts and the people who sustain the relationships with accounts. Take a good look at managers who have high turn over, as they're going to tank your business.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unethical, Immoral, Unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Database Developer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Odom full-time

    Pros

    A few networking and windows admin folks are very friendly.

    Cons

    This company has low ethical standards. I took a contract to hire position. During that period, a family of mine passed away. So I asked for a day off to attend the funeral. The VP who I reported to approved it. However when I got back to work the day after the funeral, they called my consulting firm to end my contract. No reason was given, not even after more than a month later.

    Advice to Management

    If taking a day off to attend a funeral is not allowed, you should say so.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Has it's ups and downs"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Odom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The coworkers are amazing, good benefits

    Cons

    Middle managment, afraid of change

    Advice to Management

    Don't take the employees for granted. Spend more time learning what the employees actually do instead of assuming you know what they do.


  9. "Relaxed work space but highly competitive with rival companies."

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    Current Employee - Brand Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Brand Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Odom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family-owned multi-state corporation. Good employment package​ including health and retirement. Interesting field of study; mix of sociology, marketing and consumer knowledge required.

    Cons

    High end of month/quarter stress to ensure making goals. Controlled substance sales/management is not for everyone, especially if alcoholism is present in family genes.

    Advice to Management

    Decrease one month goals and increase multiple month planning and goal setting


  10. "Solid company that cares about their employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, 401 k match. friendly work environment. family owned company that cares about their employees

    Cons

    pay is competitive but not top of industry. not always enough people to cover the work load

    Advice to Management

    hire enough personnel to cover work load, be more proactive to problem solving


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