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Updated August 1, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "Solid company that cares about their employees"

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    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


  4. "Overall, Odom treats their employees well."

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

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

    Pros

    Great non-union company that makes tremendous effort to treat employees fairly.
    Delivery dept works 4-10 schedule Tues through Fri so the weekends are yours!
    Management and HR are fair and approachable .
    Generous with PTO, Good benefits, safe harbor 401k match
    Family friendly employer

    Cons

    Wages are fair but lag behind competition. Company tries to operate with a minimal head count on employees. This approach proves to be troublesome when there is unexpected turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more attention to detail when planning to prevent foreseeable problems. Listen to your employees on the ground as most of them truly care about the overall health of the company.


  5. "Warehouse,"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Odom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    40 hours a week well established company.

    Cons

    supervisors overworked,same people pick up the pieces everyday.

    Advice to Management

    poor communication


  6. "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.


  7. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly family run company. well liked in the community and working toward an eco friendly business. Moving forward on building a new warehouse office structure in a state in a downturn economy.

    Cons

    not much chance for advancement

    Advice to Management

    work with not against sales force

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Odom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    there are no pros for working there

    Cons

    Was terminated without prior verbal OR written warning.

    Advice to Management

    FO and D


  9. "Disappointed. Unethical company."

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

    Pros

    A few networking and windows admin folks are very friendly.

    Cons

    This company has low ethical standards. I worked as a contractor but only for 7 days. 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.

    I completed my work on my last day and asked the BI manager to review later that afternoon. He said he would review it with me on Monday instead. I offered to email an update to everyone but he said it was not necessary. It appeared the decision had been made at that point.

    Advice to Management

    If taking a day off to attend a funeral is not allowed, you should tell me so.
    Please respect the contractors. They are human beings too.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Old Time Thinking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family ran, care about people, great benefits, pay is decent,

    Cons

    not open to new way of thinking, does not support telecommuting or working from remote sites, VPs are not tuned into the business and make decisions that do not support business.

    Advice to Management

    be more in tune to new business processes. look at ways to improve worker's days. send new managers, even VP to training to understand business before they are put in a position to make dangerous decisions.


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