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Old Dominion Freight Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Old Dominion Freight President, CEO, and Director David S. Congdon
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Pros
  • Good Pay, great pay, amazing pay (in 60 reviews)

  • family oriented company and good pay for some positions (in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, would like new lifts (in 20 reviews)

  • In Oregon there's no overtime until you hit 60 hours (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Data entry clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight full-time

    Pros

    Great pay for low experience

    Cons

    Paid by production rate.
    Extremely boring and tedious
    Terrible hours


  2. "Sales and Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Service Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales and Service Manager in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good money, great benefits, use to be great upper management

    Cons

    You are only as good as yesterday's number and you are out if a new VP comes in...the look for a reason to terminate...so watch your back

    Advice to Management

    You have good people working for you the least you can do is treat them with respect

  3. "Good, hard work but worth the pay."

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    Former Employee - Dockworker-Part Time in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Dockworker-Part Time in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good. And you get plenty of breaks if full time. There are also plenty of opportunities available to internal hires.

    Cons

    You have to be careful everyday and be aware of your surroundings so you don't get hurt. The job can eventually wear you down too.


  4. "The pay is good but you gon work your tail off. Full time is 12 hrs a day."

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    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Conley, GA
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Conley, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Old Dominion Freight full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay and you get 3 days off every week. You get 2 weeks vacation pay after one year of full time. Appreciation cook outs from time to time

    Cons

    Shifts are too long, you have to work through different weather conditions, only a 30 min break for a 12 hr shift


  5. "Best in Freight, not so much of a Work-life balance though"

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

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight part-time

    Pros

    Great pay and relaxed time off

    Cons

    Start time, but not end time. Can't call in Fri-Mon.


  6. "Dockworker/Forklift Operator"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great Pay
    -Great Benefits
    -Regular Raises
    -Challenging Work Environment (if you like puzzles)
    -Learn a great deal about the transportation industry, logistics, and the supply/manufacturing chains of many companies.
    -Keeps you mentally and physically fit (if you do your job right)

    Cons

    -Management structure and advancement process
    -Management is purely focused on numbers
    -Open air dock, exposed to the elements while driving a forklift at 10MPH
    -A lot more physical labor than one would expect

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and have their backs! Show some understanding for peoples' situations, and don't fire them just because they totaled their car-even though they followed company procedure!


  7. "Experienced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thomasville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thomasville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight full-time

    Pros

    Growing company with strong community focus.

    Cons

    Poor management focus on training

  8. "Leadman"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Old Dominion Freight full-time

    Pros

    Pay, people, hours, overall okay

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about the worker bee

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the little guy


  9. "dock worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great pay and good equipment

    Cons

    terrible hours, barley get to spend time with your family

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "No Job Security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Old Dominion Freight full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Employees, Old Management weeded out the bad apples and got fired for doing the right thing.

    Cons

    New Management after 30 years, want to change the culture in terrible ways.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the old ways that made the workers proud to come into work each day, now you show up and feel afraid for your job.


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