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Old Dominion Freight Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Old Dominion Freight President, CEO, and Director David S. Congdon
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits excellent, management cares about the employees (in 22 reviews)

  • Great team oriented atmosphere great pay great experience great management (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • There are days when the long hours can take a toll on you as far as fatigue etc (in 19 reviews)

  • In Oregon there's no overtime until you hit 60 hours (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to gain experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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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 Old Dominion Freight full-time

    Pros

    * Good pay and great stability
    * Able to communicate with leadership w/o fear of reprimand

    Cons

    * Needs more upward mobility


  2. "Worst Work Atmosphere of my life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Great Pay. Seemingly smart business practices to keep operating expenses in check.

    Cons

    Everyone hates their job, and it shows. This is the job you carry with you for the rest of your life to remind yourself what standard to never stoop to, and who you do not want to ever work for again. The work atmosphere is one that is riddled with repeated and frequent sexual commentary of the worst imaginable degree, and NOTHING is off limits, for everyone from management on down. It is equally obvious there is no trust from anyone, they are simply kind to each other's faces, and it's never any deeper from the moment they walk away and are out of earshot. This company prides itself on reminding you DAILY, that you are just an employee number, and they don't need you. It's a mentality, and it is pushed unapologetically. Making their employees feel de-valued, and unappreciated is commonplace. They give grand speeches of being a family, but it is an empty promise at best. The emotional toll this job took on me will be one I will remember forever, and not in a good way. David Congdon would be ashamed if he only knew the half of it.

    Advice to Management

    Less politics, and more genuine qualifications when picking terminal managers and leadership. Being able to talk a good talk doesn't mean they are an effective leader when you aren't looking

  3. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Old Dominion Freight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, great benefits and 401K

    Cons

    High stress, "do more with less" mentality. poor communication

    Advice to Management

    More team building exercises


  4. "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, decent work environment

    Cons

    Floor manager could've been more friendly


  5. "Line haul driver"

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    Former Employee - Road Driver in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Road Driver in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and Management was excellent.

    Cons

    Across the board , everything was fine

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Road driver"

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    Current Employee - Road Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Road Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Good pay. They demand professionalism and that's good.

    Cons

    Line haul manager was a college grad. No experience at all. Tried to micro manage you on the road. And if he can't get along with you, he finds a way to get rid of you. You have to know how to make him look good. Never driven a truck in his life.

    Advice to Management

    Better trained managers.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Hyped job"

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    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Duncanville, TX
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Duncanville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is definitely a pro, only a handful of coworkers were helpful. Benefits were ok. Employee discounts. Weekly pay was something I really liked.

    Cons

    They expect way too much out of you, they're unorganized. DYMs were trash, always have to bleed your eyes out looking for straps to secure freight. Most coworkers were careless on the forklifts.

    Advice to Management

    Treat workers with more respect and have patience for the new guys. More in depth training, don't just throw new guys under fire. Maybe people will last longer.

  8. "Good atmosphere if working in office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Old Dominion Freight full-time

    Pros

    Office jobs are great and low stress

    Cons

    Dock jobs can be very stressful


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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