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Owens & Minor Reviews

Updated December 4, 2017
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Owens & Minor President & CEO P. Cody Phipps
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Pros
  • Very good benefits if you take advantage of them (in 15 reviews)

  • Decent pay, will definitely keep you busy all day (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours are sometimes the norm (in 17 reviews)

  • There is not much room for advancement for a warehouse worker (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Distribution and teammates care about the customers they serve.

    Cons

    Company in huge transition from a distribution company to manufacturing. Old business model is a commodity with no margin. Company morale is keep your head down and hope you still have a job. Many talented individuals at the company!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Logistics"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great teammates, good compensation, and good opportunities to advance/ try new things. I enjoyed my time there and generally satisfied with work environment

    Cons

    For the last 10 years Owens & Minor has seemed to be in a constant state of re-inventing itself. Quite a bit of personnel changes (lay offs / early retirement packages) and I'm not sure they have built a better company. O&M is at a distinct disadvantage in the market place as their major competitors import and distribute a great deal of their own brands so they can undercut them on distribution deals. They didn't develop / import their branded products early or aggressively enough

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to regain the stability you once had. With constant changes teammates don't feel secure and many will leave for greener pastures.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Great Industry and Local Management, Little Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Implementation Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Implementation Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Coworkers were fantastic. I really got the sense that people cared about their jobs and understood their roles' connection to the customer.
    -My managers were awesome. Very supportive but would leave me alone if I was doing a good job.
    -Compared to other companies in the industry, starting pay is above board for similar titles.
    -Other benefits are pretty much on par with other Fortune 500 companies. O&M doesn't do PTO though, so you get vacation, personal, and sick days separated out.

    Cons

    -New management is pretty much uniformly understood to be clueless. So many changes at the top recently it became almost pointless to learn who was in charge of what.
    -As revenue has fallen, many veterans have been laid off and many more (myself included) read the writing on the wall and left voluntarily. "Brain drain" is real at this company and its starting to take its toll on operations.
    -Little opportunity for advancement. With all the reductions in force over the last few years, it's very difficult to justify new headcount. If you're looking for job security or a career path, this company is not for you. At least not right now.

    Advice to Management

    Hunker down and decide if O&M is a product company or a service company and roll with it. For 3 years, things have been going back and forth. It's impossible to sell customers on the company when employees don't even know where things are headed.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "A previously secure place to work. Lack of transparency left teammates feeling anything but secure."

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Control in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Prior to current events within the company, O&M had been a rather repetitive job where you knew what to expect. Job security was almost promised as long as you did your job. Yearly, and holiday bonuses were a big perk.

    Cons

    Management played favorites in a very obvious and unprofessional behavior. Punishing everyone for the mistakes of one person took a huge toll on team morale. Lack of support from leads and upper management left many feeling stuck and lost. Worst of all, lack of guidance kept many from reaching a higher level of success. If you were not favored, you were not assisted in being developed.

    Advice to Management

    Identity abusive leadership. Encourage leads to pay greater attention to your staff. Develop those who show interest in doing better, instead of only helping those you personally want to succeed.


  5. "Very old fashioned"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, good benefits and culture

    Cons

    Slow and traditional. Company should embrace technology online


  6. "Analyst"

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

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time

    Pros

    Great employees to work with.

    Cons

    Too much change in leadership


  7. "Account Receivable"

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

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time

    Pros

    The people on the team was great.

    Cons

    limited growth opportunities were limited.

  8. "Sales"

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

    I worked at Owens & Minor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People in the distribution centers

    Cons

    New Corp structure does not work with customer expectations

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be like all the others


  9. "Supply Chain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good culture, great work -life balance, great single parent business

    Cons

    business transformation, recent RIF, low initial salary


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Safety
    Current Employee - Safety
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Owens & Minor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paid time off decent co-workers

    Cons

    New CEO screwed you the culture at Owens and Minor, many lay offs, crappy 2% raises many veteran works leaving

    Advice to Management

    GET Cody out of here before stocks drop even more


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