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Updated January 10, 2017
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  • Below average work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Long hours, not much of a work life balance (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some really good people in the IT org

    Cons

    good old boy network gets in the way


  2. "Too many chiefs not enough indians"

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    Former Employee - Picker/Packer
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to throw pies in the supervisors faces once a year to raise money for united way

    Cons

    Too many chiefs not enough indians don't know when you will clock out. Management is disorganized


  3. "Picker 2"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Operator in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It was easy work.Nothing hard about it

    Cons

    They required mandatory overtime with little to no advanced notice. Did not care about employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and work with your people


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  5. "Okay but not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Steady to fast work pace
    Decent Benefits

    Cons

    Work a lot of OT
    Management doesn't care about you
    Company doesn't often promote within


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Transportation Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of personal freedom and responsibility.
    Great work environment and great people.
    Fun and friendly.
    Very community oriented.

    Cons

    Virtually no internal career paths. If you are looking for a promotion, don't bother.
    Limited response and flexibility from customers internal and external

    Advice to Management

    Make some career paths, hire internally more.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Payroll Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Payroll Coordinator in Brentwood, TN
    Former Employee - Payroll Coordinator in Brentwood, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company. They are horrible to work for and do not treat their employees with respect. They need a completely new management staff.

    Cons

    Pay was below average for the area of the country. Benefits were not the greatest based on the size of the company. Lots of overtime and not enough people to do the work. Poor management and too much favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat employees with respect. Do not make friends with your employees and treat the other employees like dirt.


  8. "Great company but not a lot of room to grow."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edward, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edward, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Upper management including HR very involved with employees. Quarterly bonuses and lot of overtime options. Very easy job and good starting pay.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to move up in company. Not a lot of push for employees to do better, most employees just do enough to get by.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "If you like career progression, challenge, and pay, stay away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    First and foremost, a paycheck. Other than that, there are opportunities to attend cool conferences and industry shows, depending on who you are.
    Work/life balance isn't an issue (as other reviews have stated) because the work is not challenging.

    Cons

    1) Pay is lower than average, and there was no bonus in my department. Merit increases barely adjusted for inflation.
    2) No tuition reimbursement (likely because higher education is not a huge focus in this industry)
    3) Poorly managed in essentially every department (communication issues, lack of direction, constant situations of missing the forest for the trees)
    4) Very unprofessional (name-calling, swearing, making fun of others, throwing objects around the office, making immature and insulting jokes, etc. etc. etc.)
    5) No upward mobility. In my department alone, a bunch of analysts report to a VP. No room for growth, unless you want to shift departments or leave the company.
    6) Way too top-heavy. There must be 200+ VPs at the company, most of whom are poor leaders.
    7) Very averse to change/innovation/new ideas. When the company was owned by a PE firm, there was rigidity with new product offerings, process shifts, etc., but the stiffness never changed with new ownership. It's a shame.
    8) Holy turnover, Batman! In my short experience with the company, almost my entire department turned over, and that paled in comparison to other depts. HR/leadership pretends to care about employee retention on paper, but does NOTHING to keep employees.

    Advice to Management

    Work on being more professional and lead by example. Also, try to get on par with other (read as: all) companies and offer even minimal tuition reimbursement and better bonuses. Focus on retaining top talent and developing people. Don't be so impulsive with decisions that could positively impact the company.


  10. "Operator"

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

    I worked at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics full-time

    Pros

    I became a trainer very quickly

    Cons

    The company has its favorites...

    Advice to Management

    Watch your supervisors.


  11. "OHL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Overall great company, each warehouse is different especially depending on who and how many customers the warehouse supports
    -Great opportunities to grow within the company
    -You can learn a lot about logistics, warehouse, and safety ,great for a person interested in that field

    Cons

    -Pay rates are not the best compared to others (depending on the position)
    -Company does not offer continued education
    -Temporary employees are seasonal and turn over is very frequent



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