Healthcare Logistics, Evolved.
Pros: Typically M-F, Benefits (outside of medical)
Cons: Long Advancement time-frames, pigeon-holing of job titles
A day in Owens & Minor has an employee, referred to as "teammates", working to process customer orders for daily route delivery. This is accomplished by being a part of one of several teams. During the day, distribution coordinators receive inbound shipments that are eventually put away in the warehouse for a later shift to fulfill outbound orders. Customer service assists customers by creating orders or resolving other issues.
The facility I worked at taught me the value of longevity in a career role but also taught me that sometimes an individual should look for a change in career. Unfortunately, advancement opportunities are slim to none especially if one proves to be efficient at their job. This facility is real bad to "pigeon-hole" individuals in job roles.
Management at the facility is your typical corporate stock. They maintain the interests of the company but also tend to work things out when a teammate undergoes a serious life change. I did not necessarily agree with management at times but they did seem to try and work with individuals in the time of scheduling needs.
The hardest part of the job is to retain morale. Being an industry leader in technology, there are constant changes being made to the operations of the facility. While this is a necessary evil for this business model, it does not promote unity among teammates. This creates an environment where individuals feel that favoritism rules the day.
The most enjoyable part of the job was definitely the teammates. Over my tenure with the company, I had the pleasure of knowing everyone and – more... becoming friends with many of them. – less