Warehouse Coordinator (Former Employee) – Tracy, CA – June 17, 2016
So my shift was the swing shift so I started at 2 pm. We came in right when the morning shift should be getting off (but never do, will get to that) and you try to find a lift to go drive on. Over half the lifts have wonky wheels that aren't very comfortable so you will destroy your knees and back if you work for more than a month. The job is supposed to be 8 hours, but the only time I ever saw an 8 hour shift was on the day we didn't ship product, Sunday. All the other days were 10+. So you will get your overtime but you won't see your family. It's in Tracy, but the far far side of Tracy. So if you're coming from Modesto, it's a long drive. Adds about an hour to your whole day. The people you work with are really cool. I got close to a lot of them. Most everyone cares about what's going on in your life. A lot of people like to play video games. Supervisors can get a little shady. I'm pretty sure they rigged the numbers for a few employees to fire them instead of lay them off when they should've been. But shift leads and managers are pretty cool. All-in-all, it wasn't a terrible place to work at, I liked it better than my restaurant job. You get a nice pair of Red Wings boots out of it. :)
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Tracy, CA – June 1, 2016
Typical day included receiving and putting away product according to location. Mandatory overtime with timed breaks. Management good for the most part. Co-workers friendly. Hardest part not knowing end time of the day.
Warehouse Coordinator (Former Employee) – Olive Branch, MS – May 22, 2016
Empty promises, management asks for opinions but immediately shuts them down because they are smarter than you, but then will try your opinion and say it was their idea the whole time, multi-faced people fill the warehouse
I knew what my responsibilities were and I was allowed to complete my job on a daily basis without being micro-managed. The most enjoyable part of the job was being interactive with other teammates. The hardest part of the job was terminating people.
Fast paced atmoshere with selfish teammates and even worse upper management.
Former Teammate (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – May 6, 2016
Standard Operating Procedures are determined in large Distribution Centers with 100's of teammates available for all tasks. In small DC's, like Albuquerque, you are expected to wear many hats and do all the same tasks while being measured for performance and time utilization and expected to hit all company goals. The expectations are impossible to meet and teammates usually cheat the system to hit their marks. Upper management is a joke and does not listen to lower level manager and supervisor when they tell them the goals are impossible to meet! They want to be the best but never lift a finger to help. Employees are constantly getting written up for poor performance. Moral sucks and teammates have a, "I'm doing what's best for me attitude and I don't give a darn about my teammates!" People call in all the time, and could care less how their absence impacts their teammates work day. You never get out on time and employees will do as little as possible. NOBODY TAKES INITIATIVE to do more than expected and there is way too much drama for a little place like this. Expect to work lots of overtime because its always short staffed and even though teammates know this, they still call in and make it worse. The pay rate is low for what is expected and pay checks are good because your constantly working overtime and have no life. Worst company I ever worked for!
Great team to work with in the customer service department and warehouse.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Edwardsville, IL – April 12, 2016
A typical day at work was pleasant and constant. I learned that when things would get hectic, our team of customer service representatives would come together greatly as a team. Management was not all that great. Policies and practices would change almost daily, leaving us to recant what we would tell our clients. The hardest part of the job was the constant change in policies and being let go. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people that soon became like family
Inventory Coordinator (Current Employee) – Scarsdale, NY – April 8, 2016
The regular day at work was stressful, they was in the process of changing personal, firing everbody that they thought wasnt good enough for the job, even if you been there for many of years. What i learned working there was how to handle my peer, withen mangement and taking direct oders if i didnt like them or not.Some of the co-workers i did work with was unfriendly, so that made the job even worst, they had everyday a new body coming in there to fill the postion, so it was hard to get to know anybody. The best part of the job was just working, getting paid the right money, it was very hard for me to enjoy alot of the job because i was working over 50 hours daily seven days a week.
Company is re-structuring as many teammates are losing their jobs. I loved my job working with Hospitals and their staff on-site. I learned many skills, advanced my knowledge and tuned up my abilities.
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) – Tracy, CA – March 28, 2016
I learned to work as a Team Player, supported, advancement . I have a great Team that I worked with daily. I reviewed reports, financials, ensure customer satisfaction and ensured the Team continued to grow and learn. I provided developments and growth. Performed appraisals and recruitment for jobs.
Shipping and receiving coordinator (Current Employee) – Urbandale, IA – March 26, 2016
Owens and minor is a great company to get on your feet at. I have learned how to be a part of a bigger organization. My people skills have improved greatly over these last 11 years. A typical day at work involved working as a team, making sure all products are safe and ready to load on the trucks.
Surgitrack Program Supervisor (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – March 24, 2016
Love my work with Owens & Minor. Great leadership team and a great company to work for. I worked as a supervisor in a department called Surgitrack. I had a great experience and learned a lot. I was directly responsible for create the day's work for the 2 teammates in the department, fully implementing FDA regulations, monitor all incoming items needed to build the surgical kits, and I also learned a ton about supervising teammates in a diverse culture.
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Hebron, KY – March 17, 2016
I loved this company for 20 years. I was engaged in all aspects of HR. Getting to know the teammates was my favorite part. Unfortunately due to company restructuring my position was eliminated. I am looking for a company to call my home away from home.