Old Dominion Freight Line Employee Reviews

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good company, poorly managed at local level
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  Edwardsville, KSNovember 27, 2018
Good company as far as benefits, but local branch is run poorly. The company is very big into volunteering and philanthropic events, but it is not supported at the local terminal. There is no cohesiveness, departments are not encouraged to work together, it seems management enjoys bickering between departments. The blame game is strong at this terminal. Management has a hard time admitting any mistakes, and generally gets rid of employees that challenge their decisions. The company encourages an "open door" policy, but when employees contact corporate for issues, they are punished.
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Not terrible, but not great
Dock Worker/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCNovember 21, 2018
I worked at ODFL for 3 years, starting with maintenance and moving on to forklift operation and supervision. Working here is laid back and fun, but can be demanding, and interferes with home life. There is no paid overtime, and management has a way of playing favorites. During peak seasons there are mandatory work days. Pay and benefits are great. They take care of you if you do well. There is opportunities for advancement if you wish.
Pros
Hour lunches, good pay
Cons
Management
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very stressful place to work
Dock Worker (Former Employee) –  Carlisle, PANovember 20, 2018
different races got catered to more then others. Got written up for random nonsense like doing the right thing. when we loaded skids into a trailer we had to put cardboard around all 4 sides of the skid an strap it in once if the skid fell over during transit we would get written up for it.
Pros
Employee day that gave us free food and drinks, gave us free clothes but had to work for it.
Cons
benefits very poor and every year get worse
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Loved OD
Fork lift driver, yard spotter (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJanuary 10, 2019
Amazing company but the hours are extremely hard to balance with a home/family life.
Raises all the time. Very strict on attendance. My OM and most were always understanding and ready to help. Fast paced do your job they will notice you and acknowledge it. Mess around will be sent for random drug test and wrote up 3x your out.
Pros
Amazing pay benefits
Cons
Schedule/hours work/no overtime until 60hrs
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Overall a great company, with isolated issues at other terminals.
Local Driver (Former Employee) –  Des Plaines, IL 60018November 8, 2018
I worked at 2 Old Dominion locations during my time there. The first one was very reasonable and very well managed. When i relocated to the Chicago area, the management style changed drastically. The management at my new location were incredibly short sighted and made routinely bad decisions for the company as a whole. They were completely inattentive to employee concerns and threatened those who voiced concerns with termination several times. There were a myriad of unsafe and inadvisable practices that took place under this one management group that are too many to list here, but i do view it as an isolated group, not a company wide attitude.
Pros
pay
Cons
a lot
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Great Pay & Benefits but no room for advancements within
P&D DRIVER (Former Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 5, 2018
The pay was great and had the best benefits. Made great friendships during my time that I have carried on past my employment with Old Dominion. Management overworked the drivers without consideration for their personal time and family time. No overtime until 60 hours. There was no room for advancement. Once a driver, always a driver.
Pros
Pay, Benefits, 401K matching, employee recognition events
Cons
Overtime not being paid until 60 hours, Typical weeks had 55+hours, no consideration for family time
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Worth working for this company
Dock Worker/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) –  Rialto, CANovember 26, 2018
Great place to work in the freight line industry. If you're looking to make some money try and get into the CDL classes which are paid for by old dominion. Drivers make the real money. But in the long run and want to move up, go for a supervisor position. Supervisors get paid very well.
Pros
Get good pay.
Cons
Can get real busy.
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Fast paced environment with more work that the employees can barely handle.
Dockworker (Former Employee) –  Orange, CANovember 29, 2018
Overall was an okay experience but I wouldn't consider doing it for long, considering they rarely offer full-time positions and expect you to do 10+ hours a day as a part timer.
Pros
diverse employees
Cons
short breaks, lack of care for employees, pick favorites
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Dispatch management
P&D Driver (Current Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAJanuary 11, 2019
Dispatch management horrible does not know how to talk to drivers Disrespects drivers first company I work for that corporate allows this to happen . They won’t let you move One division to the other That’s on the Terminal Manager
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Long hours no home time Monday through Friday No overtime
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Corporate, fast paced
Customer Service Clerk (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORDecember 13, 2018
A large corporate company where the people in the office or lower on the pedestal were not treated with as much respect as I feel should have been. Raises were not based on performance. Everyone got the same yearly raise. Nor where you given any incentive.
Pros
Fun coworkers
Cons
no lunches
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Fast paced with great pay and benefits
Foreman/Lead (Former Employee) –  Greer, SCOctober 2, 2018
Old Dominion Freight Lines is top of the line when it comes to rates and claims ratio, I for one made sure freight efficiency and quality was ensured for customer satisfaction. In turn this kind of drive got me a promotion as a Foreman/Lead
Pros
Forklift license, and paid CDL SCHOOL, great pay
Cons
Long work hours
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Teamsters please come to this place
Pick up and delivery (Former Employee) –  Fort Smith, ARJuly 28, 2018
Worked here well over 10 years... pay was good.. management was an absolute joke... management had ZERO knowledge of what the heck they were pretending to manage.... of course, that doesnt matter when you were gauranteed a job when your father sold out to old dominion. This company, and many others like it... are the reason labor unions exist... when your so called " upper management" spends untold time and resources to remain " union free "... uuhhmmm... ya might need a union.
Pros
Pay was good... as was insurance
Cons
Management, they hire people with ZERO knowledge of day to day operations
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Fun place to work
Driver trainer, Line Haul, (Former Employee) –  Edison, NJOctober 25, 2018
Fun place to work with the many different cultures of people who are employed there. With the opportunity to apply for openings within the company such as supervisors, operators manager, tremnial manager. To drive the state of art equipment with electric logs
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P & D Driver (Former Employee) –  Syracuse, NYOctober 23, 2018
OD has a very respectful workplace, management doesn't tolerate a hostile work environment. Hours were tough to work at first, but the pay made it easy to live with. Dispatch emphasized safety over anything else. Missed pick ups, or deliveries were not punishable if safety was a factor.
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Productive work place
Class A CDL Driver (Current Employee) –  Lathrop, CAOctober 7, 2018
Complete Pre-trip on commercial vehicle and trailer. Check that all freight in trailer matches the route Manifest. Deliver or pick up freight at customer business or residential. Complete post-trip on commercial vehicle and trailer.
Pros
Good pay. Local route. Plenty of hours.
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long days and stressful
Dock Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJuly 25, 2018
the days/ nights are long. you will get recognized and are able to advance, but then you are scrutinized to the max. they get rid of the wrong people for the wrong reasons, and no one there in management will give you a straight answer or care for you; but the pay is good for what you have to do. the majority of the dock workers there would not be able to work at McDonald's for the most part, or should work there instead.
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Don’t care about employees
City Dispatch (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INNovember 2, 2018
Good Ol boy network. No opportunity to advance. Don’t hire from within. Never compensated for going above and beyond. People are placed in jobs that shouldn’t be (no experience) because of the good ol boy network.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Too stressful
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not a very good company to work for
Dock Worker/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHJuly 9, 2018
Not a very friendly family company to work for it took me three years to get a full time schedule while everybody that was hired after me was offered full time schedules after thirty days some moved immediately to supervisor and lead positions but only if you were in with management or other supervisors
Pros
decent benefits
Cons
stressful, and one sided, when it came to picking and choosing who gets what manifest, if friends with management or a favorite you got good trailers, if not in with management you would receive manifests of trashed trailers, or tires all-day.
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Fun & productive workplace
Parts Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHNovember 28, 2018
It's a great company with great people to work with. I am very happy with my job there. It is a very stable company with great benefits and pay. They really seem to care about you and what is going on with you outside of work.
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Do your job and everything was fine.
Diesel Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Saint Charles, MONovember 5, 2018
Good place to work. Do your job to the best of your ability and everything was fine . If you need help just ask. Don’t be afraid to get dirty. Ask questions if you don’t know.
Pros
Relaxed work place
Cons
Some of the new hires were jerks.
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