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VWR International Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Average Interview

Onsite Coordinator Interview

Onsite Coordinator
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at VWR International.

Interview Details – Applied directly to the website. Was interviewed at a Panera Bread,, which also had a job fair going on. At first I thought I was conned into a job fair, but found out that it was just a coincidence. I was interviewed by 2 of my soon to be supervisors. Both were professional and easy to talk too, and mostly asked generic questions.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work here.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no negotiations. 6 months to first promotion is a bit long.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at VWR International in March 2012.

Interview Details – Phone screen, then a face - to - face with hiring manager. Phone screen is pretty easy, manager interviews can be easy or hard depending on manager. Pretty quick process.

Interview Question – All the usual questions. They ask for previous earnings and then match it. Add 10-15k because they didn't ask for a tax return etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
San Francisco, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at VWR International in June 2013.

Interview Details – Phone interview with HR. Phone interview with hiring manager. In person interviews with hiring manager and her supervisor. Phone interview with VP of sales. Follow up with HR after each interview. I sent emails following each interview to follow up.

Interview Question – Give three top qualities of sales rep. How do you meet the qualities? Give examples of times you met/used the qualities.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Company did not give salary range up front. Do research and ask for above average salary. Benefits standard.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Onsite Coordinator Interview

Onsite Coordinator
Bloomingdale, IL

I applied online - interviewed at VWR International in December 2012.

Interview Details – Hiring process begins with an outside screening company. Getting past the screening company can be difficult and require more skills and experience than the job specifies. Interview with management was straight forward and relaxed.

Interview Question – I do not recall facing any unexpected questions for the position I was applying for.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – VWR met the standard I gave for initial compensation exact.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Contact Center Representative Interview

Contact Center Representative
Brisbane, CA

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at VWR International.

Interview Details – Agency will contact you for the initial interview. The application form will ask for desired salary. You will get a chance to interview with the manager if they think you are qualified

Interview Question – What is your weakness   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Compensation is not hat I expected


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Third Party Buyer Interview

Third Party Buyer
Radnor, PA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at VWR International in February 2013.

Interview Details – Interview was straight forward, asking why I would be a good fit and what qualities do I have that make me a good fit.

Interview Question – Nothing was really all that difficult   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate, they are pretty set in there policies


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Brisbane, CA

I applied in-person and interviewed at VWR International.

Interview Details – It took two interviews to be hired.

Interview Question – No surprises, standard job interview questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – You are give an offer, no negotiations.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
San Dimas, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at VWR International in January 2009.

Interview Details – Met with regional sales manager in local VWR office. Meeting was basic in format and questions.

Interview Question – Do you think sales is a harder job than your current position   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Easy. I took the offer because it was a promotion.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

CUSTOMER CARE EXPERT Interview

CUSTOMER CARE EXPERT
Brisbane, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at VWR International in November 2009.

Interview Details – It was with one the supervisors office of the call center. She was straight forward with questions. Nothing that I could not answer. I just try to be enthusiast and sit forward in the chair.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult or any Unexpected question. A simple straight forward interview in how you handle customers.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I had to go through a job agency and they handle the pay negotiation. I was satisfied. I was more satisfied that I got the job.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Coordinator Interview

Coordinator

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at VWR International in May 2013.

Interview Details – From application to interview the process took 2 months. Applied online and received an email I wasn't a good match for the job, then a month later was invited to a phone interview followed by a face to face. Didn't hear back for over a month... With a job offer. Start date 3 weeks after that.

Interview Question – What is your definition of integrity?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiations.

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