VWR International

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VWR International Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 157 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

VWR International Interim CEO & SVP Manuel Brocke-Benz

Manuel Brocke-Benz

(37 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance was satisfactory compared to other companies (in 10 reviews)

  • years are really great coaches, great people (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • The sales reps are now getting dumped on and it's really screwed up morale (in 8 reviews)

  • There is little interaction between senior management and the average worker in the US (in 6 reviews)

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    Decent employer

    Assistant (Former Employee) Brisbane, CA

    ProsWorked a 6 month contract at one of their sites. Kind and knowledgeable supervisor. Positive work environment. Reasonable expectations and workload. Okay pay for work done.

    ConsA bit disorganized but other than that pretty good. Just need to convey what you want more intelligently.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou treat your employees great, excellent job, however a little organization would lead to less confusion and probably increased productivity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Credit Analyst

    Credit Analyst (Former Employee) Bridgeport, NJ

    ProsVWR is a multi-billion dollar company. Started out as shipping clerk and received several promotions up to Senior Credit Analyst.

    ConsSome of the office politics were uncomfortable

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees about situations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLocation, people, opportunity to advance

    Conschallenging industry, resources are thin

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    great learning experience

    Salses Direct (Former Employee) Arlington Heights, IL

    Prosunseen layoffs with no warning

    Consall good except no one at tops seemed involved

    Advice to Senior Managementthey need more accountability and less managers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to grow with!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSuper flexible, make your own schedule, promote within.

    ConsHas it ups and down just like any company, pay could be better

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your reps well and give them opportunity to help grow the business both bottom line and top

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart people, opportunity to learn

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Radnor, PA

    ProsThe office has a very wholesome vibe. Health is valued there; workouts a the company gym are encouraged and there's free fruit on site daily. (The cafeteria is really good too.) The people are smart and talented and friendly.

    ConsIt can be hard to find mentors, people who will nurture you. Sometimes it feels a bit cliquish.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake time to encourage mentorship.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work life balance is is the biggest pro of the job

    ConsCompensation doesn't match the output required to get the job done

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Satisfactory

    Customer Contact Representative (Former Employee) Brisbane, CA

    ProsGreat people to work with. Provides necessary training for the associates

    ConsOffice politics and compensation is not competitive

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate and acknowledge the associates

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    Good people and environment, limited salary and advancement

    Data Analyst (Former Employee) Radnor, PA

    ProsBeautiful headquarters, a lot of great, fair coworkers and middle managers, ability to sometimes work from home (at managers' discretion), not as high pressure as some environments.

    ConsLowball salaries, low to nonexistent raises, frequent hiring freezes, difficult to move up unless you're great at networking. Even if you move up, HR policies often prevent you from getting the salary bump you would expect. Frequent restructuring makes you often scared for your job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork to retain talent. Incentivize them to stay and make them feel safe.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people...aimless management

    Senior Sales Representative (Current Employee) Radnor, PA

    ProsThe very top is great....the folks doing the work are great

    Consthe managers in between don't have a strategy

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management please go to many customers and understand what's happening...there's no customers in Radnor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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