VWR International Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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VWR International Interim CEO & SVP Manuel Brocke-Benz
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Pros
  • work-life balance was satisfactory compared to other companies (in 11 reviews)

  • There are a few good people left working at VWR, although they are becoming fewer and farther between (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Compensation for sales reps blows (in 9 reviews)

  • Work / Life balance is up to the individual to enforce (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Information Services Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Meadowbrook, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in Meadowbrook, PA

    I have been working at VWR International (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people! Schedule is up to your discretion as long as you put in your 40 hours and do your work. I absolutely love working here. Everyone works as a team.

    Cons

    Lack of funding because they want to save money, so there is a battle between which projects get funded first and which get put off. Some of the hardware and software is in need of upgrading but wont be upgraded till broken because they dont want to waste money.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be afraid to empty your pockets to upgrade some of the equipment


  2. Great Place to Work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VWR International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, especially lateral Great benefits Easy to get guidance Managers are only there when you need them

    Cons

    Few vertical advancement opportunities High turnover Pay could be better


  3. Sales Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VWR International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Flexible Work schedules Lots of support and training Sales Reps work with you and teach you over time

    Cons

    Not enough outside sales field training

    Advice to Management

    More Product training should be available


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  5. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VWR International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The People are all friendly and supportive

    Cons

    Things can progress slow since such a large company


  6. Supply chain analyst inern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern

    I have been working at VWR International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really cool workplace, nice people-always willing to help. Flexible hours. A great place to intern if you're looking for a career in analytics and supply chain.

    Cons

    Not a great deal of work to do if you're an intern


  7. Good Company, Lots of Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA

    I have been working at VWR International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly staff, genuinely caring individuals that want your opinions, will work with you to come up with hours that fit your schedule.

    Cons

    Lots of work with little down time. Managers expect a lot because they give a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in additional headcount to reduce the burnout within salary positions.


  8. HRBP

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HRBP in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - HRBP in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at VWR International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    GREAT company who focuses on people first!

    Cons

    Compensation is lower for some roles.


  9. Helpful (2)

    VWR is a great place to grow.

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VWR International

    Pros

    Self Starters are rewarded for their hard work. You get out what you put in.

    Cons

    Employees who lag behind, stay behind.


  10. I have enjoyed working for this company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Support Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Chemical Support Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at VWR International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers competitive salaries, room for growth and movement, and provides the necessary tools to develop advanced personal skills.

    Cons

    So far there arent any complaints


  11. A growing company with a plan which includes employee well being

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VWR International full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company provides you with the tools and help that you need to thrive. They truly support the sales staff and care about the person.

    Cons

    It can be difficult working remotely and without a central office, however there are programs in place to help with this and an extended network to help.



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