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118 Reviews
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118 Reviews
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Univar President & CEO J. Erik Fyrwald
J. Erik Fyrwald
50 Ratings
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    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler  in  Odessa, TX
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Odessa, TX

    I have been working at Univar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are very competitive if not better. Managers aren't breathing down your neck all day. Promote within!!
    Available to work as much overtime as you want. Supply drinks water/Gatorade/coffee.

    Cons

    Warehouse could use some form of ventilation, it gets really hot in the summer and cold in the winters. They supply pants that are part of the uniform, i really don't like this i prefer to wear carpenter jeans. ( personal preference)

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    Great job!

    Recommends
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Univar Interviews

Updated Sep 20, 2014
Updated Sep 20, 2014

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Albany, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Univar in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was first contacted by a Univar contract talent acquisition consultant. I then completed a pre-screen
    employment questionnaire after which I had an interview. I went to the interview wearing a suit and tie. In contrast, and this was a major red flag in my opinion, one of the two men from Univar looked like a bum (that's right I said it) because he wore nothing more than a ratty looking flannel shirt and bluejeans.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a question on the pre-screen questionnaire and it was, "Tell me about a strategy you’ve used to sell to a difficult customer."   View Answer
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    Average Interview

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Website www.univar.com
Headquarters Downers Grove, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1924
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Brenntag, Nexeo Solutions

Univar USA has an unvarying devotion to distributing chemicals across the US. The company distributes hundreds of chemicals, including acids, alcohols, catalysts, solvents, and flavorings. Its customers include manufacturers in such industries as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, foods, pulp and paper, oil and gas, and adhesives, as well as waste management companies. Univar USA ships products made by the likes of BASF, Dow Corning, Monsanto, and Rhodia. In 2007 parent company Univar Inc. acquired US distributor CHEMCENTRAL, making its US business #1 in the nation ahead of... More

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