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It used to be a really good company but since the Private Equity firms bought Univar, it has not been a good experience.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Analyst in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - IT Analyst in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Univar full-time (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The company still values and treats the customer as royalty which is the key to the success of the company. The employees are still hard working and care immensely about the company and their coworkers.

Cons

The company expects more and more from their Full Time Employees without adequate compensation. They pay their contractors and consultants an enormous amount of money, while giving their FTE's the minimal in compensation increases. Their big ERP Project is costly and inefficient.

Advice to Management

Compensate the employees fairly and stop expecting them to work 60-80 hour weeks.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Univar full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Local Supervisors need more training

    Advice to Management

    Better training for supervisors


  2. Helpful (2)

    Very Political

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BIS in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - BIS in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Univar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Hard working line management
    Customer focus

    Cons

    Overworked staff
    Good Old Boy Network - extremely political
    Performance Management is a joke
    Bonuses compensation
    Too many Vice Presidents

    Advice to Management

    Lose some of the VPs and get more doers. The organization is top heavy with clueless VPs. Too many parallel initiatives, and employees are being asked to do more without proper resources.

    Lose the fiefdoms established by many VPs. Leads to many fiefdoms managed by huge egos. Many good people have left or been let go because of this.


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