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It's a job.

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Current Employee - Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The ability to create your own schedule and be in charge of your relationships with customers

Cons

Typical large corporation. Sales and customer service issues---outsourcing, bottom line on profits, not on people.

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  1. Great working and learning environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA

    I worked at VWR International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The office had a great family vibe. Co-workers were willing to answer any questions you had that would help with your job performance. Great opportunities for growth with or within the business that the company dealt with.

    Cons

    There unfortunately had favoritism, when it came to promotions. The office where I worked has been closed, but the warehouse is relocating to Visalia, California.

    Advice to Management

    Keep business decisions business and not personal.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Stable company but very political

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA

    I worked at VWR International

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the industry is extremely stable - this is a cash cow - every 5 or so years a private equity will buy it, milk it and sell it...
    nice work environment at headquarters (not at DCs)
    access to gym
    free fruit

    Cons

    very political with silos ( at least in NA, not sure how Europe is)
    low pay (i am not sure how you can try to recruit talent by underpaying people)

    if you want to be in a company where you just want to "get by" by doing a mediocre job for 20+ years... this is your place... i think it is both a good and a bad sign when you see employees who have been doing the same job for 20,30 years... the good is because you know that they are in a safe and stable company... the bad is because most of them have been doing the same job for years and years without thinking twice about trying to improve and change things in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Think about bringing in fresh people who are willing to change and improve things. Also, try to have the different groups within the organization talk more.


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