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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at VWR International

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Many good people work there and care about what they do.

Cons

Everyone talks team and how we all have to work together for the betterment of the whole company, but each group protects itself first, seemingly for fear of poor reviews. The culture does not promote the best team environment.

Advice to Management

Improve inter-group communication and especially cooperation. Understand that if you really want to become a better company and reaps the rewards you need to improve your foundation and not just try to gain market share in the short term, or you'll always be fighting fires instead of moving ahead.

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  1. A company in turmoil

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Swedesboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Swedesboro, NJ

    I worked at VWR International

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my job and the people I worked with There are alot of good & dedicated employees. This is a company that has alot of long time employees They pay better than most companies in the local area.

    Cons

    They have outsourced some of the departments and the customers are not happy. Most state that they cannot understand these people when they need to talk to them. The outsourced depts seem to be making alot of errors. They have also closed one of thier locations so the work is being distributed to the other locations to pick up plus the work they already have. The service to the customers will end up suffering.

    Advice to Management

    You need to pay attention to the service that your customers are receiving.


  2. Be rather careful...

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    Current Employee - Administrator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Administrator in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at VWR International

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are ambitious you can grind out a rather decent salary and have some good foot in the door experience working for a biomedical distribution company.

    Cons

    Management is rather disorganized and promotions are hard to come by. Probably the single greatest downside to this company is a lack of corporate loyalty to their employees. Benefits have been slashed as has the work force, however since outsourcing had occurred there is this double standard made by VWR management for employees to dedicate themselves to the company with little to no job security.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example and hold yourself to the same level of dedication as your employees. Also if profits are down you should not be receiving bonuses it is bad for morale and bad for business.


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