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Current Employee - Sales Representative
Current Employee - Sales Representative

I have been working at VWR International

Pros

Excellent place to work in your carrer.

Cons

politics is sad part of the company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

minimize politics

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    A company adrift in the market current and no clue where to find a paddle.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at VWR International

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Lots of freedom for field sales.
    Good people at ground level.
    Generally favorable reputation with customers.
    Company not in danger of going out of business.

    Cons

    VWR senior management has no strategy for how to grow their market share in the U.S. market. They have made no acquisitions in the U.S. market since 1995 of any significance. In 2009, they replaced many of their senior region managers with inexperienced 20 - 30 year olds for no apparent reason other than to show they are doing "something." The sales force is always to blame for the lack of growth. Never the catagory or senior management or the lack of private label inventory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jetison the MIP. It's risk free and you will never grow as long as you take no risk. MAKE A MAJOR ACQUISITION! Merge with Sigma Aldrich or Thermo is going to take over the world.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The experience has been overall good and fair especially during this recession

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at VWR International

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Good People
    Good Customers
    General Positive work experience

    Cons

    Pay plan could be better
    Positions could be filled with qualified people instead of the buddy system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on pay plan

    Disapproves of CEO
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