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  1. "Good place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMRESCO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Upper management turnover is high due to leadership at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Why do you keep hiring and firing your own people?


  2. "Average Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMRESCO full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start right out of college. Average compensation.

    Cons

    Holidays off are poor. Very little vacation & personal time

    Advice to Management

    management needs to catch up with the times and offer more to attract better candidates.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Do not recommend working here"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The majority of the people I worked closely with outside of management were wonderful and professional individuals.

    Cons

    Management does not listen to its team members--same problems and issues day in and day out and poor attempts at resolving them, negative and tense working environment, unreasonable workload and expectations, management shows favoritism. No workplace flexibility options and HR ignores complaints from the employees. I would never recommend working for this company--undervalued, discouraging, and depressing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team--if you don't think they have something valuable to say, why did you hire them to begin with?


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Totally agree, avoid this comany at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, horrible place to work. They have ruined a lot of lives. Do not move for this company...... you will regret it!

    Cons

    A lot of turn around in every department. Managers do not know what is going on underneath them. I also moved for this company. VP's do not manage well and are clueless what is going on in their areas of responsibility. Threats made on lives, management did not take action. Solon police responds to threats on lives there a lot. Just check Solon police records it is all there.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue what is going on right under your noses. Stop the revolving door in employee turn over. VWR no better since they took over. Avoid this place at all costs. They have a very bad reputation


  5. "Chemical Handler"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Handler in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Chemical Handler in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMRESCO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice people at every level. Good pay and benefits. Trusted place with good future. Amresco being taken over by the mother company -VWR, it is a good move.

    Cons

    Training system needs to be driven by strategy and key factors for much needed improvement. Feedback is much needed at every level, tool that can be used for further development in every department.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your representatives and pay much attention to details.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Conflict abounds"

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    Former Employee - Non-production Administrative Position in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Non-production Administrative Position in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMRESCO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting industry. Opportunity to learn a lot. Multiple shifts allow for flexible hours in most departments. "Lifers" are friendly, once you get past the gruff exterior.

    Cons

    The culture - change is frequently blocked by associates who have been in roles long-term, particularly operations side management. Management says culture is process improvement based, but changes to process are half-implemented at best.
    The management - Some managers support change and and support their employees' ideas; many do not. Pockets of good management and positive work environments exist, but some entire departments are about "the blame game" and playing favorites. There are some managers who can make life awful if given control or if you happen to work in that department.
    Career growth - Some departments have opportunity and some do not. Many areas are plagued with favoritism, so good employees can be stagnated in a role. This is most prevalent in non-production departments.
    Too sterile - While HR is hiring a diverse workforce, the company culture does not support diverse self expression. Leadership is very conservative (think "old white guy" stereotype), and those leaders do not adapt well to people who are not the same as they are. Ethnic, urban, or otherwise "out of the box" associates are not heard by these leaders.

    Advice to Management

    The "boots on the ground" employees often know more than the management believes they know. Listen more to those people when implementing new processes. When a process change decision is made, back that decision, even if you don't personally agree with it. A united management makes for clear communications and a better culture.

    AMRESCO Response

    Jun 14, 2016 – HR Supervisor

    Since this employee left, we have moved into a beautiful new building. Our benefits and HRIS have changed so that we are now more fully integrated with VWR International LLC. We continue to hire and... More


  7. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Growing company, career growth in the department I was in, good people

    Cons

    No career growth for production employees

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing the floor

    AMRESCO Response

    Jan 4, 2016 – HR Supervisor

    AMRESCO/VWR Solon has a good record of promoting from within. There are many examples of production associates moving into training liaison, maintenance, quality inspector, lead, and management... More

  8. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and laid back environment

    Cons

    Inadequate procedures and outdated facilities and equipment

    AMRESCO Response

    Dec 21, 2015 – HR Supervisor

    Starting in December 2015, we've been moving into a newer, bigger building, as we continue to update our processes, products, equipment and facilities.


  9. "A VWR Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMRESCO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    AMRESCO is a pretty flexible place to work, in general management is willing to work with you on schedules and job duties. The pace can be a little hectic, depending on the department and overtime is occasional. The benefits (medical, 401k, job perks) are decent. There is a wealth of knowledge, but it needs to be sought out. The experience gained from AMRESCO is good, it can be very fulfilling work.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are limited, the feedback being the only job experience a candidate may have is AMRESCO. This can be discouraging to long term employees when a new associate from outside AMRESCO is hired-particularly when all the new hires come from the same place(s). It's even worse when a long time associate is demoted for that reason. While continuous improvement is a core value, sometimes the expectation to continually do better with less creates unnecessary stress on staff. I don't see AMRESCO as more than a way to gain different and more experiences in this unique industry-it is not a long term career choice.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and recognize long time employees. It doesn't have to be a public recognition at a service lunch. Look at the morale of your associates in all departments and listen to their suggestions. Management may know how to do a job or what is required, but the people on the floor or bench actually doing the work are the ones getting stressed and bogged down by ever increasing demands. Do not change someone's job title, pay and responsibilities when someone new from outside the company comes on board without an open and frank discussion.

    AMRESCO Response

    Jun 14, 2016 – HR Supervisor

    Starting in December, 2015 we began a process of merging six older, smaller buildings into one, big, newer building. So far, four buildings have been completely decommissioned. With most departments... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "If u need a job that's not going anywhere apply"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Handler in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Chemical Handler in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job field not going anywhere.
    This company is expanding every year.
    A great entry on resume
    Pays good if u have right background

    Cons

    no room for advancement
    selected few get a chance to make use of there skills from past experience at jobs. example Ben-venue Laboratories get first chance at any open position over the senior Amresco workers.
    The job hires all races but, are extremely good at subtle racism against the non whites or whites that maybe mingle to much with the urban workers.

    Advice to Management

    Give your hard workers a chance like u give there BVL co-workers or L'Oreal workers, those are usually the people in your department putting the time and always going the extra mile to get the job done correctly. Actually get out your desk chair and go see what problems are instead of sending someone who isn't a supervisor to take care of it or bark orders on your behalf, That eventually causes a problem with the person and there peers

    AMRESCO Response

    Dec 21, 2015 – HR Supervisor

    Promotions of long term associates, both male and female, and of different races, has long been a goal and the data shows that we've done quite well in that area this year. We look at people with the... More


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