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"Be rather careful..."

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

Other Employee Reviews for VWR

  1. "Okay for a first sales job"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the pay and benefit package is okay, if you are in the sales force. expense account, very fair car allowance. managers are usually willing to accompany you on sales calls.

    Cons

    management is a joke. they do not take their job or their employees seriously. they promote from outside the company, leaving upper management lost when it comes to training and mentoring new employees. managers are hard to reach and don't return phone calls. management makes a lot of promises that they do not follow up on, to both customers and employees.

    the company is currently doing layoffs and on a hiring freeze. don't even bother applying until 2010.

    Advice to Management

    listen to what your employees are saying, and follow up on what you promise to employees AND customers.


  2. "VWR-A company of Incompetance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Management in Swedesboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Inventory Management in Swedesboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing about working for VWR is that you have the opportunity to work and go to school. The company will pay for you to go to school and the management are very flexable with helping you with school

    Cons

    There are a lot of downsides to working wtih VWR International.
    1. The management at all levels are not as competient as other employers that I have worked for. Their lack of training as leaders and their lack of listening and understanding makes the working environment very unpleasant
    2. The company does not listen to their employees. The company is so one sided that it will only listen to the customer and not the employee, no matter the situation.
    3. Upper management is unexcusably incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managment, listen to your employees, and become better competitors in your own market.

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