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Updated February 17, 2017
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Stephen D. Newlin
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  • Does not value long term employees that have built the business (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management seems like a good ole boys club (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "supply chain analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Univar full-time

    Pros

    all good here. Enjoyed working

    Cons

    nothing really . Enjoyed working here everyday


  2. "Material Handler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Univar full-time

    Pros

    decent pay and stable hours

    Cons

    will never advance or make more money.


  3. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Univar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    401k company match, good sales tools

    Cons

    Reorganizing every 1-2 years, too much internal bureaucracy


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  5. "Moving in the Right Direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people here are fantastic, especially the front-line workers who put in a hard days work for the company. Management is moving in a new direction, so that is exciting and the company is finally holding managers accountable. GREAT benefits package.

    Cons

    Communication from top down is still sketchy but the company is working on that. Oil & Gas industry really took a toll on the business, effecting pay raises and bonus payments.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to send a consistent message to the employees and managers and don't give up!


  6. "Just getting started"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Univar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I joined Univar for the opportunity to be part of a transformation. They became a F300 company in the summer of 2015 and have higher level of business expectations to meet. Univar is hungry to bring in new talent to lead them into this new chapter of Univar's history. Yes, it can be chaotic at times but my experience and knowledge is quickly making an impact in my first 6 months. Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    The benefits program is average. There are many projects to be done that requires a daily game of prioritizing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not so good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Employees are great. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Managers can be horrible. If a manager doesn't know how to do the job, how can they help employees.


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    "Sales Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits package is good as it includes the basics. Met a handful of great people.

    Cons

    Management aren't leading nor mentoring. This company doesn't promote innovation. More of a do as I say not as I do. Lots of turnover and changing of the guards. Poor culture. Unfortunately they lost many dedicated employees during my time there to go to better work environment. As it is really toxic.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring consultants to clean house. Invest in high caliber employees. Provide a reason to stay besides a paycheck. Culture should be more positive as this is a job which many devote long hours to and should be provided a healthy environment,career path and a bonus.


  9. "Univar review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Univar full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly coworkers, great management

    Cons

    There are no cons working for Univar, it is a great company, with great values and it employs the best people.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to report


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Confidential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company history. Former greatness. Now marginally good.

    Cons

    Promote from within. Over the past decade, it has been a very diseased culture where the good solid performers that knew the company were let go, forced to retire or quit out of frustration

    Advice to Management

    I know and continue to talk with many current employees. No one that I have talked to is happy. Get a clue.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Low Employee comittment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Univar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good employees with talent, not being utilized.

    Cons

    Constant change in direction being lead by Executive leadership not familiar with the business. Very dysfunctional company. They seem to keep the average leaders and pass on the strong leaders who are adding value/

    Advice to Management

    Involve people who understand the business and let them run



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