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Updated September 19, 2017
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VWR President and Chief Executive Officer Manuel Brocke-Benz
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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented sales force. Relatively stable

    Cons

    Too internally focused. Internal disfunction has lead to high attrition of sales team (both field and management)


  2. Helpful (2)

    "About to embark on a roller coaster ride"

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

    I have been working at VWR full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A winning corporate culture with a strong emphasis on wellness, collaboration, transparency, and performance.

    Cons

    About to be purchased by one of its major suppliers, known primarily for a recent history of cost cutting, including both site closures and general layoffs, as well as constantly turning over its management teams.

    Advice to Management

    Preserve the VWR culture. At all costs.

  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great management, great co-workers

    Cons

    could use more hands on training


  4. Helpful (3)

    "About to undergo a transition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VWR (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Demanding, yet rewarding performance-oriented culture
    Many opportunities for advancement
    Fully committed to wellness

    Cons

    Declining quality of benefits
    About to be acquired by one of its suppliers, with significant turnover in leadership and the inevitable staff 'synergies' expected

    Advice to Management

    Preserve the VWR corporate culture -- it's what made the organization successful over all these years.


  5. "Invest in your people"

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    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VWR full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are some very good people that work here at certain levels.

    Cons

    Those very good people don't get a chance to lead

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people instead of bad ideas


  6. Helpful (1)

    "POU Coordinator / Inventory Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring House, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring House, PA

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary and benefits

    Cons

    Management does not seem to care much for employees.
    Little raises and no bonuses
    High employee and management turnover


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Became a job instead of a career"

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    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VWR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Training and the people

    Cons

    Management, Lack of structure and nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Allow your experienced managers to manage, hire based on skill-set and not a basic degree, Be honest with your employees

  8. "I bleed VWR blue!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VWR full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and ability to advance your career goals.

    Cons

    Going through major culture change.


  9. "Production Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VWR full-time

    Pros

    Will get to learn alot

    Cons

    Little training given to employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "VWR"

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

    I worked at VWR full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits package; some truly wonderful people.

    Cons

    Poor pay increase schedule, (some) disingenuous management.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on ethics in management training (online course is absurd).


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