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Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. "Content Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Empolyee focused, offering a lot of health and wellness benefits and programs to reward you financially for having/improving your health

    Cons

    Very little training, makes it hard to learn proper methodologies and can lead to errors


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move up within the company. Great atmosphere to work in. Flexibility & good benefits.

    Cons

    Not really any cons. I'm a long time employee & have seen a lot of change. While it seems like a negative at first, it usually turns out positive.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the employees engaged & informed. We've come a long way as a company.

  3. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lab Support Technician in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Lab Support Technician in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work for VWR, is the ability to learn different skill from different dept,

    Cons

    I have worked for VWR for 1 1/2 years. I really cant find any cons to this job.

    Advice to Management

    I have seen many employee go off to management positions.


  4. "DFS Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Buyer in Radnor, PA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you work in the corporate office the hours are extremely flexible. The DFS team works from home one day per week. Get to set hours within reason.

    Cons

    People are very judgmental. The company cares more about hiring individuals with college degrees rather than promoting from within and moving up people that have years of company experience.

    Advice to Management

    Try to not focus so much on hiring inexperienced people just because they have a college degree. There are so many very experienced people that deserve to be promoted. One woman I worked with that was with the company over 13 years stated she went to an interview that was set up by HR and the Manager told her, "I'm not going to waste our time, you don't have a degree, so I'm not going to bother." It seems as though the company does not care about losing good, hard working employees. The most important thing of all is they should stop outsourcing to India!! My day consisted of doing nothing but fixing India's mistakes. They do a terrible job and they are not held accountable. If they did a good job it would make sense, but they don't. Why pay two salaries to get a job done, when you can pay someone in the US to get the job done right the first time.


  5. "Job satisfaction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have been working here or last 1 year as analyst. Although recruiting process was lengthy but it is worth the wait. My supervisor is nice, salary is competitive, you get yearly bonus and at our facility fruit delivery twice weekly.

    Cons

    Have not experienced any so far.

    Advice to Management

    have not experienced any so far


  6. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, great management

    Cons

    The food in the cafeteria wasn't the best


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Benefits need an upgrade"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at VWR full-time

    Pros

    I've seen a lot of improvements since I've been here concerning employee engagement, retention, and recognition and think it's benefitted the local working environment and productivity. There are still some departments that are 'behind the times' but overall I have enjoyed working for VWR concerning both content and culture

    Cons

    The benefits package needs a boost, especially for a public company in its industry. Vacation is only 2 weeks until you've been with the company for 5+ years and maternity leave is only 6 weeks short term disability. No paternity leave. Health insurance is expensive; dental and eye are ok. European counterparts have much more vacation and seemingly more flexibility. This makes home/ work balance difficult, especially for families.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "VWR is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work at home
    Relaxed environment
    Hard work is noticed
    Room to move up
    Flexible schedules
    Some good managers

    Cons

    Some lazy employees
    laziness is excepted from some which hinders work
    Political at times

    Advice to Management

    Remove or correct dead-weight


  9. "It all depends who you report to..."

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in West Chester, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VWR (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. Great coworkers. Real team atmosphere. Fun place to spend 40 hours a week and get the jobs done. Benefits were good and the retirement was excellent.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of negatives to report in hind site. My manager was fantastic but I could tell that ones experience at VWR depended a lot of who you report to. Some managers or directors were incredibly strict and not interested in finding better solutions to problems. "Because we've always done it that way" seemed to be a prevailing attitude.

    Advice to Management

    VWR seemed to be successful in spite of themselves. There are many employees there with excellent ideas and if they would only entertain them, I believe they could finally overtake their number one competitor. Just my humble opinion.


  10. "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Springfield, PA
    Current Employee - Buyer in Springfield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for. Diverse experiences. Challenging.

    Cons

    They need to focus on making the organization more streamlined.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job.


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