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Don’t do it
Picker (Former Employee) –  Buford, GADecember 27, 2018
This place has horrible management that lets their employees tell them what they are and aren’t going to do. The pay sucks even though it is an extremely easy job. Really it’s quite boring.
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Horrible
management (Current Employee) –  Radnor, PANovember 24, 2018
It's been over a year since the merger and it's still a complete mess. Sr leadership is horrible and all they care about is the money in their pocket. HR doesn't know what they are doing and they can't hire people.

No culture, no one even knows what the values are or what they mean. Stay away, not worth it - they will fail as fast as they formed.
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Not a good place
Buyer/Planner II (Current Employee) –  Phillipsburg, NJNovember 12, 2018
Current mgmt has cut jobs to the bare bones and appears to only care about the bottom dollar. The will say that safety is important but there is no follow through.
Pros
The employees
Cons
not enough employees for the work, benefits declining
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Poor Managment
Lead (Current Employee) –  ParisNovember 12, 2018
Poor management!!!! Saturdays are MANDATORY. Half the time on Saturdays you have to FIND work to keep you busy. You have only one day off, you have no life with your family. Only thing that keeps me here is pay is decent. CEO needs to look into the Paris daily operations. So miss managed.
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Fun and productive place to work
Sample Management Cooridinator (Current Employee) –  Malvern, PAOctober 31, 2018
Lots of room for advancement and there are always areas to relocate to if need be. Management is very helpful and is always looking for ways to help,
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Training
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Bakersfield, CAOctober 22, 2018
Worst training ever. Would want you to learn everything in a week. Some employees dont care. Would mix chemicals that shouldn't be mixed. Very low moral.
Pros
Some co-workers
Cons
More talk than action
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Not a good stop
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) –  Claremont, CAOctober 18, 2018
Layoffs are happening employees that been loyal for years are getting let go with no warning.They dont care about their employees. Always having speech about how much millions they are making acting like they are showing transparency but the transparency they are showing is how we are getting used and not appreciated.
Pros
Monday - Friday job
Cons
Management liars, low pay.
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Horrible place to work
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Solon, OHOctober 10, 2018
I would not recommend my worst enemy work here. Very stressful, unorganized incompetent management. New system was implemented with input from management who does not know anything about the day to say let alone what is needed in a system to make the company run. Management does not know how to be proactive only reactive.
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Hard work in the hot and cold
Warehouse Operator (Former Employee) –  Paris, KYOctober 9, 2018
Working in all elements from hot to cold. Repeated work can cause problems. Management didn't know how to pull their head out of their butts. I did however enjoy my job
Pros
overtime
Cons
breaktimes to short
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Environment Completely Changed When Purchased By Private Equity Firm
Site Director (Former Employee) –  Paris, KYJuly 23, 2018
Avantor was an enjoyble place to work prior to being purchased by the Private Equity Firm. Once purchased their was no employment security and the employees were not respected or engaged in improving operations. The company at one time had a family oriented culture which has been lost.
Cons
Owned By Private Equity Firm
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Respectable place to work
Buyer/Planner (Former Employee) –  Phillipsburg, NJJune 14, 2018
Great co-workers but not a stable company to work for at this time. Leadership is not committed to it's employees. More concerned about profits and acquisitions.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Not Stable
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Becoming corporate, no longer value or development employees
Operator (Current Employee) –  Bakersfield, CAMay 25, 2018
Valuable employees keep leaving because they are no longer challenged. Acquisitions are causing a lot of turnover. Corporate needs to be more transparent and spend time on employee development.
Pros
Learn a lot
Cons
Pay and advancement
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Great Coworkers, Poor Management
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  PennsylvaniaMay 15, 2018
Management has definitely gone downhill, as has employee morale. The acquisition of/merger with VWR has created less than ideal situations for many employees, including job loss or job relocation.
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Poor Executive Management
Warehouse (Current Employee) –  Paris, KYApril 26, 2018
Avantor is the perfect model of how NOT to run a business and how to NOT treat your most valuable asset, your employees. Avantor is more concerned with snatching up other high profile businesses than improving the business they currently own.
Pros
Luckily some old timers are left that DO know how to run a company
Cons
Company is more concerned with consuming other businesses than building the one they have.
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Challenging Workplace - Can work in many areas
Logistics Manager / Special Projects Manager (Current Employee) –  Center Valley, PAApril 25, 2018
Always something to work on at Avantor. A good deal of autonomy. Folks get many chances to work within and outside their main area of responsibility.
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If you are desperate
Supply Chain (Current Employee) –  Center Valley, PAApril 21, 2018
An easy description is that it is like The Hunger Games. Management sits in their little watchtower as the employees fight each other to the death. The HR Manager plays politics and involves herself in gossip. Quite a few middle managers are useless and incompetent. People have stopped caring around here, mainly because they know layoffs are coming.
Pros
There are some good people
Cons
Management does not care, office politics that includes the HR Manager, no clear direction, no accountability, no concern from management (they really don't care, so I had to say it twice).
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Horrible
Distribution Manager (Current Employee) –  Phillipsburg, NJApril 12, 2018
Very bad place to work. Management is very uneducated and inexperienced. Decisions are made based solely on dollars and cents and they pay the consequences. Massive turnover each and every month.

The good thing is that you get to expose yourself to horrendously dangerous chemicals.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Ok company to work for
Lead Chemical Operator (Former Employee) –  Solon, OHMarch 26, 2018
Not a company to retire at. Decent pay. Over work techicans. No recognizing of hard workers but reconinize workers who does hardly any work. Ok 401k plan. No company incentives or career advancements for lower level techs
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Solon Ohio
anonymous (Former Employee) –  Solon, OHMarch 2, 2018
New owners Avantor are financed buy a junk bond fund looking to create false profitability and flip the company before it totally falls apart. It was a great medical device company in Biotech, then the first cut by the new owners was to get rid of 90% of the quality control department. Priorities are not quality or people or a work life balance. Avantor has many union plants and that is not surprising.
Pros
Few anymore, was a great company with great people in 2017
Cons
Lean means lay off half of the plant and dump the work on the remaining already overworked survivors, People are leaving this company faster than they can lay them off.
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Too Small
SAP Data Lead (Former Employee) –  Allentown, PAMarch 1, 2018
The project was cancelled over the chrismas holidays. we were told in January 2. there was going to be a lot of work and trips to Poland and a good experience was my hope.
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