Avantor
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It is an ideal company to start your career and work for just about 2 years because as years go on, your career growth and salary increments will slow down eventually. If you want to make a career from here like promotions and stepping up the ladder and get those big pay checks then this is not the right company. Ideally a good company for female candidates who would like to work ( again not make a career). Also, you need to go through the night shifts.
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Flexibility in job roles, training available, opportunities for employees to take initiative and learn new roles/functions, company has really grown in biopharma area in recent years
Pros
Smart people, good cameradie, decent benefits
Cons
Shifts in management, and strategy, frequent
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They keep piling on the work (tasks outside the job description and you have no training or opportunities to train for), and they do not compensate for the difference. I go above and beyond and yet to see an additional cent for my efforts since I started. If you have a problem, like a safety concern, they do not take you seriously and brush you off
Pros
Steady work
Cons
Low pay, poor management, don’t care about employees
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It became quickly evident that the leadership at this company didn't care about the employees at all, proven by the awful turnover and lack of initiative from leadership to do anything about it.
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Everyone seems driven to excel, most of my colleagues there are helpful and passionate about their jobs. Cant complain of what the company’s culture is like, Other than the fact that when problem arises? the senior managers would not help you. You are on your own, Guess it’s normal to cover up your own a** but Me and others was used as an escape goat and pinned for the immediate manager’s fault. Which is totally unfair.
Pros
You’ll meet bunch of good people
Cons
“Accountability” to the next level! A.k.a you are on your own!
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The leadership isn't there. The higher ups don't listen and the pay is sub-par compared to the market value. Advancement doesn't exist they continue to hire outside instead of promoting with in. They are a contractor company and a great way to break into the industry, but not a good long term plan.
Pros
Good for entry levels
Cons
Pay, leadership, hours
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Great place to work. Good pay and benefits. Wonderful commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Employees are valued and made to feel like a family.
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VWR was a great place to work, but when they were purchased by Avantor things went downhill. There are still some good managers in eastern Canada, but the leadership at the top is terrible and it's trickling down to the regional directors. Don't expect to be treated like a real person. You'll put in a ton of hours evenings and weekends, but will still be expected to use your vacation time to go to the dentist for an hour. If you are a good rep you will make good money, but it will never be enough to get management off your back. VWR used to value ethics, but Avantor management expects you to be slimy and leave your morals at the door.
Pros
Work from home, not too much travel, good money
Cons
Long hours, bad management
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you work hour 10-12 each day. always busy no down time. no room for advancement unless the management like you. picking orders for 10-12 hours can be boring at times.
Pros
weekends off
Cons
long hours
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Not much to say, the pay is okay. Culture is getting better. The place has changed over the years. A typical day is full of stress, not knowing what's coming next.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Nothing
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The company overall is great to work for!!! I worked 2nd shift and loved it, the only reason I left was because my daughter got sick when covid first started but I would definitely love to go back if given the chance
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A place that is falling apart and is a serious incident away from hurting someone badly or worse. One of the most stressful and horrible jobs I've ever had. Too much distrust and a serious and unhealthy push for profit, ignoring correct ways to do things and investing in infrastructure, processes and equipment. Entirely too lean and being spread too thin. A mess of a place; definitely ignore this one.
Pros
Gain the experience of multiple responsibilities that supercede job function
Cons
Toxic environment, micromanaging, dishonesty, hostile relationships.
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The most rude old english people which I ever seen, amanda debra and sherly plus colin and others, just forgot name. Also polish site include one young romanian.All place is very rude and unhealthy,
Pros
Rude environment
Cons
Useless managment
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Horribly toxic environment which is driven by management. Brow beating micromanagement. The single worst experience of my career. Employees carry much dislike and distrust of the management team. Worst/ Absentee human resource department I’ve ever seen
Pros
Vacation typically higher at start of employment
Cons
Driven by a culture of lies and deceit were managers take credit for your accomplishments
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Look out for a better company. Do not waste your time in a such a politics based company. Managers are useless people.Lot of better options are available in the city.
Pros
Nothing to mention
Cons
No growth
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Great place to gain lab experience. Take that experience and move on if you want to move up. There are some toxic relationships between some employees and management. Keep your head down and avoid drama
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Upper management GREED has lead to massive head count cuts that leave the remain few to pick up the pieces of many. cGMP SOPs, NJDEP Regulations and OSHA regulations are giving lip service. Failure is not a matter of "IF" but "WHEN".
Pros
The blue collar workers know their jobs
Cons
Upper Management does not know how to run a production facility
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Horrible! In the summer it’s EXTREMELY HOT! Everything is about making your daily numbers no matter what happens! The system constantly goes down. The managers lie to employees, if you ask for help they shut you down. It’s a lot of he said she said! Everyone is unprofessional. They done work with college students, they do not want you to have a life outside of work. They use to have party’s every holiday and now they don’t they also cut back on cleaning. The hr person takes forever to get back to you and also has the best interests for the company and not the employees.
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The pay and the pay raises are terrible. The managers are worthless! Companies like Avantor care more about their customers than their own employees. I would not recommend working there.
Pros
There are none
Cons
Management
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Company has adopted a system where people are to point out unsafe conditions, acts or people, which in it's self is ok. The problem is, that they require 2 per month per employee, which leads to employees becoming very petty and cutthroat. It has pitted employees against each other, and gotten so ridiculously out of control, that everyone is turning on each other. Management is horrendous and not held accountable for their actions, or lack there of. Everyone not in Management is disgruntled and trying to find other careers. Not run well at all.
Pros
Cookouts
Cons
management, location, culture, compensation
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Bad Site Manager. Do not know how to manage a diverse work environment. Behind in times on innovation. Has a nepotistic management style. Very unethical. There are some managers that care, but this one is the worst. Needs to be replaced.
Pros
Nothing good about this site. NEPOTISM
Cons
everything. Bad working environment, horrible pay
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