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Univar Overview

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Website www.univar.com
Headquarters Downers Grove, IL, United States
Size 5001 to 10000 Employees
Founded 1924
Type Company - Public (UNVR )
Industry Business Services
Revenue ₹50 to ₹100 billion (INR) per year
Competitors Brenntag, Nexeo Solutions
Univar USA has an unvarying devotion to distributing chemicals across the US. The company distributes hundreds of chemicals, including acids, alcohols, catalysts, solvents, and flavorings. Its customers include manufacturers in such industries as chemicals, pharmaceuticals ... More

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Univar President & CEO J. Erik Fyrwald
J. Erik Fyrwald
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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Redmond, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Univar full-time (More than 10 years)


    I worked at Univar for 17 years. I truly enjoyed my time with the company and made lasting friendships. They do provide wonderful benefits. The atmosphere depends on what location you work at. I was fortunate to have worked in a location with great people and a family atmosphere.


    After literally giving my heart and soul to this company, I found out the hard way that putting the company first over family obligations (illnesses, funerals etc) is not only, not appreciated and actually becomes expected. I've contacted Univar post employment for needed documents or information and cannot even get a call or email back which is a sad way to treat a loyal former employee.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate those, past and present who truly care about the quality of work they deliver and the future of the company. Don't be bitter and childish when someone leaves.

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    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Univar.


    Received an email about 2 weeks after applying on-line asking for a time to schedule a call. Recruiter called and we chatted briefly about the experience and my work history. Very conversational and HR guy was very friendly. At the end he said he would email to set up a time for an in person interview. I received the email the next day, and went in 3 days later. Interviewed with a Director, Asst. Manager and the recruiter. They were very pleasant, and the interview was intense but we had a good rapport. It lasted about 45 minutes. At the end, they said they would let me know if they wanted to proceed. I got a call from the recruiter the same day to come in for a second interview 2 days later. This time I interviewed with the manager I would be reporting to, and another senior manager. It was more intense, but overall I thought the experience was good. I left with no expectations. I received a call from the recruiter the next day asking me to come in for a third interview with the GM. This interview was more about my personality, and why I wanted to work for the company. The most laid back, but also gave me a good feel for the company.

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