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Univar President & CEO J. Erik Fyrwald
J. Erik Fyrwald
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    34 years of diverse management experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Univar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Long term stability and benefits

    Cons

    Currently undergoing management shift where experience is not respected. Count the number of high level and mid level managers that have left the company in the past two years. Although the retention % fits some magic metric at the corporate level as being within permissible levels, it is the experience that is heading out the door. Pay attention. Look at who you have lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your talent - a lot of it is leaving. Forget retention levels.....look at retaining your top talent and stop letting the experienced people leave to help other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

Univar Interviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
Updated Jul 24, 2014

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    Technical Development Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Univar.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter phone interview.
    Then I interviewed with someone in sales. THen I interviewed with the business develeopment manager. It is relatively easy if they are not expecting you to have done the exact same thing before.
    Expressing willingness to learn and how you can do it is key.

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Website www.univar.com
Headquarters Downers Grove, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1924
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (AUD) 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, foods, pulp and paper, oil and gas, and adhesives, as well as waste management companies. Univar USA ships products made by the likes of BASF, Dow Corning, Monsanto, and Rhodia. In 2007 parent company Univar Inc. acquired US distributor CHEMCENTRAL, making its US business #1 in the nation ahead of... More

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