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Watson Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
25 Reviews
3.0
25 Reviews
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Watson Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Paul M. Bisaro
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25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Had good benefits for a reasonable price and decent salary with fairly wide pay ranges (in 8 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are pretty good but that is about it (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Communication & work life balance needs improvement (in 4 reviews)

  • Former CEO and upper management geniuely cared for ALL employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to start. You make it what you want

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    nice compensation. Relaxed environment. Good place to start

    Cons

    Don't actively pursue their interns. Good for intern...not so good for company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your interns like you want them long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Corona, CA

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The relationship among the employee and the management great good benefit

    Cons

    Corporate Management didn't really think before they closed the site the pros and cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the loyalty of the employee for they worked hard to achieved the goal of the company, and should be hiring a very competent management to manage a site.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician II in Davie, FL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician II in Davie, FL

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, great company perks.

    Cons

    Management, leadership, no team work, lack of training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    friendly employees and environment. Nice location

    Cons

    work pressure and unprofessional mangement

  6.  

    Watson/Actavis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great presence in the Generics space...racing to become one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the industry. Shareholders dream in the past 3 years.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility for women. Rarely any leadership roles. People are not a priority, raising the stock price is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join the 21st century and recognize diversity and inclusion before a situation develops that brings you to litigation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Positive because of local leadership and great teammates.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Still a smaller company playing in a big branded pharmaceutical space that gives you some autonomy.

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals that do not take into account the lack of coverage by major plans and higher copay than competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    West coast competitive landscape is completely different than Midwest and goals should
    reflect the difficulties of the marketplace.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pleasant place to begin a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemist III in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Chemist III in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Watson pays an average salary and provides competitive benefits. Most of the people who work here are pleasant enough. If you are lucky enough to be working at site that is being expanded, then there are plenty of opportunities for upward growth.

    Cons

    The site I work at is notorious for its compliance issues and mismanagement, which have only worsened through the years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to manage. It is not fair to your employees to rely so heavily on just a few while allowing the rest to loaf. If you choke off funding to site then don't be surprised when the quality suffers. A healthy site requires the following: talented employees, competitive wages, reliable equipment, and reasonable expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Analytical Development Scientist, method development and validation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture and benefits, good medical benefits.

    Cons

    not very good career development opp

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a new regime

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Has good general benefits, active in March of Dimes charity

    Cons

    new CEO has brought a morale that makes 'lower' level positions feel as though their contribution is not worthy of recognition. Former CEO and upper management geniuely cared for ALL employees. This new regime lost that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Growing pains...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits! Opportunities to form great friendships! Some high performing teams!

    Cons

    Lots of politics...it depends on who you work for whether or not you will have opportunity for growth. Being highly productive may not be enough...Communication & work life balance needs improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more strategic plans that are pushed top down. Otherwise, we waste time reinventing the wheel with lots of rework. Communication & work-life balance needs improvement.

    Neutral Outlook

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