Watson Pharmaceuticals
3.1 of 5 64 reviews
www.watson.com Parsippany, NJ 5000+ Employees

Watson Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
Watson Pharmaceuticals – Salt Lake City – “Outside one of the most beautiful facilities in…”

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3.1 64 reviews

                             

54% Approve of the CEO

Watson Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Paul M. Bisaro

Paul M. Bisaro

(37 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company

    Manufacturing Technician II (Current Employee)
    Davie, FL

    ProsSalary, benefits, great company perks.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfriendly employees and environment. Nice location

    Conswork pressure and unprofessional mangement

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    Watson/Actavis

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Parsippany, NJ

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive because of local leadership and great teammates.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementWest coast competitive landscape is completely different than Midwest and goals should
    reflect the difficulties of the marketplace.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pleasant place to begin a career.

    Chemist III (Current Employee)
    Corona, CA

    ProsWatson 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon'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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Analytical Development Scientist, method development and validation

    Senior Scientist (Current Employee)
    Corona, CA

    ProsCulture and benefits, good medical benefits.

    Consnot very good career development opp

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Its a new regime

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Corona, CA

    ProsHas good general benefits, active in March of Dimes charity

    Consnew 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Growing pains...

    Quality Manager (Current Employee)
    Corona, CA

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

    ConsLots 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 Senior ManagementNeed 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.

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    Since Paul Bisaro took the helm, venomous and hostile motivates through fear.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsSalary is decent; conforms to recognized standards.

    ConsNo consideration for work/home life balance. The site leadership team is not proactive. Always a day late and a dollar short when it comes to resources. No overlaying of resources and timelines. Site leadership makes no distinction between duration and effort when managing their most important resource…people. The worst place to be in the Watson organization is middle management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemove the General Manager...get real.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive learning experience, grown as a chemist

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Corona, CA

    ProsSatisfactory career advancement opportunity, great benefits,

    Conspay is not close enough to the medium

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