Watson Pharmaceuticals

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Watson Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
68 Reviews
2.9
68 Reviews
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Watson Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Paul M. Bisaro
Paul M. Bisaro
38 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.  

    Document Control

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Control in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Document Control in Corona, CA

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The supervisor was great to work for. He was focused and set daily goals. He was a great encourager.

    Cons

    The goals set from other departments was not always realistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set realistic goals for other departments.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Organized and results oriented analytical chemist with extensive experience in pharmaceutical and food industries.

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Technology Analytical Chemist II in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Technology Analytical Chemist II in Mount Prospect, IL

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very challenging work a lot of experience and great growing company focusing on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, brand and biosimilar products.

    Cons

    Very fast paste, a lot different challenging project. Working with talented and expirienced people, high supporter of team work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very good compesation, Company growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great company sorry they relocated

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    Former Employee - Chemist II in Lake Carmel, NY
    Former Employee - Chemist II in Lake Carmel, NY

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere , excellent facilities and safety record

    Cons

    Sorry to see them leave New York , Conn.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I worked there twice,once full time, once temp. created work orders, computer,phone, file, customer exp., pkging exp.

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    Former Employee - Inventory Clerk, Pkg Clerk in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Clerk, Pkg Clerk in Corona, CA

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    hours, learning new things, working with people, various duties.pay.

    Cons

    training, cross training. attitude with some people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my last supervisior, I learned a lot of good quality skills. patience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Inter in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inter in North Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Well run company across the board

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Instructional Designer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Fascinating work, working with product that is truly needed by patients.

    Cons

    Slow decision making. Always worried about FDA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look inside your company for talent, not externally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Watson - A good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Danbury, CT

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Had good benefits for a reasonable price and decent salary with fairly wide pay ranges. Most Co-woworkers knowledgeable, helpful & friendly.

    Cons

    Too many lay-offs. Too much out-sourcing of jobs. Watson was a small company that became a much larger company through acquisiton over a relatively short period of time. Unfortunately, management didn't grow with the company & didn't know how to merge & manage all the acquisitions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Watch out for outsourcing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, NY

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Great benefits and good compensation. Excellent compliance track record and most people dedicated to doing a good job and doing it right,

    Cons

    Corp mgt all about the bottom line and not necessarily thinking things through. Closed our site when we had best compliance record of all sites to send out products to sites/countries that could produce it cheaper. Don't work for them if you like job security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Salinas, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Salinas, CA

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent work conditions, management seemed considerate of employee moral.
    Good product introduction systems that support rollout of new products. Good support of sales teams. Marketing works well with sales groups.

    Cons

    Somewhat a lot of red tape to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower people to do their jobs

    Recommends
  11.  

    Very satisfying

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Terrific company to work for.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility opportunities exist

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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