Waters Reviews

56 Reviews
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56 Reviews
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Waters Chairman, President, and CEO Douglas A. Berthiaume
Douglas A. Berthiaume
28 Ratings
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    Innovative company, with a good working environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Milford, MA

    I have been working at Waters full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Waters is an innovative company which generally hires motivated and knowledgeable people. Many of the company employees are long tenured employees, which makes it easier to build on the technological innovation, and overall knowledge base. It's relatively easy to find an expert in many areas to consult with on projects or issues.

    Cons

    Most recently it appears the tenured people are less valued and there seems to be a movement to reduce the average tenure from it's present 13 years mean.

    Waters can be a difficult place to institute change. Once on a specific direction the management doesn't like to change even if the path seems incorrect.

    Employees with low performance are rarely addressed and this issue is sometimes management's fault but worse yet HR are less likely to assist.

    There are continual reduction of benefits, most recently the healthcare plan was changed to Cigna which is a subpar provider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the issues above.

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Waters Interviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Updated Jul 15, 2014

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Milford, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Waters in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Preliminary phone interview followed by 2 rounds of interviews with a total of seven people over two days. Informal interview process focused more on prior experience and projects, some coding test on white board

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a conflict you had with a co-worker and how did you resolve it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Average Interview

Waters Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2008

Additional Info

Website www.waters.com
Headquarters Milford, MA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1955
Type Company - Public (WAT)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Waters works with a lot of chemicals more complicated than H2O. The company makes high-performance liquid chromatography instruments used by researchers, scientists, and engineers to separate and identify chemicals. Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass... More

Mission: Customer success is our mission. Waters creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering practical and sustainable scientific innovation... More

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