Watson Pharmaceuticals

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Acquisitions, But at What Cost?

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals

Pros

Good compensation and benefits package. Acquiring new technologies. Going global may benefit corporation profits and therefore increase bonuses.

Cons

Implementing new systems too many at a time and with too little strategy as to how they will all work (or not) together. Hiring too many VP's in a tight economy. Global strategy may be risky to the corporation, has been a liability to domestic workers- numerous site closures.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It takes money to make money. Invest in a timely manner when there is an opportunity- don't wait until you see how the marketing report looks. Watch carefully how many VPs you hire- you need the actual shop floor people more, who know and run the business.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    eh...

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    Former Employee - Senior Professional Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Professional Sales Representative

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    decent money and mainly to get your foot in the door for pharma great for entry level reps w/ 3-5 yrs non-pharma outside sales exp

    Cons

    me2 and me3 drugs, 0 coverage, constant direction change from upper management, mid mang have no say so whattsoever, massive hires/layoffs/turnovers every 6 months to yr

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pick a course and stick with it quit jumping ship midstream, hire an outside comp to tell you inefficiencies/best practices,

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing too fast without any proper systems or processes in place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    This place has some talent and very committed employees. The benefits and bonus are very good. The company is also growing internationally so there could be great opportunities in the future.

    Cons

    The executive team is very short sighted. They seem so eager to play with the big guys that they are losing sight their own jobs. Some decisions they are making are down right irrisponsible. There are so many random layoffs and the company is also moving its head quarters to NJ but hasn't announced anything official yet. So much for communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate communicate communicate! Also take a look at some of the decisions being made by your peers. Some decision seem to be based on personal agendas rather than what's good for Watson. I think the board of directors need to keep a closer eye on the executives otherwise some personal agendas will take this good company down the drain. Keep your employees in mind when you make decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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