Waters Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Waters Chairman, President, and CEO Douglas A. Berthiaume
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Pros
  • Waters employees are allowed a good work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Overall a good company to work for (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • aging population, especially upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Awesome Work Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice and there is great advancement opportunities within the company. A great place to start and finish your working career.

    Cons

    None to date. As of this point everything has just been great!


  2. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time

    Pros

    Good experience. Pleasant working environment. Learn a lot on the job. Most people stay for many years.

    Cons

    Field offices are all over the place so if you're in one, you will interact with very little employees.

    Advice to Management

    Conservative management style so can be good because no sudden change in policies but bad in being adaptive.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Amazing

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    Current Employee - Marketing Communications in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture here is fantastic! People are friendly and warm. The work is challenging and fulfilling. The pay is great, the location is wonderful and the benefits are generous!

    Cons

    Huge building, can get lost easily

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Has been great company to work for, but culture is changing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, work/life balance, ability to work from home sometimes, but depends on managers - some are old school and don't like people working at home and some are fine with it.

    Cons

    Used to love working here, but company culture has changed-used to feel valued and that your opinion mattered, now feels like upper management has their own agenda and don't care about anyone else. Too many chiefs and not enough people to get the work done.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and value your employees. It is very demotivating to work in an environment when you feel like you are not valued.


  6. Helpful (1)

    engaging environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waters (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Like- minded coworkers. Lots of opportunities to grow in new directions. Good working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not competitive pay. Which is demotivating.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology, good people, always a chance to learn new things if you are curious.

    Cons

    Very few cons, of course like all competitive companies there is always pressure to deliver.

    Advice to Management

    Don't break what is mostly a good culture.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Principal Field Service Engineer

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    Current Employee - Principal Field Service Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Field Service Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Waters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company that take care of their employees

    Cons

    Promote more so based on seniority rather than merit


  9. Working at Waters

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Waters full-time

    Pros

    Interesting design work with ideas

    Cons

    Fast project schedules are poorly planned.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA

    I worked at Waters full-time

    Pros

    The people were great to work with. Great work culture and benefits.

    Cons

    management and reorganization of teams/management has a real negative impact on productivity


  11. Helpful (6)

    Stable place to work but with trade offs.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable company during volatile economy. The company runs very lean and only hires when they know they can retain. Layoffs are few and can be contributed to conservative spending during hard economic times instead of reduction of employment.

    Cons

    Pay is below standard, benefits used to be excellent and a huge benefit to working there but have become inferior over the years, dysfunctional HR department, upper management are still stuck in the business tactics and strategies of old. Very much a good ol' boys club.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the good ol' boys mentality and start running like a proper billion dollar company.



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