Waters

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Waters Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.5 54 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Waters Chairman, President, and CEO Douglas A. Berthiaume

Douglas A. Berthiaume

(28 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Job security - very few redundancies even in crisis(in 5 reviews)


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

54 Employee Reviews
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    Too many people idling

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Milford, MA

    ProsThe pay is fair but you will make more if you are a technical expert and have an advanced degree. Most managers are very flexible and the company is very family-friendly. Career training is strongly encouraged.

    ConsToo many people at Waters are just putting in their time trying to get to retirement. The majority of the employees put in 7-8 hours and head home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHold more people accountable for meeting deadlines

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Collaborative Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOverall a good company to work for

    ConsVery pressure driven at times, but in between projects things can be very slow and boring.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay overall.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable business model. Great products.

    ConsSlow to change. Difficult to 'push the envelope' and innovate internal processes. Budget is always an issue and hinders company progress. No flexible work schedules which is disappointing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmbrace change, don't fight against it.

    Invest in your people - not everything is about company profit.

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

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    Inside Sales

    Inside Sales (Current Employee) Milford, MA

    ProsGreat benefits
    Good pay
    Friendly co-works
    Professional atmosphere
    Lots of room for career advancement, or even career changes within company
    Excellent management

    ConsConservative company, it isnt for everyone

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is excellent! Always friendly and willing to help/answer questions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    MARKETING

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsJob security - very few redundancies even in crisis. Decent management in most division/department with the odd ball here and there.

    ConsSalaries are much lower than market offering but HR will argue that these salaries are acceptable on a Metro West scale. Very little investment in updating systems and not enougth employees to cover for old inadequated systems (CRM, ERP), Can make everyday working life challenging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in new entreprise systems, solutions and people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not what it used to be

    Finance (Current Employee) Milford, MA

    Prosdecent life/work balance - not a sweat shop
    knowledgeable people

    Consprides itself for not paying at the top
    complacent upper management
    aging population, especially upper management
    conservative approach to investment/growth
    a lot of money spent in the wrong places

    Advice to Senior Managementlacking long term vision

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Went Very well. Very relaxed atmosphere

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Milford, MA

    ProsEasy questions, very pleasant to talk to.

    ConsWere not totally honest about work the job entailed

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    No Career Path

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInnovative on the chemistry side (extremely innovative), so if you are a chemist working on instruments, it's a very exciting place to work.

    ConsThere's a lot of internal hiring, and not so much workforce reduction. This can be good...or it can lead to a completely stagnant employee base.

    There are no set career paths for lower level employees. You stay in the job you have until you quit/retire or you force a move.

    All higher level management is on the verge of retirement without a clear succession plan.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCareer paths, employee development, and a good work-life balance are not frivolous. These are ideas that have been cultivated for the past two decades. Please get HR to exit the '70s.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Waters was a very good company to work for.

    Mechanical Engineering Manager (Former Employee) Milford, MA

    ProsWaters didn't have the downs of the 2009 economy.

    ConsThey had very low attrition, therefore did not have to give good raises to retain employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDan Mc should appreciate non degree engineers as highly as BS/MS engineers and consider accomplishments equally.

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

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    Solid company, but leadership is a little behind-the-times. Haves vs. Have nots

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsJob Security, not too many layoffs

    ConsLimited opportunities for advancement, not great at career development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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