Watson Pharmaceuticals

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Watson Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
Watson Pharmaceuticals – Salt Lake City – “Outside one of the most beautiful facilities in…”

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3.1 64 reviews

54% Approve of the CEO

Watson Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Paul M. Bisaro

Paul M. Bisaro

(37 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, decent pay, more holidays than most pharmaceuticals in south Florida(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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    Watson - A good company to work for.

    Principal Scientist (Former Employee) Danbury, CT

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

    ConsToo 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible Top Down Management

    District Sales Manager (Former Employee) Tampa, FL

    ProsTo get experience only- then move on quickly!

    ConsMicro management- harassment
    No truth to anything said

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop biting the hands that feed you!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor place to work

    (Current Employee) Corona, CA

    ProsVery good 401K plan and reasonably good benefits in general.

    ConsCulture of bullying, finger-pointing and punishment, highly political environment, employees discouraged from challenging status quo, opaque review process, silo mentality and culture, us vs. them attitude with quality vs. manufacturing (quality vs. quantity), culture to "release everything" and rush everything through at all costs, focus on petty issues instead of big picture, blatant favoritism (good ole boys club type environment) exhibited within certain groups by management, weak site HR, no systems to protect and fairly evaluate strong individual contributors who are not "popular" with management, long history of regulatory compliance issues, lack of clear standards for promotions or personal development, unfair work distribution, history of unqualified or insufficiently qualified personnel and management, poor communication, no leadership training (and it shows), lack of professionalism by many site managers, no 360 reviews for management despite repeated requests by employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead the cons.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Its a new regime

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Corona, CA

    ProsHas good general benefits, active in March of Dimes charity

    Consnew CEO has brought a morale that makes 'lower' level positions feel as though their contribution is not worthy of recognition. Former CEO and upper management geniuely cared for ALL employees. This new regime lost that.

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

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    Payroll Clerk

    Payroll Clerk (Former Employee) Corona, CA

    ProsThe company is a great company to work for, and the people are very very friendly.. very comfortable environment.

    ConsI did not have any cons about working here.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company to work for.

    Process Technician (Former Employee) Carmel, IN

    ProsA good company to work for.

    ConsThe company moved from Carmel, NY

    Advice to Senior Managementwaiting to join you if there is an oppertunity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing pains...

    Quality Manager (Current Employee) Corona, CA

    ProsGreat benefits! Opportunities to form great friendships! Some high performing teams!

    ConsLots of politics...it depends on who you work for whether or not you will have opportunity for growth. Being highly productive may not be enough...Communication & work life balance needs improvement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more strategic plans that are pushed top down. Otherwise, we waste time reinventing the wheel with lots of rework. Communication & work-life balance needs improvement.

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    Since Paul Bisaro took the helm, venomous and hostile motivates through fear.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsSalary is decent; conforms to recognized standards.

    ConsNo consideration for work/home life balance. The site leadership team is not proactive. Always a day late and a dollar short when it comes to resources. No overlaying of resources and timelines. Site leadership makes no distinction between duration and effort when managing their most important resource…people. The worst place to be in the Watson organization is middle management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemove the General Manager...get real.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor moral, long hours, little appreciation, low pay

    Senior CHEMIST (Current Employee) Corona, CA

    ProsTime off and benefits package are exceptional. There are opportunities to grow, but management will hold you back through inner office politics.
    The Corona site is the only large pharma company in the inland empire.

    ConsPay is extremely below industry standard. Even after a so-called "salary restructure" salary is still low.
    Long unappreciated working hours, forced to work weekends with no compensation (not even lunch to say thank you for 6 days of work!!!!!!!)
    Chemist/Scientist work until testing is completed.
    Management is 8-5 without fail.
    Structure of lab is very poor, Senior Chemist/reviewers do minimal work, while ChemI/II take the grunt of the workload.
    No matrix's are performed on quantity of lab workload, increase production without additional staffing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIF YOU GET 30% MORE PRODUCT, YOU NEED 30% MORE STAFF. YOU DO NOT WORK YOUR CURRENT STAFF 30% MORE WITHOUT COMPENSATION!!!!

    Look at what you "experienced" & higher paid scientist are doing? Are you getting you money's worth?

    Develop some matrix's for testing, workload, quantity of product.

    Mr. Bisaro should stop focusing on the bottom line and focus on his people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive learning experience, grown as a chemist

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Corona, CA

    ProsSatisfactory career advancement opportunity, great benefits,

    Conspay is not close enough to the medium

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