Watson Pharmaceuticals

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Watson Pharmaceuticals Reviews in Corona, CA

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
69 Reviews
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69 Reviews
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Watson Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Paul M. Bisaro
Paul M. Bisaro
38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Had good benefits for a reasonable price and decent salary with fairly wide pay ranges (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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  1.  

    Great Working environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Corona, CA

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The relationship among the employee and the management great good benefit

    Cons

    Corporate Management didn't really think before they closed the site the pros and cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the loyalty of the employee for they worked hard to achieved the goal of the company, and should be hiring a very competent management to manage a site.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Document Control

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Control in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Document Control in Corona, CA

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The supervisor was great to work for. He was focused and set daily goals. He was a great encourager.

    Cons

    The goals set from other departments was not always realistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set realistic goals for other departments.

    Recommends
  3.  

    I worked there twice,once full time, once temp. created work orders, computer,phone, file, customer exp., pkging exp.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Clerk, Pkg Clerk in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Clerk, Pkg Clerk in Corona, CA

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    hours, learning new things, working with people, various duties.pay.

    Cons

    training, cross training. attitude with some people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my last supervisior, I learned a lot of good quality skills. patience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pleasant place to begin a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemist III in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Chemist III in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Watson pays an average salary and provides competitive benefits. Most of the people who work here are pleasant enough. If you are lucky enough to be working at site that is being expanded, then there are plenty of opportunities for upward growth.

    Cons

    The site I work at is notorious for its compliance issues and mismanagement, which have only worsened through the years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to manage. It is not fair to your employees to rely so heavily on just a few while allowing the rest to loaf. If you choke off funding to site then don't be surprised when the quality suffers. A healthy site requires the following: talented employees, competitive wages, reliable equipment, and reasonable expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Analytical Development Scientist, method development and validation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture and benefits, good medical benefits.

    Cons

    not very good career development opp

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Culture 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 ManagementAdvice

    Read the cons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a new regime

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Has good general benefits, active in March of Dimes charity

    Cons

    new 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Payroll Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Payroll Clerk in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Payroll Clerk in Corona, CA

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I did not have any cons about working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Growing pains...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need 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.

    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Poor moral, long hours, little appreciation, low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Time 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.

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

    IF 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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