Watson Pharmaceuticals

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Watson Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
69 Reviews
2.9
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.  

    Watson/Actavis

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great presence in the Generics space...racing to become one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the industry. Shareholders dream in the past 3 years.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility for women. Rarely any leadership roles. People are not a priority, raising the stock price is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join the 21st century and recognize diversity and inclusion before a situation develops that brings you to litigation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful, demoralizing, brutal

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay, more holidays than most pharmaceuticals in south Florida

    Cons

    Work load and schedule demands are brutal. HR ideoartment is a disaster. Over crowded laboratory no bench space.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director

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    Current Employee - Director in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Company is in transition as a result of acquisitions made over past few years. Stressful environment and long hours. Senior management does not value or recognize the efforts of their staffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It used to be a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Information Technology
    Current Employee - Information Technology

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are very competitive

    Cons

    Actavis is going through constant mergers and acquisitions. With that comes job insecurity as jobs are duplicated. The new IT management established a year ago, does not believe in personal time or work / family separation, and manages with threats. Actavis does not allow working from home and do not foresee the company allowing it for a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people! Employees need personal and family time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inter in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inter in North Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Well run company across the board

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good company

    Former Employee - CSOS Technician in Weston, FL
    Former Employee - CSOS Technician in Weston, FL

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

    Pros

    Pay was excellent. They treated me like I was family the moment I got there.

    Cons

    from the time I spent there i couldn't find anything bad with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Positive because of local leadership and great teammates.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Still a smaller company playing in a big branded pharmaceutical space that gives you some autonomy.

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals that do not take into account the lack of coverage by major plans and higher copay than competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    West coast competitive landscape is completely different than Midwest and goals should
    reflect the difficulties of the marketplace.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Toxic culture with little regard for employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Pay scale is excellent. Benefits were great.

    Cons

    Horrible leadership; focused specifically on lining their own pockets. Employees call the company Wack-ta-vis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No need. They wouldn't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Systems Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Systems Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Great Strategic Direction and culture.

    Cons

    Great company but needs to provide opportunities for employees to develop their careers internally with more global opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Succession Planning is needed to retain top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company. Strong future.

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    Current Employee - Distribution in Davie, FL
    Current Employee - Distribution in Davie, FL

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Strong executive leadership. Bright future.

    Cons

    None. Overall good place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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