Watson Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
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  1. Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician II in Davie, FL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician II in Davie, FL

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, great company perks.

    Cons

    Management, leadership, no team work, lack of training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    friendly employees and environment. Nice location

    Cons

    work pressure and unprofessional mangement

  3. Watson/Actavis

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (more than a 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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Inter in North Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Inter in North Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Well run company across the board

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 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 a 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
  10. Positive because of local leadership and great teammates.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Toxic culture with little regard for employees

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    • Senior Management
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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 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

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