Watson Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
67 Reviews

2.9
67 Reviews
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Watson Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Paul M. Bisaro
Paul M. Bisaro
39 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Inter  in  North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inter in North Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Well run company across the board

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good company

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

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time for 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
  3. 1 person 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 for 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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  5.  

    Positive because of local leadership and great teammates.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time for 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
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • 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 for 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
  7.  

    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 for 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
  8.  

    Pleasant place to begin a career.

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    • 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 for 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
  9.  

    Brand Division Is Poorly Managed

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    Former Employee - Senior Professional Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Professional Sales Representative

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lot's of great field sales reps.

    Cons

    Products are not innovative, 4th-5th to market.
    Sales managers are embarassingly incompetent, as are the product managers and the marketing department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace every district manager and the sales & marketing personnel. Acquire products that the market actually wants and needs. Stop throwing good money after bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Instructional Designer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Fascinating work, working with product that is truly needed by patients.

    Cons

    Slow decision making. Always worried about FDA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look inside your company for talent, not externally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    hopefully some one will do something

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits good peer level employees

    Cons

    much overtime, no quid pro quo for hard work, hard work not reflective in bonus, everyone gets the same,

    No opinion of CEO

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