Watts Water Technologies

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Watts Water Technologies Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    New Management Team Clueless

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I have been working at Watts Water Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The existing product line is solid.

    Cons

    The current management team appears to be clueless. Many good people that are simple being ignored, or disregarded. I would agree with an earlier review that the primary focus of those on top appears to be the current stock price and their bonuses. NO emphasis is placed on retaining current customers/business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your field staff. They are your ears and eyes and you need to pay attention to what they are saying. Also listen to your customers. They are getting tired of the arrogance that emanates from above!

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    This Company Does Not Care About Employees; they are nothing but resources (to be exploited and used up).

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at Watts Water Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I have always enjoyed the people I work with; they are a fun group. The company has had 2 get-together's in the past year (never done that before) and that was fun. We had a real Christmas Party last year (first time since 2007). We always get a $25.00 Gift card for Thanksgiving and a $50.00 Gift Card for Christmas.

    Cons

    No training (I have begged to be given the specific training for my job) They do not even talk to me about it. I get no response at all. Every position I have been in, I have had to figure out for myself. It would have taken less time to learn and I could have done a better job sooner with a little bit of support. Bottom line; they don't care! How is the pay you ask? Even if you max out your yearly review, you get a whopping 3% raise. Not even enough to keep up with inflation. There have been a couple of years where no one got a raise and a couple of years that everyone only go 2.5%. We operate through crisis management: We are given so much work to do, that we need to let some slide until it becomes a crisis. then we work feverishly on that thing, until the next item we had to leave behind gets hot. Repeat the forgoing procedure. If you are looking for a good company to work for this is NOT it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and they will take care of you! I am a very loyal employee, but a very disheartened and discouraged one. Instead of telling your employees that sales were up by 12% so you are giving them a popsicle. Instead give people an extra nice dinner in the break room (other than Hamburgers or pizza), or just go out and shake their hand and say good job. The popsicle was an insult to them. I want to see this company do very well and be the best in the industry. Why don't you feel that way about us?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Friendly safe atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Legal Invoicing/Expediter Filing  in  North Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Legal Invoicing/Expediter Filing in North Andover, MA

    I worked at Watts Water Technologies as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    You are not micro managed, but trained well, so it is easy to acclimate quickly and efficiently to their business systems in order to accomplish your job.

    Cons

    Sometimes being locked away in a cubicle, and lack of human contact gets to you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It was not the best job but it was a valuable experience

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    Former Employee - Assembler  in  Spindale, NC
    Former Employee - Assembler in Spindale, NC

    I worked at Watts Water Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The thing I liked about my time at Watts was the ability to learn and try new things.

    Cons

    There were issues in obtaining parts for crucial production quotas and unnecessary personal politics in the production environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be mindful of production goals when ordering parts for product assembly and shipping. Have better communication across all areas of the plant and corporation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good worker bees--they handle a huge workload Terrible management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Watts Water Technologies

    Pros

    My coworkers.. They are good people and they want to do what's right for the company.

    Cons

    Start with a building that's walls are filled with mold. Add really crappy management, out dated Procedures, and upper management that cares more about the stock price and their bonuses than understanding the business. Bad. Really bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people. Work hard to change the "culture of fear."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Used to love it; now can't stand it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Watts Water Technologies

    Pros

    Most of the people that work there

    Cons

    The others that work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Decent experience

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    Current Employee - Designer  in  Saint Pauls, NC
    Current Employee - Designer in Saint Pauls, NC

    I have been working at Watts Water Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people, everyone's nice, management cares about employees

    Cons

    System in place isn't very efficient

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    A bit of both worlds, but the company is in it for the long haul

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Watts Water Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Watts is financially a solid company that will stand the test of time. They are well known in the industry and frequently specified as the vendor of choice for many of their core product offerings. Certainly a leader in several areas from manufacturing locations, six sigma implementation to global footprint. Good retirement options.

    Cons

    Can be a burn and churn facility, so you need to understand your own personal work / life balance and stick with it - if possible. Many companies are in this realm, Watts is no different and has had the necessity to lay off staff due to economic constraints the last number of years. Staff are typically not replaced when they depart for whatever reason, work is just spread around. Promotions / raises are hard to come by for most. High expectations with low resources to complete as needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the general staff, not through words or lunch, but through acknowledgement of their time and commitment to the Company. Overall the staff is very committed to success, however lack of proper resources and incredible workloads lead to frustration and missed opportunities.

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Up and Down

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    Current Employee - Powder Coat Painter/Assembly  in  Saint Pauls, NC
    Current Employee - Powder Coat Painter/Assembly in Saint Pauls, NC

    I have been working at Watts Water Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good layed back place to work

    Cons

    Pay is not good at all If you are looking for any pay raise Good Luck..As for my supervisor if you ask him it will never get ask up front.I will tell you I am the Head Lead Powder Coat Painter /Assembly been there for 2 years and I make $10.80 an hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep contact with your employees.They just don't come around and check on you or ask any question.If you ask HR a question it is like they don't want to here it or to much work for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Decades behind the times

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Watts Water Technologies as a contractor

    Pros

    Well, it was a job.

    Cons

    Low pay. I had to beg for direction and feedback from my manager. Extreme inflexibility when it comes to hours -- I was scolded for arriving less than half an hour late during a blizzard when traffic was horrible and I had to seek back roads. One manager took some of my personal effects when I wasn't in one day and shoved them into the overhead compartment of my desk, leaving me a scolding note about "neatness." It didn't matter that the room I worked in was a dingy one that never saw outside visitors, or that my desk was no messier than other people's... oh, right, I was temporary. Also, they still use styrofoam cups for coffee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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