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A.S. Watson Group Reviews

Updated October 28, 2017
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Dominic K. M. Lai
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Pros
  • Great team spirit in Zurich and regular team building activities (in 5 reviews)

  • Good pay & benefits, career progression, good work/life balance promoted, inspirational people, diversity embraced, "work hard play hard" mentality (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Chinese work culture can sometimes clash a bit with British (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Getzville, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Getzville, NY

    I worked at A.S. Watson Group part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly employee and comfortable environment

    Cons

    Lower average market wage than others

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Aug 25, 2017

    Thank you for leaving us a review. At A.S. Watson we actually don’t hold any of our operations in America henceforth it’s extremely difficult for us to ensure your feedback gets to the right place... More


  2. "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at A.S. Watson Group full-time

    Pros

    Fellow Designers were a great team to work alongside.

    Cons

    Unappreciative managers. Seniors look down on other staff. Long hours. Always backlogs. Not paid enough for the work we do.

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Aug 29, 2017

    Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear about your experience. Your feedback will be forwarded in the right direction. We would like to wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

  3. "store supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at A.S. Watson Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big chances and opportunity to grow in retail/promoted

    Cons

    attitudes of workmates you work with

    Advice to Management

    continue to grow the business

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Oct 20, 2017

    Thank you for such a great review! We're thrilled to know you're enjoying your time with one of our retail brands. Best of luck for the future!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Some Group teams not respects their people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fo Tan (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fo Tan (Hong Kong)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A.S. Watson Group full-time

    Pros

    - Multi Country projects
    - Works on strategic projects
    - Some group departments more focus on people than other. They hire good talent and treat better.

    Cons

    - Asia IT is very defensive, yells and not open to ideas
    - No realistic planning everything is urgent and important. Too much long hours.
    - IT contracters brought in to save day but does not grow permanent people.
    -little respects for subordinates and colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of employer branding this year and a more HR on social media. But real situation in company doesn't change even if dress it up.

    Better if company look hard at the leaders / bosses and bring in people that will change to respect, allow to fail and learn. Appreciate innovative thinking.

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Oct 30, 2017

    Hi there, and thank you for your honest review. We always appreciate seeing the pros as well as the cons when it comes to feedback we receive from our people – it helps us move forward as an... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The Work Culture Only Suitable to Certain Kind of People"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Fo Tan (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Fo Tan (Hong Kong)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at A.S. Watson Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A.S. Watson Group seems a big company, lots of department, seems profitable and quite a big operation for you to learn. And seems reputable??

    Cons

    However, the company is very rigid, management is not open, work is too busy, lots of things/people/system to consider when doing your work, and they are not well plan in terms of structure, resources, strategy, and you will just to foll the current system and no change! Your manager will not provide suitable guidance and support to you because they just want to stay for the company longer and does not care about your development path, they just need hands for them to fulfill the work load.

    Advice to Management

    Please change to be more open and listen to more of your millennials staff

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Oct 11, 2017

    Thank you for taking your time to give us feedback and advice. We’re sorry to hear it didn’t work out for you. Every opinion matters to us, and in order to capture them all we encourage our people to... More


  6. "Multicultural and caring employer"

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    Current Employee - Buying Manager
    Current Employee - Buying Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at A.S. Watson Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Multicultural teams and strong feeling that ASW is caring for its employees and taking action (not only blabla)!

    Cons

    Current organizational structure does not always allow the standard career evolution path but very much encourages talents to express their wishes and take opportunities if existing.

    Advice to Management

    Take more concrete actions also towards career aspirations from employees, not only well-being/health/benefits package. Career evolution is a big focus especially for young and talented people which could unfortunately lead to losing some of our great colleagues!

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Aug 23, 2017

    Thank you for your review. We’re exceptionally happy you strongly believe we stand up for who we say we are as a company – that’s something invaluable to us, really proving the recent focus around... More


  7. "Has pros and cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A.S. Watson Group full-time

    Pros

    - Great colleagues
    - Learn a lot at work
    - Good environment
    - Strong controls

    Cons

    - Benefits were a bit limited

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Sep 4, 2017

    Hi there, and thank you for your review! We’re happy you enjoyed your time with us. Your feedback will be forwarded in the right direction and followed up on. We would like to wish all the best in... More

  8. "Dynamic international company & great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A.S. Watson Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    ASW is a dynamic international company with fast paced business. Work is never monotone and the opportunity to grow is given to employees. Great team spirit in Zurich and regular team building activities.

    Cons

    ASW is often unknown in Europe
    better incentives for milestones

    Advice to Management

    Regular updates regarding strategy and new markets would be appreciated.

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Aug 25, 2017

    We’re happy to see you enjoying your time at A.S. Watson in our lovely Zurich office. We appreciate seeing the pros as well as the cons and are grateful for your recommendations. In fact, we’re... More


  9. "Short Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A.S. Watson Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Multicultural environment
    Great Team
    Fast paced and proactive in change

    Cons

    Hong Kong influence on working environment.

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Aug 23, 2017

    Hi there, and thanks a million for taking your time to leave us a review! At A.S. Watson we’re exceptionally proud of our multicultural nature and international expertise. That’s what makes us... More


  10. "Supportive employer / great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A.S. Watson Group full-time

    Pros

    ASW is a fast paced, dynamic and truly international company. It has fully supported both my professional and personal growth and given me a platform to progress in my career. It is people centric and treats its employees fairly and with respect. It's innovative and results driven which provides ongoing challenges and opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Overall very good but could provide greater incentives for long service.

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Aug 24, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback and remarkable rating. We’re extremely happy to hear about your successful journey with us so far, and wish you all the best for the future. Thanks a million!


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