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"Growing pains..."

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Current Employee - Quality Manager in Corona, CA
Current Employee - Quality Manager in Corona, CA
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

Great benefits! Opportunities to form great friendships! Some high performing teams!

Cons

Lots of politics...it depends on who you work for whether or not you will have opportunity for growth. Being highly productive may not be enough...Communication & work life balance needs improvement.

Advice to Management

Need more strategic plans that are pushed top down. Otherwise, we waste time reinventing the wheel with lots of rework. Communication & work-life balance needs improvement.

Other Employee Reviews for Watson Pharmaceuticals

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Since Paul Bisaro took the helm, venomous and hostile motivates through fear."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is decent; conforms to recognized standards.

    Cons

    No consideration for work/home life balance. The site leadership team is not proactive. Always a day late and a dollar short when it comes to resources. No overlaying of resources and timelines. Site leadership makes no distinction between duration and effort when managing their most important resource…people. The worst place to be in the Watson organization is middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the General Manager...get real.


  2. "Poor moral, long hours, little appreciation, low pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off and benefits package are exceptional. There are opportunities to grow, but management will hold you back through inner office politics.
    The Corona site is the only large pharma company in the inland empire.

    Cons

    Pay is extremely below industry standard. Even after a so-called "salary restructure" salary is still low.
    Long unappreciated working hours, forced to work weekends with no compensation (not even lunch to say thank you for 6 days of work!!!!!!!)
    Chemist/Scientist work until testing is completed.
    Management is 8-5 without fail.
    Structure of lab is very poor, Senior Chemist/reviewers do minimal work, while ChemI/II take the grunt of the workload.
    No matrix's are performed on quantity of lab workload, increase production without additional staffing.

    Advice to Management

    IF YOU GET 30% MORE PRODUCT, YOU NEED 30% MORE STAFF. YOU DO NOT WORK YOUR CURRENT STAFF 30% MORE WITHOUT COMPENSATION!!!!

    Look at what you "experienced" & higher paid scientist are doing? Are you getting you money's worth?

    Develop some matrix's for testing, workload, quantity of product.

    Mr. Bisaro should stop focusing on the bottom line and focus on his people.

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