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Waters Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is fantastic and I'm never made to feel guilty if I need to take time off (in 15 reviews)

  • Great company that feels like a family (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management can't cope with increasing size of organisation (in 7 reviews)

  • internal upset due to lack of upper management leadership at the moment (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Really love working here!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been here about 8 months, and I love it! Everyone was very welcoming right from the beginning. The company is structured, but the individual departments are flexible (at least the MarComm dept is). The work-life balance is fantastic and I'm never made to feel guilty if I need to take time off. Everyone is very knowledgable and is eager to share that knowledge. They also make it a point to be sure you're work load is not overwhelming you, which is great. Overall I've had an awesome experience so far!

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons yet!


  2. "Senior Sales Support Specialists"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Support Specialist in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Support Specialist in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company that feels like a family.

    Cons

    Technologically of software & systems used for sales support very slow & at times uncooperative. Still using Lotus notes.

    Advice to Management

    Improve technical operations so that sales support is convenient for customers therefore helping to create customer loyalty.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, top notch management, and great products. A ton of top talent in engineering and R&D.

    Cons

    Turnover as portion of workforce retires.

    Advice to Management

    Pace out new product introductions to ensure highest level of field engagement.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Moving in the right direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who really care about what they do. Good environment and a great underlying philosophy. Solid business in profitable sectors of the market. Highly technology driven, really future looking stuff.

    Cons

    Highly technology driven. Old fashioned view of what employees find valuable, limited professional development programs, vague career paths for the mid-senior level.

    Advice to Management

    Waters has historically been a company that cares about employees. Make it a great, inspiring and modern workplace once again.


  5. "Good place, good people, easier commute than Boston."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Chemist in Plymouth, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Chemist in Plymouth, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Waters (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance was present and dependent on you department and of course manager. Very experienced individuals with lots of knowledge. Many opportunities for visibility.

    Cons

    you can hit a ceiling if you remain complacent in your position. you have to show initiative to be visible and take action. Overall a good place to work.


  6. "Very good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waters (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Supportive team and manager, excellent benefits, manageable workload.

    Cons

    Very difficult to change current processes. Fragmented and inefficient workflows. Too many meetings.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Milford, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Waters full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very stable company and great people to work with. Salary and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    I came from a pharmaceutical company, so the benefits aren't as good. But still very good none the less.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lab Training and Support Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Training and Support Tech in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Lab Training and Support Tech in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for internal advancement. Amazing managers. Lots of freedom to determine how tasks will be accomplished. Lots of focus on my development as an employee, with a strong focus on how to prepare me for my next role.

    Cons

    Not a lot of time off. Onboarding was nonexistent, really got dropped into the deed end at the start of my job.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on helping employees get a grasp on what it is they are expected to do. Waiting around for months can get frustrating.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waters (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Leader in instrument company, good work/life balance, nice manager and coworkers, most people know what they are doing

    Cons

    Salary is low, lack of career opporunities

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  10. "My experience with Waters has been challenging, but exciting. My job is interesting I'm never bored."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Burlington, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Burlington, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like going to different locations, meeting new people and learning different types of systems.

    Cons

    Stressful when deadlines come into play. This position requires a lot of driving.


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