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Waters Reviews

Updated September 17, 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 17 reviews)

  • Great company that feels like a family (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management has abdicated software management to Ph (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. "Family Like Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High Quality Products, Great Coworkers, Accessible Managers

    Cons

    Too many deeply knowledgeable senior employees retiring too quickly

    Advice to Management

    Agile pursuit of new markets


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work. Getting top heavy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is very interesting and enjoyable and challenging. Very stable. Good mix work and personal family time. Excellent work environment.

    Cons

    Since new CEO. Every week has a new director of something. Lots of managers being added l. Much fewer workers. Lots of buzz words. If u can use buzz words with a European accent you have it made. Medical benefits are poor as with many companies

    Advice to Management

    Think more about employees. Benefits are sad for a multi billion $ company. Show appreciation at reviews in $ as well as words. The newest recognition program is a waste. Nobody has time to go in and recognize a coworker.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Waters is a very good place to work. Good challenging work and a family friendly environment."

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

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

    Pros

    Smart engaged people trying to do the right thing. Excellent technologies. Nice work environment. Very interesting industry to be a part of with significant opportunities to contribute.

    Cons

    Until recently, change came slowly. New CEO and management structure starting to accelerate the pace of change. I personally see this as a positive thing.


  4. "Field Service Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Waters full-time

    Pros

    Excellent fast paced company with a through training program.

    Cons

    No cons so far from me.


  5. "Forklift operator"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Wichita Falls, TX
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Wichita Falls, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Waters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love the simplicity of the job I had. I had a lot of control of the pace of the company.

    Cons

    I had to deal with 120 degree heat.

    Advice to Management

    Have more space to operate with the amount we served


  6. "Great work/life balance, transparency, and fun work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Really enjoying my time at Waters so far. The work/life balance is great, and people here seem really happy. Multiple people in my department are up for retirement over the next few years, and that's a great sign. You can tell upper management and the CEO cares about the talent in the company

    Cons

    Benefits are pretty bad - specifically health insurance and vacation. If you're looking to attract younger talent, you'll want to focus on these.

    Advice to Management

    During these times of reorganization, it's important to help staff understand their role in the company.


  7. "Waters Technology Corporation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, but it really is what YOU make of it.

    Cons

    Hefty hours without comparable compensation. Such is life.

    Advice to Management

    Real does not mean negative!

  8. "Waters has a lot going for it"

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

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

    Pros

    -Great people all around
    -Lots of opportunity
    -Competitive benefit package
    -Good working environment
    -Challenging and stimulating work

    Cons

    -Antiquated IT/business systems (lotus notes, really?)
    -Internal communication could be better
    -Decision making can be very slow
    -Projects have many managers but no OWNERSHIP

    Advice to Management

    You are on the right path. Keep the focus on people and product quality. Our customers don't care about performance numbers, they wants products that "just work."


  9. "Lots of change, but not all for the better"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Milford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Milford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable company but that's about it unless you're in management

    Cons

    Compensation is well below market unless you're in management and part of the bonus program. For a technology company they are very far behind the times with the systems used to manage the business. Who uses Lotus notes anymore?

    Advice to Management

    There is no incentive to stay at Waters for any length of time other than stability and a below market pay check. Give ALL employees part of the profit sharing not just Sr. Managers and above. Use some of that profit from the high stock price to implement better health care coverage and modern technology.


  10. "Great place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities with a strong company and technical leader

    Cons

    Medium-Large company so less personal


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