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Waters Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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Christopher O'Connell
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Pros
  • Work life balance was present and dependent on you department and of course manager (in 14 reviews)

  • This is a great company that has taken care of me (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management can't cope with increasing size of organisation (in 6 reviews)

  • Some uncertainty as a new CEO is starting soon (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Very good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  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.


  3. "No real complaints"

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Waters full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good opportunities to move within the company, good resources within the company

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a disconnect between headquarters and the field.


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  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 company"

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    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.


  7. "Lab Training and Support Tech"

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    • 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.


  8. "Nice place to work"

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    • 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


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

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    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA

    Pros

    Waters is the performance leader in LC/MS industry and consistently produce disruptive technologies.

    Cons

    Variability between departments on work from home policy.

    Advice to Management

    Standardize work from home policy.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Safe"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Chemist II in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Research Chemist II in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Longevity and reliability - people here stay for years and years. Benefits are ok. Nice campus. Good location right on the 495.

    Cons

    Benefits are only ok. Salaries are low. Very little upward mobility. Somewhat isolated from other tech in the area. New CEO is attempting to change the "old white men only" culture slowly but surely.

    Advice to Management

    Give people more opportunity for growth!



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