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Waters Reviews

Updated May 12, 2018
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Pros
  • Waters provides a good work life balance, which they advertise as one of their employee benefits (in 19 reviews)

  • Overall it's a great company that I plan on being at quite possibly for the remaining 40 (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management has abdicated software management to Ph (in 10 reviews)

  • Senior management could provide more direction to its employees (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, but don’t pay as well as the competition."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great people. Stable job if you’re a hard worker and get done what’s needed. Quick exit if you’re dead weight. Great stock to invest in - they are very conservative with extra cash which is always great from an investors point of view.

    Cons

    They don’t pay well compared to the competition. According to Glassdoor we’re about 10-15% underpaid which is not good motivation.

    Advice to Management

    You need to bump most sales salaries up. Apps like Glassdoor show us we are underpaid. Best motivation for a good sales rep is to pay them. Food for thought.


  2. "IT Manager"

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    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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Waters provides a good work life balance, which they advertise as one of their employee benefits.

    Cons

    Senior execs seem detached from their employees. The work/life balance is a trade off for average salary and other benefits.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Principal"

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    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

    Pros

    Competitive salary (for outside Boston), Work-Life Balance (depending on department), Community of friendly employees, Updated office spaces, Onsite gym with teacher-led classes, Cafeteria with hot & cold meals prepared daily, Free-employee parking, Environmentally-Friendly in terms of recycling and electric car stations.

    Cons

    Employee benefits are fair but could be improved upon.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strive for overall improvements in line with current employment trends.


  4. "Awesome place to work and build a life"

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

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

    Pros

    Good hard working respectful people

    Cons

    Can be very demanding and over loaded at times


  5. "Service Manager"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great professional colleagues, innovative system solutions and culture

    Cons

    Competitive pricing is much cheaper but not as much added value compared to Waters offerings


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Company for long tenure"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of long tenured people, good people to work with. Job security is very high.

    Cons

    Management is thinking cheaper and cheaper. For overall benefits to employees they are always thinking on how to save money. I don't like that change. Salary is lower and increments are hard to come even if company is doing good. Desicion making ability of current management is doubtful.

    Advice to Management

    Please read the cons I mentioned.


  7. "Early Experience at Waters"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent focus on employee preparedness.

    Cons

    Early extensive travel requirements to meet the above mentioned preparedness. This is the nature of the position so not a true company con.

  8. "New Hire - Sales"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, Professional, Integrity, good benefits, great people

    Cons

    Only 2 weeks vacation, a lot of new hires in all areas makes it hard to know where to go for help

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the large picture


  9. "Great company to work for, great team spirit."

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Applications Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Field Applications Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leaders in the field. Get many opportunities to learn new technologies and applications. Really expanded my scope, and also my connections in the fields. Colleagues really help each other and support each other.

    Cons

    Career path is a little limited for field employees, unless you move to Milford, MA.
    Traveling can be a bit overwhelming sometime.


  10. "technical support specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Professional, supportive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Somewhat myopic project management - likely because of recent changes in upper structures.

    Advice to Management

    Change takes time. Try to make it quick and good luck.


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