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Updated February 21, 2018
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Christopher O'Connell
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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)

  • 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 9 reviews)

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

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  1. "Early Experience at Waters"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  3. "New Hire - Sales"

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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 (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


  4. "technical support specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  5. "support"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Support in Milford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people. Great Science Nice facilty.

    Cons

    Worst Health Benefits. Aetna $6000 per family co pay needed to be met before any insurance benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Give more options for Health benefits. One package does not fit all.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Some growing pains; moving in right direction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    People are awesome. Collaborative, smart, and hard working. New CEO, Chris O'Connell continues to push organization strategically and adopting new methods of leadership.

    Cons

    Lots of change but that is expected with new leadership. Management is not strong particularly at the director level.

    Advice to Management

    Initiate more, better management programs. Increase diversity in all ways, at all levels.

  8. "Summer Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Milford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn the company's data storage system and how to use it; work on projects that affect the entire company's financials

    Cons

    Very little engagement with management, lots of downtime

    Advice to Management

    engage interns more


  9. "Manufacturing Engineer 2"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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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

    Very stable company will be around for a long time

    Cons

    short vacation time for starting employee


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice and professional staff.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about working here.


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