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Waters Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "Waters provides a good work life balance, which they advertise as one of their employee benefits" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and career progress" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "The work life balance is costly as they pay way less than the average salary in the Boston area" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Small obvious improvements to standard processes can be very difficult to bring about due to the improvement the need for buy-in from upper management" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is pleasant and encouraging. Colleagues are friendly and very helpful.

    Cons

    The internal department structure is complex and difficult to grasp. Since it is a big company, there are too many names and faces to remember.

    Advice to Management

    None so far.


  2. "Buyer"

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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

    Conservative stable company with new senior management team that appears to have a well thought out plan.

    Cons

    Opportunities inconsistent from department to department.

    Advice to Management

    Realize all employees contribute to the success of the company, not just management. Increases and bonus programs should be shared by all.

  3. "Waters is where everyone wants to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Big company with big family culture

    Cons

    Big company with big company problems, trying to modernize


  4. "Not the same place it was a few years ago"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time

    Pros

    Good people, nice campus, good benefits.

    Cons

    The company runs lean, so there are never enough people / resources to get the job done. Company is less stable than in the past, and employee turnover is increasing. A lot of long-time employees are leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Put more focus on solving problems with current products.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Ignores things if not at main facility"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Golden, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Waters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have heard the main office has great perks.

    Cons

    Satellite offices are ignored. Poor tyrannical managers with ancient ideas and track records of failure are allowed to thrive.

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to the other sites. They could be doing better for you if you changed out the under-performing leadership.


  6. "Just an average place"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Milford, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Waters provides a good work life balance. Good Benefits.

    Cons

    The work life balance is costly as they pay way less than the average salary in the Boston area.


  7. "Water Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waters part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, really enjoyed

    Cons

    Lack of career development opportunities

  8. "Changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work hours

    Cons

    A lot of changes right now in the company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanical Engineer - New Hire"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Waters full-time

    Pros

    There are a wealth of resources and talented employees that make coming to work a joy as a mechanical engineer. The company is driven by technology, and invests in their employees to keep delivering great products.

    Cons

    As a large company, there is a bit of a learning curve to understanding the ins and outs of how the company and its employees interact and share information electronically.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Foucsed"

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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

    sense of community and pride in the work we do

    Cons

    lack of innovation and speed of change