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Corona, CA

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Watson Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Paul M. Bisaro
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good vacation and good 401k (in 9 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits 401k match up to 8% (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Mistargeted promotions and lay-offs will continue to affect the overall performance of the site (in 3 reviews)

  • Since the merger of Actavis, there are many lay-offs and the closure of many sites especially on the west coast (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Department in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - IT Department in Corona, CA

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

    Pros

    Watson grew from 3000 employees to 35,000+ employees in my 8 years there. There were always opportunties

    Cons

    Once Watson merged with Actavis, and moved HQ overseas, they started eliminating US work force for cheaper labor overseas.


  2. "Actavis Merger"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, local to house, large facility, many sites across the world including new york, florida, africa and other places

    Cons

    Since the merger of Actavis, there are many lay-offs and the closure of many sites especially on the west coast.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people after acquisition with another company with hopes of acquiring the right talent and skills for each position.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company with Plans for Growth"

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    Former Employee - Manager Bio-pharmaceutics in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Manager Bio-pharmaceutics in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Bonus payouts. HR is somewhat passive aggressive in approach. Great operations leaders.

    Cons

    Phama industry is loaded with regs and requirements to navigate. Shame they could not stay in CA.

    Advice to Management

    Value the American workforce and loyalty.


  4. "Solid and Growing Company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Bonus and Benefits

    Cons

    The number of concurrent projects
    Some changes coming down from Corporate

    Advice to Management

    Care for employees and do the right thing


  5. "Scientist II"

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    Former Employee - Scientist II in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist II in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Potential for work long hours.


  6. "Great Working environment"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The relationship among the employee and the management great good benefit

    Cons

    Corporate Management didn't really think before they closed the site the pros and cons

    Advice to Management

    Value the loyalty of the employee for they worked hard to achieved the goal of the company, and should be hiring a very competent management to manage a site.


  7. "Document Control"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Control in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Document Control in Corona, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The supervisor was great to work for. He was focused and set daily goals. He was a great encourager.

    Cons

    The goals set from other departments was not always realistic.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals for other departments.


  8. "I worked there twice,once full time, once temp. created work orders, computer,phone, file, customer exp., pkging exp."

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    Former Employee - Inventory Clerk, Pkg Clerk in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Clerk, Pkg Clerk in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    hours, learning new things, working with people, various duties.pay.

    Cons

    training, cross training. attitude with some people.

    Advice to Management

    my last supervisior, I learned a lot of good quality skills. patience


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pleasant place to begin a career."

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    Current Employee - Chemist III in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Chemist III in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Watson pays an average salary and provides competitive benefits. Most of the people who work here are pleasant enough. If you are lucky enough to be working at site that is being expanded, then there are plenty of opportunities for upward growth.

    Cons

    The site I work at is notorious for its compliance issues and mismanagement, which have only worsened through the years.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to manage. It is not fair to your employees to rely so heavily on just a few while allowing the rest to loaf. If you choke off funding to site then don't be surprised when the quality suffers. A healthy site requires the following: talented employees, competitive wages, reliable equipment, and reasonable expectations.


  10. "Analytical Development Scientist, method development and validation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture and benefits, good medical benefits.

    Cons

    not very good career development opp


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