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Watson Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Watson Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Paul M. Bisaro
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  • 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. "Sr. Quality Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, positive work environment, advancement

    Cons

    Company shut down, bought by Teva and Pfizer.


  2. "personnel"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personnel in Copiague, NY
    Current Employee - Personnel in Copiague, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good vacation and good 401k. Yearly shutdown. Flexible hours. Overtime for hourly employees with the potential to work weekends

    Cons

    Building could use a make over! Very old building. All kinds of people are doing multiple jobs due to staff being laid off. Parking lot is locked up due to the area

    Advice to Management

    Please manage better. Most managers don't manage


  3. "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - QC Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - QC Analyst in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of fun, friendly faces, good times

    Cons

    Poor leadership, too much work, understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Supervise better


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  5. "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.


  6. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Representative in Tooele, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Representative in Tooele, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits 401k match up to 8%

    Cons

    Everyone was miserable and unhappy

    Advice to Management

    Be human


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Company"

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    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.


  8. "maintenance technician"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic II in Davie, FL
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic II in Davie, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    a wonderful place to work.the growth of the company has been astounding.Knowing that you are a part of this leaves you with a sense of accomplishment

    Cons

    when management is not truthful every other decision is corrupted,hence the wrong action is initiated.sometimes the truth hurts but it should be normal to be truthful.


  9. "Packaging Operator"

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    Former Employee - Packaging Operator in Murrieta, CA
    Former Employee - Packaging Operator in Murrieta, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a really good company to work for, had a large amount of long term employees which tell you something about the company. People were nice.

    Cons

    Only good things to say about the company


  10. 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.


  11. "Manufacturing Engineer I"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Can not bring family to company parties.


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