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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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Fun place to work"

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


  2. "Actavis Merger"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "HR"

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


  4. "Manufacturing Engineer I"

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


  5. "Great Working environment"

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


  6. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician II in Davie, FL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician II in Davie, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Watson Pharmaceuticals (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, great company perks.

    Cons

    Management, leadership, no team work, lack of training.

    Advice to Management

    Think!


  7. "Watson/Actavis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Watson Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great presence in the Generics space...racing to become one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the industry. Shareholders dream in the past 3 years.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility for women. Rarely any leadership roles. People are not a priority, raising the stock price is.

    Advice to Management

    Join the 21st century and recognize diversity and inclusion before a situation develops that brings you to litigation.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pleasant place to begin a career."

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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Its a new regime"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has good general benefits, active in March of Dimes charity

    Cons

    new CEO has brought a morale that makes 'lower' level positions feel as though their contribution is not worthy of recognition. Former CEO and upper management geniuely cared for ALL employees. This new regime lost that.


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