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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)

    "Pleasant place to begin a career."

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    • 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.


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

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    • 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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Its a new regime"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  4. "Growing pains..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Corona, CA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Opportunities to form great friendships! Some high performing teams!

    Cons

    Lots of politics...it depends on who you work for whether or not you will have opportunity for growth. Being highly productive may not be enough...Communication & work life balance needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Need more strategic plans that are pushed top down. Otherwise, we waste time reinventing the wheel with lots of rework. Communication & work-life balance needs improvement.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Since Paul Bisaro took the helm, venomous and hostile motivates through fear."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is decent; conforms to recognized standards.

    Cons

    No consideration for work/home life balance. The site leadership team is not proactive. Always a day late and a dollar short when it comes to resources. No overlaying of resources and timelines. Site leadership makes no distinction between duration and effort when managing their most important resource…people. The worst place to be in the Watson organization is middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the General Manager...get real.


  6. "Positive learning experience, grown as a chemist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Satisfactory career advancement opportunity, great benefits,

    Cons

    pay is not close enough to the medium


  7. "Plenty of politics."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable work environment with average compensation.

    Cons

    Workplace seemed very crowded for non managers.

  8. "Unfair practice for promotions"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Business Analyst II in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Business Analyst II in Sunrise, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home when child is sick

    Cons

    Promotions based on favoritism and not work performance


  9. "OK Place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Location - Sunny Florida.
    Diverse work force gives you opportunity to work with people with varied background.

    Cons

    Little room for growth. I was there for four years and did not see an opportunity to grow into a new position.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee development and retention.


  10. "it is all right"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Associate in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs Associate in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    a lot of hard working and uderpaid people

    Cons

    and also too many incompetent workers, lack of ownership

    Advice to Management

    talent retention


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