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Watson Reviews

Updated May 22, 2019

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David Watson
5 Ratings
  1. "Temporary Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Watson for less than a year

    Pros

    Great for career minded individuals.

    Cons

    Gives back to the community.

    Advice to Management

    Stay community oriented.

    Watson2016-12-24
  2. "Good Company Good People"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Watson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good, stable company. People here are mostly pleasant and helpful. Flexible, informal environment. Management is very approachable. Pay is competitive. Benefits are decent and improving.

    Cons

    Lack of structure. Lack of execution because objectives and goals change suddenly. Need to improve company wide communications so everyone works together to propel the company's success. Limited opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and then communicate some more. Over communicate. Don't leave employees out of the loop to make up their own stories. Verify the scuttlebutt you hear before taking action. Trust BUT verify.

    Watson2019-05-22
  3. "Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Watson full-time

    Pros

    Good family oriented company

    Cons

    Management sweeps things under the rug and let’s some employees get away with way too much.

    Watson2018-06-27
  4. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Watson

    Pros

    Great co-workers and team work

    Cons

    very political atmosphere to work in

    Watson2017-05-30
  5. "Only At Watson Way"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Watson full-time

    Pros

    Family owed company and Employee love it

    Cons

    No comments at this time

    Watson2017-01-25
  6. "Great Fort Worth Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weatherford, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Watson for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, family culture, new challenges every day, building world-class heavy equipment that customers love

    Cons

    Watson has a great family culture, but this same culture is also a detriment. Some folks are more family than others, which leads to mistrust at some management levels.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust. Learn how to build and maintain a real team. Let the managers and supervisors do their jobs instead of micromanaging.

    Watson2016-07-01
  7. "Machinist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesquite, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Watson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Love it, Great people. Great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Dirty conditions. Shop should be cleaner. Overall great place to work. Enjoyed the co-workers. Should be air conditioned.

    Watson2016-05-13
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Execution Issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Watson for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible start and end times. Casual office atmosphere. Co-workers are generally nice and helpful. CEO is friendly and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Upper management lacks execution of communicated company goals. They seem to know the direction they want to move the company but fail time and again to make it happen.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to be willing to make decisions and stick to them. They need to tap into their employee knowledge base instead of relying on ideas from just a few key people.

    Watson2015-07-16
  9. Helpful (1)

    "The opportunities are endless, however leadership is rudderless and without direction."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Watson

    Pros

    There are fantastic opportunities to learn and do different things. The main body of workers will try and help anyone.

    Cons

    C.E.O. is a fantastic individual and person and really tries, but other core executive leadership promote silos and a "me first" mentality. There is no positive change mentality and often there is an active effort to suppress promotions from within.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. Follow through on stated goals and objectives. Be fair and consistent. Hold everyone, including the executives, accountable for assigned tasks and job duties. Be honest.

    Watson2015-01-22
  10. "challenging, hardworking, time-limit, fast paced, remote from living place"

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    Current Employee - Product Development Executive in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Watson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    well trained senior management, good leadership and direction, clear mind, friendly colleagues, simple workflow, good office environment, regular activities for colleagues, training opportunities.

    Cons

    too busy, cannot take care well of the family, long distance from office, efficiency is not very high, remote from the city area, high working pressure, not much work/life balance.

    Watson2013-05-01
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