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Watts Water Technologies Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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Robert J. Pagano, Jr.
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Pros
  • good benefits nice people great work home balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Hopefully the new management team is better than what they had in 2010-2014 (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Most of upper management have ruined this company (in 5 reviews)

  • They treated their production floor works like a number and did not seem to care about anything but making end of month numbers (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Growing Company that cares"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Support in North Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Global Support in North Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Watts Water Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growth
    Room for Advancement
    Transparent Communication
    Socially Responsible
    Good pay
    Feel respected and appreciated

    Cons

    No stock purchase plan
    Benefits are not too good

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing
    Stay engaged and keep the "closeness" with employees even as you grow
    Add a stock purchase option


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Only as your last resort."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Person in Franklin, NH
    Former Employee - Lead Person in Franklin, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Watts Water Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cheap Benefits and steady work.

    Cons

    Poor management, under qualified supervisors, bad policies, revolving door management and employees. Behind closed doors compensation practices. Slave driver atmosphere. Not family friendly. The list goes on.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your hourly employees like they matter, not like they are the mat to wipe your shoes on.


  3. "Major Improvements"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Lead in North Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Project Lead in North Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Watts Water Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Middle Management and Upper Management strive for same goals
    Middle Management pushes employees to develop their skill sets and knowledge base

    Cons

    Horizontal communication could improve within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue developing team relationships across the organization


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  5. "Warehouse picker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Picker in Sparks, NV
    Current Employee - Picker in Sparks, NV
    Recommends

    I have been working at Watts Water Technologies full-time

    Pros

    I'm a temp to hire employee and have been working for Watts for 2 weeks. Management is super relaxed, polite and very understanding about family emergencies and bad weather. Even when we are crazy busy, everyone is calm. Even the employees are great. People act like adults.

    Cons

    The majority of woman are Hispanic (not that is really an issue) but there is a lot of language barriers. They also only speak Spanish when they aren't talking to me so I am very isolated from them. I spend my breaks with the guys.


  6. "Web Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Peoria, AZ
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Peoria, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Watts Water Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It gave comfortable work environment, and gave sufficient time to complete tasks. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    It has limited technical staff, which had more work pressure.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Export, PA
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Export, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Watts Water Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job was easy to learn and easy to do. I worked in the packing and shipping department. As long as you can read and follow directions it is far from difficult. Keeps you moving throughout the shift. You never get much time to sit around which is plus if like me you like physical activity when working. Benefits were really good. Health, vision, dental, long and short term disability, life insurance, 401k with company match up to 6%.

    Cons

    I don't know where to start with this one. Employee morale is incredibly low at the Export, Pa facility. Wages are laughable. Employees are treated like they don't matter. Favoritism runs rampant throughout all departments. Policies are different depending on who you talk to or how well liked you are. No advancement opportunities based on merit. They are all based on how well liked you are. Raises are also based on how well liked you are, not performance like they say. Management has no clue what is happening on the production floor.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to solve your employees problems instead of telling them "the door isn't locked, you can leave at any time." Don't pick favorites. It just isn't right. Base wage increases on merit and job performance, not on how well liked the employee is. And eliminate wage caps so employees can continue to benefit from years served.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Plumbing company.. not Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Watts Water Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hopefully the new management team is better than what they had in 2010-2014. It couldn't be worse...

    Cons

    Told repeatedly that this was a "plumbing" company, not technology. Multiple layoffs of long term employees, while adding new high level managers. More managers, less people doing real work. More bonuses to managers, no raises to employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hunger Games Company, Ethics Optional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Franklin, NH
    Former Employee - Manager in Franklin, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Watts Water Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The floor workers are amazing and hardworking bunch eager to complete any goal. You have the option of not working at Watts.

    Cons

    I have never been in a more disorganized company. Some have made the comparison that getting something done there is like shoveling against the tide. I would say that shoveling against the tide is more rewarding. Management turnover has been horrendous for years. Current management is robotic and lacks leadership skills to coach and mentor people. It is of the philosophy that it will fire people until results are achieved. I have seen ~15 managers fired at the plant level in the last year and a half. Mid and low level management are playing the blame game, turning on themselves to be the last survivor.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that there are systemic challenges to overcome that are not within the power of mid to lower level employees to fix. They should not be used as 'fall guys' for plant leadership or corporate level incompetence.


  10. "Plumbing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in Forest City, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in Forest City, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Watts Water Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and has a bonus plan.

    Cons

    Need to spend more time at the division level.


  11. "great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits nice people great work home balance

    Cons

    bad management makes bad decisions

    Advice to Management

    listen to your workers


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