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4.1
Average Rating
(based on 30 Watson Pharmaceuticals Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.6
People You Work With
4.5
Person You Work For
4.3
Rewards You Receive
4.1
Support You Get
4.0
Way You Work
4.4
Work Setting
4.0
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Chemist
in Corona, CA

"Great company but as of now they are going through a shut down in their Corona plant so unfortunately they are laying off people."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Systems Operations Analyst
in Corona, CA

"I've worked at Actavis plc (formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals) since 2006, Actavis plc is a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, brand and biosimilar products. With offices in over 60 countries they have access to over 5 billion consumers. At Actavis Network Operations Center (NOC) team, I am an escalation point for the production data center. I assist with general IT administrative activities."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

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3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (6,147)
Senior Cost Accountant
in Corona, CA

"My overall experience was satisfying."

What do you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"I enjoy the day to day challenges that a manufacturing finance department offers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself. Do your homework. And try to use actual work experience to support your strengths."

What don't you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"I was a contract employee and not full time employee."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Work closer with floor level employees and management to maintain and control bill of material cost and material information. Create margin report by product line."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
QA Inspector
in Carmel, NY

"Quality Assurance in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry."

What do you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"The environment and growth potential and I enjoyed going to work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Everything is relative. It is up to the individual to decide"

What don't you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"When the company downsized the process should have been handled differently."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Include more imput from workers that have worked for the company over 5 years."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Average Watson Pharmaceuticals Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $4
2013 $4
Associate Director
in Corona, CA

"I have almost 32 years of solid pharmaceutical experience, which is helpful in my position at Watson Laboratories Inc."

What do you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"Daily challenges, great co-workers, not boring at all, benefits, and respected by competitors in the business world."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Demonstrate your willingness to be a team player and document your past career achievements."

What don't you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"I think the that company is very weak in career development and career path."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Encourage people to think more outside the box. Listen more to the ideas of middle management (not necessarily the need to adopt all of those ideas.)"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
QA Inspector
in Phoenix, AZ

"Quality was taken seriously at the company."

What do you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"Clean enviroment, and many of the people were pleasant and had a positive attitude."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Watson Pharmaceuticals is no longer in the Phoenix area."

What don't you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"Co-workers that wouldn't perform their job duties in auditing company personnel deviating from procedures."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Performing the essential duties of your job should not count against you."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Engineer
in Corona, CA

What do you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"Seeing familiar faces, and working with responsible, detail oriented people that have one common goal."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a great company to work with. People are nice, very healthy environment."

What don't you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"Didn't see any growth on my position and I traveled 90 % of the time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be more specific on project scope and time line. Overall I like the company and I learned so much in my past 6 years working with Watson."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
in Corona, CA

What do you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"The ability to work on improvement projects that have been identified through my own analysis"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be willing to work long hours and weekends, and have strong people skills"

What don't you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"The lack of people resources to implement and work on various improvement projects"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To improve the support structure by hiring more people to provide project support"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Account Manager
in Fort Lauderdale, FL

"It was a great experience had a wonderful time working for this company."

What do you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"The benefits were great. The environment was awesome. And the managers had really good attitudes."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be yourself. Don't be afraid of the interviewer because they are people to."

What don't you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"Nothing everything was great. The several buildings that they own was not to far apart."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the good work, and continue to per-mote within the company."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
IT Manager
in Corona, CA

"I've greatly enjoyed working for Watson"

What do you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"CEO has an aggressive global vision and is executing on that."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Need to be willing to travel. Will need to move to NJ if you want to be promoted."

What don't you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"When HQ moved to New Jersey, the plans for the former HQ were not made clear for well over two years leaving the staff in limbo."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Continue to be more aggressive with acquisitions, especially as it relates to IT infrastructure. Taking so long to integrate Andrx cost a lot of money in redudant effort."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Legal Assistant
in Parsippany, NJ

What do you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"the people and the opportunity they provided me to expand my skill set"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Do some research on the background of the company as they have had many M/A's."

What don't you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"Little chance for upward mobility and there is nepotism which allows very little opportunity to advance."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Listen to the support staff as far as suggestions in improving the dynamics of their department."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Lab Operations Lead
in Corona, CA

"Great for beginners"

What do you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"Great job security and knowing what you do makes a difference in people's lives."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You will get better opportunities if you are a screw-up. They will not fire anyone just move you around and give you more opportunities for your resume. If you are good at your job, forget about geting any other opportunities. You will be stuck."

What don't you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"No growth opportunities available even after getting your education. Broken promises."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Reward the good people and deal with the bad. Don't just keep blinders on and pretend everything is okay."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
VP of Global Supply Chain
in Parsippany, NJ

"Global Supply Chain Leader"

What do you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"Excellent growth prospects and global expansion into new markets and products"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ensure that you get a committment and support to fulfil your role and mandate"

What don't you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"Lack of support for making sustainable improvements and change management"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Create core competencies to create sustainable competitive advantage and promote change"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Quality Engineer
in Salt Lake City, UT

What do you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"The work, the relationships I formed with other coworkers, and the challenge."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If I were going to interview with this company and had never worked there, I would want someone to warn me that I would never / rarely see my family again."

What don't you like about working at Watson Pharmaceuticals?

"The environment and management is completely inflexible and traditional/old school when it comes to family needs and home life. There is far too much sacrifice expected, a work from home policy should be allowed or more flexible hours for salary workers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I suggest the development of Family Friendly Human Resource Policies, and flexible 40 hour weeks be implemented for salary employees."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
in Huntsville, AL
Person You Work For 4.5 / 5 People You Work With 3.9 / 5 Work Setting 3.7 / 5
Support You Get 3.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.6 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.5 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.4 / 5
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