A.S. Watson Group FAQ

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22 February 2020

Does A.S. Watson Group offer employee discounts?

Pros

Discount is 10% on branded and 30% on own brand with Superdrug.

Cons

Very hard work, can be very long hours and asked to work long hours with only a moments notice. Left feeling like just a dispensiple number. However if you fall out with management expect to get minimum hours and bad mouthed behind your back.

Advice to Management

Don't try to turn a team that have worked together for years, against each other, treat everyone as idots. One rule for all not just the favourites.

Discount is 10% on branded and 30% on own brand with Superdrug.

22 February 2020

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28 February 2020

How are the career development opportunities at A.S. Watson Group?

Pros

Large company with International projects Working extra hours is rare Reduced working hours on Fridays in the summer Fruit basket on Monday

Cons

No clear career path Office environment is not the best Terrible coffee/ kitchen area Limited number of toilets

No clear career path

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1 December 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at A.S. Watson Group?

Pros

People are really nice helpful managers good insight into the real world of business coding help and languages

Cons

not a lot of social run by company slow at times

helpful managers

1 December 2019

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23 January 2019

Does there seem to be diversity at A.S. Watson Group?

Pros

Good workforce diversity at work place. I can't believe I am saying anything good about HR but actually local HR team are not bad. They are tightly controlled by HK head office but they are trying their best. Good location in Battersea, right next to the park. HR makes good effort to educate western employees on Chinese culture.

Cons

At local senior level company tends to hire on paper credentials but those people turn out pretty average. So you get bunch of fat cats not doing much. Managers hire to increase span of control and not because they actually need a resource. As a result, most of the time I had nothing to do. In the end I got bored of being bored, so I left. Cheapness and low cost culture is all around you: pay below industry standard, no canteen, no place to have lunch, tight desk space, overcrowded office, cheap Christmas parties and list goes on.

Advice to Management

Monitor what senior management does all day. You may be surprised with what you find.

Good workforce diversity at work place.

23 January 2019

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19 November 2019

How is management perceived at A.S. Watson Group?

Pros

Company culture is great, and management is visionary to drive the business growth for the whole company

Cons

Bureaucratic structure may reduce creativity

Company culture is great, and management is visionary to drive the business growth for the whole company

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15 English questions out of 15