A.S. Watson Group Reviews

Updated 5 Aug 2020

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A.S. Watson Group Managing Director; Chairman, Hutchison Whampoa Limited  Dominic K. M. Lai (no image)
Dominic K. M. Lai
40 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Averagely Decent"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in Dunstable, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at A.S. Watson Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The perks are good if you have a girlfriend or some kind of female to buy things for as they benefit you with a "beauty card" which entitles you to in-store discounts

    Cons

    Unfortunately the people in power (supervisors / team leaders) seem to let the power get to their head and throw their weight around more than they should but I expect that's the same with most jobs.

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    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Thank you for your feedback. Considering your location and job nature, we believe you are part of one of our retail Business Units in the UK. To ensure your feedback gets to the right place we will forward it in the right direction.

  2. "Company description - Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at A.S. Watson Group

    Pros

    Everything worked out well during my time at A.S. Watson.

    Cons

    I can not complain about a single thing.

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Thanks a million for your great review! We are very happy you’ve enjoyed your time with us.


  3. "Great work experience overall"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I have been working at A.S. Watson Group

    Pros

    Great learning environment,full support and guidance available.

    Cons

    salaries not so good.career progression is required

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    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Thanks for leaving your feedback on Glassdoor. We’re really grateful to hear you’re satisfied with your experience with A.S. Watson and wanted to let you know that we are constantly working towards improving our people’s experience. Thanks a lot for your great review!

  4. "Great Company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at A.S. Watson Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good work environment. Supportive higher management.

    Cons

    None have been discovered till now

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Thank you for this amazing review! We are more than thrilled you are greatly satisfied with your experienced at A.S. Watson.

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Unique corporate culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ho in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at A.S. Watson Group full-time

    Pros

    Corporate culture, people, processes, drive for results

    Cons

    hard workload, over hours, life balance

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Thank you SO much for your great review. We pride ourselves in our culture, built by our amazing talent globally. We take all your feedback very seriously and are committed to constantly improving our people’s experience with A.S. Watson. Thank you for recommending us as an employer - it means a lot!

  6. "Good job but geared highly towards salse"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A.S. Watson Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - decent pay and OT hour pay - bosses are generally supportive and stand on your side

    Cons

    - working hours are still retail base - having to work weekends

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  7. "Modern looking on the surface, old-school and local at heart"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Sha Tin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at A.S. Watson Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Flexible working hours - Department head and line level managers are generally friendly - General bonus scheme, but only for manager level and up staff members

    Cons

    - Aggressive project timelines - Appears to be running Agile, but in fact is still running traditional SDLC/Waterfall - Always promotes itself to be a modern workplace, but in fact very old-school and local at heart - changes are generally not embraced - Can be painful trying to work with people from outside immediate team - people are afraid to commit and always try to protect themselves from doing work and making mistakes

  8. "Avoid"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Sha Tin

    I worked at A.S. Watson Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No pros to speak of

    Cons

    All cons is what to expect

  9. "Friendly and young colleagues but high turnover and huge workload"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Accountant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at A.S. Watson Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Friendly and young colleagues - Nice workplace with gym and in-house clinic - Good IT equipment and software support - In-house training - PC and soft skills - Promotion opportunities

    Cons

    - Turnover rate too high , no action taken but keep hiring people - Management shows no respect to staff - Quite fast paced, no planning for the tasks and timelines, huge pressure to staff - Long working hours and huge workload, No OT pay/ allowance - Lots of redundant reports - Some departments are quite dated

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  10. "Digital Business Analyst"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Digital Business Analyst in Hong Kong

    I worked at A.S. Watson Group full-time

    Pros

    really like the flexible working hours

    Cons

    not much benefits, just 12 days annually

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