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A.S. Watson Group Reviews

Updated Nov 20, 2019

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3.0
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A.S. Watson Group Managing Director; Chairman, Hutchison Whampoa Limited  Dominic K. M. Lai (no image)
Dominic K. M. Lai
34 Ratings
  1. "Not an option for ambitious employees."

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    Former Employee - Buying 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at A.S. Watson Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working environment is fine. Big company. Benefits are fine. Trainings are provided. Good for people looking for a steady job.

    Cons

    Common issues in large company. Low transperancy , unfairness, unwise policies. Too much politics when you are here longer. Lower grades become the victims of the politics and unwise policies. Definitely not for ambitious people. Your hard work will not be recognised. I give 2 star since there were quite a lot of unwise opinions.

    A.S. Watson Group2019-05-06
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Platform to learn and develop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sha Tin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are knowledgeable Very well governed with internal policies

    Cons

    Changes are rather hard to push, given the size of the organisation Too many meetings Too many policies to follow

    A.S. Watson Group2019-02-13
  3. "System Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Good package and friendly teammate. Have a chance to explore trendy technology.

    Cons

    Not enough human resource to implement projects

    Advice to Management

    Increase human resource to support many creative initiatives.

    A.S. Watson Group2018-12-26
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good team spirit and plenty of development opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sha Tin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A.S. Watson Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Depends on which department you work in. People are genuine and team spirit is great. As long as you have the will, there are other opportunities for you to develop your career and grow. The company also offer lots of fun staff activities.

    Cons

    Really fast-paced. You are expected to be proactive and be really hands on as soon as you start. So it may not suit everyone especially those with lesser experience and prefer to have more direction

    A.S. Watson Group2018-10-23
  5. Helpful (7)

    "HK IT is a mess"

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at A.S. Watson Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible internal procedure (Cons too) Global project reach Good fit if you are aggressive type, but not progressive type

    Cons

    Long working hour ( you are sold to this company) No respect from management ( slave type) Chaos internal procedure . Crazy project timeline and workload. Blame culture. Finger pointing style

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employee Be realistic in project timeline Take engineer advice seriously and not from PM

    A.S. Watson Group2018-09-08
  6. "It's a brilliant company!"

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    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management wants you to succeed.

    Cons

    No cons. Continue doing what you are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    A.S. Watson Group2018-08-09
  7. Helpful (2)

    "eCommerce"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    there are no pros at all

    Cons

    Very bad culture No prospect Inefficient system Redundant works

    A.S. Watson Group2018-07-12
  8. "Management’s mind need to be updated"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good colleagues & teammates. Treated each other like family - fair benefits. Different company events to engage staff - sizeable

    Cons

    - outdated mindset of management. Making staff waste time & effort on work which is not doing much to the business. - asked us to be creative but not taking our opinions - low wage with unreasonable workload - not enough resources for requested work / production - high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Trend has been changing from time to time, both retail trend and business management trend. Listen to your people.

    A.S. Watson Group2018-01-16
  9. "store supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at A.S. Watson Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Big chances and opportunity to grow in retail/promoted

    Cons

    attitudes of workmates you work with

    Advice to Management

    continue to grow the business

    A.S. Watson Group2017-10-13
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Some Group teams not respects their people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sha Tin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Multi Country projects - Works on strategic projects - Some group departments more focus on people than other. They hire good talent and treat better.

    Cons

    - Asia IT is very defensive, yells and not open to ideas - No realistic planning everything is urgent and important. Too much long hours. - IT contracters brought in to save day but does not grow permanent people. -little respects for subordinates and colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of employer branding this year and a more HR on social media. But real situation in company doesn't change even if dress it up. Better if company look hard at the leaders / bosses and bring in people that will change to respect, allow to fail and learn. Appreciate innovative thinking.

    A.S. Watson Group2017-10-11
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