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Updated 25 Sep 2019

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3.2
65%
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A.S. Watson Group CEO Dominic K. M. Lai (no image)
Dominic K. M. Lai
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Comfortable, relaxed and fun working environment(in 8 reviews)

  • "ASW is a dynamic international company with fast paced business(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Due to the need to turn things around quickly some weeks will be very busy with some long hours required(in 3 reviews)

  • "need to OT on Sat/Sun a few times in a year(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Supportive employer / great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ASW is a fast paced, dynamic and truly international company. It has fully supported both my professional and personal growth and given me a platform to progress in my career. It is people centric and treats its employees fairly and with respect. It's innovative and results driven which provides ongoing challenges and opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Overall very good but could provide greater incentives for long service.

    A.S. Watson Group2017-08-07
  2. "Exciting company to be part of"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A.S. Watson Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Huge global presence, if you work in a group function you get to interact with all the global business units. Retail is normally fast and ASW is no exception decisions get made rapidly and you can see your work implemented very quickly. Lots and lots of examples of people starting in junior roles and working their way to the top. Some great career opportunities.

    Cons

    Can be a cultural minefield but that's normal for any global organization. Due to the need to turn things around quickly some weeks will be very busy with some long hours required.

    Advice to Management

    Spend as much time as possible in the stores

    A.S. Watson Group2017-03-09
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    "Service analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will have discount on asw product.

    Cons

    Poor management, fragile procedures, no respect on staff, overtime everyday including weekend, WhatsApp harassment during midnight and weekend and annual leave just for minor technical or communication issue, no sense of long term development, lack of basic respect on staff and more like a slave.

    Advice to Management

    Not much, try harder and you will soon become the most famous company in IT. All the best on hiring newbie who is not well informed on the job market.

    A.S. Watson Group2019-09-25
  4. "Dynamic international company & great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Zürich
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ASW is a dynamic international company with fast paced business. Work is never monotone and the opportunity to grow is given to employees. Great team spirit in Zurich and regular team building activities.

    Cons

    ASW is often unknown in Europe better incentives for milestones

    Advice to Management

    Regular updates regarding strategy and new markets would be appreciated.

    A.S. Watson Group2017-08-23
  5. "Multicultural and caring employer"

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    Current Employee - Buying Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multicultural teams and strong feeling that ASW is caring for its employees and taking action (not only blabla)!

    Cons

    Current organizational structure does not always allow the standard career evolution path but very much encourages talents to express their wishes and take opportunities if existing.

    Advice to Management

    Take more concrete actions also towards career aspirations from employees, not only well-being/health/benefits package. Career evolution is a big focus especially for young and talented people which could unfortunately lead to losing some of our great colleagues!

    A.S. Watson Group2017-08-18
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