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A.S. Watson Group Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Oct 11, 2017

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3.2
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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. "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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    "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
  3. "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Fellow Designers were a great team to work alongside.

    Cons

    Unappreciative managers. Seniors look down on other staff. Long hours. Always backlogs. Not paid enough for the work we do.

    A.S. Watson Group2017-08-24
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