A.S. Watson Group Employee Reviews about "working environment"

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
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  • "Due to the need to turn things around quickly some weeks will be very busy with some long hours required(in 6 reviews)

  • "Quite fast paced, no planning for the tasks and timelines, huge pressure to staff(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly, nice working environment, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Could be more flexible working opportunities.

  2. "Great please to work and develop your career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management always willing to listen Comfortable, relaxed and fun working environment Good benefits If you want to do something different, they'll let you try it. Leader care about your development.

    Cons

    Flat structure, difficult to get a promotion in certain teams Annual leave flexibility is limited. In some departments they're a few people short of what they need to really make a difference.

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Comms Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We’re very glad to hear you’re enjoying your time with us and the benefits we have to offer! We value your feedback and will ensure it is passed on to the appropriate team – it’s great to hear you want to make a real difference.


  3. "Warehouse Operative"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Warehouse Operator in Dunstable, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at A.S. Watson Group

    Pros

    Stable long-term opportunity, safe working environment

    Cons

    Demanding workload, fast-paced environment, wages slightly below industry average

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    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Thank you for leaving us your feedback. Considering your location and function we believe you were part of one of our retail brands in the UK. To ensure your feedback gets to the right place we will forward it in the right direction. Wishing you also the best in your next endeavours.

  4. "Healthy environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web/Graphic Designer in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthy working environment and security

    Cons

    heavy workload continues to be compounded by the difficulties in a continuing high staff turnover

  5. "Developer in AS Watson"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice working environment, flexible working time in elab

    Cons

    need to OT on Sat/Sun a few times in a year. But you could turn the OT days into annual leaves

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Comms Manager

    Thank you for your review. We’re glad you’re enjoying your time with us and the benefits we have to offer. We wish all the best for the rest of your A.S. Watson journey!

  6. "Low Paid, but learnt a lot"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Dynamic Environment - Flexible working flow

    Cons

    - Low Paid - Few interactions within/ across teams

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Comms Manager

    Hello and thank you for taking your time to leave us a review. We’re glad to see you rate your time with us positively. It is important to us to provide all A.S. Watson interns with best-in-class and fully hands on experience. In our London offices all of our interns are on a monthly, competitive salary.

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    "Business Analyst"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Sha Tin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice and friendly peers workers. Large local organisation with sufficient resources. Stable working environment.

    Cons

    Management is hierarchical and top down. The size and structure of the group may have made it less flexible, things are processed with a limited speed. Pay rise is slow and benefits are not attractive.

    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Comms Manager

    Thank you for your honest review. We appreciate seeing the pros as well as the cons in all the reviews on our Glassdoor profile.

  8. "Not an option for ambitious employees."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Group Response

    Comms Manager

    Hello and thank you for your review. We’re glad you enjoyed our environment, benefits and stability. At the same time, please know that we are working to minimise politics and we trust our employees to make work a good atmosphere for others. Thank you for your long service with us - we wish you all the best in your next role.

  9. "Summer HR Intern in Watsons China"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Human Resources Intern in Guangzhou, Guangdong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A.S. Watson Group

    Pros

    Relaxing working environment, standardized work regulation and procedure. People are willing to help and nice.

    Cons

    non-competitive salary, sometimes work overtime. Not involved in training due to my job nature.

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    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Hello there and thanks for your review. We’re happy you enjoyed your internship with Watsons China and would recommend it to others. We wish you all the best!

  10. "It is a nice working place."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Sheung Wan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Attractive salary, learning chances, wonderful working environment and good rest rooms

    Cons

    Absence leave for more than 2 days is not allowed.

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    A.S. Watson Group Response

    Hi there and thanks for your 5-star rating! Since 2010 we’ve put in place a number of local initiatives around work-life balance and employee wellbeing. All of those programmes are close to our hearts and we’re committed to continue to actively listen to our people. We hope you’re doing well!

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