Waters Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2021

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Waters President and Chief Executive Officer Udit Batra
Udit Batra
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  • "In recent years we have seen a lack of priorities from the top down, poor work/life balance(in 12 reviews)

  • "Small obvious improvements to standard processes can be very difficult to bring about due to the improvement the need for buy-in from upper management(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company - Great Culture, Great Ethics, Positive Products"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmslow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very interesting and motivating products and applications. High quality collaborative environment Good People

    Cons

    Its a bit too hierarchical - this is improving

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  2. "Dynamic role with great scientists"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Scientist in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time

    Pros

    Impressive facility Great people Some flexibility around working time

    Cons

    The workload can be high at times

    Waters Response

    January 22, 2021Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you very much for your review. We’ve got great chemistry; and we’re not just talking about science (sorry, couldn’t help myself!). We also appreciate your feedback on the workload. We believe it’s important to work hard and do so with a sense of urgency. We never want that to result in employees feeling overwhelmed. We have the management and HR support structure in place to try to mitigate that. Best, Ryan M


  3. "Missing innovation and agility"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmslow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, good work environment, good benefits

    Cons

    Slow and burdensome processes, micromanagement, a fear of failure which is killing innovation, no strategy or leadership, siloed departments

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  4. "Not for the faint-hearted"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmslow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work environment, fantastic products, good benefits, good salary

    Cons

    limited flexibility, work ethics, despite fantastic modern building most of the management are stuck in time, basic changes takes years to implement

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    Waters Response

    January 7, 2021Director, Global Talent Acquisition

    Many thanks for the review, we appreciate you taking the time to write it. We’re happy to hear your positive comments on the environment, products and our total rewards package. Those elements are foundational to making sure our employees feel motivated to make a difference. Thank for the feedback on the other areas where we need to improve. We understand that change is challenging for everyone, but that should not stop us from doing so. We’re working across the leadership teams to ensure our employees have what they need to excel through change. We know we can do better and are committed to doing so. Best, Ryan M

  5. "Changing company culture in recent years"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent salary and good benefits

    Cons

    Lack of direction from the top, and conflicting priorities across internal departments. Poor work life balance.

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  6. "Hiring Process"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Apprentice 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Quick moving through the stages, great and fast communication, supportive and helpful, and informative.

    Cons

    No complaints about the hiring process.

  7. "Software Developer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Wilmslow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Healthcare domain is quite interesting. Waters instrument software majorly use C++ and I am very much interested to work on C++

    Cons

    No downside I am seeing as of now

  8. "Easy job, rubbish culture"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Wilmslow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice building, most people are friendly, onsite canteen is ok, good health/dental benefits. Good pay for amount of work required.

    Cons

    Huge disparity in working culture between “upstairs and downstairs” Diversity is very poor and if your personality isn’t aggressive/pushy you won’t get on. Old fashioned management styles, managers only interested in themselves, never take time to say thanks for hard work etc, often don’t even bother to say good morning. Keep employees in the dark about most things, communication very poor, lots of finding out information second or third hand rather than direct. Lack of interest/guidance in personal development so high staff turnover. Generally low engagement and motivation in NPO and nothing being done to improve this. Keep making pointless new rules and attitude is very much “if you don’t like it leave, you can be replaced”. Small or no bonuses, very hush hush about bonuses and pay. Little opportunity for developing/progressing within department.

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  9. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist 

    I have been working at Waters full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people and interesting work

    Cons

    Communication could be better between depts

  10. "Stable place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waters full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A stable business - good opportunities

    Cons

    Needs to learn from past mistakes and adapt

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