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A.S. Watson Group Reviews

Updated 20 Nov 2019

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3.0
54%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
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A.S. Watson Group CEO Dominic K. M. Lai (no image)
Dominic K. M. Lai
34 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)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great company to work in"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Company culture is great, and management is visionary to drive the business growth for the whole company

    Cons

    Bureaucratic structure may reduce creativity

    A.S. Watson Group2019-11-19
  2. "Deisgner"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Hong Kong

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

    Pros

    nice co-workers, stable and comfort work place

    Cons

    Maybe a bit bore if you looking for challenge

    A.S. Watson Group2019-11-20
  3. "Developer in AS Watson"

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    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 Group2019-10-29
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    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 Group2019-08-30
  5. Helpful (1)

    "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
  6. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Staff discount in PNS, Fortress, Watsons

    Cons

    Very local work environment and culture Very hierarchical

    A.S. Watson Group2019-08-28
  7. "Product Development Officer"

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    Former Employee - Product Development Officer in Sha Tin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance and standard benefit

    Cons

    Traditional Chinese management and not open-minded. Not objective to judge the issue when happened.

    Advice to Management

    Open to listen the truth of your staff rather than blaming them not open to listen and not considerate others' feeling.

    A.S. Watson Group2019-09-03
  8. "Business analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Good company environment little politics

    Cons

    May need to OT occasionally

    A.S. Watson Group2019-06-24
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - IT Assistant Manager in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perfect Company to work on with brilliant smart Human Resources Staff Sales Skills. You will able to learn how to understand what is the definition of the best company in Hong Kong and love to stay in it 7 x 24. Management level is very good at polish Malina idea and have strong skill set on promoting people who can overcome their esteem to complete mission. Overall it is perfect.

    Cons

    Not much to complain. But if the air condition and elevator can be improved will make it perfect.

    A.S. Watson Group2019-06-04
  10. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Senior Officer in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the biggest retail in HK

    Cons

    Not ever BU is a decent place to work

    A.S. Watson Group2019-04-30
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