Alcon Interview Questions

Updated Mar 13, 2015
Updated Mar 13, 2015
31 Interview Reviews

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    Sales Representative Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Alcon.

    Interview

    One of the weirdest interviews I've ever had because of how unfriendly and awkward this manager was. Completely uninterested in the answers I gave, mgr was staring at the ceiling at one point and barely made eye contact anytime I spoke. Bad personality, never cracked a smile for a second, to say "dry" personality would b an understatement. I'm pretty sure this manager would be a holy terror and not someone I want to work for.

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    Marketing Communications Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Alcon (Fort Worth, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Typically, when I interview for a company, I do quite a bit of prep work - reading the financial and/or annual reports (if available) and sifting through the corporate website, LinkedIn, etc. to understand the company, its players, etc.

    Literally, the second I sat down, I was grilled with a bunch of cookie-cutter questions. About half-way through, I was allowed to ask my questions. I really strive to get a feel for the corporate environment and the dynamics/personalities of my potential colleagues. However, the interviewers were tough to read, and one of them kept looking at her phone/clock and mentioned that they had to keep a close eye on the time since they had interviews lined up all day. In short, I felt like a number.

    They didn't call me back for a second interview, although I believe I'm more than qualified for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when a project didn't go as you had originally planned - and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
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    Assembler Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Alcon.

    Interview

    No process for interviewing for this position you start out as a temp and bid for a position. Then after that you are basically in the door. Perfect if you just need something but the pay is more than minimum wage. Good Luck in this position the world depends on you to see better.

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    • when starting as a temp is basically apply and you are in   Answer Question
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    Accountant Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Met with HR, Manager, Controller, individuals I would be working with, and managers of other departments. Had to submit a caliper.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked if I was a Psychopath or a Sociopath by a manager.   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    behavioral interview
    typical questions like talk about youself, describe a mistake you made in teamwork

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    Finance Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Alcon (Sinking Spring, PA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Canned challenging questions, seem to follow a format Interview with management, HR, peers, and co-workers.

    Interview Questions

    • Which are you, A Psychopath or Sociopath.   1 Answer
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    Interview

    The first interview I had was very casual. The interviewer asked me questions and then built upon my answers.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a goal that you have right now and what are you doing to get there?   Answer Question
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    Quality Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Alcon.

    Interview

    phone interviews with recruiter & manager, then one on one interviews with 5 people from director, manager, HR and team leads.

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    Maintenance Technician Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Alcon (Fort Worth, TX) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Quick phone interview with manager. In-person consisted of HR, then a panel of 3 maintenance employees. We primarily discussed work habits & procedures related to communications/recordkeeping instead of technical "gotcha" questions. Next was the supervisor, who gave an excellent tour of the plant and the duties that would be performed on the job. Waiting for offer now & hoping.

    Interview Questions

    • When was the last time your integrity on the job was questioned and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Alcon (Lake Forest, CA).

    Interview

    it was good.very detailed technical questions.

    Interview Questions

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