Alcon Interview Questions

Updated Jul 31, 2015
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    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with the division manager and then emailed to set up an onsite interview where they rotated questioning among the three supervisors along with HR.

    Interview Questions

    • strengths and weakness? situation where you came to root cause?   Answer Question
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    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Alcon in May 2015.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews. First with HR and 2nd with Manager. HR asked typical employment questions and also about my interests. Manager asked about why and what I wanted to gain from the position. Honestly didn't think it went well but I got a call back after 2 weeks offering me the position. Peers told me it probably went well because I was honest and affirmative in my responses with the Manager. Overall a Good experience.

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    Vice President Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Alcon (Pasadena, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Expected - Behavioral questions. All questions were based on situations. Phone screen then 1 on 1 at the site then HR meetings. Negotiations were simple -overall the process was simple and expected

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    • Failure and how you handled it   1 Answer
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    Professional Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Alcon.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty standard. I first had a phone screening with a recruiter, then a phone screening with the District Manager. After the second screening I had a face to face interview with the district manager followed by personality/profile assessment a final interview with the Regional Director.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard STAR questions and did a couple role plays.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Fairly standard

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Technical Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Alcon.

    Interview

    2 interviews questions on experience, qualification etc, strength and weakness. The process was straight forward, panel interview, with one on one with the director. Director said they would let me know with in 5 days did not hear from them, I sent an email stating I was looking at additional offer, received a response back immediately. First day, no computer, no desk, no office supplies

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    Negotiation

    no room for negotiation had a set annual amount it worked for me at the time. I knew I would not have a career with Alcon 2 days after starting

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    Senior Technologist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Alcon (Fort Worth, TX) in August 2014.

    Interview

    It is a long interview process with 4 or more people who interview you individually. The group of people includes HR, Head of Department and Shift Supervisors. Questions involve technical and behavioral aspects. They want to know how you can function in a group of diverse people with different backgrounds and how you handle several tasks at the same time.

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    Negotiation

    I got $1.60 per hour more than what they were offering me to start.

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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Alcon.

    Interview

    Two back to back on campus interviews through school career service. Most questions are basic behavioral questions. Very conversational. They get back to you with the offer within 2 weeks and give about a week to decide.

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    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Alcon (Fort Worth, TX) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Interview with site leadership including QC, production and HR. Lasted half a day and consisted of a majority of run of the mill questions. Mostly one on one interview with the group I was going to be working with in the department conducted a panel interview.

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  10. Helpful (1)  

    CTDM Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Contract position--interviewed with recruiter over the phone, then interviewed with CTDM manager over the phone, then in person with CTDM manager and 2 other managers. It was a pretty intense interview!

    Interview Questions

    • I cannot remember any questions in particular, but there were a lot of behavioral and experience based questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation.

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    Associate Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Alcon (Duluth, GA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Two phone screens, two in-person interviews including plant tours and tests. The recruiter called for the phone screening and the first phone screen took at least an hour. I was very tired after that. The second phone screen was to determine if I was a right fit for the position as well as Alcon. The in-person interviews required a full suit in order to impress. Make sure to wear close-toed shoes. You'll be in an area which requires PPE (personal protective equipment).

    Interview Questions

    • When pressured for time, how do you handle a challenge in which you cannot find resources to help you?   1 Answer
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