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Updated Feb 5, 2015
Updated Feb 5, 2015
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    Technical Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    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
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    CTDM Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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 Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Alcon in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    You are typically looking at 4-6 interviews to get hired. Initial phone screen by a recruiter. Then a phone screen by hiring manager. Then an in person with hiring manager. Then with the hiring managers boss. Then back to hiring manager and a team leader.

    Interview Questions
    • just get prepped for STAR questions and be able to relate it specifically to the position you are applying for. They ask certain questions just to see how you reply. It gives them an idea of how you will communicate your thoughts.

      What will you bring to the team?
       
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    Negotiation Details
    No. HR sets salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Alcon.

    Interview Details

    Just asked job related question.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Information Technology Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Alcon in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received an email stating that interview was going to happen via phone or you can come visit the onsite location. Alcon rep was extremely nice and I was fortunate to be able to meet he/she in person because he/she visited my town because of her daughter going to the same school as I.

    Interview was very casual, asked basic interview questions, interests in what type of opportunities and such and why you would want an internship.

    Received an email a few weeks afterwards to conduct a second interview.
    But I declined due to accepting another position elsewhere.

    Interview Questions
    • What languages do you know pertaining to this internship? --was really the only technical question   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Compliance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Alcon.

    Interview Details

    telephone interview with 3rd party recruiter followed by telephone interview with hiring manager and on site interview with 5 additional people.

    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Data Entry W/Other Duties Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Alcon.

    Interview Details

    29 years ago...so not really applicable today

    Interview Questions
    • met with HR, then was called back to meet position-related individuals   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I accepted without reservation...no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Alcon in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    You have to be well prepare for a phone interview. It is a first gate that you have to answer clearly and specifically. When you have to interview with the manager you will be asked to demonstrate your ability to use excel.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing special.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Global Market Science Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Alcon in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was extremely fast, the whole process took 4 weeks and I was an out of state candidate. I thought it was strange that they did not ask me any technical questions and I did not interview/had lunch with fellow researchers. Later on I came to realize, they did not want me to see how low the morale across the company is.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't many technical questions, mostly behavioral "tell me about yourself" type of questions. Right now they are so lost as far research and analytics goes, that they don't know what to ask really.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Uneventful. The only thing I wish I had negotiated was 5 weeks PTO instead of 4, since they offer only 8 holidays/year. They say they close during x-mas week, but if you think about it that's only 3 days PTO, since most companies holiday x-mas day, eve and jan 1st anyway. Sick days come out of your PTO time. Per company policy 12 years of experience yields 5 weeks PTO.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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