Alcon Interview Questions

Updated Jul 8, 2014
Updated Jul 8, 2014
43 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    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+ weeks - interviewed 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
  2.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Alcon in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with GM, Department Manager and Senior Management Team in one location and then was interviewed at corporate offices with Division Manager and Corporate officers. The interview process was 1:1, group and during lunches and dinners. I was offered the opportunity to then select employees from both locations to interview and determine for myself how the employees value their work experiences and compensation.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your goals for the first week, 6 months and 1 year for doing this job?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    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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    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 5 weeks - interviewed at Alcon in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very casual conversation. If you get an interview, it is all about fit because they already have a high confidence that your skills match the job. It is chaos to get them organized.

    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate salary and PTO days. If they want you, they will meet your demands.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    R&D Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Alcon in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Just one interview on campus which was really easy. Straightfoward, behavioral questions and barely any technical questions. Short interview with two interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    • State three things you try to focus on when writing a piece of computer code.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Alcon.

    Interview Details

    Just asked job related question.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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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 months - interviewed 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
  10.  

    Medical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
  11.  

    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 1 week - interviewed 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

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