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Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014
45 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    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+ 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Alcon.

    Interview Details

    it was good.very detailed technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    R&D Intern Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Alcon.

    Interview Details

    I applied on their website and sent my resume. A week later I was called by HR for a phone interview. A week later they made me an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you know how to use MATLAB and any CAD software preferably Solidworks?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation available.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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