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Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Co - Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Alcon in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was an on-campus interview for a co-op position. 1:1 interview with 2 different employees from different departments. General questions, nothing technical:
    Why do you want to work at Alcon ?
    Where do you see yourself in 10 years ?
    What are your weaknesses and strengths ?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average 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.  

    Manufacturing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntington, WV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntington, WV
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Alcon in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Great people... Met with future peers as well as members of HR. Looking forward to getting onboard

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much. Hope to have some leeway with relocation allowance
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Alcon in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied for an analyst position online. It took about four weeks before i heard back from the company. The interview was scheduled the next week. The hiring manager brought me in for an interview, asked me a few questions about me, and then basically spent most of the time talking about the position. Based on the details described about the job, I thought I was very qualified for it. But it seems, based on a conversation with a friend who works there, that the company typically doesn't like hiring from the outside unless someone higher up already knows you. After waiting nearly two weeks, i found out that they had hired someone else from inside the company (i heard from my friend).

    Interview Questions
    • Besides the whole "why do you want to work here" stuff, I got some questions about my background and where I worked before. I didn't get really any direct questions that were considered hard. Instead, the manager spent most of his time talking about the position but he never asked about my qualifications or experience for the job. I think he just liked hearing himself talk.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phila, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phila, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Alcon in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    The manager contacted me via phone to set up an interview after she had received my resume through an employee referral. The face to face interview was conducted by the hiring manager. She went through my resume and looked through my brag book as well as asking STAR (Situation Task Action Result) formatted questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when several people convinced you to try a new way of selling a customer.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Alcon in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    the process was drawn out...like always! I was contacted by a recruiter then invited to a live interview. He was very interested in sales documentation. I spent a lot of time compiling a brag book and it was still not enough. I was invited back for a second interview but had to compile a second brag book!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Machine Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Millville, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Millville, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Alcon in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    General interviwing process, nothing out of the ordinary.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    salary too low.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Scientist 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 2+ monthsinterviewed at Alcon in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen with typical background questions. Invited for onsite interview which consisted of meeting six individuals and giving a technical presentation to small group of relevant people. All pretty standard for industry and this position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Compliance Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Alcon in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    First interview by phone, a week later personal interview an than a written test. These steps were executed by an external HR company. The written test was a 2-3 hours computer test. there were three questions base on a case. First explain the production process of an eye drop, second discuss some analytical results an third make an e-mail were you present yourself an explain a problem to a colleage in the US. There are some hoaxes in the analytical results.

    Interview Questions
    • Present yourself briefly in the e-mail, the test is well suited for people with good written skills but is hard for people with a more oral attitude. It's not clear how original and inventive or compliant to their methods they want you to be.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Regular process of HR calling for interview.
    Usually interviewer will be from US
    Questions are direct

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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