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Great team, great experience, but hard to advance

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

I worked at Alcon

Pros

Everyone around was very helpful and would take time to help you complete tasks
Good Salary and a good place to start a career
Good benefits
Nice culture, nice weather, nice campus

Cons

The job was too boring and could work there for 10 years at the same position
Sometimes the work given was minor
Not very fun

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would try to make things more exciting and help the lower level staff
Also communication is key in success

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Expose BI/DW group, the reality under the veneer

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Information Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Information Specialist in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Alcon

    Pros

    Beautiful campus
    Currently good medical plan, God knows when it will be changed as Novartis has acquired Alcon
    Currently good retirement plan, God knows when it will be changed as Novartis has acquired Alcon

    Cons

    - Need to have 360 perfromance review. Poor leadership in Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse group. Managment needs to show how to motivate, trust and respect their own employees instead of hiring consultants in their line management from outside who don't have real industry experience and also inturn hire their friends.
    - Look at the turn over rate of even contractors who come and go in a short period. Does anyone checks in HR the line manager and his tram is capable of hiring right contractor.
    - Management should stop hiring line management who are their ponies and don't have their own say how to execute their functinal.
    - Management has favorites who they promote. One thing is clear that RELATIONSHIP counts in the this company and group. (Have good relationship with your manager/director and abuse anyone in the organization.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Think what you were doing before the transition that makes Alcon as a good company. Whi it is droped from the list of best companies to work for, THINK?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not what I expected

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Alcon

    Pros

    The company has great benefits, onsite gym, onsite cafe, company store with Nestle products. The campus is truly a park.

    Cons

    The work is unexciting and utilizing technology from 12 years ago. We are still on IE 6 if you can believe that. Recent acquisition and layoffs have left those that remain employed with little confidence in future with the company and overworked as they inherit tasks left by those that were laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people to do the job you hired them to do. Alcon is very selective when hiring employees. Take that into account and empower your employees to make decisions for themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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