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Alcon Labs, great benefits-terrible senior managment,

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

I have been working at Alcon

Pros

The benefits are great. The 401 k is unbeatable in any industry much less the pharmaceutical industry. The health insurance and dental insurance are great. They have a credit union on campus which is quite convenient. There is also a company store which sells Alcon products and Nestle products. The prices on baby formula and pet food are a great buy. There's a great cafeteria which is a little pricey for lunch but you can't beat the breakfast. The campus itself is beautiful. The salaries are better than average for the Fort Worth/Dallas metro area.

Cons

Just bought by Novartis who lay off people without even a care. Parking is horrible and you have to walk at least 1/4 mile to your car. In the Texas summer this is not pleasant at all.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't lie and say there won't be lay-offs when 3 weeks later people are being escorted out the door. Check and see who's really sitting around with NOTHING to do before you ruin people's lives.

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Other Reviews for Alcon

  1.  

    Alcon is a good company to work for despite the recent lay-off.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Alcon

    Pros

    Alcon is one of the most giving companies in the states when it comes to the benefits package. As far as a company that people can go and feel at home, Alcon is the place for that. even at the corporate office, it is easy to talk to just about anyone on the campus. There is a good workout facility on site for the employees use, however, it costs about $15 per month. Most people say that isn't very much, but if you like to workout with your spouse, this isn't a good option. Alcon still strives to have their employees stay healthy enough to stay at work for a long time. Once you are at Alcon, most people stay there until they retire.

    Cons

    The current employees have a hard time making more money if they started at the bottom and are working their way up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the people that take care of you.

    Recommends
  2.  

    A lot done, a lot to be done, but who listens ?!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcon

    Pros

    Alcon is a wold leader, with strong global presence, in a period of change, good career advancement opportunity

    Cons

    Local leadership in Middle East do not listen they are keen about their jobs and satisfying their managers more than on the company and people in it, lots of politics and evading change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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