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Wonderful working environment.

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Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Fort Worth, TX
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

I worked at Alcon as an intern for less than a year

Pros

No limit, no job description.

Cons

You have to be able to blend with the team.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More product training would be helpful for future career.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Good salary, but bad for professional growth...

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    Former Employee - Special Products Expansion Technician  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Special Products Expansion Technician in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Alcon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great revenues (nice salary), world leader in field, pedigree work environment. I had personal conversations with 2 different, very personable CEOs during my tenure there. On site gym, nice perks, a lot of flexibility and generally speaking, great leadership

    Cons

    Very hard to see professional growth if working in certain business units (which may be more of a universal problem). I was working in academics before joining Alcon for the second time. I saw a nice salary increase (~$30K) within the first year. But it was tough to grow past the initial job function, namely due to politics. I had friends in other areas see promotion with little to no extra effort. It may have been due to my mgmt team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Devise growth strategies for professionals across ALL business units.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I.T. Run By Company Click

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    Former Employee - Desktop  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Desktop in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Alcon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Security staff are nice.

    Cons

    To many years of out sourcing and to many temps have led to a very clickish I.T. department you will not get very far by showing off your knowledge and work ethic here the click only wants to see mediocre employees as they do not want anyone to make them look bad by out performing the Good OL Boys Only Club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    (Break up the click) you either need to start hireling well paid permanent employees or you need to turn the I.T, department over to a third party I.T. company like Dell or IBM let them hire their own full time employees to properly run your I.T.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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