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Downward spiral of former Fortune 100 Best Companies award winner

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Former Employee - Clinical Research  in  Fort Worth, TX
Former Employee - Clinical Research in Fort Worth, TX

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

Pros

Exceptionally skilled workers at all levels. Excellent Fort Worth Campus. Great benefits and 401k match.

Cons

Limited career opportunities. Recent layoffs let go many good workers merely for "cost containment." Former Alcon culture is being eroded by Novartis micromanaging and reorganization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remember, it is the exceptional staff that made this company what is was (though this will not be rectified due to Novartis takeover). Slashing operating costs just to save money sacrifices quality and leads to an exodus of exceptional staff members.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Alcon

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's gone downhill

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good pay and work life balance. Nice opportunity for "diverse candidates" who are "yes" men and women.

    Cons

    big pharma is a mess, leadership is a joke. Alcon used to welcome diverse opinions, but not anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the layoffs, leadership needs to communicate

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

    Was a great company, until Novartis got a hold of it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcon

    Pros

    Had wonderful benefits, company was devoted to you and your family. Strong profits

    Cons

    Now they have no loyalty to employees and keep taking away the benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to taking care of your people and the profits will grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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