Alcon

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Downward spiral of former Fortune 100 Best Companies award winner

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Clinical Research in Fort Worth, TX
Former Employee - Clinical Research in Fort Worth, TX

I worked at Alcon full-time (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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's gone downhill

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcon full-time (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place, however, going through a lot of changes

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Commercial Support in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Commercial Support in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Alcon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fort Worth Campus is great, good benefits

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent, multiple layoffs, company struggling to find true leadership and direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you say what you are going to do, and put focus back on patients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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