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Alcon Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "This is a great work/life balance position with exceptional bonus potential" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, Flex Time and salary" (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance could improve" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Don’t seem to care about employee concerns only upper management requirements" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Sourcing Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Flex Time and salary. The managers I have are fair and respectful. Great working environment and company culture.

    Cons

    I really do not have any complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work of treating your workforce like professional adults. It is appreciated.

    Alcon Response

    Jan 11, 2018

    We love our associates and are excited to hear of your experience so far working at Alcon! Thanks for your review.


  2. "Assembler"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assembler in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    Good company good benefits good worker

    Cons

    No challenge be good as a worker thats it

  3. "Salary"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    Inclusive atmosphere. Departments work together cohesively.

    Cons

    The company is great overall. The only issues I have are with customer service being secluded from the rest of the company.


  4. "Data Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    The people, the benefits and the products.

    Cons

    The Owners-Novartis changed every process and practice making it difficult to perform and also made many employees feel like a # not a person.


  5. "Great career with many developmental opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I just completed my first year and I have absolutely enjoyed every moment. The work culture makes this a great place to work at. Everyone is extremely friendly and willing to do whatever they can to help the business move forward. Management is very responsive and is always ensuring that my skills are being fully utilized to help improve the business. I have been presented with multiple developmental opportunities that have helped me gain valuable experience while also allowing me to see the results of my hard work. The on site gym, cafeteria, van pool, 401K and all other benefits are greatly appreciated and very convenient.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of anything negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and leadership that you bring to the team!


  6. "Great Company with Awesome People and Mission!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people, company culture and mission, benefits (medical, 401K, PTO, holiday pay, time off for life events), career opportunities

    Cons

    Flexible schedules are difficult to obtain due to the business need to support 24/7 production - Alcon is becoming more and more flexible with this though

    Alcon Response

    Jun 7, 2018

    We love our associates! Congratulations for your 5+ years at Alcon. We appreciate your commitment to the company.


  7. "Do your job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, easy work some days

    Cons

    long hours, staff can sometimes be unorganized

    Alcon Response

    Jun 4, 2018

    Thank you for your review.

  8. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Good Community, Nice Campus

    Cons

    Work Load, Fast Paced, Low Mobility

    Alcon Response

    May 29, 2018

    Thanks for your review!


  9. "Sales Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong Portfolio. Good bonus structure

    Cons

    Horrible sales reporting to sales team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep sales staff in the loop on their sales number. We cant hit a target if you don't give us one.

    Alcon Response

    May 21, 2018

    Congratulations on 3 years at Alcon! Thank you for your review!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Quality analyst I"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Management is terrible, very low morale, too much work for too few people, no diversity (women or minorities) in upper level positions, very difficult to promote or change jobs unless you are a white male. There’s a lot of favoritism in hiring, promotions, and reviews. Managers don’t know how to treat people or talk to them. There are too many temps who have zero motivation to stick around as they get nothing but a pay check. They get experience and go work somewhere else that will hire them on and I don’t blame them, but that means we’re constantly training new staff, which is distracting at best and is how things get missed.

    Advice to Management

    Take your blinders off! Everything isn’t about money! Take the time to listen to your employees, ALL of your employees; not just the permanent ones or the ones you like. Hire the temps that work. Recognize that some of us have lives outside of this place.

    Alcon Response

    May 29, 2018

    We appreciate your feedback. Your insights are what will help us improve.


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