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Alcon Reviews

Updated February 15, 2019
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  • "Hard to find a work-life balance, especially in business department" (in 32 reviews)

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

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  1. "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

    Alcon Response

    Nov 14, 2018

    Thank you so much, we greatly appreciate all our associates!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits and managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of resources available
    Great benefits
    Company car

    Cons

    Large territories
    Hard to connect with doctors

    Alcon Response

    Feb 19, 2019

    Thanks for the review!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Tough place"

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    Former Employee - Senior Professional Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Senior Professional Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have very good products

    Cons

    Don’t value tenure their employees

    Alcon Response

    Feb 19, 2019

    Your feedback is what will help us improve, thank you!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Hardware engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Participation in conferences, professional growth.

    Cons

    Slow process on many things

    Alcon Response

    Feb 19, 2019

    We love to hear this positive feedback!


  5. "Used to be a great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alcon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sense of purpose, make a difference for the better to patients, employees and the world

    Cons

    Indian dominated IT, vastly inefficient, pushing work to each other, nothing gets done, nothing works properly

    Advice to Management

    Focus on getting work done, not talking about it endlessly and accomplishing nothing. When people point out problems, resolve the issues rather than punishing those that have the courage to speak up and promoting people that do not show up to work. Promote from within the people that have the experience and drive to make the company better rather than outsiders hopping job to job, telling the management what they want to hear and leaving the place worse than when they came.

    Alcon Response

    Feb 19, 2019

    Your feedback is what will help us improve. Thanks for the feedback!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of respect for employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and employees. This is not including management.

    Cons

    Work Life balance. Little to no advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Either pay or offer comp time for working over and weekends.

    Alcon Response

    Feb 19, 2019

    Your feedback is what will help us improve. Thanks for the feedback!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Too much politics atleast when with Novartis"

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of learning

    Cons

    Way to much politics

    Advice to Management

    Weed politics and your stupid objective system

    Alcon Response

    Feb 19, 2019

    Your feedback is what will help us improve, thank you!

  8. "Engineering Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good clean working environment

    Cons

    not much for advancement opportunity

    Alcon Response

    Jan 8, 2019

    Thank you for your review!


  9. "Pros"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    Been working with this company for more than 3 years and still counting on. Very good career opportunities and grow.

    Cons

    No cons so far that I have been encounter with.

    Alcon Response

    Jan 8, 2019

    Thank you for your feedback, and thank you for being an important part of Alcon!


  10. "Linux systems controller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Can’t think of anything major.

    Alcon Response

    Nov 19, 2018

    Thanks for your positive feedback!