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Alcon Reviews

Updated October 10, 2018
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  • "Hard to find a work-life balance, especially in business department" (in 30 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Sourcing Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Distributin Clek II in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Distributin Clek II in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Most of the management wants to help you improve. They pay for your college. I'm excited about the Alcon spinoff of Novartis

    Cons

    Novartis buying Alcon only hurt the company
    Starting off as a contractor can be rough, but once your foot is in the door the opportunities open up.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid micromanaging employees


  4. "Great Benefits but Management needs help"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alcon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people that I worked with as peers are great. Some of my best friends I met while working there. Building products that help improve other people's lives is a great motivator. Good benefits and outstanding 401K match

    Cons

    Too much politics and bureaucracy. A large medical device company is just too big of a ship to move when change is needed. Management showed no care or remorse for the employees as people, just treated us like a cog in the machine.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horse and treat the people with respect. Just because you are in a management role, does not make you a better person than the employees doing the every day hard work.


  5. "Medical Safety"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, training was thorough, management was respectful.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons - overall a great experience!

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    It is a wonderful company to work for.


  7. "Untitled"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Machine Operator in Sinking Spring, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Machine Operator in Sinking Spring, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Alcon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Steady work in comfortable working conditions

    Cons

    Favoritism and no opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites and only let certain people advance

  8. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are above average, good salary

    Cons

    Pending spin-off from Novartis creates uncertainty for the future

    Advice to Management

    Cut production waste and operational costs. Compete more aggressively in the market.


  9. "Quality Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Reputation, benefits, flexibility, work environment

    Cons

    competition among peers, wages, opportunities


  10. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay is ok could be better

    Cons

    Too much mandatory over time


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