Alcon Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Nov 6, 2020

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  • "Good company, great people, great benefits(in 104 reviews)

  • "Great company to work for with good benefits(in 95 reviews)

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  • "Difficult for work life balance(in 46 reviews)

  • "Lack of care for employees in upper management(in 24 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Wonderful Experience, Challenging work environment, Rewarding!

      May 9, 2014 - Project Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX
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      Pros

      Great company with great benefits and lots of opportunity.

      Cons

      Very unorganized,upper management is not very in tune with the people at the bottom.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Long longer care for employees

      Nov 6, 2020 - Communications 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Alcon has great health benefits

      Cons

      Long working hours. Lack of care for employees in upper management.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Stable company

      Oct 18, 2019 - Field Service Engineer in Miami, FL
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      Pros

      Great pay and benefits. Able to move to other locations if positions open. Excellent coworkers and team members

      Cons

      upper management uses flawed metrics very unfairly to rate their field force. Unwilling to listen or try to be open to suggestions to make it fair. They also allow customers dictate our business making situations worst instead of designating the proper managers handle bad situations Too many confusing messages regarding OT

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      2 people found this review helpful

      Alcon Response

      Thank you for your valuable feedback!

    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Anonymous

      Jan 4, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great pay, and benefits. Great co-workers. Great medical devices and products that help the world see better.

      Cons

      Poor management. Don’t seem to care about employee concerns only upper management requirements. Need to bring in new outside management to move the company forward. Most current promoted management have worked for Alcon for most of their careers, and do not have a good sense of how other companies run. Management needs to listen and support their staff... in some cases, this is non existent.

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      Alcon Response

      Your feedback is important to us and is what will help us improve as an organization. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Manager

      Nov 9, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      easy advancement, collaborative environment, great products

      Cons

      old style thinking of upper management

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      Alcon Response

      Congratulations on your 5+ years worked at Alcon! Thank you for your review.

    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Sales Representative

      May 24, 2017 - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
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      Pros

      Lots of flexibility Good fellow co-workers Great Benefits Good Products Fun selling Environment Great Training Program

      Cons

      Novartis itself. It was very clear to everyone that Novartis did not care about Alcon's employees and were merely there to make as much money as possible. Upper management; Save for one, I really think they were all full of themselves and would say some things that don't really make sense, like selling 10 extra swimmers ear drops a day by the end of the year in November.

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      Alcon Response

      Thank you for your honest review.

    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Run away and dont look back

      May 31, 2017 - Management in Fort Worth, TX
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      Pros

      Use to be the best company in north texas to work for was in top 100 companies for many years but.....

      Cons

      Lack of upper management leadership, lack of someone stand up and doing the right thing of the customers, and everybody is covering their own rearend, And they are going to sell out just a matter of time in the old campus

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      Alcon Response

      We appreciate your feedback.

    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A decent stepping stone, but not a place to spend your career.

      Jun 18, 2016 - Medical Sales Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The benefits are great - excellent 401k match, company car, top notch health insurance for a reasonable cost, paid time off plus time at Christmas.

      Cons

      Goals are never released on time. The territories don't make any sense. Complete lack of transparency from upper management. Turnover is very high.

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      Alcon Response

      Thank you for your feedback and commitment to Alcon the last three years. We value our employees and hope you will see the positive changes we will continue to make to help Alcon be the best place for you and your career goals.

    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Work to be done.

      May 17, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Alcon makes strong products that help people. It is nice to be a part of that. The pay at Alcon is competitive.

      Cons

      It still feels like a "good old boys" club. There is not a lot of women leadership. They say they are making changes but actions speak louder than words. Upper management is working to change things, but has yet to be able to do anything more than TALK about the changes they want to make.

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Corporate headquarters

      Mar 12, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good benefits. High sales and corporate turnover rates lead to opportunities within.

      Cons

      While some change can be good, too much change, turnover & loss of continuity have made this company nearly dysfunctional and inefficient. New upper management does not listen to expert advice of employees who have the knowledge and background necessary. The number of people who know the business is declining and having negative effects when upper management has a consulting style approach to reorganization. Many bad or carelesss decisions are made.

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