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"Alcon WAS a great place to work"

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Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Atmosphere, people, salary and benefits.
Having a health clinic on campus was great so that you didn't have to take so much time out to go see your doctor for something minor. Great workout facility. Somewhat of a good cafeteria.

Cons

The merge with Novartis has really hurt Alcon, employees who have been there for years are seeing changes that aren't that great but new comers don't know the difference. Alcon use to be a great family oriented place to work but all that has changed. Upper management may tell you that they are working hard for you and trying to do the best they can for you but it's not all true, management only wants what is good for them and when they recieve their bonus they are happy. I would say that some of the wrong people have been laid off in the past 5 years, people that know their job, do a great job, don't goof off on the job are some of the ones laid off but there are still employees there that have been in so much trouble with HR, are close to retirement age, goof off most of the time that are still with the company. It's really a shame that the people they lay off did so much work and were dedicated to the job and now 4-5 people are doing that one job and don't know what they are doing.

Advice to Management

Start treating employees like people again and not numbers and looking at them thinking how much money can they make me today. I remember when Mr. Sear was there and he would always talk to someone and if he didn't know your name he would ask you what it was and call you by name the next time he saw you. Alcon is a huge company and not everyone is going to remember every persons name but they can at least say hello in passing.

Other Employee Reviews for Alcon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Globally positioned even higher now that it is a division of Novartis

    Cons

    Definitely changing -- reduction in staff and culturally business only is where it is headed...

    Advice to Management

    choose your talent wisely


  2. "Dedicated people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    No state taxes in Texas; Dallas Fort Worth area; affordable housing; developing products that improve eyesight; committed work staff; on-site gym and Vitality exercise program; pleasant campus; on-site cafeteria

    Cons

    Heavy handed management; short staffed

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