Alcon - Downward spiral of former Fortune 100 Best Companies award winner | Glassdoor
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"Downward spiral of former Fortune 100 Best Companies award winner"

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Former Employee - Clinical Research in Fort Worth, TX
Former Employee - Clinical Research in Fort Worth, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Exceptionally skilled workers at all levels. Excellent Fort Worth Campus. Great benefits and 401k match.

Cons

Limited career opportunities. Recent layoffs let go many good workers merely for "cost containment." Former Alcon culture is being eroded by Novartis micromanaging and reorganization.

Advice to Management

Remember, it is the exceptional staff that made this company what is was (though this will not be rectified due to Novartis takeover). Slashing operating costs just to save money sacrifices quality and leads to an exodus of exceptional staff members.

Other Employee Reviews for Alcon

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Good company but deteriorating while integrating into "Big Pharma", Novartis"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits inclusive of 401k match, pension and good health care coverage. Pay scales above average in Fort Worth. Very nice campus and highly educated colleagues.

    Cons

    Company is focused in short term results and loosing sight of relationships with customers in order to make short term financial goals. Highly metrixed organization whith little focus on employee relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees as the people they are, not as pure transactional partners.


  2. "Great Company trying to come back"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Eye Care Sales in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Eye Care Sales in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Benefits, & benefits. If you can move to TX you'll probably go far in this company!

    Cons

    Definitely favoring external candidates and a lot of talent were either involved in a layoff or left the company!

    Advice to Management

    Take advice once in a while. Changing your mind too often makes a company seem uncertain. No "transparency."

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