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"Great learning experience, but company had growing pains"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Good, smart people
Passionate employees
Good brand marketing experience

Cons

Consensus based decision making made getting things done very difficult (numerous presentations at every level (laterally and vertically) to get approvals)

Advice to Management

Not sure if this is still the case, but my advise would be to trust your employees. Everyone is highly vetted and very smart. Trust them to do their jobs.

Other Employee Reviews for CIBA Vision

  1. "Incompetent management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    People on the floor are hard working and nice to get along with. The support staff are knowledgeable and care about the facility.

    Cons

    The management staff are uneducated and are picked based on "cheerleading" capabilities and not technical merit. If you are incompetent, lack professionalism and uneducated, you are the right person for CIBA management.
    The employees are not encouraged to express their opinions. When they truly offer their advice, they are ridiculed as "blue collar" content and some employees have received reprimands for speaking up in public.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. They are trying to keep the company afloat. Please do not interfere with progress for personal gains.


  2. "Excellent and varied, but marred by bureucracy and politics towards the end."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employ highly professional people, excellent product line.

    Cons

    Bureucratic and overly process driven - from parent company, Novartis. Long term view constantly disrupted by (unnecessary) short term expedients to show high profits.

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