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Alcon Reviews

Updated 9 December 2017
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Pros
  • This is a great work/life balance position with exceptional bonus potential (in 30 reviews)

  • Great benefits in orange county (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could improve (in 30 reviews)

  • old style thinking of upper management (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Market access"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Camberley, England
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Camberley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good salary
    Small company easy to work with different departments
    Good but very dissatisfied with the senior leadership team. Nothing could get done and very easy to blame. No development here

    Cons

    A lot of processes- although it’s a small company it’s hard to get anything done.

    Senior leadership team- judgmental

    No work life balance

    Very sales orientated

    Cut throat evironment

    Advice to Management

    Spend time with junior members so they can develop and achieve their goals.

    Alcon Response

    29 Nov 2017

    Thank you for your honest feedback.


  2. "Limited development opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good bonus/benefits, strong development framework, however promises are not followed through

    Cons

    Poor development opportunities. Management do not place trust in their team. Very negative atmosphere when behind budget-blame culture

    Advice to Management

    Support colleague objectives, improve autonomy and trust


  3. "Great to work for until recent Novartis take over."

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer I in Irvine, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer I in Irvine, Scotland

    I have been working at Alcon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work, great people, good money.

    Cons

    For the world's largest eye care company, eye insurance for employees is feeble at best.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from past mistakes. Be honest and realistic.


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  5. "Alcon Singapore Manufacturing (ASM)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Friendly working environment, co-workers who are also friends outside of work
    - Most managers, senior colleagues and leadership team are approachable for guidance, advice etc
    - Plenty of opportunities for training
    - Starting pay for fresh grads is pretty decent within the industry

    Cons

    - Could do with more job rotation opportunities within the company
    - Some systems could do with an upgrade
    - Depending on which department you join, work/life balance can be abit of a challenge

    Advice to Management

    -

    Alcon Response

    11 Dec 2017

    Thank you for your time worked at Alcon. We wish you all the best in your future.


  6. "Alcon"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    Uniq, value employees, good products

    Cons

    has strong competitors in the market and brand awaraness is lower than the others

    Alcon Response

    11 Dec 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are grateful for our associates!


  7. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great working environment
    -Global Company
    -Diversity
    -Information Systems

    Cons

    -Bureaucracy
    -Could focus more on training programs for employees

    Alcon Response

    11 Dec 2017

    We love our associates! Thanks for your feedback and are glad to hear of your positive work experience thus far. Wishing you continued success in your career at Alcon.


  8. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Culture, great people, nice campus

    Cons

    Laid back, no urgency, OK pay

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

    Alcon Response

    29 Nov 2017

    We hope you are enjoying your intern experience! Thank you for your review.


  9. "HR Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities to grow.
    Have chance to join or lead the projects.
    Nice colleagues and sound benefits.

    Cons

    A little bit serious work environment. Not many young professionals in office.

    Alcon Response

    16 Nov 2017

    Thank you for your honest review.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "So so"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    Produce medical devices the contribute to humanity in a positive way. Onsite gym and cafeteria.

    Cons

    Moral could be much better. Same with pay. Over time I noticed a workload increase, as employees leave or get laid off, they are not replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of those that do the labor that make the company succeed.

    Alcon Response

    29 Nov 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to review Alcon.


  11. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    easy advancement, collaborative environment, great products

    Cons

    old style thinking of upper management

    Alcon Response

    16 Nov 2017

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


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