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Updated 11 July 2018
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Pros
  • "This is a great work/life balance position with exceptional bonus potential" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, Flex Time and salary" (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance could improve" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Don’t seem to care about employee concerns only upper management requirements" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Market access"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  4. "Data Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    The people, the benefits and the products.

    Cons

    The Owners-Novartis changed every process and practice making it difficult to perform and also made many employees feel like a # not a person.


  5. "Assembler"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Assembler in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    Good company good benefits good worker

    Cons

    No challenge be good as a worker thats it


  6. "Great career with many developmental opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I just completed my first year and I have absolutely enjoyed every moment. The work culture makes this a great place to work at. Everyone is extremely friendly and willing to do whatever they can to help the business move forward. Management is very responsive and is always ensuring that my skills are being fully utilized to help improve the business. I have been presented with multiple developmental opportunities that have helped me gain valuable experience while also allowing me to see the results of my hard work. The on site gym, cafeteria, van pool, 401K and all other benefits are greatly appreciated and very convenient.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of anything negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and leadership that you bring to the team!


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People benefits and location

    Cons

    Lot of proceses with Novartis

    Advice to Management

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    Alcon Response

    26 Jun 2018

    Welcome to Alcon! Thank you for your review.

  8. "Great Company with Awesome People and Mission!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, company culture and mission, benefits (medical, 401K, PTO, holiday pay, time off for life events), career opportunities

    Cons

    Flexible schedules are difficult to obtain due to the business need to support 24/7 production - Alcon is becoming more and more flexible with this though

    Alcon Response

    7 Jun 2018

    We love our associates! Congratulations for your 5+ years at Alcon. We appreciate your commitment to the company.


  9. "Do your job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, easy work some days

    Cons

    long hours, staff can sometimes be unorganized

    Alcon Response

    4 Jun 2018

    Thank you for your review.


  10. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcon full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Good Community, Nice Campus

    Cons

    Work Load, Fast Paced, Low Mobility

    Alcon Response

    29 May 2018

    Thanks for your review!


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