Alcon Labs Employee Reviews in United States

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Loved compensation and benefits
R&D Medical Safety Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXJanuary 21, 2016
Loved working at Alcon. It required staying focused and diligent to meet regulatory timelines. Coworkers were team players. Management great and always available when needed.
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Cafeteria, company store, banking, gym, exercise classes, track, volleyball court...
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R&D DEPARTMENT - It's not as great as what it used to be
R&D Scientist (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXJanuary 18, 2016
The people are great but the R&D department upper management is poor. Recently their was a change in upper management, so we will see some positive changes soon hopefully. The pay is good, but there is lack of good yearly raises in pay and lack of promotion. I have never seen more than a 3% raise in pay. Countless people have either quit or switched departments as a result. None of the folks who quit or went to other departments have been replaced. There was a major layoff less than 2 years ago. Workload has doubled, and still no pay raise or promotion for the additional work. Construction just began for a 60 million dollar cafeteria which makes no sense since the one we have is fine. The company needs to invest more in R&D and the R&D pipeline instead of where their sandwiches are made.
Pros
great friendly people
Cons
lack of promotion and decent pay raises
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Assembly here was fun
assembler (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 8, 2016
working here was really fun. you get to learn more when u work in the different departments they have here. nice work environment. nice timing
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Good company - Engineering Managements needs help!
Sr. Controls Engineer (Former Employee) –  Johns Creek, GAJanuary 7, 2016
Company overall is a great place to work. But in my roll, Controls Engineering - people are set in their ways and really don’t want nothing to change or improve. Most driven by fear of change. Lots of possibilities and room for design improvement to optimize. Lots of resistance to change. Leadership in Engineering is lacking!
Pros
great production folks to work with
Cons
set in their ways - lack of Engineering leadership.
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Great place to work
Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAJanuary 7, 2016
Company takes care employee in the best condition, especial is 401K. Management team works balance on employee and company.
Everyone work together like a team work to achieve the company goal.
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Productive and Friendly Environment.
Packaging Technician (Current Employee) –  TexasJanuary 1, 2016
This is a wonderful place to work. Management are very productive they get the job done. I've learned plenty and I'm very thankful.
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Short breaks
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Formation center
Senior Business Analyst - Contractor (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXDecember 31, 2015
I consider Alcon as a formation center. Since the company is global and acquired more than one companies, using more than one software with multiple applications for budgets, forecast and analysis it makes it a real challenge. Therefore a better place to learn.
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Excellent place to work but with growth comes change
Client Support Specialist II (Current Employee) –  Huntington, WVDecember 28, 2015
Working at Alcon gave me to opportunity to support my family and continue to grow as an IT professional. I was able to lead several projects and implement new technology in addition to my daily job duties.
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Work load is high but rewarding
information specialist (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXDecember 16, 2015
You never seem to catch up with the workload but you do feel a reward from the work you do. Advancement opportunities are somewhat limited.
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A great place to work
Quality Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Lesage, WVDecember 15, 2015
Alcon was a great place to work with incredible benefits, I learned a lot there and was overwhelmed at times. Coworkers were nice and courteous.
Pros
good pay
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This was a good job
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 14, 2015
This is a good job other than being on your feet all day the time went by fast . There were a lot of people working there and they were always hiring.
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Used to be a great place to work
quality (Current Employee) –  Sinking Spring, PADecember 2, 2015
Before Novartis took over it was a great place to work. Now its beginning to feel like a sinking ship. People keep leaving and retiring and they don't replace those positions, they just divy up the work. There is no room for advancement.
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Good Place to work.
material handler (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 2, 2015
I enjoyed working in all positions I held. Its a busy environment and interesting. the location was perfect for traveling the rush hour.
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Compensation is telling everthing
Procurement Consultant (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXNovember 30, 2015
If you millennial generation and would like to have a 401K, stay clear of these Baby Boomers. They have just changed their plan for to be in favor of Baby Boomers, If your working there as millennial generation and was making contributions to the 401K match at 6%, they not only dropped you down to 3%, but took you 3% and added additional 1%, so the Baby Boomer workforce can receive 10% of Matching gifts on the 401K. These people have not a clue what young energetic work force is. They run around beating their chest wanting more reports, but cannot even log on the system.

Stay Away, for at least five years, they are loosing their shirts with cost, they have to get rid of the Baby Boomer 1st.
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Great working environment
Electro-Mechanic 3 (Current Employee) –  Duluth, GANovember 18, 2015
Great working environment with very professional people. It is a climate controlled facility with cutting edge technology. Everyday is a learning opportunity with lots of opportunity for growth.
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Quality Productions
Packaging/Operator II (Current Employee) –  Sinking Spring, PANovember 13, 2015
Great quality oriented company that takes all aspects seriously. Generously cares about their staff/employees and rewards with terrific benefit options. Learning on a daily basis and constantly works toward improvements. The most enjoyable part of the job is learning something new each day.
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short breaks, many wknd overtime
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Alcon is a good place to work
Contract Engineer (Current Employee) –  Irvine, CANovember 10, 2015
Alcon is a good place to work although since they have been bought out the curlture has changes making it a little more challenging.
Overall I would work there again.
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A typical day at work is always busy, which I like. Enjoyed all my co-workers. Learned a tremdous amount about eye care and health care in general.
Grant Specialist II (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXOctober 27, 2015
A great company to work for, along with nice people to work with and develop relationships. The benefits are good, they have a fitness center which is very nice, they have flex time which is great. It is a good company to be able to grow and advance.
Pros
Fitness center, good benefits, good salery, international company
Cons
The work/life balance is difficult but that is expected of a large company
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A productive and great place to learn the basics of a professional work environment.
Assembly Operator 1 (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 17, 2015
Alcon teach's you the skills needed to be a very good professional with handling and interacting with a diverse population.
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fun to go to work with people that a positive attuade
Order filler (Former Employee) –  houston texasOctober 15, 2015
good working environment, very understanding supervisor, safe working place and fun to work with different culture of peoples.

I learn to received product, load/unload trucks, drive forklift/reach truck, stock materials

a very good company to work for they are very concern about the well bein of there employee.
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