A great company in terms of products; a poor one for those who want to get promoted by working hard and smart.
Executive Sales Representative (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 23, 2018
I worked for Alcon for 19.5 years. I loved selling their brands. I loved my job. I worked hard and smart. But my boss of 10 years never supported my advancement because he simply did not like me. I don't know why. I was not difficult. In fact, he could count on me. I have every job review he ever gave me...all positive. All good. Then, suddenly, my final year, something changed. I still received a great review, but clearly, someone did not want me to stay. Many people did not want me to stay. I did nothing to deserve the sudden attitude change except a report I filed that my boss gave a job that I told him I wanted (six months before it opened) to someone from another division. I reported it only because I was asked. My boss never learned this as far as I could tell, but it did not matter. I resigned at the end of 2016, another year of excellent sales performance.
Excellence in products and recognition and quality of life.
No checks and balances on my boss. He crushed me behind my back.