Was a wonderful place to work and then it wasn't with the purchase of us by Novartis
QA Compliance Specialist/Training (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – January 24, 2018
Alcon was a wonderful place to work until we were purchased by Novartis over 5 years ago. It became cluttered with red tape causing everyone to do double or triple work to accomplish one thing that use to take a single action.
A typical day at work consisted of meetings, training classes, working on data dumping and creating presentations in PowerPoint from that data that had to be imported into Excel first. This was very time consuming. Busy busy, which I do not mind at all, just not for two very different jobs.
I had 8 managers in 9.7 years, this made it difficult for any of them to really know what it was that I was responsible for. Lack of support from management also proved to be difficult over the years.
The most enjoyable part of my days (pre-Novartis) were training classes, running reports and maintaining the databases.
Great benefits, descent salary, great people
Horrible managent and management support