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On average, employees at Alcon give their company a 3.9 rating out of 5.0 - which is 3% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Alcon employees are Medical Sales Representatives submitting an average rating of 4.2.

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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 48 Alcon Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.7
Growth Opportunities
3.5
People You Work With
4.2
Person You Work For
4.0
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
3.9
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
4.1
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iOS Developer
in Irvine, CA

"I worked there for a year. It was a good working experience with the research and development team."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Alcon Employee
in Irvine, CA

"Sad place to work. They have The worst Manufacturing Director ever."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
Alcon (74)

4.8 Highest Rated in this Industry is Harlem Hospital Center (14)
1.8 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Pacific Dental Services (12)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (9,326)
Alcon Employee
in Irvine, CA

"15 yr Field Employee, working on Surgical Equipment. Salary 90K, Service contract Commission of 20K. 25 days PTO and 12 paid holidays per year. Company car ($800-$1000/mo with free personal use gas) benifit. 2 for 1 matching 401K. Good solid company. Very tenured group - average is 15-20 yrs in same position. Good company to have a career in!!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Alcon Employee
in Lake Forest, CA

"I worked for Alcon for 3 years and I have loved it. Very good atmosphere to meet new people and grow your skills. Management worked very well, and was always able to provide assistance when needed. I was always learning new skills and using them to grow my skills at work. I was trusted to do my job and keep things working efficiently."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Average Alcon Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $4
2013 $2
Scientist
in Fort Worth, TX

"The technology at Alcon was excellent and enabled me to perform the research and studies necessary to complete any tasks set before me. The camaraderie among the lab chemists was great and fostered a great arena for idea exchange. On the down side, once Novartis bought the company from Nestle, the environment and culture changed drastically. The company culture went almost immediately to one of fear of job loss."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Alcon Employee
in Houston, TX

"I have been with this company for a year. People are great and management knowledgeable."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Alcon Employee
in Fort Worth, TX

"Alcon's procurement department has a hostile work environment and proven to be unprofessional staff."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Information Specialist
in Fort Worth, TX

"Alcon Laboratories does not take care of its information department. Lack of direction and overworked employees abound."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Telephony Systems Specialist
in Fort Worth, TX

"Alcon is an excellent eye-care company, but not the best place to work as a young IT professional. The IT department is run EXTREMELY lean and lacks proper upper management direction. There are too few people performing too many jobs and IT employees are often working nights and weekends with no additional overtime or bonus compensation. Many employees are overworked and the company does not encourage any type or work/life balance. I would not recommend the company to any other IT professional."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Quality Validation Analyst
in Fort Worth, TX

"A very good company to work with."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Desktop Technician
in Fort Worth, TX

"Too many poorly paid temp people with too few benefits, total lack of company loyalty not only at the temp level but at lower level management as well, most of the departments are very detached from each other with no team work what so ever. Very poor and unprofessional environment TOXIC."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Alcon Employee
in Fort Worth, TX

"I have worked for Alcon going into my 8th year. It has been good to me. Good benefits."

Person You Work For 3.7 / 5 People You Work With 3.7 / 5 Work Setting 3.7 / 5
Support You Get 3.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.7 / 5
Company Culture 3.7 / 5 Way You Work 3.7 / 5
Mechanical Engineering Intern
in Irvine, CA

"Wonderful, supportive, inspiring"

What do you like about working at Alcon?

"This company encourages its workers to use their imagination and intelligence to think of new and interesting designs/ways to make the company and product better. Very organized in the supervision/management provided throughout the company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you are a team player and plan to stay with the company for the rest of your career."

What don't you like about working at Alcon?

"Unfortunately there were no permanent job possibilities during my internship."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I have no suggestions for management, they did a wonderful and amazing job guiding and supervising my performance."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
QA Analyst
in Houston, TX

"This was a contract position"

What do you like about working at Alcon?

"Good environment and a great company to work for indeed."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"This a very good company to work for if one is making a career change."

What don't you like about working at Alcon?

"I never got hired on a permanent basis, but I enjoyed working there."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"the work was great, so I do not have any suggestions."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Production Planning Manager

What do you like about working at Alcon?

"I like to understand the message each year about the priorities and objectives for the company from top management. I like then to think how to cascade throught my team and to highlight the main targets to my level that will help from a global point of view."

What don't you like about working at Alcon?

"It is very difficult to move or to try to do different work (cross functional tasks) if you complete correctly yours, which is my case. I am trying to move to united states since 3 years and there is no option by the moment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I think they could have feedback from all funtional areas any level of workers to see who and how the people see their performance and job progression. They do a little about this."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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