product builder agency worker
THE WORST places I have ever worked!! I had the misfortune of working in Alcon through an agency as a product builder for a few months. We were always pushed harder than the full time employees. We were expected,not asked, to do overtime. From the moment you got in they were on your back about your speed and targets, they would work you to the bone, and even then they still weren't happy! The daily and hourly targets were ridiculously high, and the work environment was horrible. The work was incredibly monotonous, but worst of all was the one senior staff member. We weren't allowed talk to each other even as we worked. I remember thinking, I would have had a better life with my ex.
An incident at Christmas summed Alcon up for me. It was the final straw. I booked and took Christmas holidays a day and a half later on a Sunday afternoon I was phoned and told I was let go so I asked why and was told they didn't have to give me and explanation I was always in to work in plenty of time and worked hard to make targets. I was treated shoddily This company are taking total advantage of peoples desperation for employment, and therefore think they can treat people whatever way they deem fit. I like to believe that we live in an Ireland where everyone is treated equally, where all citizens have rights. After my time in Alcon, I'm not so sure.... AVOID!!