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Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated April 10, 2014
Updated April 10, 2014
125 Reviews

2.8
125 Reviews
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Bausch & Lomb CEO and Director Brent Saunders
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance (flexibility in work schedules) (in 10 reviews)

  • It's the people at B&L that makes you want to come in to work everyday (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • The sale of B&L to Valeant has completely changed the culture (in 10 reviews)

  • Your ideas might not be welcomed as the senior management is already preoccupied with theirs (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good products that make a difference

    Cons

    Employees come last, all about profits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Was once a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, good people to work with, excellent products.

    Cons

    Once B+L was bought out by Valeant Pharmaceutical, morale tanked probably due to massive layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Was time to get divested

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Pharmaceutical  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Pharmaceutical in Rochester, NY

    Pros

    Interesting products, promote well-being, contribute to treating diseases

    Cons

    Complex and inefficient hierarchy, structure in silos, poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think efficiency, not personal promotion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Salaries are all over the place, depending on previous ophthalmic experience. Products are "me too", not innovative.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Brand name recognition and its a job!

    Cons

    Managed care issues in the pharmaceutical industry has taken the fun out of this. No new and innovative products. Competes with generics. Salaries for employees that have been there a long time are terrible! If you make or exceed your goals one quarter, you get dinged the next quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to readjust salaries to current market in order to keep talented people motivated. Goal setting needs to be challenging, but not unrealistic. Valeant just bought Bausch and a week of vacation that you could buy back is not available with Valeant, hence, a decrease in benefits. Very demotivating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work till Valeant purchesed us

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Rochester, NY

    Pros

    Good pay and work/life balance

    Cons

    Management does not seem to be quality driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication and value employess again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    System Administrator at Bausch & Lomb

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    Stable company with plenty of income

    Cons

    Lots of confusion and disagreement between HQ in Rochester and branch locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with potential employees about actual job duties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work before acquired by Valeant.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Rochester, NY

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent salary, big name in Eye Health, products help millions of people everyday. Commute is pretty easy from anywhere.

    Cons

    Not much internal development, managers are only worried about themselves instead of developing talent. Valeant takeover has killed morale and it is not a fun place to work at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the ideas from your employees who actually do the work instead of the middle managers who only paper push.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Busy - Poor pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice facility, clean and modern

    Cons

    Promotions are available with no advance in pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Finance Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Kingston, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Kingston, NY

    Pros

    International
    Dynamic
    Closed to the business
    Sells are going fairly but competition is high so pressure is coming everywhere

    Cons

    It belongs to a private equity and soon will be sold, unsecurity on longer term
    It is looking a lot to the costs and not much into the revenues

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    competitive environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    Pros

    Goals are generally clearly communicated, and priorities are well established. There is plenty of work to be done.

    Cons

    I actually like my job, but find it very difficult to develop any camaraderie with my coworkers. The environment here is very cut-throat, everyone is always looking out for themselves. This culture is actually often encouraged by management, pitting team members against each other. Management is strictly interested in making money, very little to no emphasis on people- they say they care, but they clearly don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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