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Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
136 Reviews
2.6
136 Reviews
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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 12 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.  

    Great until laid off

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

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time

    Pros

    The office culture was great.

    Cons

    New management came in and just cut people that had years of experience because of their salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a better look at the background of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    was a great company to work for years ago

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Locksmith/Carpenter/Painter in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Locksmith/Carpenter/Painter in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great work force and team effort

    Cons

    to many gamse with managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your act togeather

  3.  

    Was a good place to work but not anymore

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

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, but since the take over, not anymore

    Cons

    they don't care about employees anymore

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Bureaucratic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits (medical, vacation, etc)

    Cons

    Office politics; unrealistic demands from corporate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have forgotten about the people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    B+L is a wonderful company, Valeant may not be

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

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time

    Pros

    Bausch and Lomb has a strong company history, a large portfolio, a skilled and very friendly staff. They offer decent pay and benefits for the most part.

    Cons

    Valeant's corporate strategy is challenging--especially the lack of emphasis on R&D. Vacation time is not at all impressive. Currently there are rounds of layoffs every few months which is damaging for morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A paycheck

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician III in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician III in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    9-5 job with a paycheck. Decent vacation (3 weeks paid and 5 paid sick days), health insurance isn't too expensive, 5% match on 401k.

    Cons

    2% raises (literally). Not a place to grow a career or get promoted. The level/pay you enter at will probably be the same when you leave. Layoffs every 2-3 years. Management stance is now "do more with less, be LEAN".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need a better canteen, maybe let starbucks open a kiosk or something with actual coffee instead of the nasty stuff coming from the machine that had insect eggs inside it?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not what it used to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bausch & Lomb has great benefits, and great work/life balance. They have great people working here, but since the aquasition it seems as though resources have been stretched.

    Cons

    It feels as though everyone is doing the work of at least 2 others. Under new ownership it seems like everything is about costs and saving versus producing the same quality products we used to produe.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing

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

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    3 weeks vacation and good benefits

    Cons

    The company was purchased by Valeant Pharma in August 2013. Since then the company culture has changed dramatically. People are overworked and can barely take a day off. The company let go of most Bausch + Lomb so whoever is left, picks up the work of the entire department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people or your going to keep this revolving door going.

  10.  

    Great launching pad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Buyer in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits. Knowledgeable management and you have the ability to learn a lot in a small amount of time.

    Cons

    Finanicially unstable. Out dated HR practices has led to unreaslistic expectations in regards to "next level" promotions. Management can be out of touch with developing employees and/or positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old B&L no more.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's the people at B&L that makes you want to come in to work everyday.
    Great work-life balance (flexibility in work schedules).

    Cons

    Very slow progression with career.
    Currently status of company very unstable. Hard to tell the future of company in the next 6 month, 1 year or 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on talent that's currently in-house and build employee retention plans.
    Be more competitive with salaries - only way to attract top-notch candidates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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