Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated May 13, 2015
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Bausch & Lomb CEO and Director Brent Saunders
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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)

  • Management is strictly interested in making money, very little to no emphasis on people- they say they care, but they clearly don't (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Fond memories

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time

    Pros

    An excellent team of people committed to quality. Very pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    What happened in August 2013.


  2. Stressful, heavy workload, little management support, low appreciation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for learning and exposure (professional development)
    Never bored
    Constantly changing, dynamic environment

    Cons

    Little appreciation for efforts
    Very little support from leadership
    Lots of evening and weekend work

    Advice to Management

    LEAN does not always mean less people


  3. Process Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Surgical division - IOL lens Process, was interesting at beginning. Work-Life balance was good. Lack of good direction from Top management.

    Cons

    Interesting and challenging work, Company values were normal. Compensation was bad. No great benefits. I heard Valeant changed everything.

    Advice to Management

    Please stick to a plan.


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  5. Great until laid off

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time

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

    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 Management

    Take a better look at the background of your employees


  6. was a great company to work for years ago

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Management

    get your act togeather


  7. Very Bureaucratic

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits (medical, vacation, etc)

    Cons

    Office politics; unrealistic demands from corporate

    Advice to Management

    You have forgotten about the people


  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  9. A paycheck

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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?


  10. Not what it used to be

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Marketing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Management

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



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