Bausch & Lomb
3.0 of 5 117 reviews
www.bausch.com Rochester, NY 5000+ Employees

Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2014
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Bausch & Lomb CEO and Director Brent Saunders

Brent Saunders

(60 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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B+L is a wonderful company, Valeant may not be

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time

ProsBausch 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.

ConsValeant'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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not what it used to be

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Rochester, NY

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

ProsBausch & 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.

ConsIt 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A paycheck

Laboratory Technician III (Current Employee)
Greenville, SC

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

Pros9-5 job with a paycheck. Decent vacation (3 weeks paid and 5 paid sick days), health insurance isn't too expensive, 5% match on 401k.

Cons2% 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 Senior ManagementWe 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?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Pros3 weeks vacation and good benefits

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementHire more people or your going to keep this revolving door going.

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Great launching pad

Buyer (Former Employee)
Rochester, NY

I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time for more than a year

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

ConsFinanicially 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Old B&L no more.

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Rochester, NY

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

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

ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementMore 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was good place to work

Invertory - (Former Employee)

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

ProsI use to work there and it want take long to train me.

ConsDon't have any at this time just hope to be a good worker

Advice to Senior ManagementI don't no the new Management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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This company is a great company to start out in but not a place to stay long term.

Vision Care Territory Manager (Former Employee)
Rochester, NY

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

ProsGreat training program. The perks at this company are awesome. Also they have a marketing department. The job itself is a good job and the accounts are usually friendly. OD's are very easy going doctors.

ConsThere is no stability from the top down in this company. There is minimal room for growth. Upper management fosters nepitisim. Extremely conservative company "with a good ol boys feel to it" Women, ethnic minorities, or gays need not apply to upper management.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit running this company like we are still in the 1950s

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great while it lasted, let go after buyout by Valeant

Senior Research Scientist (Former Employee)
Rochester, NY

I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people in Research and Development.

ConsToo many management changes, lack of long term focused direction for R&D. Cut backs by Valeant will eventually end the B&L brand.

Advice to Senior ManagementI Don't care!

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Too unstable at this time

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood benefits package, global exposure

ConsRecent sale leaves too many unknowns, poor integration of different locations, stereotypical communication from upper management (Dilbert, anyone?)

Advice to Senior ManagementMore honesty and open communication. We find out moreof what is going on with the company in the lical paper then we do from our own senior management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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