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Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 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.  

    B&L Great! Valeant - not so much!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    At B&L we were building a culture committed to doing what is right, always! Pay and benefits were great! Perks were very good, between flexible schedules, unsurpassed 401K; rewards for efforts. Management tried to listen to people on the front lines. B&L was great, would do it again! Once Valeant took over things changed - see cons below.

    Cons

    Now that Valeant has taken over, everything has gone down the tubes. Valeant does not have the same commitments as Bausch. They do not care about their employees - only the bottom line. Everything we heard about what Valeant did to other buyouts came true! They are committed to destroying all central services, and only support manufacturing and sales! Their corporate offices reflect this - you will have VPs running around looking for a form, because they have let all of the administrative assistants go! The CEO is only working with Wall St., not the company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having high paid people running around doing things that administrative assistants used to do, does not make sense! The paradigm is destined to fail! Commitment to only Wall St is wrong thinking. Your commitment should be to your patients/customers - everything else including quality and revenue will follow!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    15 years of learning, growth and friendships where we worked to help people see better by living better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Environment, people, products, company history

    Cons

    Laid off due to Valeant Pharmaceuticals buyout of the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have went with the IPO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work at, until it was acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals

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

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb

    Pros

    Bausch + Lomb had a strong work environment, good career opportunities, and great people. It offered a lot and had a great heritage in the ophthalmics industry.

    Cons

    It tended to operate in a lean fashion, creating a challenge to maintain an appropriate work/life balance. There was a tendency to create too many systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Batch Release Supervisor in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Batch Release Supervisor in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    I worked at B&L for more than 10 years. I was able to move around within the company. Good company to work for. Good benefits. People are very friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    It is difficult to move to another position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your people grow and allow more cross functional movement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work with great people

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Big company with a small company feel.

    Cons

    Not enough room for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for. So sad it's been consumed by Valeant.

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Great benefits.
    People are very friendly.

    Cons

    Not so much growth. If you like to stay at the same place the rest of your life, that's your company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Norture and growth your good assets or they go away.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Manufacturing Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Large, billion dollar company, with a small company feel

    Cons

    With the buyout looming, there was very little job security, and no one knew when or what would happen after it was finalized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Bausch was a great place to work with great people that felt like a family

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    • 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

    Small company with strong ties to the customer

    Cons

    Concerns about changes since acquisition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very Good

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

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

    Pros

    great working envirerment to work in,people friendly,great clean working conditions,manegment was very good and motivating of employees

    Cons

    low paying pay for work performance,hard to move up in positions and pay ,hard to advance to new levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better information

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work until the sale

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

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, lots of flexibility, great people, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Sale of company to Valeant is going to destroy B+L legacy. Valeant can't handle running a company this size so they will just dismantle it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think with your heads, not your wallets. People made this company, not management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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