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

Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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60% Approve of the CEO

Bausch & Lomb CEO and Director Brent Saunders

Brent Saunders

(60 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance (flexibility in work schedules)"
    in 8 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 8 reviews
  • "Your ideas might not be welcomed as the senior management is already preoccupied with theirs"
    in 6 reviews
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Used to be a great place to work before acquired by Valeant.

Analyst (Current Employee)
Rochester, NY

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

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

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

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

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Review of Pre-Valeant B&L

Research Chemist (Current Employee)
Rochester, NY

I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time for more than 8 years

ProsExcellent people. Good support of R&D. Good pay.

ConsCertain managers refused to hire more staff to cover all the projects.

Valeant will destroy this historic iconic industry. I predict the R&D and manufacturing still in Rochester will be slowly dismantled or shipped off to other locations within the next 2 years.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that your employees work to live, not live to work.

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

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Changing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsFamily feel, long tenured employees
Brand you can be proud of
Quality work expectations
Good community involvement
Encourages good work-life balance

ConsThe recent acquisition of Bausch & Lomb by Valeant Pharmaceuticals has created many uncertainties. Potential employees should evaluate the culture at each location separately as it can vary.

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

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B+L before Valeant buy-out

Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
Rochester, NY

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

ProsWorked with a great group of people, very good work-life balance

ConsSalary comparisons indicated ranges to be slightly lower than Industry standards

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

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Busy - Poor pay

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsNice facility, clean and modern

ConsPromotions are available with no advance in pay

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees better

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

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Great work environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSupportive atmosphere, lots of dedicated employees, challenging projects but decent work-life balance.

ConsNeed to promote more internally.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't sell out to Valeant!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – 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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Worked at B+L in engineering for 3 years and saw enough to think twice

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsMy co-workers are some of the best people I have worked with.
Great benefits and perks for all (stocked kitchen all free)
Training paid through HR dept not your local department
Good exposure to customers
Lots of opportunities to improve in your profession

ConsPromotions and raises based highly upon who you know not what you know
Very dysfunctional management due to politics and personal power struggles
Making schedule milestones more important than product quality
Product recalls are just work as usual
Takeover by Valeant makes the focus on bottom line profits not the customer

Advice to Senior ManagementBe prepared to leave when interest rates go up and new products do not materialize as planned. Valeants M&S scheme will implode and more layoffs will occur.

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

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One of the good companies to work for in the area

Manager (Current Employee)
Madison, NJ

I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time for less than a year

ProsSenior management is very experienced and receptive to ideas

ConsBeing a small company it is very unorganized and have very limited set processes

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Love the company, position, and culture. Dislike the politics.

Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL

I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time

ProsI love working at Bausch and Lomb. Fantastic company that is committed to making a difference. Culture nurtures creative input and solutions. Freedom to address issues with an end goal in mind. No micro managing. Great benefits, people, company.

ConsSometimes, the politics that goes on can impede progress and enthusiasm.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe open and honest about upper level meetings and their outcomes as it relates to IT doing its job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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