Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
131 Reviews
2.7
131 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 10 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.  

    Was a good place to work but not anymore

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time for 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loved my time as Bausch, but Valeant is a parasite, so I pursued other opportunities (I was NOT laid off)

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Bausch + Lomb was innovative, forward looking, and valued quality people...this literally ended the day Valeant took over, so the great folks (there were many) have left, leaving those that don't want to leave for some reason, or can't leave for some reason.

    Cons

    Under Valeant, the company is following the business model that Valeant has for a few years now, which is to fire all support and innovative personnel, and hope those few left can keep the lights on long enough to suck the products dry, and the discard the company like yesterday's garbage. A shame to end Bausch + Lomb's 160 years of success and innovation with at the hands of such a destructive company as Valeant, but I'm doing my part to warn folks not to get involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have none - they are simply carrying out the genius (sarcasm) of Mike Pearson, who gets a big payout if he can keep the charade going until 2018. If you don't believe that, research his compensation agreement - you'll see everything, and all will be made clear. It's an awful organization and I only have it 1 star because I can't give it 0.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Very Bureaucratic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time for 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
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  5.  

    Started out well and went downhill from there

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    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    It used to be a fun place to work and people cared about each other.

    Cons

    It has become a cutthroat world we live in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit your day job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    Benefits were comparable to others in the pharma industry

    Cons

    Very unprofessional and zero team work

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for before Valeant Pharmaceuticals took over.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Valeant has no concerns for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great until Valeant purchased.

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    Current Employee - Director, Pharmaceutical  in  Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Director, Pharmaceutical in Madison, NJ

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

    Pros

    After Valeant purchase no good reason to work there.

    Cons

    Once Valeant purchased this company it is quickly being destroyed. There is no organization, communication or direction. It is now a financial play, not about patient care. This is not what healthcare is about. A very sad place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mike Pearson of Valent doesn't need any advice, he has all the answers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employees are nice, company itself...not so much

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    Current Employee - Contractor  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Contractor in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The employees are nice, friendly. They have a gym inside if people want to work out.

    Cons

    If you're a temp, you can leave the delusion of being hired as a permanent worker at the door. Those "conversion" jobs are given to the permanent employees first if they want to change shifts, then temps either take the job the original permanent has (still as a temp) or get fired. The only way you can get permanent is if you apply for 3rd shift. And conversions aren't given out every quarter, that's a lie. They'll have it at the end of the year, if they decide to have one. It's no wonder that a lot of temps come and go once they find out they're still going to make $9.03 no matter how long they work. Oh, and a lot of those permanent employees are nearing retirement age, none of the management is willing to train or hire younger staff to replace them when they're gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to new temps that they have a chance of getting hired on as permanent when in fact they have to work as a full-time temp for 2-6 years until a "conversion" pops up that may show up at the end of the year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good products that make a difference

    Cons

    Employees come last, all about profits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    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

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