Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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Bausch & Lomb CEO and Director Brent Saunders
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. Bausch&Lomb review

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees were really friendly, helpful, and welcoming to new people.

    Cons

    The tasks for interns were not always the most exciting.


  2. Scientist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits with a very large match. I am not sure if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and poor vision. Constant change without any progress. The information contained in this message is not the intended recipient your email address

    Advice to Management

    If the reader of this message is strictly prohibited by law or subject to change without prior notice the information contained therein or any attachments


  3. 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.


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  5. sales

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people interesting work

    Cons

    Not that enthralled that we're owned by Valeant

    Advice to Management

    Get the right marketing message. R&D.


  6. Great Company, Until the Acquisition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, Legacy Employees Still Try to Make a Positive Work Environment

    Cons

    No time for learning and development; little care for employee


  7. Ocular Specialty Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was retained by B+L after they acquired ISTA Pharmaceuticals giving them a stellar and refreshed portfolio to sell.

    Cons

    I didn't experience any cons. However, I made a change and left B+L after a few months.

    Advice to Management

    I have not advice for management. I had a great district manager when joining B+L who was supportive and eager to succeed.


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

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    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


  9. Process Engineer

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    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.


  10. Great company to work for until Valeant came in and let go of everyone at HQ

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Accountant in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company had a lot of momentum to make the place a great place to work. Culture and employees were receptive to new ideas and very focused on being the best at their disciplines.

    Cons

    In finance, many legacy processes/practices that remained in place because "that's the way it has always been done". This presented challenges as a new employee, especially one from a younger generation.

    Advice to Management

    To Valeant, instead of letting go everyone in finance days after the acquisition closed, take the time to understand what everyone does. This could have avoided an interruption during the transition and possibly you could have realized you needed to retain some employees in finance.


  11. Great Company in Past - Uncertain Future

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb

    Pros

    Industry leader, a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    Being acquired not sure how much continued investment in new products there will be.



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