Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Bausch & Lomb CEO and Director 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)

  • Your ideas might not be welcomed as the senior management is already preoccupied with theirs (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Please stick to a plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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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  5. Before the End of a Great Company....

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    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Prior to the Valeant acquisition, Bausch + Lomb was a great company. Technologically advanced products, excellent R&D scientists, ethical values, Investments in their employees and skilled leadership and management. Ratings are based on the true and 'original' B+L culture.

    Cons

    Following the acquisition, none of the above mattered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late for advice now....

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    So Sad...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb

    Pros

    Like many have said... Prior to the buyout, it was such a great place to work. You felt they cared and wanted you to succeed. It seemed like a family...

    Cons

    Now that Valeant are the owners, they don't care about you, its all about the numbers and the turnover is crazy!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your people. They will want to work harder for you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Overall good place to work

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good people and good salary

    Cons

    Uncertain job security under Valeant ownership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Great until laid off

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time

    Pros

    The office culture was great.

    Cons

    New management came in and just cut people that had years of experience because of their salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a better look at the background of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Excellent place to learn about quality

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb

    Pros

    B&L had a vision to develop quality product and they adhered to ISO and FDA manufacturing processes.

    Cons

    The company has lost some of the loyalty instilled by the original founders.

  10. was a great company to work for years ago

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    Former Employee - Locksmith/Carpenter/Painter in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Locksmith/Carpenter/Painter in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    great work force and team effort

    Cons

    to many gamse with managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your act togeather

  11. Management is a joke

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb

    Pros

    good 401k match when enrolled

    Cons

    -little or no chance for advancement
    -no chance for raises
    -managers cant seem to tell the difference from people who work and people that just hang out
    -company culture is always the excuse for other people doing nothing, but wont let you use that excuse :-)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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