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Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
125 Reviews

2.8
125 Reviews
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Bausch & Lomb CEO and Director Brent Saunders
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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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Employee 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

    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.  

    Very Bureaucratic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    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
  3.  

    Great company to work for before Valeant Pharmaceuticals took over.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Valeant has no concerns for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great until Valeant purchased.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Pharmaceutical  in  Madison, NJ
    Current Employee - Director, Pharmaceutical in Madison, NJ

    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
  6. 1 person 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

    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
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good products that make a difference

    Cons

    Employees come last, all about profits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A paycheck

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician III  in  Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician III in Greenville, SC

    Pros

    9-5 job with a paycheck. Decent vacation (3 weeks paid and 5 paid sick days), health insurance isn't too expensive, 5% match on 401k.

    Cons

    2% raises (literally). Not a place to grow a career or get promoted. The level/pay you enter at will probably be the same when you leave. Layoffs every 2-3 years. Management stance is now "do more with less, be LEAN".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need a better canteen, maybe let starbucks open a kiosk or something with actual coffee instead of the nasty stuff coming from the machine that had insect eggs inside it?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great place to work at.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Group Leader  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Facilities Group Leader in Rochester, NY

    Pros

    very good working envierment to get the job done

    Cons

    hard to advance to new level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more real truth to make job better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not what it used to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    Pros

    Bausch & Lomb has great benefits, and great work/life balance. They have great people working here, but since the aquasition it seems as though resources have been stretched.

    Cons

    It feels as though everyone is doing the work of at least 2 others. Under new ownership it seems like everything is about costs and saving versus producing the same quality products we used to produe.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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