Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
131 Reviews
2.7
131 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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  1.  

    great place to work at.

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    Former Employee - Facilities Group Leader  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Facilities Group Leader in Rochester, NY

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

    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
  2.  

    Not what it used to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

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

    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
  3.  

    A paycheck

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

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

    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
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  5.  

    Was once a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good people to work with, excellent products.

    Cons

    Once B+L was bought out by Valeant Pharmaceutical, morale tanked probably due to massive layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    3 weeks vacation and good benefits

    Cons

    The company was purchased by Valeant Pharma in August 2013. Since then the company culture has changed dramatically. People are overworked and can barely take a day off. The company let go of most Bausch + Lomb so whoever is left, picks up the work of the entire department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people or your going to keep this revolving door going.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Utilities Technician  in  Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Utilities Technician in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    Friendly people and very clean place.

    Cons

    Nothin bad to say about this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    15 years of learning, growth and friendships where we worked to help people see better by living better

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

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

    Pros

    Environment, people, products, company history

    Cons

    Laid off due to Valeant Pharmaceuticals buyout of the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have went with the IPO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Was time to get divested

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    Former Employee - Director, Pharmaceutical  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Pharmaceutical in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Interesting products, promote well-being, contribute to treating diseases

    Cons

    Complex and inefficient hierarchy, structure in silos, poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think efficiency, not personal promotion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Salaries are all over the place, depending on previous ophthalmic experience. Products are "me too", not innovative.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Brand name recognition and its a job!

    Cons

    Managed care issues in the pharmaceutical industry has taken the fun out of this. No new and innovative products. Competes with generics. Salaries for employees that have been there a long time are terrible! If you make or exceed your goals one quarter, you get dinged the next quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to readjust salaries to current market in order to keep talented people motivated. Goal setting needs to be challenging, but not unrealistic. Valeant just bought Bausch and a week of vacation that you could buy back is not available with Valeant, hence, a decrease in benefits. Very demotivating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great launching pad

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    Former Employee - Buyer  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Buyer in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits. Knowledgeable management and you have the ability to learn a lot in a small amount of time.

    Cons

    Finanicially unstable. Out dated HR practices has led to unreaslistic expectations in regards to "next level" promotions. Management can be out of touch with developing employees and/or positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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