Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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  1. Ocular Specialty Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time

    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.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Process Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Please stick to a plan.


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  5. 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 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.


  6. Great Company in Past - Uncertain Future

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Industry leader, a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

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


  7. 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
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Too late for advice now....


  8. Helpful (3)

    So Sad...

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    Overall good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Invest in the employees


  10. Great until laid off

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Take a better look at the background of your employees


  11. Excellent place to learn about quality

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.



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