Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
127 Reviews

2.8
127 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work at, until it was acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb

    Pros

    Bausch + Lomb had a strong work environment, good career opportunities, and great people. It offered a lot and had a great heritage in the ophthalmics industry.

    Cons

    It tended to operate in a lean fashion, creating a challenge to maintain an appropriate work/life balance. There was a tendency to create too many systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Batch Release Supervisor  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Batch Release Supervisor in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    I worked at B&L for more than 10 years. I was able to move around within the company. Good company to work for. Good benefits. People are very friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    It is difficult to move to another position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your people grow and allow more cross functional movement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work with great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Big company with a small company feel.

    Cons

    Not enough room for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good company to work for. So sad it's been consumed by Valeant.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Great benefits.
    People are very friendly.

    Cons

    Not so much growth. If you like to stay at the same place the rest of your life, that's your company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Norture and growth your good assets or they go away.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    One of the best companies I ever worked for.

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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 a year

    Pros

    Benefit and Salaries were above the norm. There was a balance between work and home life. Opportunities were given to those who excel. B+L was very generous in giving back to the community.

    Cons

    Leaders were not always open about what was happening with the company in regards to the sale or going public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has been sold and new management is now taking over.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Manufacturing Engineer

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Large, billion dollar company, with a small company feel

    Cons

    With the buyout looming, there was very little job security, and no one knew when or what would happen after it was finalized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome culture & benefits but, is now changing due to acquisition by Valeant.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    The people at B&L were one of the greatest assets. It was very common for people to work 10, 20, 30 years in this organization. It truly was some of the best people in the industry working in a collaborative environment.

    Cons

    The sale of B&L to Valeant has completely changed the culture. Those that can leave have left or are in the process of leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Valeant management: understand your business better than the army of consultants that run unchecked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, would highly recommend it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I believe Bausch & Lomb treats it's employees fair and with respect. The benefits are excellent and one of the best bonus compensation plans I've ever received.

    Cons

    Like with many company's, when acquisitions are made, divisions are cut and employee layoffs occur. It is unfortunate because a lot of good employees are let go.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Bausch was a great place to work with great people that felt like a family

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small company with strong ties to the customer

    Cons

    Concerns about changes since acquisition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company bought out by a Canadian firm that is dismantling the company for the earnings. Brand purchase.

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

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

    Pros

    Until it was purchased it was a "Great" company.

    Cons

    The new owners are outsource "Kings" Totally dismantling a over 150 year old company without understanding how it works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What you are you are attempting to do won't work long term. If you are trying to just milk the earnings then continue, otherwise you are going to kill a great company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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