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Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
137 Reviews
2.7
137 Reviews
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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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work till Valeant purchesed us

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and work/life balance

    Cons

    Management does not seem to be quality driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication and value employess again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    System Administrator at Bausch & Lomb

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable company with plenty of income

    Cons

    Lots of confusion and disagreement between HQ in Rochester and branch locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with potential employees about actual job duties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This company is a great company to start out in but not a place to stay long term.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vision Care Territory Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Vision Care Territory Manager in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Great training program. The perks at this company are awesome. Also they have a marketing department. The job itself is a good job and the accounts are usually friendly. OD's are very easy going doctors.

    Cons

    There is no stability from the top down in this company. There is minimal room for growth. Upper management fosters nepitisim. Extremely conservative company "with a good ol boys feel to it" Women, ethnic minorities, or gays need not apply to upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit running this company like we are still in the 1950s

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great while it lasted, let go after buyout by Valeant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people in Research and Development.

    Cons

    Too many management changes, lack of long term focused direction for R&D. Cut backs by Valeant will eventually end the B&L brand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I Don't care!

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work until the sale

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, lots of flexibility, great people, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Sale of company to Valeant is going to destroy B+L legacy. Valeant can't handle running a company this size so they will just dismantle it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think with your heads, not your wallets. People made this company, not management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Changing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family feel, long tenured employees
    Brand you can be proud of
    Quality work expectations
    Good community involvement
    Encourages good work-life balance

    Cons

    The recent acquisition of Bausch & Lomb by Valeant Pharmaceuticals has created many uncertainties. Potential employees should evaluate the culture at each location separately as it can vary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Review of Pre-Valeant B&L

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent people. Good support of R&D. Good pay.

    Cons

    Certain managers refused to hire more staff to cover all the projects.

    Valeant will destroy this historic iconic industry. I predict the R&D and manufacturing still in Rochester will be slowly dismantled or shipped off to other locations within the next 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that your employees work to live, not live to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work before acquired by Valeant.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent salary, big name in Eye Health, products help millions of people everyday. Commute is pretty easy from anywhere.

    Cons

    Not much internal development, managers are only worried about themselves instead of developing talent. Valeant takeover has killed morale and it is not a fun place to work at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the ideas from your employees who actually do the work instead of the middle managers who only paper push.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Busy - Poor pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice facility, clean and modern

    Cons

    Promotions are available with no advance in pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    B+L before Valeant buy-out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Worked with a great group of people, very good work-life balance

    Cons

    Salary comparisons indicated ranges to be slightly lower than Industry standards

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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