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Valeant Overview

Laval, QC (Canada)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (VRX)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and markets prescription and non-prescription pharmaceutical products that make a meaningful difference in patients' lives. The company’s ... Read more

Mission: Improving people’s lives through our healthcare products.

Valeant’s mission is supported by five pillars – guiding principles that are foundational to our success and future growth. They provide overall direction for the company ... Read more

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  • Valeant Commits $200,000 to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

    Donates More than $2 Million in Medicines and Health Care ProductsLAVAL, Quebec, Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) (


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Valeant – Why Work For Us?

Valeant is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of branded and generic prescription pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter (OTC) products and medical devices (contact lenses, intraocular lenses, ophthalmic surgical equipment and aesthetics devices) which are marketed in more than 100 countries. We are diverse in our sources of revenue from our broad drug and medical device portfolio, as well as among the therapeutic classes and geographies we serve. Among the healthcare companies under the Valeant umbrella are Bausch + Lomb, Salix Pharmaceuticals and Ortho Dermatologics.

Bausch + Lomb is one of the oldest continually operating companies in the U.S., going back to 1853. Today, it is a leading global eye health organization, solely focused on protecting, enhancing and restoring people’s eyesight. With one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, its core businesses include over-the-counter supplements, eye care products, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments.

Salix Pharmaceuticals was founded more than 25 years ago and offers innovative treatments for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, including the management of conditions such as hepatic encephalopathy, irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, opioid-induced constipation and ulcerative colitis.

Our dermatology business, Ortho Dermatologics, is one of the largest prescription dermatology companies in the world dedicated to helping patients in the treatment of a range of therapeutic areas including actinic keratosis, acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, cold sores, athlete's foot, nail fungus and other dermatoses.

At Valeant, we recognize that our employees are passionate about their work, and through their commitment and performance, they are the key to our company's success. We offer flexible benefits plans to meet you and your family's medical, dental and vision care needs; 401(k) Retirement program, including a substantial company match; three weeks’ vacation to relax and recharge; and many other employee benefits and programs.

Our comprehensive program includes:

  • Flexible benefits plans to meet you and your family's medical, dental and vision care needs
  • Several options in regards to healthcare and dependent care spending accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement program, including a substantial company match
  • Life insurance and disability income protection
  • Voluntary benefits such as group legal and long-term care benefits
  • Unique opportunity for employees who want to participate as owners of the company’s stock in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • An Educational Assistance Program 
  • Incentives through our Employee Referral Program
  • We offer all new employees three weeks’ vacation to relax and recharge. All eligible employees also receive sick time and holiday pay.

Valeant has a performance management process based on the understanding that your personal development, strong performance and recognition are critical. As such, we offer an environment which fosters collaboration and a true “roll up your sleeves and pitch in” approach to solving problems.

Our collective energy and enthusiasm is focused on building the new Valeant and on improving the lives of the patients and consumers who use and rely upon our healthcare products. Every day, we deliver on our commitment to those same patients and consumers, as well as to our customers, shareholders and Valeant colleagues.

Our mission – to improve the lives of the people who use our health care products – is supported by five guiding principles that are foundational to our success and future growth. They provide overall direction and the tools necessary to rise to any challenge.

Our Core Values

Quality Healthcare Outcomes: We deliver high-value, meaningful products and services that resonate with all our stakeholders. Bringing value while delivering safe and effective products is critical.

Customer Focus: Every day we look to build strong relationships with our customers, then deliver quality products and service.

Innovation: Searching out new ways to do things and continuously identifying opportunities to design, develop and advance effective and ethical solutions is an essential business strategy.

Efficiency: We leave no stone unturned in identifying where we can improve and deliver value. We address the challenges of a changing market quickly and never compromise on quality.

People: We strive to build and retain a strong team by recognizing and rewarding excellence and creating development opportunities. The best people provide a foundation for future success.

Every day up to 150 million people around the world use a Valeant product.

Valeant's number one priority is ensuring patients can access the medicines they need. In addition to establishing a number of patient assistance programs, we formed a Patient Access and Pricing Committee responsible for the pricing of the company's drugs. The committee takes a disciplined approach to reviewing pricing of drugs, and considers the impact on patients, doctors, and our health care industry partners.

Globally and locally, Valeant has a passion to helping make a difference. Within our Ortho Dermatologics group, a number of employees volunteer to serve in the Passion to Heal program, which has assisted more than 20,000 people in Kenya and India with dermatologic screenings and treatments. Through our Aspire Higher program, we assist students, including working mothers, living with chronic skin conditions receive a scholarship of up to $10,000. We also help children with chronic skin conditions enjoy a week of fun and adventure at the American Academy of Dermatology’s Camp Discovery.

Bausch + Lomb has a long history of helping organizations throughout the world that support its mission of helping people see better so that they can live better financially, with educational grants, and product donations in support of mission trips to more than 40 countries worldwide.

By matching employee contributions and donating critically needed medicines and over-the-counter health care products, Valeant also works to provide support to people in need worldwide in the aftermath of major storms and natural catastrophes.

Making Progress in Innovation

Innovation is the future of healthcare and we are executing on our commitment by bringing to market important new products in the areas of dermatology, gastroenterology and vision care, among others. Valeant has one of the most productive R&D organizations in the industry; our pipeline has many significant projects scheduled for launch over the next few years, including more than 50 product launches worldwide in 2017.

Here is a sampling of some of the announcements Valeant has made recently regarding product filings and launches:

New Drug Application that targets psoriasis

Valeant announces launch of new psoriasis injectable 

First new innovation in the bi-weekly contact lens category in five years

Salix announces filing for next-generation colonoscopy preparation

New and improved renu builds on heritage of meeting lens care solution needs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
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    I have been working at Valeant full-time (More than a year)


    Great effort by the leadership team over the last year in their efforts to transform the culture. The difference since I started working here is tremendous. Opportunity to develop my career has been fantastic. The company is still evolving, but the direction is very encouraging.


    At times business groups tend to be siloed. Communication plans need to be improved around company policies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue your efforts on employee engagement. It would be great to have a wellness program implemented. It would also be great to have a more user friendly intranet.

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    Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Union City, GA
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Valeant (Union City, GA) in August 2014.


    The interviewing process was very thorough. I was interviewed by 2 Quality managers and 2 Quality supervisors. The interview process lasted approximately 1 hour. The managers and supervisors explained their expectations and qualities they were looking for in a candidate. Overall, the interview experience was very pleasant and each interviewer was nice.

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