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Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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Bausch & Lomb CEO and Director Brent Saunders
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Pros
  • Good work life balance and flexible schedules are possible (in 13 reviews)

  • B&L had a vision to develop quality product and they adhered to ISO and FDA manufacturing processes (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • De nieuwe reorganisatie zou wel eens niet gunstig kunnen zijn voor de werkomgeving bij B&L (in 12 reviews)

  • R&D process need to be improved (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McAllen, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McAllen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best reasons to work for Bausch & Lomb is the culture, products & benefits.

    Cons

    Bausch & Lomb could benefit from increasing salaries.


  2. "A short term focused company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time

    Pros

    Life work balance in the company is okay.

    Cons

    The company is quite short term focused, and doesn't have a culture that promote employees development.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "mid management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    wages were good and they had some talented people working there.

    Cons

    poor working environment, poor leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees, they are the ones that drive results.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company but"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Great products. Sold products to optometrists. Great customer to call on. Optometrists wanted to see b and l succeed.

    Cons

    Not number one in the eye world. Laid off entire division. Very small sales force. Number one otc brand but not in the Pharma world.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be the number 1 eyecare instead of name


  6. "Hours were great 6-2:30. Allot of gossip but if you avoid it the better. Great opportunities to move up in positions"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation was 120 hours and sick time was 48 hrs. Bonus given on a yearly basis. Location was small.

    Cons

    Gossip ladies, preference for people, lack incentives, spent money on the customer, audit people instead of workers. Management lacked supporting manufacturing issues

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge people with incentives


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Company in Downward Spiral"

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    Former Employee - Operations Director in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Operations Director in Wilmington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong brands, established customer base and distribution network

    Cons

    Run by financial re-engineering leadership team focused on short term stock gains at the expense of investment in technology and new products

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the future and a strong portfolio of new products


  8. "Some Great People, but not enough of them"

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    Current Employee - Quality in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Quality in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are decent, I work with some great people, relatively flexible workplace if you're salaried...

    Cons

    Salaried people are severely overworked, no management support, many quality issues

    Advice to Management

    Read some of W. Edwards Deming. the culture the CEO is trying to put into place is not carrying down to where it matters. Eliminate fear from the workplace. Instill a constancy of purpose. Learn how to be a leader.

    I laughed at the "too much politics and estrogen" comment below. So true.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bausch & Lomb full-time

    Pros

    Fair compensation, excellent benefits, and a reasonable work load. Good offices, working conditions, and the general surroundings were conducive to productivity.

    Cons

    Not terribly visionary. Often too focused on today to the detriment of not watching out for tomorrow. The surgical market is changing on a constant basis. They aim too early, so that when they fire, the target has moved.

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit more visionary and think outside of the box. There are people on the surgical side that have been there forever and are very comfortable. They need to be pulled out of the cycle to let things move forward.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Dead end job with competitive pay and good work/life balance."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb full-time

    Pros

    Pay is competitive with national average. People are nice and always willing to help. Projects can be interesting and usually fully funded. Good work life balance and flexible schedules are possible.

    Cons

    Valeant (parent company) health plan is expensive. Bonuses are capped at $1500 with another bonus tied to stock purchase. No profit sharing so don't expect a large bonus at the end of the year even if you and your team were exceptional. Stock compensation is virtually worthless as company is being investigated for fraud on the pharmaceutical side. Additionally, there seems to be no way to advance to management. Always short-staffed on projects. No compensation for proposing or investigating innovative ideas except more work for your already full schedule and a pat on the back when marketing takes it over and gets all the credit. No guaranteed pay increases for getting advanced degrees or certifications. Really, there is no incentive at this company to do anything other than your job duties and assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize innovation. There is no reason for employees to propose or work on anything other than their job duties. It just adds work and at the end there is no reward. Monetary compensation for ideas that turn into products should be a no-brainer for a medical device company in the tight space of eye surgery. Also, stock awards as bonuses are bogus when the parent company (Valeant) is flailing. Bring back monetary compensation.


  11. "ok company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good teamwork, nice people, good benefits, time off and vacations

    Cons

    Poor upper level Management
    not transparent
    Each team looks out for themselves
    favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Once we start addressing the lack of communication between the groups and start taking more HR action the company will progress



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