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Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance and flexible schedules are possible (in 13 reviews)

  • Work closely with a lot of smart, hard working and overall great people (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Company in Downward Spiral"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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.


  3. "Not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got a paycheck, paid vacation and some holidays. I can not say much good about the company after Valeant took over. Please see below for more details.

    Cons

    When Valeant took over I went from having 5 weeks of vacation to 4. I also lost the ability to purchase an additional week of vacation. They also took away one holiday from us. People are leaving in droves due to the work environment. The ones that remain are forced to work much harder than when the company was run by previous management. Valeant does not want to hire nor can they retain people.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating people like the professionals they are.


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  5. "It's not the company, it's the manager"

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    Current Contractor - Research Scientist in Rochester, NY
    Current Contractor - Research Scientist in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company seems to be doing well, which is good for future outlook. The facilities are fairly up-to-date. Closed for federal holdays.

    Cons

    No benefits as contract employee
    Managers in R&D are PhDs in the respective scientific fields but do not have training on managing others, leading to miscommunication of expectations as well as a strained work environment
    Difficult to gain full-time employment

    Advice to Management

    Don't judge what you don't know. You can't condemn someone for a perceived mistake when you don't know the full story and just jump to conclusions. Let other people talk, because what they have to say is important, sometimes more important.


  6. "B&L"

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    Current Employee - Eye Care Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Eye Care Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Recognizable name and product line.

    Cons

    Very little career growth opportunities.


  7. "B&L Has been assimilated"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    all pros disappeared with the VRX acquisition

    Cons

    shareholder value is the only thing that matters at the collective


  8. "Was time to get divested"

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    Former Employee - Director, Pharmaceutical in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Pharmaceutical in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting products, promote well-being, contribute to treating diseases

    Cons

    Complex and inefficient hierarchy, structure in silos, poor communication.

    Advice to Management

    Think efficiency, not personal promotion


  9. "Good place to work till Valeant purchesed us"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Improve communication and value employess again.


  10. "System Administrator at Bausch & Lomb"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Be honest with potential employees about actual job duties


  11. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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