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Bausch & Lomb Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance (for some people) (in 13 reviews)

  • B&L has a clear vision of company direction and is very good at communicating status (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • The employee culture at B&L seems to be caustic, and it appears to be tolerated (in 13 reviews)

  • Not the best physical location for the R&D department in Rochester (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Some Great People, but not enough of them"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. 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.

  3. "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


  4. "can't recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is good and benefits are OK. Some great people scattered throughout. Should be a great place to work but misses the mark

    Cons

    Top heavy. Lots of promises. No fun. No opportunity for advancement. Make sure you go in with eyes open and expect to stay in the same job at the same level you go in with

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at the layers of managers asimplify operations. Get a grip on lean documentation


  5. "Over worked and under paid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can get a lot of overtime, laid back management

    Cons

    Constantly having to stay late or cover for someone. Multiple jobs because they are under staffed. Low pay no raises, expensive benefits, almost everyone is a temp so no holiday pay even when you work the holiday. This year it was mandatory to work the 4th of July and everyone had to come in at 9pm and work overnight on the 3rd shift even if it wasn't your schedule with no holiday pay or shift differential. There are people who have been there for 3 years and are still temps. No paid vacations as a temp. You are promised lab work as a micro tech although it is mostly environmental sampling and water collection. No growth opportunities. High turnover rates. Too many micro managers among some non management employees.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and show them they are appreciated for all they do.


  6. "Maintenance Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most people are very nice

    Cons

    Horrible management. Four technicians quit in one year, in a department of six.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Run for the Hills!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Chemist in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bausch & Lomb (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company pays very well.

    Cons

    Too much politics and estrogen. Not enough honesty. It is common place for employees to throw each other under the bus for a promotion that you will not get.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all current management.

  8. "Dynamics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for permanent employees (non-temp). Pay is pretty good if you can argue a good salary.

    Cons

    This place is definitely top heavy. Managers have managers that have supervisors. The politics makes working here difficult some times. You have to watch your back and mind what you say, because anyone could be listening or watching you on a camera. Big brother is big indeed.

    Advice to Management

    Fire half of management, stop promoting incompetence, and do your job. After that, I have no problem with what you guys do.


  9. "Onboarding was rough"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits, a solid training program, they update information through lots of communication with employees

    Cons

    The on boarding process was rough, wish more detail had been explained to me as I had to figure out a lot of it on my own.


  10. "Metrological engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Pilsen, WI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Pilsen, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good working environment. A lot to learn in a big comapany

    Cons

    A lack of training

    Advice to Management

    Alway open to help you if you needed


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